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Part of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, our Brain Tumor Initiative was founded in 2011 by a core group of 10 specialists who wanted to make a difference in brain tumor treatment. Since then, we have grown to become recognized internationally as a center of excellence. Our treatment team has grown to about 50 specialists today, which include:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neuro-oncologists
  • Neuro-pathologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Science researchers

Our commitment to discovering and implementing the latest techniques in brain tumor treatment has remained the same over the years. Today, however, we have increased our impact in our field through:

  • Earlier discharges
  • Greater number of clinical trials
  • Greater translational research
  • Improved outcomes
  • Increased grant funding
  • More specialists on our team
  • Quintupled patient volume

Forging the Future of Brain Tumor Treatment

The team at the Brain Tumor Initiative has made major contributions to brain research and literature with the publication of numerous national-level articles, presentations at conferences and professional association meetings, and holding committee leadership positions at the national and international levels. Yet, there is so much more advancement to be made and so little we truly understand in the field of brain tumors. The potential for contributions as researchers and physicians in our field is tremendous, and we are excited to continue leading the way in developing innovative and emerging treatment options for our patients.

Why Choose Us?

International leaders in brain tumor care. We play a vital role in the community, thanks to our groundbreaking research and patient care for people in Florida, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. We’re turning Miami into the healthcare capital of the Americas. We’re creating one of the premier brain tumor centers in the country.

Training the rising generation of brain tumor specialists. Here, we are training the next generation of specialists in our field, by offering fellowships in brain tumors, neuropathology, and neurosurgery. The Brain Tumor Institute is one of only two programs in the United States that offers both neuro-oncology and skull-based fellowships.

Offering the latest in scientific breakthrough treatment. You have access to all treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, complementary and integrative medicine, and comprehensive management — including new approaches through clinical trials. The procedures we perform on both pediatric and adult patients use the least invasive neurosurgical techniques, which reduces recovery time and makes a significant difference in your quality of life.

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