The Department of Neurosurgery plays a key role in the UNC’s multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Program. Our 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 each patient’s care by using this team approach to develop an ideal treatment strategy.

Magnetic resonance imagingUNC 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).

Under the Brain Tumor Treatment heading, you will find links to information about individual tumor types and the treatment strategies employed in Chapel Hill and 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

Carolyn Quinsey, MD
Lindsay Thorp, FNP-BC


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

Radiation Oncology

Colette Shen, MD, PhD
Joel Tepper