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Neurosurgeons Collaborate with Norton Cancer Institute for Brain Tumors

Norton Neuroscience Institute neurosurgeon David A. Sun, M.D., Ph.D. along with radiation oncologist Aaron C. Spalding, M.D., Ph.D., of Norton Cancer Institute, serve as co-directors of the region’s only comprehensive Brain Tumor Center. The Brain Tumor Center provides a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients with brain tumors and neurological complications of systemic cancer as they journey from diagnosis through treatment.

The Brain Tumor Center combines the clinical expertise of Drs. Sun and Spalding with tailored support services to provide patients with one convenient location for all their treatment needs — physical, emotional and spiritual. Patients and their families may be seen by Sarah E. Parsons, D.O., behavioral oncologist, Thomas J. Kelly, M.D., physical medicine and rehabilitation, Laura Carpenter, social worker, Anne M. Blandford, speech-language pathologist, Bradley S. Folley, Ph.D., neuropsychologist, and Kellie S. Kopp, R.N., patient navigator. In addition, Norton Cancer Institute medical oncologists Thomas M. Woodcock, M.D., and Renato LaRocca, M.D., have experience treating patients with brain tumors and are available to treat patients.

Surgery often is the primary treatment for brain tumors. The Brain Tumor Center offers access to the latest computer-assisted surgical technology to remove tumors as thoroughly and safely as possible. Patients benefit from breakthrough techniques that protect vital brain structures and require less anesthesia time and a shorter hospital stay.

Similar computer-assisted radiation technology also is available to precisely deliver radiation therapy following surgery, meaning fewer radiation-related side effects. Dr. Spalding tailors radiation therapy or chemotherapy based on each patient’s needs.

Conditions treated at the Brain Tumor Center include:

  • Benign brain tumors
  • Benign spine and spinal cord tumors
  • Malignant brain tumors
  • Malignant spine and spinal cord tumors
  • Metastatic brain tumors
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Skull base tumors
  • Neurological complications of systemic cancer
  • Neurological complications from treatment of systemic and brain cancer

The Brain Tumor Center is located on Norton Healthcare’s downtown medical campus in the Norton Cancer Institute building at 676 S. Floyd St. For more information, call the Brain Tumor Center at (502) 629-2515.

Contact information

To schedule an appointment at any of these locations, call (888) 4-U-NORTON.

Norton Neuroscience Institute – Audubon
Norton Medical Plaza East – Audubon, Suite 330
3 Audubon Plaza Drive
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 583-1697

Norton Neuroscience Institute – Downtown
Gray Street Medical Building, Suite 1105
210 E. Gray St.
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 583-1697

Norton Neurology Services – Suburban
Norton Medical Plaza II – Suburban, Suite 310
3991 Dutchmans Lane
(502) 899-6782

Norton Neurology Services – Downtown
Gray Street Medical Building, Suite 1003
210 E. Gray St.
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 629-2602

Norton Neuroscience Institute – Brownsboro
Norton Medical Plaza – Brownsboro, Suite 205
4950 Norton Healthcare Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40241
(502) 394-6390

Norton Neurology Services – Audubon
Norton Medical Plaza East – Audubon
3 Audubon Plaza Drive, LL2
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 636-4940

Norton Neurology Services – Brownsboro
Norton Medical Plaza – Brownsboro, Suite 201
4950 Norton Healthcare Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40241
(502) 394-6460


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