Chetan Bettegowda, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology and Radiation Oncology
Director of the Meningioma Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Chetan Bettegowda attended Duke University as a Benjamin N. Duke Scholar, where he graduated with a double major in Biology and Religion. He went on to complete his M.D. and Ph.D. degree in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Bert Vogelstein.  After finishing the M.D./Ph.D. program, Dr. Bettegowda completed his neurosurgery training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  While a resident, he returned to the Vogelstein lab to finish a postdoctoral fellowship.

Dr. Bettegowda is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, Oncology and Radiation Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he cares for patients with brain and spine tumors, while studying what molecular events cause them to arise in the laboratory.  In particular, his current research is focused on translating our genetic understanding of tumors for diagnostic benefit.  His group studies the applications of cell free tumor derived DNA for the early detection and monitoring of a myriad of cancers.  His work is funded by the Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists, Doris Duke Clinician Scientist Award, Department of Defense and National Cancer Institute.


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