Thalamic Glioma

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Doctors Who Treat Thalamic Gliomas

A child diagnosed with any brain tumor should be treated by an interdisciplinary team that includes pediatric neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, physical therapists, and other specialists with advanced training and extensive experience in brain tumors in children. The Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center offers the services of some of the top surgeons in the field as well as access to a full range of specialists in all the disciplines a young patient needs.

Mark Souweidane, MDDr. Mark Souweidane, vice chairman of the Weill Cornell Department of Neurological Surgery, director of the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center, and co-director of the Children’s Brain Tumor Project, 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, MDDr. Jeffrey Greenfield, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and co-director of the Children’s Brain Tumor Project, is a pediatric neurosurgeon and researcher at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Greenfield specializes in minimally invasive (endoscopic) pediatric neurosurgery as well as in advanced surgery for brain tumors. (Read more about Dr. Greenfield.)