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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
Co-Director, Brain and Spinal Tumor Program
Co-Director, Surgical Neuro-Oncology
Weill Cornell Medical Center

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

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

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

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

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

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
Assistant 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 Landofi, 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

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

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 

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 Pennsylvania

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 

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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