When I began my practice at Beaumont, no one at this institution was
performing awake craniotomies for resection of tumors in the part of
the brain that involves the speech cortex.
Due to my intensive experience in state-of-the-art
neurosurgical oncology care at MD Anderson Cancer Center, I was eager
to be able to offer this service to Beaumont patients.
I made inquiries to interested parties and put together a team
of anesthesiologists, speech therapists, neurologists, and
neuromonitoring technicians to be able to offer this service to
One of my clinical passions is the care of patients suffering with
cancer affecting the brain or spine.
Since I began my career at Beaumont twelve years ago, I have
progressively and consistently built our neurosurgical oncology
program. When I first
began, Neuroscience Tumor Board was held once a month.
Then I facilitated increasing our meetings to twice a month.
Approximately six years ago, in collaboration with my
colleagues, we increased the frequency of our Neuroscience
Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Meetings to weekly.
I am always there, in the middle of the second row, helping
guide the discussion along with my colleagues. This is an important
conference for optimizing the care of our patients who are battling