Atypical Teratoid/ Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT)

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Doctors Who Treat AT/RT

A patient with AT/RT should be treated by an interdisciplinary team that includes neurosurgeons, oncologists, radiologists, physical therapists, and other pediatric specialists with advanced training and extensive experience in children’s brain tumors. The pediatric neurosurgery service at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center offers the services of two of the top surgeons in the field as well as access to a full range of specialists in all the disciplines a patient needs. Dr. Souweidane and Dr. Greenfield are not only the pediatric neurosurgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, but also at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, which is just across the street from our facility here on the east side of New York.

Dr. Mark SouweidaneDr. Mark Souweidane, vice chairman of the Weill Cornell Department of Neurological Surgery and director of the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center, is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of pediatric neurosurgery, including pediatric brain tumors. He has been named one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly, and is regularly included on lists of the nation’s Best Doctors and Super Doctors. A pioneering champion of minimal access neurosurgery, Dr. Souweidane has specialized endoscopic surgical skills that attract patients and practitioners that benefit from his talents. (Read more about Dr. Souweidane.)

Jeffrey Greenfield, PhD, MDJeffrey Greenfield, Ph.D., M.D., is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and a pediatric neurosurgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Greenfield, whose laboratory research includes the Children’s Brain Tumor Project, specializes in minimally invasive (endoscopic) pediatric neurosurgery as well as in advanced surgery for brain tumors. (Read more about Dr. Greenfield.)

Dr. Caitlin HoffmanCaitlin Hoffman, M.D., is an award-winning neurosurgeon who specializes in pediatric neurosurgery as well as in adult and pediatric epilepsy surgery. She has completed fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery and has performed extensive research on the molecular mechanisms of progression of brain tumors, specifically medulloblastoma. Dr. Hoffman’s clinical research includes venous anomalies in craniosynostosis, early surgical treatment for Rasmussen’s encephalitis, minimally invasive methods of treating hydrocephalus and intracranial cysts, and the characteristics and safety of invasive monitoring for pediatric neurovascular disorders such as AVM. (Read more about Dr. Hoffman)

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Reviewed by: Jeffrey Greenfield, MD/PhD
Last reviewed/last updated: January 2015