Brain Tumor Center: Making an Appointment

Appointments by Telephone

For Adult Patients
Call 866-886-9807
Mon–Fri, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

For Pediatric Patients
Learn more about treatment for pediatric brain tumors.

Appointments to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon at the Brain Tumor Center are usually available within days.

Because each patient is different, we need to speak with you by phone to determine which physician you should see. At that time, we will ask you about your medical history.

What to Expect

If appropriate, an appointment will be set up at the time of your call. Outpatient neurology visits take place in the Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion at 160 East 53rd Street, on Third Avenue, in midtown Manhattan; outpatient neurosurgery appointments take place in our neurosurgery suite on the 4th floor of Memorial Hospital at 1275 York Avenue, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan between East 67th and 68th Streets. You will be advised of the location of your appointment at the time of your call.

Depending on your situation, we suggest that you forward the following to us for review:

  • your medical records
  • MRI films
  • other test results

Our experts in neurology, neurosurgery, radiology, and radiation oncology discuss each patient’s case, and decide on a treatment recommendation.

Within a day or two, you or your caregiver will receive a report by phone, followed by a written report.

Arranging a Medical Records Review

A records review is a fast and relatively low-cost way to determine the best course of treatment, and can spare you the time and energy of a clinic visit. For many patients, the records review provides the benefits of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s unparalleled expertise in diagnosis and treatment planning, without the necessity of traveling lengthy distances and leaving the care of local physicians.

In recommending treatment, we focus solely on what we believe to be the best approach for each patient. This may involve being treated here at Memorial Sloan Kettering, or we may suggest treatment elsewhere. In any case, you can be assured that the recommendation will reflect the most expert learning about proven brain tumor therapies, considering your individual medical and personal circumstances.

You can contact us at 866-886-9807 to arrange for a review of your medical records. When you call, we will discuss with you the best path for you to follow to get our opinion on your care.

See a Memorial Sloan Kettering Doctor Closer to Home

Patients living in the suburbs of New York City may find it more convenient to see a Memorial Sloan Kettering doctor at one of our suburban outpatient cancer centers. Neurologic consultations are available at our Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and Commack, Long Island, locations.

At these regional centers, our expert clinicians see patients in local settings, providing the highest standards of comprehensive cancer care, including the most-advanced chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This means that brain tumor patients need to come to the Manhattan campus only for certain therapy, such as surgery. When you call us for an appointment, please let us know if you would prefer to be seen at a Memorial Sloan Kettering regional site.