WashU Neurosurgery welcomes new brain tumor surgeon

Dimitrios Mathios, MD, a brain tumor neurosurgeon from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been named to the WashU Neurosurgery faculty as an assistant professor. His tenure begins July 2023.

A native of Greece, Mathios obtained his medical degree from Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine. He then had extensive post-doctoral training in brain tumor immunology in the labs of Michael Lim, MD, and Drew Pardoll, MD, PhD, at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Mathios also completed his residency training in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins.

During residency, Mathios became an expert in the development of liquid biopsy technologies for metastatic cancers and brain tumors in the lab of Victor Velculescu, MD, PhD. After residency, he completed a fellowship with Theodore Schwartz, MD, in Neuro-oncology and Skull Base at the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center.

“We are absolutely delighted to have Dr. Mathios join the department of Neurosurgery and the Brain Tumor Center,” said Albert H. Kim, MD, PhD, director of the Brain Tumor Center (BTC) and August A. Busch Jr. Professor of Neurosurgery. “As an expert in glioblastomas, gliomas, brain metastases, and other intrinsic brain tumors, Dr. Mathios will help us better understand the biology of brain tumors. In addition, his lab is developing innovative liquid biopsy technologies that can detect the earliest features of cancer, which could reduce invasive procedures for our patients.”

“I am very excited to join the WashU Neurosurgery and Brain Tumor Center team,” said Mathios. “Collaboration with a group of multi-disciplinary partners will be key to advancing the fight against brain tumors. I look forward to working with this community of experts, as we seek to improve the lives of people living with brain cancer.”