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
    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
    Specializes in Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery; Neurological Surgery; Skull Base Neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • Philipp R. Aldana, M.D.
    Professor
    Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery
    Specializes in Neurological Surgery; Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Alexandra D. Beier, D.O.
    Associate Professor
    Specializes in Neurological Surgery; Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Nathan J. Ranalli, M.D.
    Associate Professor
    Associate Program Director, Pediatric Craniofacial Fellowship
    Specializes in Neurological Surgery; 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
    University Term Professor
    Medical Director, Pediatric Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Surgery; Program Director, Pediatric Craniofacial Fellowship
    Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

Radiation Oncology

Otolaryngology

  • Andrew Ahn, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Medical Director, Cochlear Implant Program
    Specializes in Otolaryngology
  • Akaber Halawi, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Otolaryngology; Rhinology
  • Glenn W. Knox, M.D., J.D.
    Associate Professor
    Interim Chief, Division of Otolaryngology
    Specializes in Neurotology; Otolaryngology

Neuroradiology

  • Dalys Eneida Castro, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • Peter J. Fiester, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Director, CT Quality
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • Patrick E. Natter, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • Jeet Patel, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Program Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology
  • Dinesh Rao, M.D.
    Associate Professor
    Chief, Division of Neuroradiology
    Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology; Musculoskeletal Radiology; Neuroradiology

Medical Oncology

  • Bharatsinh M. Gharia, M.B.B.S. (M.D.)
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Medical Oncology
  • Walter Quan Jr., M.D.
    Professor
    Chief, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology; Program Director, Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship
    Specializes in Medical Oncology
  • Lara Zuberi, M.B.B.S. (M.D.)
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Program Director, Hematology Oncology Fellowship
    Specializes in Hematology and Medical Oncology

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Joe M. Chehade, M.D.
    Professor
    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 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
  • Leena Shahla, M.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Kent R. Wehmeier, M.D.
    Professor
    Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Associate Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship
    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