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Clinical Staff

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Raymond Sawaya, M.D.
Professor and Chairman
Director, Brain Tumor Center
Area of Expertise:
Primary and metastatic brain tumors

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Franco DeMonte, M.D., FRCSC, FACS
Professor and Deputy Chairman
Medical Director, Brain & Spine Center
Co-Director, Skull Base Tumor Program
Areas of Expertise:
Surgery of skull base tumors, including petroclival and cavernous sinus tumors
Brain tumor surgery in eloquent brain regions

 Sherise D. Ferguson, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Areas of Expertise:
Primary and metastatic brain tumors
Pituitary tumors
Primary and metastatic spine tumors
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Amy Heimberger, M.D.
Professor
Areas of Expertise: 
Immunotherapy for brain tumors
Primary and metastatic brain tumors
Brain tumor surgery in eloquent brain regions

Dr. Heimberger's Laboratory

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Frederick Lang, M.D., FACS
Professor
Director, Clinical Research
Areas of Expertise: 
Surgery for deep brain tumors (third ventricle, pineal, insular and brainstem)
Gene therapy for brain tumors 
Primary and metastatic brain tumors

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Nicholas B. Levine, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Areas of Expertise: 
Open and endoscopic skull base surgery 
Open and endoscopic management of complex pediatric and adult intracranial and spinal tumors

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Ian E. McCutcheon, M.D., FRCS(C)
Professor
Areas of Expertise: 
Surgery of pituitary neoplasms 
Spinal and brain tumors

prabhuSujit Prabhu, M.D., FRCS (Ed)
Professor
Areas of Expertise: 
Primary and metastatic brain tumors
Primary and secondary spinal tumors and complex spinal instrumentation
Convection enhanced delivery of therapeutic agents for brain tumors 
Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy
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Ganesh Rao, M.D.
Associate Professor
Areas of Expertise: 
Primary and metastatic brain tumors 
Tumors of the spine and spinal cord tumors
Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy

Shaan Raza, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Areas of Expertise:
Open and endoscopic skull base surgery
Surgery of benign and malignant skull base tumors

Surgery of pituitary neoplasms
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Laurence D. Rhines, M.D.
Professor
Director, Spine Program
Areas of Expertise: 
Surgery for primary and metastatic spine tumors 
Surgery for primary and metastatic brain tumors 
Application of local delivery technologies to the treatment of brain and spine tumors
 

David Sandberg, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor 
Areas of expertise: 
Surgery of pediatric brain tumors
Drug therapies for pediatric brain tumors
Minimally invasive endoscopic management of brain tumors

Claudio Tatsui, MD

Claudio Tatsui, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Areas of Expertise: 
Surgery for spine and spine tumors 
Surgery for primary and metastatic brain tumors 
Application of local delivery technologies to the treatment of brain and spine tumors
Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy

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Jeffrey S. Weinberg, M.D.
Professor
Director of Training
Areas of Expertise: 
Surgery for primary and metastatic brain tumors
Surgery for spinal cord tumors
Pediatric brain tumors 
Computer-assisted surgery for biopsy and tumor resection

Ashwin Viswanathan, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor 
Areas of Expertise: 
Functional neurosurgery and surgical management of pain 
Neuroablative techniques for cancer pain management
Neuromodulation for chronic pain
Deep brain stimulation and motor cortex stimulation


Research Faculty

 

Oliver Bogler, Ph.D.
Professor
Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs

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Suyun Huang, M.D., Ph.D
Professor - Department of Neurosurgery
Professor - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Areas of Expertise: 
Mechanisms of glioma and brain metastasis
Molecular signaling in cancer angiogenesis, invasion and metastasis
Glioma stem cell

 

Joseph McCarty, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Tumor Microenvironment Research Laboratory
Areas of Expertise:
Mechanisms of glioma cell invasion and blood vessel co-option
Roles for cell adhesion receptors and the extracellular matrix in brain development and cancer
Glial regulation of the blood-brain barrier in development and disease

Dr. McCarty's Laboratory

faculty sukiDima Suki, Ph.D.
Professor
Director, Protocol Development
Co-Director, Clinical Research
Areas of Expertise: 
Brain and spine tumors
Epidemiology and biostatistics
Clinical research methodology
Data management

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