COVID-19 UPDATE: All elective surgeries and procedures have been postponed. See our visitor policy. If you think you have symptoms, call your doctor for a video visit before going to one of our locations. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Information Center or call our Hotline: 1-844-444-CV19 (1-844-444-2819).

AVISO SOBRE COVID-19: Todas las cirugías y procedimientos electivos han sido retrasados. Vea nuestra normas para visitas. Si cree que tiene síntomas, llame a su médico para una visita por vídeo antes de acudir en persona a uno de nuestros centros. Si desea más información, por favor visite nuestro Centro de Información del COVID-19 o llame a nuestra Línea Directa: 1-844-444-CV19 (1-844-444-2819).


Brain Tumor Center

Our comprehensive approach is reenvisioning the treatment of brain tumors while reinforcing compassionate care.

The Montefiore Brain Tumor Center’s multidisciplinary team comprises neurosurgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, radiologists, patient navigators and additional support staff so that we may offer our patients a complete spectrum of care. The integrated staff brings to bear the latest techniques and technology from diagnosis to surgery to radiation and aftercare. Our goal is to advance positive outcomes while providing patients with as many options as possible.

Latest Technology

Montefiore is well known for possessing state-of-the-art technology and technology implementation. Our team uses high-resolution image guidance for brain navigation and continuous electrophysiologic monitoring of important brain structures. In addition, CT (computed tomography) scanning and ultrasound imaging during surgery adds to the world-class brain tumor care and superior outcomes we provide.

We deploy the latest technologies in the surgical management of brain tumors, including the highest quality imaging, intraoperative navigation and 5-ALA fluorescence to ensure maximal, but safe, tumor resection.
Latest Training

Our specialists are trained in both minimally invasive and open or endoscopic approaches with extensive experience in difficult cases such as awake brain tumor surgery and surgery in eloquent portions of the brain.

Latest Diagnostics

Every patient’s tumor is different and should be treated uniquely and individually. Our goal is to combine the latest medical and nonmedical technology with highly trained and skilled surgeons to provide outstanding care.

Functional MRI imaging is used to identify critical or “eloquent” areas of the brain, such as the speech area, prior to surgery, to facilitate optimal brain tumor removal.
World-Renowned Specialists

Montefiore is working to restore patients’ health while also offering supportive environment to help them heal. Our brain tumor team is lead by these experienced physicians:

Neurosurgical Team Leader
Vice Chair, Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery: Patrick A. Lasala, MD; Vijay Agarwal, MD; Emad N. Eskandar, MD

Medical Oncology: Rasim A. Gucalp, MD

Neuro-oncology: Katharine A. McNeill, MD

Neurointerventional: Seon-Kyu Lee, MD

Neurophysiology: Alan D. Legatt, MD

Neuroradiology: Richard L. Zampolin, MD; Jacqueline A. Bello, MD

Radiation Oncology: Shalom Kalnicki, MD; Madhur K. Garg, MD

Conditions We Treat

Our multidisciplinary brain tumor team treats a vast spectrum of conditions, a selection of which you will find listed below. In addition to these, we have experience in treating many other conditions. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation so that we can review and discuss your specific healthcare needs.

  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain tumor
  • Dermoid
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidermoid
  • Ganglioglioma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic brain tumor
  • Neuroganglioma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Vestibular schwannoma
Treatments We Offer

Treatment plans are designed to maximize our patients’ care, returning them to health as quickly as possible. For those seeking further information, we have included a few examples of the surgical and nonsurgical treatments we offer at the Montefiore Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center.

  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Laser ablation
  • Motor mapping of the brain
  • Neuro navigation
  • Radiosurgery
  • Speech mapping of the brain
  • Stereotactic surgery
Physician Referrals

Montefiore embraces a collaborative approach.
For patient referrals or consultations,
please contact us at 718-920-7400.

Patients and Families

For more information about Montefiore's Department of Neurological Surgery,
please contact us at 718-920-7400.