Brain Tumor Specialists | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Brain Tumor Center Meet Our Team

Our Brain Tumor Center specialists cover the full range of providers that any brain tumor patient may need. While you may not see each physician, the entire team reviews patients’ cases and recommends a treatment plan through the weekly meetings of the Brain Tumor Board.

Neurosurgery
Shervin R. Dashti, M.D., Ph.D.
Mahan Ghiassi, M.D.
Abigail Rao, M.D.
Andrew Sorah, PA-C

Neuroradiology
John T. Burger, M.D.
Durrett C. Craddock, M.D.
Edward C. Crase, M.D.
Malisa S. Lester, M.D.
Melissa Smith, M.D.

Neuro-oncology
Lennea Coombs, PA-C
Emily Sturgeon, APRN

Neuropsychology
Bradley S. Folley, Ph.D.

Neuropathology
Hilary Highfield, M.D., Ph.D.

Radiation Oncology
Carrie Betz, R.N.
Dana Farmer, R.N.

Speech-language Pathology
Anne Blandford, SLP

Physical Therapy
Moriah Facktor, P.T.

Behavioral Oncology
Rebecca Reichert, APRN

Patient Navigator
Kellie Kopp, R.N.

Brain Tumor Care That’s Focused on You

The Brain Tumor Center, a collaboration of Norton Neuroscience Institute and Norton Cancer Institute, features:

  • A patient navigator dedicated to brain tumor patients and their families acts as a patient advocate through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
  • Our multidisciplinary approach ensures your case benefits from the viewpoints of specialists from a broad array of expertise, experience and training.
  • The various specialists who treat your brain tumor are in the same location, allowing you to schedule multiple appointments for the same day, in the same location.
  • Counselors provide compassionate, friendly guidance to patients whose finances have been upended by their diagnosis.
  • From robotics to the latest in immunology and clinical trials, sophisticated treatments offer our patients the benefits of precisely reducing or eliminating brain tumors while protecting healthy brain tissue.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free MyNortonChart account.
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Brain Tumor Center

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