Overview

Overview

Cleveland Clinic’s Children's Brain & Central Nervous System Tumor Program provides well-rounded, integrated and individualized care to children, adolescents and young adults diagnosed with pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors. Our program treats patients from all across the world.

Our program's mission

  • Provide the best curative and cutting-edge treatments that have the least possible side effects on our patients.
  • Provide early intervention in order to optimize our patients' physical and emotional recovery and reintegration into their communities.
  • Build a strong research foundation to advance clinical care, survival and quality of life for our patients.

Our team works in partnership with the Taussig Cancer Institute and the Neurology Institute to offer leading-edge neurosurgical and medical treatments in an age-appropriate and family-centered environment. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care tailored towards your child’s medical, physical and emotional needs. Our program offers a full range of advanced treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and radiosurgery and innovative brain tumor clinical trials.

We are heavily involved in clinical, laboratory-based and translational research. Our team collaborates with scientists from the Lerner Research Institute’s Center of Excellence in Brain Tumor Research and Therapeutic Development and is focused on developing a greater understanding of brain tumors and implementing innovative therapeutic trials.

What we treat

  • Astrocytoma
  • Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor
  • Brain Stem Gliomas
  • Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors
  • Central Nervous System Radiation Necrosis
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Ependymomas
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Oligodendroglioma
Staff

Staff

Our Doctors

Aimee Carlson, CNP
Aimee Carlson, CNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Neha Patel, MD
Neha Patel, MD
Associate Staff
Jeff Tarcy, PA-C
Jeff Tarcy, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Other Providers

Chris Hubert, PhD
Lerner Research Institute

Shavaughn Johnson, RN
Radiation Therapy

Patricia Klass, PhD
Neuropsychology

Justin Lathia, PhD
Learner Research Institute

Jennifer Weaver, RN
Neuro-Oncology Care Coordinator

 

Appointments & Referrals

Appointments & Referrals

Our neuro-oncology specialists see patients at:

Cleveland Clinic Children's Outpatient Center
8950 Euclid Avenue
R Building, 1st Floor
Cleveland, OH 44106

For information or to make an appointment, please call 216.444.5517.

To speak with the brain and CNS tumor program nurse coordinator, please call 216.444.1216.

Referrals and Second Opinions

If you are coming to Cleveland Clinic Children's through a referral or second opinion request from an outside hospital, please contact:

Ana Luiza San Martin
SANMARA@ccf.org
216.445.2026

Note: All patients looking to schedule an appointment must have a Cleveland Clinic Medical Record Number (MRN). If you do not have a Cleveland Clinic MRN, please call the appropriate number below and we will assist you with getting a record created.

  • USA: 216.444.5437
  • International (including Canada): 216.444.6404