Gamma Knife Team

Referring Physician Role

The referring physician is a critical partner on the Gamma Knife treatment team. All follow-up studies, treatment plans and progress outcomes are performed in conjunction with the patient's physician. Because the patient often requires long-term follow-up care, it is essential that the referring physician and Gamma Knife team maintain a close working relationship.

The Upstate Gamma Knife Team

Treatment with the Gamma Knife is planned and administered by a multidisciplinary team of specialists including: neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, otolargyngologist, medical physicists, neuroradiologists, and nursing staff.

Specialists

Daniel A Bassano, PhD
Daniel A Bassano, PhD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Radiation Oncology Physics
Education: Syracuse University
Research Interests:

  • The utilazation of more effective imaging technologies and strategies for oncologic diagnosis and treatment.
  • Analysis of outcomes after Gammaknife treatment of various brain pathologies.

Clinical Interests:
  • Treating all cancers using modern external radiation techniques, radioactive sources and the Gammaknife.
  • Using accelerated [1 week],and partial breast[lumpectomy site] irradiation schemes for early breast cancer.

Jeffrey A Bogart, MD
Jeffrey A Bogart, MD
315 464-5276
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Radiation Oncology; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Esophageal Cancer; Lung Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Urologic Cancers; more
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
Research Interests:

  • Lung and prostate cancer
  • Clinical investigations through cooperative clinical trials
  • Chair: CALGB Radiation Oncology Committee

Clinical Interests:
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer including IMRT and brachytherapy
  • Breast cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Pediatric oncology
Associations/Memberships: American College of Radiology (ACR); Onondaga County Medical Society

Lawrence S Chin, MD
Lawrence S Chin, MD
315 464-5513
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Brachial Plexus Injury; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Injury; Brain Tumor; more

David Y Eng, MD, PhD
David Y Eng, MD, PhD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Bone Infection; Brachial Plexus Injury; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Cancer; more
Education: University of Rochester
Research Interests:

Brain tumor; spine tumor; aneurysm; lumbar disc disorder

Clinical Interests: Cell cycle control of tumor cell; gene therapy

Grahame Gould, MD
Grahame Gould, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Tumor; Brain and Spine Tumors; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Cervical Radiculopathy; more
Education: Yale University

Seung Shin Hahn, MD
Seung Shin Hahn, MD
315 464-5276
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Radiation Oncology; Head and Neck Cancer; Tongue and Tonsil Cancer; Gamma Knife Radiosurgery; Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT); Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT); more
Education: Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea
Research Interests:

Radiosurgery; Radiation sensitizer and protectors; evaluation of radiation sensitivity of normal tissues.

Clinical Interests: Brain Tumors, Head and Neck Cancers,Gynecological Malignancies

Walter A Hall, MD, MBA
Walter A Hall, MD, MBA
315 464-4470
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Brachial Plexus Injury; Brachial plexopathy; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Injury; more
Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Research Interests:

Brain tumors, targeted toxins, and central nervous system infections

Clinical Interests: Developing new therapeutic modalities for treating brain tumors, including stereotactic radiosurgery, fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy, blood-brain barrier disruption chemotherapy and targeted toxin therapy

Satish Krishnamurthy, MD
Satish Krishnamurthy, MD
315 464-5490
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Brachial Plexus Injury; Brachial plexopathy; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; Brain Injury; more
Education: Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India
Research Interests:

Pediatric Neurosurgery; Vascular Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests: Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery; Vascular Neurosurgery
Associations/Memberships: Congress of Neurological Surgeons; American Association of Neurological Surgeons; American Medical Association, Fellow

Michael Lacombe, MD
Michael Lacombe, MD
315 464-5276
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Radiation Oncology; All Cancers and Hematological Conditions; Head and Neck Cancer; Tongue and Tonsil Cancer; Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT); Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT); more
Education: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse

Craig T Montgomery, MD, PhD
Craig T Montgomery, MD, PhD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Neurological Surgery; Bone Infection; Brachial Plexus Injury; Brachial plexopathy; Brain Abscess; Brain Aneurysm; more
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine
Education Interests:

The business aspects of medicine

Clinical Interests:

Spine surgery, radiosurgery

Associations/Memberships: American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Brian D Nicholas, MD
Brian D Nicholas, MD
315 492-3741
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Otolaryngology; Neurotology; Deafness in Adult; Earache; Middle Ear Infection; Outer Ear Infection; more
Clinical Interests:

Medical and surgical treatment for hearing and balance disorders, cochlear implants, surgery and Gamma knife radiation for acoustic neuromas/vestibular schwannomas, ototoxicity, aural atresia, bone anchored hearing aids


Anna Shapiro, MD
Anna Shapiro, MD
315 464-5276
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Radiation Oncology; Breast Cancer; Brachytherapy; Breast Cancer Evaluation and Treatment Plan; Gamma Knife Radiosurgery; Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT); more
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Charles I Woods III, MD
Charles I Woods III, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Otolaryngology; Neurotology
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine
Research Interests:

 hearing loss, intracranial hypertension, Menieres disease; Study of the Brainstem Auditory Efferent Pathways Anatomy and Physiology

Clinical Interests:

medical and surgical treatment of hearing and balance disorders

Bone anchored and cochlear implants

surgery and gamma knife treatment for tumors and disorders involving the skull base

intracranial hypertension

 


Nursing Staff

  • Gail Cali - RN
  • Linda Martinez - RN
  • Barbara McEvers - RN
  • Kathryn Spinek - RN PSL
  • Taneka Gibson, administrative assistant
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