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01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Julie Renee Brahmer is the director of the thoracic oncology program at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. She also serves as a professor of oncology, co-principal investigator of Johns Hopkins’ National Clinical Trials Network and director of the Kimmel Cancer Center on the Bayview campus.

As the director of the thoracic oncology program since 2015, Dr. Brahmer leads a weekly multidisciplinary thoracic malignancy conference to discuss multidisciplinary treatment methods for patients. Her research focuses on immunotherapy in the treatment of mesothelioma and lung cancer. She serves on several advisory boards, including the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, the National Lung Cancer Partnership and the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Oncology

Other Interests & Specialties: Lung cancer, medical oncology, mesothelioma, immunotherapy drugs and drug development for thoracic malignancies.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Thoracic Committee, member of the Cancer Prevention Steering Committee, board member of the National Lung Cancer Partnership, medical advisory board member for Lung Cancer Research Fund and Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, American Society of Clinical Oncologists Fellow

Education & Experience:

  • Residency for Internal Medicine at University of Utah
  • Fellowship for Medical Oncology at Johns Hopkins University
  • Medical Degree from University of Nebraska College of Medicine
03. Publications


Nivolumab Plus Erlotinib in Patients With EGFR-Mutant Advanced NSCLCJournal of Thoracic Oncology. September 2018;13(9):1363-1372. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2018.05.015

Treatment of Complications from Immune Checkpoint Inhibition in Patients with Lung CancerCurrent Treatment Options in Oncology. August 2018;19(9):46. doi: 10.1007/s11864-018-0562-9

Evaluation of health-related quality of life and symptoms in patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer treated with nivolumab or docetaxel in CheckMate 057European Journal of Cancer. October 2018;102:23-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2018.05.005