Brain Tumor Treatment Centers

Henry Ford Health System

Hermelin Brain Tumor Center

2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan, 48202, United States

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Additional Information:

Data for this institution collected in 2019.


  • National Cancer Institute Designation: No
  • Nurse Magnet Status: Yes
  • Academic Affiliation: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Number of Full-Time Physicians:

Number of full-time physicians in this treatment program who dedicate at least 40% of their clinical practice to the treatment of adult patients diagnosed with brain and/or spine tumors:
  • 8 Neuro-oncologists or Medical Oncologists specializing in brain/spine tumors
  • 7 Brain Neurosurgeons
  • 4 Spine Neurosurgeons
  • 3 Radiation Oncologists
  • 2 Neuropathologists

Number of Adult Patients Treated for Brain and/or Spine Tumors Annually:

  • >500 Primary tumor patients
  • >500 Metastatic (Secondary) tumor patients

Number of Adult Patients Treated with Surgery Annually:

  • >400 Primary brain tumor patients
  • >200 Metastatic (Secondary) brain tumor patients
  • >100 Primary spine tumor patients
  • >200 Metastatic (Secondary) spine tumor patients
  • >300 Skull base tumor patients

Specialized Treatments and Technologies Available:

Identifies whether the following treatment options are offered either at this institution or at an affiliated center.


Imaging Treatments and Technologies:

  • MRI Spectroscopy
  • MRI Tractography
  • Perfusion MRI

Radiation Treatments and Technologies:

  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Surgical Treatments and Technologies:

  • Awake Craniotomy
  • Brain Mapping
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Intraoperative MRI
  • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery


  • Robotic Surgery
  • Precision Medicine Department and Precision Medicine Tumor Board
  • Glioma Tumor Board
  • Spine Tumor Board
  • Brain Mets Tumor Board

Clinical Trials:

Investigational treatments (or other interventions) available for the categories below:
  • Low Grade Glioma
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Brain Tumors
  • Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma
  • Other Malignant Glioma
  • Recurrent Glioblastoma


  • Ependymoma

Support Services Available:

Identifies whether the following clinical and non-clinical support services are offered either at this institution or at an affiliated center.


  • Advanced practice nurse
  • Brain tumor board
  • Brain tumor support group
  • Caregiver support services
  • Discounted lodging
  • Financial assistance services
  • Inpatient/Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Molecular testing
  • Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU)
  • Neuropsychological evaluation and/or cognitive rehabilitation
  • Oncology social worker
  • Palliative care
  • Survivorship services
  • Transportation services


  • Nurse Navigators
  • Direct phone link to clinic
  • Patient & caregiver mentorship program
  • Massage therapy
  • Accupuncture
  • Tai Chi
  • Cooking classes
  • Two monthly support groups
  • Annual patient luncheon

Last updated February 25, 2022