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Looking for a doctor in Washington DC
« on: December 14, 2014, 05:20:14 pm »
hi - recently diagnosed back in September - 5MM  - small but suspect growth spurt due to hearing loss since.  Another MRI in Jan with ABR hearing test as well...  Looking for suggested doctor - currently seeing DR at Georgetown...


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Re: Looking for a doctor in Washington DC
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 11:47:55 am »
Sorry I can't answer your specific question, but the ANA site has a "Physicians Directory" that you may find useful in your search:

Johns Hopkins is near to you and has Drs experienced in treating AN.  I ultimately was treated elsewhere, but I consulted with, and was impressed by Hopkins' Dr.s Francis ( and Tamargo (

Take care!
Diagnosed: June 2014 MRI, 2.3 cm AN right side
Symptoms: faint tinnitus, minimal hearing loss, slight balance issues, faint lip numbness
Status:Oct 2 2014 translab by Slattery & Schwarz at House = SSD. NO facial problems. NO pain/headaches.  Minimal balance issues.  Back to life!


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Re: Looking for a doctor in Washington DC
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 11:43:04 am »
I live in the DC area and visited a few doctors in the area: 1) Dr Eisenman at UMD 2) Hopkins - Dr Francis and Dr Brem. I actually had surgery scheduled at Hopkins, but then with further research and talking to other patients on this discussion board as well as the DC support group, I decided to go out to House Clinic in LA.

Have you sent your MRI there for a free consult? I strongly recommend doing that. I had Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Friedman (who has now moved onto USC), who were beyond amazing!

My tumor was 9mm, and I had Middle Fossa back in April 2013. They completely saved my hearing, no facial damage, and no balance issues whatsoever!

I wish I would have seen this post a few days ago - we just had the DC support group this past weekend. It is a great resource.

Let me know if you have any questions!
Diagnosed Dec 2012: AN right side 1.4 cm with mild hearing loss and tinnitus. Surgery: Middle Fossa at House with Schwartz/Friedman on April 10, 2013. Entire tumor removed, no facial issues, no balance issues, and they preserved my hearing!!

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Re: Looking for a doctor in Washington DC
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2015, 08:31:47 pm »
I went to Dr. Kalhorn at Georgetown but for corrections after the Hopkins surgery.   I also went to Dr. Schwartz at GW for another attempt at correction after the Hopkins surgery.    He did say he does ANs at GW and I think highly of him.
I know Tod did well at VCU down in Richmond and another friend did well at UVA in Charlottesville.    One member here also is doing fine and running marathons after her surgery at UMD in Baltimore.

I went to Dr. Feldman who diagnosed me in one visit.

Healing hugs to you and best wishes in your decisions.
Mei Mei
1 cm Tumor RetrosigmoidSurgery on Jan 12 at Johns Hopkins
Drs. Niparko and Tamargo
35dB loss pre surgery and now SSD
Post surgical Headaches and Tinnitus
Dr Ducic Georgetown Excision Surgery May 2011
Dr. Schwartz GW  Titanium Mesh  March 2012
Drs Kalhorn/Baker, Georgetown Removal of Titanium Mesh