Ahmet Hoke MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Ahmet Hoke is Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and Director of the Daniel B. Drachman Division of Neuromuscular Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Hoke’s clinical and research interest focuses on peripheral nerve diseases and nerve regeneration. In 2005, he received the coveted Derek Denny Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award given by the American Neurological Association and was named the Myung Memorial Lecturer at the Korean Neurological Association meeting in 2017. He serves on several editorial boards and is the Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Neurology and Associate Editor for Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. Dr. Hoke’s research interest includes studies on biology of peripheral axons and Schwann cells and disorders affecting the peripheral nervous system. He uses in vitro and in vivo models of peripheral neuropathies (chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, HIV-associated sensory neuropathy, and diabetic neuropathy) to study the mechanisms of axonal degeneration and identify therapeutic targets for drug development. In addition, he has a research interest on mechanisms of axonal regeneration focusing on chronic nerve injuries.