Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

  • Neuro-Oncology (Brain)
Clinical Interests
  • Metastatic and primary brain tumors
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

As a clinician and researcher in Neuro-Oncology my focus is on the care of patients with brain metastases and neurological complications of cancer and chemotherapy, as well as primary brain tumors. I have established a Multidisciplinary Clinic for Central Nervous System (CNS) Metastases at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. The aim of this clinic is to offer interdisciplinary expertise to patients with brain metastases incorporating radiation therapy as well as surgical and medical approaches. The staff therefore encompasses a radiation oncologist as well as a neurosurgeon and draws from a wide patient population at MGH. The joint clinic allows for evaluation and coordinated care of patients with complex needs and morbidities and represents a unique referral center within the New England area.

As part of the mission of the CNS Metastasis clinic, I am committed to developing clinical trials testing novel chemotherapeutics and molecular targeted agents in patients with brain metastases from a variety of primary tumor types. I am the PI on a recently NIH-funded Phase I/II trial of an angiogenesis inhibitor given together with radiation therapy in patients with brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer. I also serve as the MGH site PI on two multicenter phase II studies for recurrent brain metastases in patients with lung and breast cancer.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

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News & Events

  • Supporting brain cancer research

    MGH Hotline 12.10.10 When her father John was diagnosed with a glioblastoma in June 2009, 10-year-old Elana Sargent wanted to find a way to help.


Pappas Center for Neuro Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114
Phone: 855-644-6387617-724-8770
Fax: 617-724-8769

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