Brain Tumors, Primary: Find a Brain Tumor Expert

Our team includes specialists in all disciplines necessary to provide comprehensive, personalized care for people with brain tumors, including neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, neuropathology, and neuroradiology. Members of the team meet weekly at the Brain Tumor Board, where doctors and other specialists discuss individual patients’ cases and develop an individualized treatment plan for each.

The team is also joined by experts in rehabilitation, neuropsychology, seizure management, and other disciplines who can help to address the complete range of needs you might have over the course of your treatment.

Including brain tumor experts from many different disciplines in your treatment team ensures that all possible approaches to your care will be considered, and that you will receive the combination of treatments that is best for you.

Select from the list below to learn more about our brain tumor specialists, their education, training, board certifications, current publications, and specific areas of clinical expertise.

Neurology

Lisa M. DeAngelis
Lisa M. DeAngelis
Chair, Department of Neurology; Co-Executive Director, Brain Tumor Center; Lillian Rojtman Berkman Chair in Honor of Jerome B. Posner
Thomas J. Kaley, MD -- Director, Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program
Thomas J. Kaley
Director, Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program
Jerome B. Posner, MD -- Evelyn Frew American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor; George C. Cotzias Chair of Neuro-oncology; Member, Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program
Jerome B. Posner
Evelyn Frew American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor; George C. Cotzias Chair of Neuro-oncology; Member, Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program
Edward K. Avila, DO
Edward K. Avila
Alan Carver
Alan Carver
Xi Chen, MD, PhD
Xi Chen
Pictured: Milan G. Chheda
Milan G. Chheda
Pictured: Eli Diamond
Eli L. Diamond
Igor T. Gavrilovic, MD
Igor T. Gavrilovic
Christian Grommes, MD
Christian Grommes
Pictured: Ingo Mellinghoff
Ingo K. Mellinghoff
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Neurology; Evnin Family Chair in Neuro-Oncology
Craig P. Nolan, MD
Craig P. Nolan
Pictured: Dr. Antonio Omuro
Antonio M. Omuro
Pictured: Elena Pentsova
Elena Pentsova
Efstathia Tzatha

Neurosurgery

Philip H. Gutin, MD -- Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Co-Executive Director, Brain Tumor Center; Fred Lebow Chair in Neuro-Oncology
Philip H. Gutin
Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Co-Executive Director, Brain Tumor Center; Fred Lebow Chair in Neuro-Oncology
Mark H. Bilsky, MD
Mark H. Bilsky
Cameron W. Brennan, MD
Cameron W. Brennan
Pictured: Laufer Ilya
Ilya Laufer
Viviane Tabar, MD
Viviane Tabar

Pathology

Marc K. Rosenblum, MD
Marc K. Rosenblum
Chief, Neuropathology and Autopsy Service; Director, Neuropathology; Founder's Chair
Jason T. Huse, MD, PhD
Jason T. Huse

Radiation Oncology

Karen D. Schupak, MD -- Chief, External Beam Radiotherapy Service, Regional Care Network; Chief, Basking Ridge Radiation Oncology
Karen D. Schupak
Chief, External Beam Radiotherapy Service, Regional Care Network; Chief, Basking Ridge Radiation Oncology
Kathryn Beal, MD
Kathryn Beal
Timothy A. Chan, MD, PhD
Timothy A. Chan
Vice Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology; Director, Translational Oncology Division
Pictured: Suzanne Wolden
Suzanne L. Wolden
Yoshiya (Josh) Yamada, MD
Yoshiya (Josh) Yamada
Melissa R. Remis, MD
Melissa Remis Zinovoy

Radiology

Andrei I. Holodny, MD -- Chief, Neuroradiology Service
Andrei I. Holodny
Chief, Neuroradiology Service
Pictured: Hilda Stambuk
Hilda E. Stambuk
Director, Head & Neck Radiology
Michelle S. Bradbury, MD, PhD
Michelle S. Bradbury
Sofia S. Haque, MD
Sofia S. Haque
Vaios Hatzoglou, MD
Vaios Hatzoglou
Sasan Karimi, MD -- Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering 55th Street Radiology
Sasan Karimi
Director, MSKCC 55th Street Radiology
George Krol, MD
George Krol
Eric Lis, MD
Eric Lis
John Lyo

Psychiatry and Neuropsychology

Rehabilitation Medicine

Social Work

Nursing

Nurses play an important role in caring for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering and are often the members of the treatment team with whom you will have the most contact. Your nurses bring extraordinary knowledge, experience, and expertise to your care because they specialize in helping people with your particular type of cancer. Your nurses will help you through your experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering whether you are being treated in the hospital or as an outpatient.

Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering collaborate with doctors and other members of your patient care team to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. The nurses on your team provide a range of services — administering therapies, monitoring your treatment and watching out for side effects, educating you and your family about what to expect during treatment, and offering emotional support. Nurses also help coordinate your appointments, communicate important information to various members of your patient care team, and keep track of other details related to your treatment. Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering maintain a patient-centered focus, placing your needs and preferences first.