Dr. Christopher Lawson

Dr. Lawson completed his neurosurgical residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital after earning his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He graduated with honors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering with a dual degree in biomedical engineering and materials science. As a medical student, Dr. Lawson received the Hunterian Medical Student Research Award for his work on interstitial chemotherapy for brain tumors. During his neurosurgical training, Dr. Lawson completed a Functional Neurosurgery fellowship sponsored by the American Parkinson’s Disease Association. While in practice, Dr. Lawson has participated in investigational device trials for a total disc arthroplasty device and a lumbar spine stabilization device.

Dr. Lawson has interests in general neurosurgery, spine surgery, deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, and motion preservation in the spine.

Professional Training

  • Internship and Residency Neurological Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship in Neurooncology, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Medical School, Johns Hopkins University
  • Undergraduate, Johns Hopkins University

Areas of Expertise

  • Herniated cervical and lumbar discs
  • Neck and arm pain
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Low back and leg pain
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Spine tumors
  • Non-surgical spine care
  • Primary brain tumors
  • Metastatic brain tumors
  • Skull base tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Cerebrovascular lesions
  • Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Workers compensation
  • Independent medical opinions