Clinical Specialties : Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors

The Division of Neurooncology in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the largest and most complete programs for brain tumor treatment in the United States. Through multi-disciplinary cooperation, our team employs state-of-the-art treatment protocols, clinical trials, vaccine development, surgical techniques, adjuvant therapies, and laboratory research aimed at improving outcomes — even on the most challenging types of tumors. Being a tertiary referral center for south Florida, the Caribbean, Central America, and Latin America, we treat a large number of patients affected by all types of brain tumors.

As the only academic medical center in the region, the University of Miami offers a unique and comprehensive approach to these conditions, with interdisciplinary discussion between neurosurgery, neurology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology. Management paradigms are case specific and tailored to the individual needs of each patient.


Brain Tumor Types

Glioblastoma (grade IV glioma)
Anaplastic astrocytoma (grade III glioma)
Low-grade astrocytoma (grade II glioma)
Pilocytic astrocytoma (grade I glioma)
Mixed Glioma

Metastatic Tumors


Acoustic Neuromas

Pituitary Tumors

Skull Based Tumors
Nasal carcinomas

Pineal Region Tumors


Neuro-oncology Faculty

Morcos, Jacques J., M.D.
Professor & Co-Chairman of Neurological Surgery
Division Chief, Cranial Medical Director, Neurosurgery Cranial UMHC

Benveniste, Ronald R., M.D., Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

Heros, Roberto C., M.D.
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Program Director

Ivan E, Michael M.D..
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Chief, Cranial and Neuro-Oncology Service JSCH

Jagid, Jonathan R., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

Komotar, Ricardo J., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

Landy, Howard J., M.D.
Professor of Neurological Surgery


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