Brain Tumor Treatment

The Department of Neurosurgery is deeply involved in the multidisciplinary brain tumor program here at the University of North Carolina.  UNC neurosurgeons partner with colleagues from neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, neuropathology, neuroimaging, neuropsychiatry and supportive care to provide the best possible care for our patients.

We strive to individualize our patients' care pairing each brain tumor patient with an ideal treatment strategy for their tumor.

UNC belongs to three brain tumor consortia: the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC), the Alliance (Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology), and CERN (Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network).

Through the links on the left, you will find information about individual tumor types and the treatment strategies employed here in Chapel Hill and at our surrounding clinics to treat patients with these disorders.

Our Multidisciplinary Team:


Matthew G. Ewend, MD
Eldad Hadar, MD
Sivakumar Jaikumar
Kenneth O. Price
Deanna Sasaki-Adams, MD

Lindsay Thorp, FNP-BC


Simon Khagi, MD
Carey Anders, MD
Frances Collichio, MD

Radiation Oncology

Timothy M. Zagar, MD