Omar Zalatimo, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.A., F.A.A.N.S.

Omar Zalatimo, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.A., F.A.A.N.S. Baltimore Magazine's 2018 Top Doctor badge Director, Functional Neurosurgery
Director, Comprehensive Spine Center
Director, Center for Neuromodulation and Functional Restoration
Department of Neurosurgery
The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute
5051 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
P: 410-601-4417
F: 410-601-7138

Dr. Zalatimo also sees patients at:

LifeBridge Health Quarry Lake Center
2700 Quarry Lake Drive, #360
Baltimore, MD 21209

and at

Woodbridge Center    
1401 Pulaski Highway, Suite M
Edgewood, MD 21040

Omar Zalatimo, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.A., F.A.A.N.S.
,  is a board-certified (American Board of Neurological Surgery Board), CAST-certified, and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon. He completed his undergraduate education at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., and completed his neurosurgical residency and fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa. While there, he also earned master's degrees in Public Health and Health Administration from Penn State University. Dr. Zalatimo received a number of awards and commendations, including induction to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Mark J. Young International Health Policy Scholarship and the Highmark Blue Shield Fellowship Award for Academic Achievement.

Dr. Zalatimo offers a personalized approach to the most advanced minimally invasive surgery for the brain and spine. He reserves surgical treatment as a last resort after thorough consideration of all appropriate non-surgical treatments.

Dr. Zalatimo is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association. He has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and abstracts. His active clinical and research interests are in the treatment of simple and complex spinal problems, brain and spinal tumors, brain hemorrhages, Chiari malformations, adult hydrocephalus, epilepsy, pain, trigeminal neuralgia, spinal stimulation, spasticity, peripheral nerve disorders, and deep brain stimulation.

Professional Training

Fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery
Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Internship and Residency in Neurosurgery
Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Medical School
Penn State College of Medicine

Undergraduate Studies
Bucknell University

Areas of Expertise

Adult hydrocephalus
Brain hemorrhages and trauma
Brain tumors
Cervical disc disease
Cervical myelopathy
Cervical radiculopathy
Cervical stenosis
Chiari malformations
Deep-brain stimulation for movement disorders
Epilepsy surgery
Lumbar disc disease
Lumbar radiculopathy
Neck and arm pain
Low back and leg pain
Lumbar stenosis
Minimally invasive spine techniques
Occipital neuralgia
Pituitary tumors
Rheumatologic disorders of the cervical spine
Spinal cord stimulation
Spine tumors
Spine trauma
Surgical carpal tunnel release
Trigeminal neuralgia

To make an appointment with Dr. Zalatimo, please call 410-601-4417.