A Leader in Brain Tumor Treatment

The Brain Tumor Center at BIDMC offers you diagnosis and leading-edge treatment options with a multidisciplinary approach that includes medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurse practitioners, nurses and social workers, a palliative care team, and rehabilitation and pain management specialists.

Our core staff includes physicians with expertise in:

  • Neurosurgical Oncology (neurosurgery for brain and spinal tumors)
  • Neuro-oncology (using chemotherapy to treat cancer of the central nervous system)
  • Radiation Oncology (using radiation to treat cancer)
  • Neurology (treating brain disease, including cancer)
  • Neuroradiology (a radiology specialty that images the nervous system, spine, head and neck)
  • Neuropathology (analyzing tumor tissue to determine disease progression and guide therapy)
Extensive Expertise

Physicians are board certified in their areas of expertise, with appointments at Harvard Medical School - all indicators for the best quality outcomes. Our registered nurses and nurse practitioners have extensive neuro-oncology expertise.


In our multidisciplinary brain tumor conference and clinics, our team collaborates to discuss your particular cancer and the best treatment options for you. In our clinic you will see all your necessary cancer specialists in one location, for convenience and ease. We can usually arrange an office visit for evaluation within one week, and when necessary, admit you directly to the medical center for immediate treatment.

Together we will help you learn about:

  • Your cancer diagnosis, the tests you will have, and any necessary preparations
  • The procedure or operation you will need
  • Your recovery period, medications, returning home and much more

We can help you and your family manage your care, arrange appointments, and coordinate any additional resources you might need such as support groups that are available in the Boston area.