Christopher Gene Kalhorn, MD| Neurosurgery | MedStar Health

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

4.8 out of 5 (785 reviews)

Specialities: Neurosurgery

Languages: English

(202) 444-7333

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
  • Parkinson's 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
  • Parkinson's 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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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-4972

Fax 202-444-3744

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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1100
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

202-444-8766

Fax 855-385-5335

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1133 21st Street Northwest
Building 2
Washington, DC, 20036

202-444-4972

Fax 202-444-7333

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

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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 knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Sep 7, 2022

    I'd recommend Dr.Kalhorn to anyone who needs neurosurgery.

  • Aug 31, 2022

    Can not say enough good things to say about my medical treatment with Dr. Kalhorn!

  • Aug 29, 2022

    Kalhorn is the best neurosurgeon. I have NEVER had a complaint with my treatment from him.