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Neurosurgical Oncology

The Neurosurgical Oncology Program provides a comprehensive approach to malignant and benign tumors of the nervous system. The Department works in close collaboration with the Departments of Oncology, Radiation Medicine, Neuro-radiology, and Neurology in this effort. Pre-operative 3-D modeling is combined with an intra-operative real time image guidance system to optimize outcome in these procedures.

Patients are discussed by a Tumor Board that meets weekly and are offered comprehensive multispecialty care. Basic science research in tumor biology is performed under the leadership of Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, Ph.D.

Department members participate in national protocols to enroll patients and also conduct basic neurosurgical oncology research.


  • Meic H. Schmidt, M.D., Professor and Chair
  • Christian Bowers, M.D.
  • Avinash L. Mohan, M.D.
  • Raj Murali, M.D.


  • Avinash L. Mohan, M.D.
  • Michael E. Tobias, M.D.

Radiation Oncology

  • Chitti Moorthy, M.D.


  • Tauseef Ahmed, M.D. (adults)
  • Michael Fanucchi, M.D.

Neuro-oncology Research

  • Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, Ph.D.