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Our Brain & Spinal Cord Tumor Experts


Cancer Rehabilitation

Endoscopic Surgery

Endoscopic surgeons (Neurosurgery and ENT) use a minimally invasive approach to remove skull base brain tumors through the nose as an alternative to traditional surgery.

Head and Neck Surgery

Neurological Surgery

Neurosurgeons perform an average of 500 major brain tumor operations each year. Our surgical team employs state-of-the-art technology including advanced neuro-navigation and brain mapping to maximize tumor removal and maintain neurologic function.


Neuro-oncologists provide long-term management of your treatment plan and offering the most effective combination of chemotherapies for brain tumors. In addition to being authorities in the use of conventional anti-tumor drugs, our neuro-oncologists conduct a wide range of innovative clinical trials, many developed at Northwestern, using targeted molecular therapies and intra-tumoral treatments.



Neuropathologists evaluate all tumor samples to provide precise diagnostic information and identify molecular markers that may enhance treatments.


Neuroradiologists use state-of-the-art imaging systems and techniques to diagnose tumors, evaluate treatment effectiveness and provide non-invasive long-term follow-up care. They use 3 Tesla and 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional MRI, MR perfusion, MR spectroscopy, diffusion tensor imaging, 128-slice computed tomography (CT), biplane angiography, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET-CT).


Pediatric Hematology/Medical Oncology

Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncologists coordinate the planning and delivery of focused radiation therapy with precision and employ technologies such as 3-D conformal radiation, fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy, intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and brachytherapy. Northwestern, the only academic medical center in Chicago to offer Gamma Knife radiosurgery, recently acquired the Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion and the Elekta Axesse, the most accurate, established and advanced radiosurgery systems available.

Tumor-Related Epilepsy

Supportive Care Providers

Meet our supportive care providers

supportive care providers

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