Specialists and Care Centers

Cranial Base Tumor Specialists and Care Centers

Specialists* that treat cranial base tumors have expertise in modern radiation therapy techniques such as:

  • Gamma Knife® radiosurgery
  • Intra-operative brain mapping
  • Image-guided resections
  • Microneurosurgical techniques
  • Endoscopic resection of tumors

Our comprehensive approach incorporates state-of-art technology and the talents of a team of multidisciplinary specialists* in the areas of:

  • Neurological surgery
  • Neurology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuropathology
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Physiatry and psychiatry

Every neuro-oncology case is discussed in a formal case management conference to determine a treatment plan.

Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute

The Lou and Jean Malnati Brain Tumor Institute (MBTI) is a nationally recognized leader in the fight against brain and spinal cord tumors, offering patients the most advanced clinical trial and treatment options available. Our ability to call upon the world-class resources of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the research and medical expertise of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, and the preeminent healthcare facilities of Northwestern Memorial Hospital allows the MBTI to provide patients with the best possible care.

Neurocritical Care Unit

The Neurocritical Care Unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital cares for patients with life-threatening illnesses that affect the brain and spine such as large strokes, bleeding in and around the brain, brain and spinal cord tumors, traumatic injury to the brain and/or spine and other neurological disorders that require intensive care.

Neurologists, anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons and nurse practitioners staff our multidisciplinary team and are specially trained in the treatment of neurological disorders. This expertise allows us to be successful in the treatment of even the most challenging and difficult neurocritical cases. Research plays an essential role in neurocritical care where data about our care and health-related quality of life outcomes are analyzed to continually advance medical knowledge.

The board-certified neurologists at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. They diagnose and treat patients with a full range of neurological disorders, including tumors of the brain and spine.

Tumors that were once considered unreachable by surgeons are now removed through cranial base (skull base) surgery at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

Legal Information

In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, the physician(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.