Who Are the Best Doctors for Medulloblastoma?
A child diagnosed with a medulloblastoma should be treated by a multidisciplinary team that includes neurosurgeons, oncologists, radiologists, physical therapists, and other specialists with advanced training and extensive experience in brain tumors in children and young adults. Weill Cornell Medicine Pediatric Neurosurgery 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 patient needs.
Mark M. Souweidane, M.D. vice chair of Weill Cornell Neurological Surgery and director of Weill Cornell Medicine Pediatric Neurosurgery, is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of pediatric brain tumors and is the principle investigator in a groundbreaking new clinical trial on pediatric brain tumors. He is the chair of the neurosurgery committee of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and an active member of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC). 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, M.D., Ph.D. is 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, who is scientific director of the Children’s Brain Tumor Project, specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic skull base surgery, low-grade gliomas, and awake surgery for brain tumors in children and young adults. (Read more about Dr. Greenfield.)
Caitlin Hoffman, M.D., is a board-certified 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)