Christopher Gene Kalhorn, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (603 reviews)

Specialities: Neurosurgery

Languages: English

(202) 444-7344

About me

Dr. Chris Kalhorn is a Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery, co-director of the Movement Disorders Program and Director of Medstar Georgetown’s epilepsy, pediatric and functional Neurosurgery Program. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed his Neurosurgical training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas under Dr. Robert Grossman, an internationally recognized expert in epilepsy and functional Neurosurgery. Dr. Kalhorn is a member of the MedStar Health Board of Directors. He is Chairman of the MedStar Health Quality, Safety and Professional Affairs Committee and a member of the MedStar Health Finance Committee.  He serves as the Medical Director of the operating rooms at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

As a board-certified Neurosurgeon, Dr. Kalhorn focuses on the surgical management of epilepsy and surgery for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. He has over 19 years of experience with DBS surgical implants. Other areas of focus include degenerative spine disease, lumbar and cervical disk herniations, spinal fusion surgery, brain tumors and the surgical treatment of chronic pain and spasticity. Dr. Kalhorn is an expert in robotic epilepsy surgery. His goal is to provide the highest quality, compassionate and personalized Neurosurgical care to his patients. 

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Cerebrovascular Accident Cva
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Herniated Disc
  • Parkinsons Disease Pd
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Tumor
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation Avm
  • Berry Aneurysm
  • Brain Metastases
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cerebrovascular Accident Cva
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Facial Spasm
  • Glioma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Meningioma
  • Moyamoya
  • Parkinsons Disease Pd
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Prolactinoma
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Tumor
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Deep Brain Stimulation
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Practice locations

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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

301-856-2323

Fax 855-385-5335

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Fax 855-385-5335

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-4972

Fax 202-444-3744

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Surgery

Residency Program: Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals (2002)

Internship Program: Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals (1997)

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (1996)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Aug 30, 2021

    Dr. Kalhorn is a highly skilled communicator who is able to relay complex medical information in an easy to understand way.

  • Aug 16, 2021

    Dr. Kalhorn is an outstanding physician. He has excellent bedside manner and is very attentive. The same can be said about his physician assistant.

  • Aug 16, 2021

    I came back to see Dr. Kalhorn specifically because of his knowledge but also largely because he helps me understand my situation, prognosis and treatment utilizing intelligence, compassion and, when appropriate, humor. He is the best doctor of any kind I have ever been treated by. If only he could be cloned to cover all specialities. He is a great doctor and a great individual.