At the Johns Hopkins Meningioma Center, a team of doctors and other health care professionals works together to provide the most effective and safest treatment possible for patients with meningioma. Expect highly specialized expertise and cutting-edge treatments, delivered with compassion.
The main members of the brain tumor care team are:
- Neurosurgeons — doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors and other disorders of the nervous system
- Neurologists — doctors who treat disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves (nervous system)
- Nurses or physician assistants — health care professionals who practice medicine under the supervision of physicians and surgeons
Other members of the core treatment team usually include:
- Neuro-oncologists — doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors
- Neuroradiologists — doctors who specialize in imaging the brain and nervous system
- Oncologists — doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer
- Ophthalmologists — eye doctors
- Pathologists — doctors who identify brain tumors by studying cells and tissues under a microscope
- Radiation oncologists — doctors who specialize in the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer
Other doctors and health care professionals may also be part of the brain tumor care team.
Other members of your brain tumor care team
Other doctors and health care professionals with special expertise in brain tumors may also be part of your brain tumor care team. These could include:
- Critical care doctors and nurses
- Physical and occupational therapists
- Speech language pathologists
The specific doctors and health care professionals involved will depend on the patient’s tumor, symptoms, and treatment.
Social workers will also help coordinate care after the patient leaves the hospital.