The Pediatric Neurosurgery Program holds a pediatric neuro-oncology clinic on the third Thursday of the month. At the clinic, parents/caregivers of new and existing patients with central nervous system tumors (brain and spinal cord) and neurofibromatosis and related tumors have the chance to meet with members of the multidisciplinary team that will be involved in the child’s care in one place.
Along with Drs. Moise Danielpour and Fae Majlessipour, neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, neuropyschologists and pediatric rehabilitation specialists review all radiological and pathological diagnostic tests to track the progress of the child’s treatment and make recommendations for future management of care. Drs. Mi-Yeoung Jo and Ludmila Zaytsev, clinical neuropsychologists, Dr. Ryan Kotton, Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine and Dr. Jan Tavyev, neurologist, are regular attendees of the clinic.
Parents/caregivers are encouraged to make an appointment with the clinic administrators to attend a clinic but are encouraged to call for an earlier appointment if they feel their child cannot wait until the next regularly scheduled clinic. Children should attend the clinic, which has set aside a clean area with toys where physicians can observe the children at play.
The neuro-oncology clinic works to provide high quality care for our youngest patients. Parents have a place where their questions will be answered with all the healthcare providers at one time. All patients are enrolled in appropriate treatment protocols as determined by the treating team of oncologists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons with the participation of the child’s parents. Our group participates in the Children’s Oncology Group.