Nathans College Faculty Biographies

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Christopher Oakley, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Christopher Oakley is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Nursing in the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Nursing. Chris is a native of central Virginia who spent his first 30 years within the Commonwealth. He attended the University of Virginia and then continued his pursuit of his dream to become a doctor by attending Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). After graduating in 2001, Chris completed his residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters (CHKD) and EVMS before joining the faculty at EVMS/CHKD as an Instructor in Pediatrics. He returned to residency in 2009 to complete his pediatric neurology residency at Johns Hopkins.

After completing his residency in pediatric neurology in 2012, Chris joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins and established the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Headache Center, for which he remains the medical director. Over the last 6 years he has also helped expand the Johns Hopkins Headache Center by establishing and serving as program director for the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Headache Medicine Fellowship. Outside of his clinical interest geared towards pediatric (and general) headache medicine, Chris is also extremely passionate about medical education. As such, he has worked with the neurology clerkship as associate clerkship director since 2015, among other activities geared towards working with, teaching, and mentoring students.

Outside of his medical and educational interests, Chris is an avid sports enthusiast, especially when it comes to his favorite teams and alma mater (UVA, Redskins, and Capitals). He also enjoys volunteering as a youth sports coach and traveling with family and friends.