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The Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art clinical care, along with the resources and support that patients and families need. This requires the services of a multidisciplinary team of experts in brain and spinal disease. Leading this team are the co-directors of the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute, James Chandler, MD and Jeffrey Raizer, MD.

In their role as co-directors of the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute, Drs. Chandler and Raizer work with a team of experts in the continuum of care required by patients with brain tumors, including:

Endoscopic Surgeons

Rakesh K. Chandra, MD
David B. Conley, MD
Robert C. Kern, MD
Bruce K. Tan, MD

Head and Neck Surgeons

Alan Micco, MD
Harold J. Pelzer, DDS, MD


Jeffrey A. Allen, MD
Sean Grimm, MD
Jeffrey Raizer, MD


Onur Melen, MD
Michael Rosenberg, MD


Ellen Bigio, MD
Qinwen Mao, MD, PhD


Robert Hanlon, PhD
Randa C. Sabbagha, PhD
Sandra Weintraub, PhD


Sameer Ansari, MD
Stephen F. Futterer, MD
Tarek A. Hijaz, MD
Michael Hurley, MD
Achiles Karagianis, DO
Ben Liu, MD
Erin McComb, MD
Michelle Naidich, MD
Alex Nemeth, MD
Eric Russell, MD, FACR
Matthew T. Walker, MD


Bernard Bendok, MD
James P. Chandler, MD
Aruna Ganju, MD
Joshua M. Rosenow, MD



Mickey Domiano, RN, BSN
Julia Espinal, MA
Raymond Lezon III, RN, BSN
Laurie Rice, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
Margaret Schwartz, RN, MSN, ANP-BC


Andi Clementz, RN
Trish Lachajewski, RN
Mary Ellen Maher, RN, MSN, APN, CNRN
Veronica Tarala, RN

Radiation Oncology

Debbie Gonzalez, RN
Amy Stevenson, RN

Radiation Oncologists

John Kalapurakal, MD
MaryAnne Marymont, MD
Bharat B. Mittal, MD


To make an appointment with a physician at the Brain Tumor Institute, call 312-695-0990 or 1-866-587-4322.

Last UpdateApril 9, 2014


For more information or to make an appointment please call 1-866-587-4322.