Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson Brain Tumor Center

Our Mission

The Division of Neuro-Oncology was established within the Department in 1995 by David W. Andrews, MD, Professor of Neurological Surgery. The Division was established to provide multimodality and interdisciplinary care for patients with brain tumors while simultaneously advancing our knowledge and treatment of brain tumors.

At the Jefferson Brain Tumor Center we have experts in all aspects of benign and malignant brain tumor care and work closely with our colleagues in Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Oncology, Otolaryngology and Radiology.

Encompassing benign extra-axial tumor and Intra-axial low grade and malignant tumors our specialists have developed advanced techniques for treating the most complex of tumors in any location in the central nervous system.

Our team of Neuro-Oncologists coordinate comprehensive and cutting edge treatment for our patients. We systematically review each case at our weekly multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Board and actively engage our patients in a number of ongoing institutional and national clinical trials.

Using cutting edge non-invasive techniques our radiosurgery platforms allow us to treat a number of brain tumors, skull base tumors and facial pain by creating a complex sculpted radiation plan tailored to the individual patient’s tumor.

Encompassing a wide variety of pathologies involving the skull base, our team of surgeons treat benign and malignant skull base tumors and perform decompression procedures for facial pain and hemi-facial spasm.

A multidisciplinary team of surgeons using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques to treat a variety of skull base tumors and conditions together with our colleagues from otolaryngology.

At the Jefferson Brain Tumor Center we offer numerous cutting edge clinical trials for our patients and are involved in ongoing brain tumor research.

We offer CAST- approved fellowship training in Surgical Neuro-Oncology and in Skull Base Surgery. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Up to date news events and discussions in the Jefferson Brain Tumor Center.

The Jefferson Brain Tumor Center, 901 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: (215) 503-7005, Fax (215) 503-9357