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Eric M. Jackson, MD

Academic Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Education and Training

  • AB - 1998 - Harvard College
  • MD - 2002 - University of Michigan Medical School
  • Residency - 2009 - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania - Neurological Surgery
  • Fellowship - 2010 - Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School - Pediatric Neurosurgery


Eric Jackson is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon.  He graduated from Harvard College Magna Cum Laude with highest honors in Psychology and Biology (Cognitive Neuroscience).  He then graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan Medical School.  He completed Neurosurgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania then went on to complete a Pediatric Neurosurgery fellowship at the Children's Hospital Boston (Harvard University).  He was a pediatric neurosurgeon at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio for 3 years prior to joining the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery faculty in 2013.  He was appointed to the University of Maryland in 2016.

Research/Clinical Keywords

AT/RT (atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor), pediatric brain tumors, hydrocephalus, chiari malformation

Highlighted Publications

  1. Sievert AJ, Jackson EM, Gai X, Hakonarson H, Judkins AR, Resnick AC, Shaikh TH, Sutton LN, Storm PB, Biegel JA.  Duplication of 7q34 in Pediatric Low-Grade Astrocytomas Detected by High-Density Single Nucleotide Polymorphism-Based Genotype Arrays Results in a Novel BRAF Fusion Gene.  Brain Pathology. 2008: 19: 449-458.  I did the initial analysis and discovered the 7q34 duplication in the samples and started the analysis looking for possible candidate genes.  This paper has been identified by others as one of the seminal works for the discovery of BRAF alterations in low grade astrocytoma and this information is currently being used in the clinical treatment of patients.
  2. Jackson EM, Sievert AJ, Gai X, Hakonarson H, Judkins AR, Tooke L, Xie M, Shaikh TH, Biegel JA.  Genomic analysis using high density SNP based oligonucleotide arrays and MLPA provides a comprehensive analysis of INI1/SMARCB1 in malignant rhabdoid tumors. Clinical Cancer Research. 2009: 15: 923-1930.
  3. Studebaker AW, Hutzen B, Pierson CR, Shaffer TA, Raffel C, Jackson EM.  Oncolytic Measles Virus Efficacy in Mouse Models of Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors.  Neuro-oncology. 2015: 17: 1568-1577.
  4. Tekes A, Jackson E, Ogborn J, Liang S, Bledsoe M, Durand DJ, Jallo G, Huisman TAGM.  Reducing Head Computerized Tomography in Children with Hydrocephalus using the Lean Six Sigma Methodology:  Experience at a Major Quaternary Care Academic Children’s Center.  AJNR AM J Neuroradiol. 2016.

Research Interests

Primary research interests are in developing novel treatments for pediatric brain tumors, reducing radiation in imaging of pediatric neurosurgery patients , and developing improved treatments for hydrocephalus.