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Shih-Chun (David) Lin, MD; Jeff Jacobson, MD; and Quoc-Anh Thai, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery

4927 Auburn Ave.
Bethesda, MD


Get the expertise of Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons without the drive to Baltimore. Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons are available to evaluate patients right here in Bethesda at 4927 Auburn Ave., and most operations are performed at Suburban Hospital.

Our surgeons offer comprehensive, tailored treatment for neurosurgical conditions—including minimally invasive treatments for spinal and brain disorders—providing personalized care before and after surgery. Following any consultation and throughout the course of treatment, our team works with your physicians to determine the best care plan for you. 

Dr. David Lin focuses on treating patients with spine and brain disorders, such as spinal stenosis, herniated intervertebral disc and brain tumor. At 21, he was the youngest in history to graduate National Taiwan University College of Medicine. He earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience from The Johns Hopkins University and completed his neurosurgical residency at Stanford University Medical Center. 

Dr. Jeff Jacobson has practiced neurosurgery in Bethesda for 34 years and specializes in brain tumor surgery, lumbar spine surgery and reconstructive cervical spine surgery, including cervical disc replacements. He uses the most advanced techniques, including intraoperative CT imaging and navigation for cranial and spinal procedures. Dr. Jacobson completed his medical education and neurosurgical training at George Washington University.

As the division chief of Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery in the National Capital Region, Dr. Quoc-Anh Thai sees patients with diseases involving the brain and spine. He focuses on conditions of the degenerative spine, including neck and back pain, disc herniations and stenosis that may require surgery. Dr. Thai graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in neurosurgery.


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