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Medical Advisory Board

We feel very fortunate and grateful to have some of the country’s top brain cancer doctors and researchers on our Medical Advisory Board. These great minds are at the forefront of cutting-edge innovations in brain cancer and are dedicated to improving the lives of patients, their families, and their caregivers. VABC is proud that all Board and Committee members are volunteers and not compensated for their service. Click on any of the bolded names below for more information!
Medical Advisory Board
Robert Aiken , MD
Director, Neuro-Oncology & Brain Tumor Center
Associate Professor, Neurology
Rush University Medical Center

Rolf Barth, MD

Professor, College of Medicine
The Ohio State University Comprehensive
Cancer Center

Tracy Batchelor, MD, MPH
Executive Director, Neuro-Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Mitchel Berger, MD
Director, Brain Tumor Research Center
Chairman of Neurological Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

John Boockvar, MD
Director, Brain Tumor Center, Pituitary/Neuroendocrine
Center and Acoustic Neuroma Program
Lenox Hill Hospital /
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
Director, Brain Tumor Biotech Center
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Professor, Neurological Surgery
and Otorhinolaryngology
Hofstra-North Shore LIJ School of Medicine

Henry Brem, MD
Executive Director, Brain Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins Cancer Center

Steven Brem, MD
Professor, Neurosurgery
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Yoon-Jae Cho
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Stanford University Medical Center

Anders Cohen, DO

Chief, Neurosurgery
Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center
Weill Cornell Medical Center

Lisa DeAngelis, MD

Co-Executive Director, Brain Tumor Center
Chair, Department of Neurology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

F. Avraham Dilmanian, PhD
Microbeam Radiation Therapy
Monochromatic X-Ray Radiography
CT Diffraction – Enhanced
Radiography and CT
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Jason R. Fangusaro, MD
Attending Physician
Pediatric Neuro-oncology, Hematology/Oncology
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Howard Fine, MD
Division Chief, Hematology and Oncology
Director, NYU Brain Tumor Center
Deputy Director, Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York University Langone Medical Center

Arno Fried, MD, FACS
Pediatric and Adult Neurosurgery
Advanced Neurosurgery Associates

Henry Friedman, MD
Co -Executive Director
Brain Tumor Center
Duke University Medical Center

Amar Gajjar, MD
Scott and Tracie Hamilton Endowed Chair
in Brain Tumor Research
Co-Chair, Department of Oncology
Interim Chair, Department of Pediatric Medicine
Director, Neuro-Oncology Division
Co-Leader, Neurobiology & Brain Tumor Program
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Mark Gilbert, MD
Co-Executive Director
Neuro-Oncology and Brain Cancer Center
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Barry Goldin, MS, PhD
Professor of Public Health and
Community Medicine
Professor of Nutrition and Social Policy
Tufts University School of Medicine

Murat Gunel, MD
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Yale Program on Neurogenetics;
Neurovascular Surgery
Yale University School of Medicine

Steven Kalkanis, MD
Neurological Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Henry Ford Hospital

Rotem Karni, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology
Institute of Medical Research Israel-Canada
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Santosh Kesari, MD, PHD
Professor, Department of Neurosciences
School of Medicine
University of California, San Diego




 Joseph Landolfi, DO
JFK Medical Center

Andrew Lassman, MD
Co-Executive Director, Brain Tumor Center
Chief, Neuro-Oncology
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Columbia University Medical Center

Glenn J. Lesser, MD
Professor, Hematology & Oncology
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Brain Tumor Center of Excellence
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Linda Liau, MD, PhD

Co-Executive Director
Brain Cancer Center
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Michelle Monje, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Stanford University Medical Center

M. Kelly Nicholas, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurology and Surgery,
Dept. of Neurology and Section of Neurosurgery;
Director, Neuro-Oncology Service;
Medical Director, the Brain Tumor Center
The University of Chicago

Hideho Okada, MD, PhD
Co-Executive Director, Brain Tumor Center
Department of Neurological Surgery
Medical Oncology
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center

Roger Packer, MD
Senior Vice President , The Center for Neuroscience
and Behavioral Medicine
Director, Brain Tumor Institute (Neuro-Oncology Program)
Children’s National Medical Center

Susan Pannullo, MD
Executive Director, Neuro-Oncology
Department of Neurological Surgery
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center

Claudia Petritsch, PhD
Assistant Professor, Brain Tumor Research Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, San Francisco

Joseph Piepmeier, MD
Executive Director, Surgical Neuro-Oncology
Yale University Cancer Center 

Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Oncology
Johns Hopkins Cancer Center

Zvi Ram, MD
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Tel Aviv Medical Center 

Samuel Rapoport, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center

Adam Resnick, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Center for Childhood Cancer Research
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Jeremy Rich, MD
Department Chair, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Cleveland Clinic

Howard Riina, MD
Co-Executive Director
New York University Langone Medical Center 

Steven S. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD
Executive Director
Neuro-Oncology and Brain Cancer Center
Cleveland Clinic
Case Western Reserve University Medical Center 

Edward Smith, MD
Associate, Neurosurgery
Director, Pediatric Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center
Boston Children’s Hospital
Professor, Harvard Medical School

Virginia Stark-Vance, MD
Dallas, Texas 

Mario Sznol, MD
Chairman, Protocol Review
Human Investigations
Vice-Chief, Medical Oncology
Yale University Cancer Center 

Lee Eric Tessler, MD
Executive Director and Co-Surgical Director
Long Island Brain Tumor Center at NSPC

Katherine Warren, MD
Head of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Section
Pediatric Oncology Branch
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute

Paul Zeltzer, MD
Founder, GoMed Solutions
Los Angeles, California

Advisory Board

Albert Musella, DPM
Clinical Trials and Treatments
Brain Tumor Research and Information




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