Our multidisciplinary group of brain, spine and nerve cancer experts will develop and implement an integrated, care plan personalized to each patient. Depending on the stage and other characteristics of a patient’s cancer, treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these therapies. Many clinical trials are also offered through our program.

Directors

Scott R. Plotkin, MD

Scott R. Plotkin, MD
Executive Director, Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology
Chief, Division of Neuro-Oncology, Department of Neurology
Director, Neurofibromatosis Clinic

 

 

 

Jay Loeffler, MD

Jay Loeffler, MD
Chief, Radiation Oncology

 

 

 

Bob Carter, MD

Bob Carter, MD
Chief, Neurosurgery Service

 

 

 


Neuro-Oncology

Isabel C. Arrillaga-Romany, MD, PhD

Isabel C. Arrillaga-Romany, MD, PhD

 

 

 

Priscilla K. Brastianos, MD

Priscilla K. Brastianos, MD

 

 

 

Thomas Nilan Byrne, MD

Thomas Nilan Byrne, MD

 

 

 

Jorg Dietrich, MD, PhD

Jorg Dietrich, MD, PhD
Clinical Director, Cancer and Neurotoxicity Clinic and Research Program

 

 

 

April Fitzsimmons Eichler, MD

April Fitzsimmons Eichler, MD

 

 

 

Deborah A. Forst, MD

Deborah A. Forst, MD
Associate Program Director, MGH/DFCI/BWH Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program

 

 

 

Elizabeth Robins Gerstner, MD

Elizabeth Robins Gerstner, MD

 

 

 

Othon Iliopoulos, MD

Othon Iliopoulos, MD
Expertise in Von Hippel-Lindau Disease, Hemangioblastoma, and Paraganglioma

 

 

 

Justin T. Jordan, MD

Justin T. Jordan, MD
Clinical Director, Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology

 

 



Ina Ly, MD

 

 

Julie Miller, MD, PhD

Julie Miller, MD, PhD

 

 

 

Scott R. Plotkin, MD

Scott R. Plotkin, MD
Interim Director, Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology
Interim Director, Division of Neuro-Oncology, Department of Neurology
Program Director, MGH/DFCI/BWH Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program
Director, Neurofibromatosis Clinic

 

 

 

Nancy Wang, MD

Nancy Wang, MD

 

 



Amanda Gordon, NP

 

 

Tara Jennings, NP

Tara Jennings, NP

 

 



SooAe Jones, NP

 

 

Maura Keeley, NP

Maura Keeley, NP

 

 

 

Christina Orr, NPP

Christina Orr, NP

 

 



Michelle Pisapia, NP

 

 

Sharon Whitney, PA-C

Sharon Whitney, PA-C

 

 



Brain Tumor Neurosurgeons

William T. Curry, MD

William T. Curry, MD
Director, Neurosurgical Oncology

 

 

 

Frederick (Fred) George Barker, MD

Frederick (Fred) George Barker, MD

 

 

 

Daniel P. Cahill, MD, PhD

Daniel P. Cahill, MD, PhD

 

 

 

Paul Hamilton Chapman, MD

Paul Hamilton Chapman, MD
Neurosurgical Director of the Proton Beam Radiosurgery Program

 

 

 

Bob Carter, MD

Bob Carter, MD
Chief, Neurosurgery Service

 

 

 

Pamela S. Jones, MD

Pamela S. Jones, MD

 

 

 

Brian V. Nahed, MD, MSC

Brian V. Nahed, MD, MSC
Neurosurgical Oncology
Neurosurgical Spinal Disorders
MGH Brain Tumor Center / Pappas Center for Neuroonocology

 

 

Brooke Swearingen, MD

 

 

Dan Conway, NP

 

 

Kayleigh O'Neil, NP

 

 

Emily Stout, NP

 

 


Radiation Oncology

Annie Waifong Chan, MD

Annie Waifong Chan, MD
Director, Proton Fellowship Program
Director, Head and Neck Radiation Oncology Research Program

 

 

 

 Paul Martin Busse, MD, PhD

Paul Martin Busse, MD, PhD
Clinical Director, Radiation Oncology
Director, Head and Neck Service

 

 

 

Norbert Johannes Liebsch, MD, PhD

Norbert Johannes Liebsch, MD, PhD
Director, Skull-Based Service

 

 

 

Jay Loeffler, MD

Jay Loeffler, MD
Chief, Radiation Oncology

 

 

 

Kevin S. Oh, MD

Kevin S. Oh, MD

 

 

 

Helen Alice Shih, MDD

Helen Alice Shih, MD
Medical Director - Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center
MGH Associate Program Director - Harvard Radiation Oncology Residency Program
Director, CNS Service

 

 

 

Peggy A. Leland, RN, MN, FNP, AOCNP

 

 


Neurofibromatosis Clinic

Justin T. Jordan, MD

Justin T. Jordan, MD
Clinical Director, Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology

 

 

 

Ina Ly, MD

 

 

Scott R. Plotkin, MD

Scott R. Plotkin, MD
Interim Director, Stephen E. and Catherine Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology
Interim Director, Division of Neuro-Oncology, Department of Neurology
Program Director, MGH/DFCI/BWH Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program
Director, Neurofibromatosis Clinic

 

 

 


Neuropathology

Matthew P. Frosch, MD, PhD

Matthew P. Frosch, MD, PhD
Associate Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Subspecialty Head, Neuropathology
Lawrence J. Henderson Associate Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School

 

 

 

E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte, MD, MBBS

E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte, MD, MBBS
Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

 

 

 

David N. Louis, MD

David N. Louis, MD
Pathologist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital
Benjamin Castleman Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

 

 

 

Maria Martinez-Lage, MD

Maria Martinez-Lage, MD
Assistant Pathologist

 

 

 

Anat O. Stemmer-Rachamimov, MD

Anat O. Stemmer-Rachamimov, MD
Associate Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor in Pathology, Harvard Medical School

 

 

 


Neuroradiology

Ramon Gilberto Gonzalez, MD, PhD

Ramon Gilberto Gonzalez, MD, PhD
Director, Neuroradiology Division

 

 

 

Mykol Larvie, MD, PhD

Mykol Larvie, MD, PhD

 

 

 


Psychiatric Oncology

Donna Beth Greenberg, MD

Donna Beth Greenberg, MD

 

 

 


Oncology Nursing

 

Joelle Bergeron, RN
Clinical Practice Nurse

 

 

Amanda Gordon, NP

 

 

Nicola Gribbin, RN
Clinical Research Nurse

 

 

Lauren Hibyan, RN
Clinical Research Nurse

 

 

Tara Jennings, NP

Tara Jennings, NP

 

 



SooAe Jones, NP

 

 

Maura Keeley, NP

Maura Keeley, NP

 

 

 

Christina Orr, NPP

Christina Orr, NP

 

 



Michelle Pisapia, NP

 

 

Shannel Simonin, RN

Shannel Simonin, RN
Clinical Practice Nurse

 

 

Ann Slater, RN

Ann Slater, RN
Access Nurse

 

 

Sharon Whitney, PA-C

Sharon Whitney, PA-C

 

 



Speech Language Pathology

Amy Maguire

Amy Maguire, CCC-SLP

 

 

 

Sarah Steele-Antosia, CCC-SLP

 


Social Work

Laura Dickman

Laura Dickman, MSW, LICSW

 

 

 

Sandra McLaughlin, MSW, LCSW

Sandra McLaughlin, MSW, LCSW

 

 

 


Nutrition Services

Alicia Anskis, MS, RD, LDN
Clinical Nutritionist

 

 

 

Ashley Draviam, MS, RD, CSO, LDN
Clinical Dietitian

 

 

 

Carol Sullivan MS, RD, CSO, LDN
Senior Clinical Nutritionist