The UF Health Brain Tumor Program in Jacksonville, Florida, team brings together the collaborative expertise of highly trained University of Florida physicians, nurses and other clinical specialists. When you receive treatment, you can have peace of mind knowing your treatment plan is informed by some of the region's foremost brain tumor experts.

As a new patient, you or your referring physician do not need to determine which of our specialists to see. A dedicated clinical coordinator assists our patients in navigating their care.

Specialties represented at the UF Health Brain Tumor Program include:

Neurosurgery | Pediatric Neurosurgery | Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery | Radiation Oncology | Otolaryngology | Neuroradiology | Medical Oncology | Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Neuropathology


Administration

Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology

  • Daryoush Tavanaiepour, M.B.Ch.B. (M.D.)
    Associate Professor
    Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology; Medical Director, Movement Disorders; Clerkship Director
    Specializes in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery; Neurological Surgery; Skull Base Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery

  • Grzegorz K. Brzezicki, M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Endovascular Neurosurgery; Neurological Surgery
  • Daryoush Tavanaiepour, M.B.Ch.B. (M.D.)
    Associate Professor
    Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Medical Director, Neuro-Oncology; Medical Director, Movement Disorders; Clerkship Director
    Specializes in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery; Neurological Surgery; Skull Base Neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Tirbod T. Fattahi, M.D., D.D.S., FACS
    Professor
    Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Associate Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
    Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Rui P. Fernandes, M.D., D.M.D., FACS, FRCS
    Professor
    Associate Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery; Program Director, Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Fellowship; Director, UF Center for Reconstructive Surgery; Co-Director, UF Health Skull Base Team
    Specializes in Head and Neck Microvascular Surgery; Head and Neck Surgical Oncology; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Barry Steinberg, M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S., FACS
    Professor
    Medical Director, Pediatric Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Surgery; Program Director, Pediatric Craniofacial Fellowship
    Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

Radiation Oncology

Otolaryngology

Neuroradiology

  • Peter J. Fiester, M.D.
    Associate Professor
    Director, CT Quality
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • Matthew H. Jenson, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Medical Director, UF Health Wildlight Radiology
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • Patrick E. Natter, M.D.
    Associate Professor
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • Jeet Patel, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • Dinesh Rao, M.D.
    Associate Professor
    Chief, Division of Neuroradiology
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Musculoskeletal Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • Emilio P. Supsupin Jr., M.D.
    Associate Professor
    Associate Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology

Medical Oncology

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Joe M. Chehade, M.D.
    Professor
    Interim Chief, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Medical Director, Thyroid Ultrasound and Biopsy Section
    Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Marilu M. Jurado Flores, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Gunjan Y. Gandhi, M.B.B.S. (M.D.), M.S.
    Associate Professor
    Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship
    Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Arshag D. Mooradian, M.D.
    Professor
    Chair, Department of Medicine
    Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Neuropathology

  • Raafat F. Makary, M.B.B.S. (M.D.), Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Medical Director, Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology; Medical Director, Autopsy Service; Medical Director, Surgical Pathology
    Specializes in Neuropathology; Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical