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

Institution:
National Institutes of Health

Location:
Bethesda, Maryland

Dr. Mitchell Berger

Steven Brem, MD

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

Institution:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Location:
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

Institution:
Columbia University Medical Center

Location:
New York, New York

E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD

Harvey W. Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School; Neurosurgeon-in-Chief and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery; Co-Director, Institute for the Neurosciences at the Brigham Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospital Surgical Director, Center for Neuro-Oncology

Institution:
Brigham and Women’s and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Location:
Boston, Massachusetts

Eric C. Holland, MD, PhD

Senior Vice President and Director of the Human Biology Division; Director, Solid Tumor Translational Research; Director, Nancy and Buster Alvord Brain Tumor Center; Chap and Eve Alvord and Elias Alvord Chair in Neuro-Oncology, UW Medicine; Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington

Institution:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Location:
Seattle, Washington

Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD

Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD
Chair and Professor of Translational Neuro-oncology and Neurotherapeutics

Institution:
Providence Saint John’s Health Center and John Wayne Cancer Institute

Location:
Santa Monica, California

John Laterra, MD, PhD

Co-Director, Brain Cancer Program, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center; Professor, Department of Neurology, Neuroscience and Oncology, John Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute; Director, Division of Neuro-Oncology, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins

Institution:
Johns Hopkins University and Kennedy Krieger Research Institute

Location:
Baltimore, Maryland

Minesh P. Mehta, MD

Deputy Director and Chief of Radiation Oncology

Institution:
Baptist Health South Florida and Miami Cancer Institute

Location:
Miami, Florida

Jeremy N. Rich, MD

Director of Neuro-oncology and Dirctor of the Brain Tumor Institute

Institution:
University of California, San Diego

Location:
San Diego, California

Martine F. Roussel, PhD

Member, St. Jude Faculty, Co-Leader, Cancer Genetics, Biochemistry & Cell Biology Program; Endowed Chair in Molecular Oncogenesis; Professor, Department of Molecular Sciences, UT Memphis

Institution:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Location:
Memphis, Tennessee

Jeremy N. Rich, MD

I.D. Wilson Chair in the College of Science, Virginia Tech; Executive Director, School of Neuroscience, College of Science, Virginia Tech; Commonwealth Eminent Scholar in Cancer Research; Director, Center for Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer; Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Institution:
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Location:
Roanoke, Virginia

Harald Sontheimer, PhD

Member, St. Jude Faculty, Co-Leader, Cancer Genetics, Biochemistry & Cell Biology Program; Endowed Chair in Molecular Oncogenesis; Professor, Department of Molecular Sciences, UT Memphis

Institution:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Location:
Memphis, Tennessee

Clinical Advisory Committee

Jean Arzbaecher, RN, AP

Advance Practice Nurse

Institution:
University of Illinois

Location:
Chicago, IL

Jeffrey S. Wefel, PhD, ABPP

Neuropsychologist, Associate Professor, and Neuropsychology Section Chief in the Department of Neuro-Oncology

Institution:
MD Anderson

Location:
Houston, TX

Elizabeth B. Claus, MD, PhD

Professor and Director of Medical Research, Yale University School of Public Health; Attending Neurosurgeon and Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Institution:
Yale University

Location:
New Haven, CT

Erin Dunbar, MD

Director, Neuro-Oncology

Institution:
Piedmont Brain Tumor Center

Location:
Atlanta, GA