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Advisors

The ABTA relies on leaders in the brain tumor community to make sure the work we do is meaningful and accurate. Our Scientific Advisory Council makes research funding recommendations to the ABTA board of directors, and also advises the ABTA about scientific trends and new areas of research. Our Clinical Advisory Council reviews our publications and other content we put out to make sure everything is clinically up to date.


Scientific Advisory Council

Kenneth D. Aldape, MD
Chief of the Laboratory of Pathology, Center for Cancer Research


National Institutes of Health


Bethesda, Maryland

Michael L. J. Apuzzo, MD
Professor Emeritus, Todd-Wells Professorship in Neurosurgery, Keck School of Medicine


University of Southern California


Los Angeles, California

Mitchel S. Berger, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery; Berthold and Belle N. Guggenhime Endowed Chair; Director, Brain Tumor Surgery Program; Director, Neurosurgical Research Centers, Brain Tumor Research Center


University of California, San Francisco


San Francisco, California

Steven Brem, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, and Co-Director, Penn Brain Tumor Center, Department of Neurosurgery


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FACS
Edgar M. Housepian Professor of Neurological Surgery; Vice Chairman of Academic Affairs; Director, Bartoli Brain Tumor Research Laboratory; Co-Director, Brain Tumor Center


Columbia University Medical Center


New York, New York

Jan C. Buckner, MD
Professor and Chair of Oncology


Mayo Clinic


Rochester, Minnesota


Clinical Advisory Council

Erin Dunbar, MD
Director, Neuro-Oncology


Piedmont Brain Tumor Center


Atlanta, GA

Sandra J. Brettler, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN
Neurosurgery Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Neurosurgery


The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Hershey, PA

Laura Zuckerman
Neuro-Oncology Nurse Practitioner


Northwestern Medicine


Chicago, IL

Burt Nabors, MD
Director, Neuro-Oncology


University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center


Birmingham, AL