At the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Center, a team of doctors and other health care professionals works together to provide the most effective and safest treatment possible for each child’s brain or spinal cord tumor. Expect highly specialized expertise and cutting-edge treatments, delivered with compassion.
Team members within the Department of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeons and physician assistants are the main members of your child’s brain tumor care team.
Other members of the brain tumor care team
Other doctors and health care professionals with special expertise in brain tumors may be part of the child’s brain tumor care team. These could include:
- Critical care doctors and nurses
- Pediatric Oncologists
- 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 child leaves the hospital.