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Dr. Walter Jean


...and the world since 2001

Dr. Walter Jean

About Dr. Walter Jean

Dr. Walter Jean is a board-certified neurosurgeon with expertise in complex intracranial surgery. He is Professor of Neurological Surgery at George Washington University Hospital. With more than 15 years’ experience in both open and endoscopic skull base surgery, he has several clinical interests including acoustic neuromas, pituitary adenomas, skull base meningioma, intraventricular tumors, and trigeminal neuralgia

A native of Hong Kong, Dr. Jean attended Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and Cornell University Medical College, where he graduated at the top of his class and was elected Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed neurosurgical training at the University of Minnesota, and fellowship in Skull Base Surgery at the University of Cincinnati.

Medical education

Cornell University Medical College

Neurosurgery training

University of Minnesota

skull base surgery fellowship

University of Cincinnati

Every patient's problem is unique. We design the surgical approach for every operation to fit the individual's problem.


Dr. Jean’s academic credentials includes being Program Director at Georgetown University for 7 years. He has authored numerous scholarly publications and has an international reputation as a energetic lecturer and passionate teacher of neurosurgery. Dr. Jean serves as reviewer for many high-impact journals such as the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, World Neurosurgery, Operative Neurosurgery, and Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B. He is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the North American Skull Base Society and serves frequently as faculty at their national meetings.

In 2019, Dr. Walter Jean created “Skull Base Surgery: Strategies”, a textbook published by Thieme Publishing Co., and founded Global BrainSurgery Initiative (GBI), an organization that promotes neurosurgical education throughout Low-to-Middle-Income countries around the world.


Patient Testimonial:

"We had a wonderful experience with Dr Jean. We flew in from abroad for a consult. He and his staff were very helpful and made our experience very pleasant. We would most definetly visit Dr Jean again should the symptoms persist."             -Pilar de Navarro                                         

Dr. Jean lecturing neurosurgical residents in Hanoi, Vietnam

Dr. Jean lecturing neurosurgical residents in Hanoi, Vietnam


Recent Professional Activities




Management Options after the Diagnosis of an Acoustic Neuroma: The disovery of an acoustic neuroma is frightening for the patient. The initial treatment options are carefully explained in this video to help the patient and family to understand the problem and navigate the maze of choices facing them.

Surgical Approaches for the Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma: There are three main surgical approaches for removing an acoustic neuroma. This video will help the patient understand the nuances of the approaches, in order to begin an informed dialogue with the surgeon.