Gamma Knife Team

Referring Physician Role

The referring physician is a critical partner on the Gamma Knife treatment team. All follow-up studies, treatment plans and progress outcomes are performed in conjunction with the patient's physician. Because the patient often requires long-term follow-up care, it is essential that the referring physician and Gamma Knife team maintain a close working relationship.

The Upstate Gamma Knife Team

Treatment with the Gamma Knife is planned and administered by a multidisciplinary team of specialists including: neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, otolargyngologist, medical physicists, neuroradiologists, and nursing staff.

 

Daniel A Bassano, PhD
Daniel A Bassano, PhD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Radiation Oncology Physics
Education: Syracuse University
Research Interests:

  • The utilazation of more effective imaging technologies and strategies for oncologic diagnosis and treatment.
  • Analysis of outcomes after Gammaknife treatment of various brain pathologies.

Clinical Interests:
  • Treating all cancers using modern external radiation techniques, radioactive sources and the Gammaknife.
  • Using accelerated [1 week],and partial breast[lumpectomy site] irradiation schemes for early breast cancer.

Jeffrey A Bogart, MD
Jeffrey A Bogart, MD
315 464-5276
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Radiation Oncology; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Esophageal Cancer; Lung Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Urologic Cancers; more
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Research Interests:

  • Lung and prostate cancer
  • Clinical investigations through cooperative clinical trials
  • Chair: CALGB Radiation Oncology Committee

Clinical Interests:
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer including IMRT and brachytherapy
  • Breast cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Pediatric oncology
Associations/Memberships: American College of Radiology (ACR); Onondaga County Medical Society

David A Carter, MD, PhD
David A Carter, MD, PhD
315 470-7962
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Brain Cancer; Brain Injury; Brain Tumor; Brain and Spine Tumors; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; more
Education: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Research Interests:

Enhancing Central Nervous System (brain & spinal cord) plasticity & repair; Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy

Clinical Interests: Brain Tumors; Functional Neurosurgery (Epilepsy and Movement Disorders)
Associations/Memberships: Alpha Omega Alpha Honour Society; American Epilepsy Society (AES); Society for Neuroscience (SFN); American Association of Neurological Surgeons; Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Lawrence S Chin, MD
Lawrence S Chin, MD
315 464-5513
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Brachial Plexus Injury; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Injury; Brain Tumor; more

David Y Eng, MD, PhD
David Y Eng, MD, PhD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Bone Infection; Brachial Plexus Injury; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Cancer; more
Education: University of Rochester
Research Interests:

Brain tumor; spine tumor; aneurysm; lumbar disc disorder

Clinical Interests: Cell cycle control of tumor cell; gene therapy

Grahame Gould, MD
Grahame Gould, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Tumor; Brain and Spine Tumors; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Cervical Radiculopathy; more
Education: Yale University

Seung Shin Hahn, MD
Seung Shin Hahn, MD
315 464-5276
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Radiation Oncology; Head and Neck Cancer; Tongue and Tonsil Cancer; Gamma Knife Radiosurgery; Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT); Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT); more
Education: Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea
Research Interests:

Radiosurgery; Radiation sensitizer and protectors; evaluation of radiation sensitivity of normal tissues.

Clinical Interests: Brain Tumors, Head and Neck Cancers,Gynecological Malignancies

Walter A Hall, MD, MBA
Walter A Hall, MD, MBA
315 464-4470
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Brachial Plexus Injury; Brachial plexopathy; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Injury; more
Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Research Interests:

Brain tumors, targeted toxins, and central nervous system infections

Clinical Interests: Developing new therapeutic modalities for treating brain tumors, including stereotactic radiosurgery, fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy, blood-brain barrier disruption chemotherapy and targeted toxin therapy

Satish Krishnamurthy, MD
Satish Krishnamurthy, MD
315 464-5490
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Brachial Plexus Injury; Brachial plexopathy; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Injury; more
Education: Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India
Research Interests:

Pediatric Neurosurgery; Vascular Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests: Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery; Vascular Neurosurgery
Associations/Memberships: Congress of Neurological Surgeons; American Association of Neurological Surgeons; American Medical Association, Fellow

Michael Lacombe, MD
Michael Lacombe, MD
315 464-5276
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Radiation Oncology; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Head and Neck Cancer; Tongue and Tonsil Cancer; Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT); Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT); more
Education: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse

Craig T Montgomery, MD, PhD
Craig T Montgomery, MD, PhD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Bone Infection; Brachial Plexus Injury; Brachial plexopathy; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; more
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine
Education Interests:

The business aspects of medicine

Clinical Interests:

Spine surgery, radiosurgery

Associations/Memberships: American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Brian D Nicholas, MD
Brian D Nicholas, MD
315 492-3741
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Otolaryngology; Neurotology; Deafness in Adult; Earache; Middle Ear Infection; Outer Ear Infection; more
Clinical Interests:

Medical and surgical treatment for hearing and balance disorders, cochlear implants, surgery and Gamma knife radiation for acoustic neuromas/vestibular schwannomas, ototoxicity, aural atresia, bone anchored hearing aids


Anna Shapiro, MD
Anna Shapiro, MD
315 464-5276
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Radiation Oncology; Breast Cancer; Brachytherapy; Breast Cancer Evaluation and Treatment Plan; Gamma Knife Radiosurgery; Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT); more
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Charles I Woods III, MD
Charles I Woods III, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Otolaryngology; Neurotology
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine
Research Interests:

 hearing loss, intracranial hypertension, Menieres disease; Study of the Brainstem Auditory Efferent Pathways Anatomy and Physiology

Clinical Interests:

medical and surgical treatment of hearing and balance disorders

Bone anchored and cochlear implants

surgery and gamma knife treatment for tumors and disorders involving the skull base

intracranial hypertension

 


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