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Our Doctors

Learn more about our specialized Neuro-oncology Care Team and Researchers.

 

Donald E. Born, PhD, MD

Pathology

Dr. Born is a neuropathologist who specializes in identifying cancers of the brain and spinal cord and has expertise in applying new techniques to identify genetic and molecular components of cancers. His work is done by looking at cells and tumor tissue using a microscope.

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Marc C. Chamberlain, MD

Marc C. Chamberlain, MD

Medical Oncology

Dr. Chamberlain treats primary brain tumors and is doing research to achieve new and better therapies.

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Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, FACS

Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, FACS

Neurosurgery

Dr. Ellenbogen is the chief of neurological surgery at UW Medicine. He cares for people with pediatric and adult brain tumors, congenital brain malformations, and minimally invasive brain surgery.

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Maciej M. Mrugala, MD, PhD, MPH

Maciej M. Mrugala, MD, PhD, MPH

Medical Oncology

Dr. Mrugala treats primary glial brain tumors, primary central nervous system lymphoma, and neurofibromatosis. His research interests are in experimental therapeutics, and complications of treatments in neuro-oncology.

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Jason K. Rockhill, MD, PhD

Jason K. Rockhill, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Rockhill is a radiation oncologist who specializes in treating cancers of the brain and nervous system at UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.

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Robert C. Rostomily, MD

Robert C. Rostomily, MD

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Rostomily is an associate professor of neurological surgery, specializing in tumors of the skull base, especially meningiomas, chordomas and acoustic neuromas. He is also conducting research on skull-base tumors to find new approaches to treatment.

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Laligam N. Sekhar, M.D.

Laligam N. Sekhar, M.D.

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Sekhar is known around the world for his expertise in treating complex neurosurgical problems, such as acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, chordomas, and complex brain tumors. He is an expert in the surgical treatment of blood vessel disorders in and around the brain.

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Daniel L. Silbergeld, MD

Daniel L. Silbergeld, MD

Neurosurgery

Dr. Silbergeld's clinical practice focuses on brain tumors as well as epilepsy surgery with special expertise in functional brain mapping for language, movement and sensation.

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Lia Moriguchi Halasz, MD

Lia Moriguchi Halasz, MD

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Halasz is a radiation oncologist with expertise in brain and spinal tumors, proton beam radiation therapy, and genitourinary tumors, particularly prostate cancer. She treats patients at UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and SCCA Proton Therapy.

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