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Brain Tumor Center Meet Our Team

The specialists at the Brain Tumor Center represent specialties that any brain tumor patient may need. While you may not see each physician, the entire team reviews patients’ cases and recommends a treatment plan through the weekly meetings of the Brain Tumor Board.

Radiation Oncology
Dan Ishihara, M.D., Ph.D., Radiation Oncology
Carrie Betz, R.N.

Neurosurgery
Shervin Dashti, M.D., Neurosurgery
Mahan Ghiassi, M.D., Neurosurgery
Abigail Rao, M.D., Neurosurgery
Andrew Sorah, PA-C

Neuro-oncology
Lennea Coombs, PA-C

Neuroradiology
John T. Burger, M.D., Neuroradiology
Durrett C. Craddock, M.D., Neuroradiology
Edward C. Crase, M.D., Neuroradiology
Malisa S. Lester, M.D., Neuroradiology

Neuropsychology
Bradley S. Folley, Ph.D.,

Neuropathology
Hilary Nickols, M.D.

Speech-language Pathology
Anne Blandford, SLP

Physical Therapy
Moriah Facktor, P.T.

Behavioral Oncology
Rebecca Reichert, APRN

Patient Navigator
Kellie Kopp, R.N.

Brain Tumor Care That’s Focused on You

  • A neuro-oncology patient navigator helps patients and their families and acts as a patient advocate through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
  • Financial counselors provide compassionate, friendly help to patients plan to pay their bills.
  • Five area Norton Cancer Institute Resource Centers provide comfort, support and information at no cost to patients and families.
  • Norton Cancer Institute’s Behavioral Oncology Program is designed to provide supportive, emotional and psychological care for patients diagnosed with brain tumors.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free MyNortonChart account.

About the Brain Tumor Center

  • Our multidisciplinary approach ensures your case benefits from the viewpoints of specialists from a broad array of expertise, experience and training.
  • Same-day appointments are available for newly diagnosed patients
  • Since we combine the various specialties that can treat your brain tumor, you can schedule all of your appointments for the same day, in the same location.
  • Our Brain Tumor Board discusses and considers various approaches to treating your brain tumor before arriving at a customized treatment plan.
  • From robotics to the latest in chemotherapy, sophisticated treatments offer our patients the benefits of precisely eliminating brain tumors while protecting healthy brain tissue.
  • Our specialists are the principal investigators on many brain tumor clinical trials to provide patients access to the latest innovative treatments.
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