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Multidisciplinary Approach to Care

Patient-tailored care is the focus of our multidisciplinary team. Our experts in all types of brain and spinal cord tumors, including the most complex skull base tumors, thoroughly discuss every case from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up.

Our team includes fellowship trained physicians and surgeons who offer patients the most advanced medical care. Patients will be assessed by our team of specialists in one visit. After consultation, our expert team will develop an individualized treatment plan.

Brain, Spinal Cord and Skull Base Treatment Options

Patients may be treated using one or more of the following:

  •  Endoscopic transnasal resection of skull base tumors
  •  Real-time fluorescence image-guided tumor resection
  •  Resection of brain tumor near speech cortex and motor areas (using planning with diffusion tensor imaging, functional MRI)
  •  Awake craniotomy/brain mapping for resection of brain tumors
  •  Delivery of local chemotherapy during resection of malignant brain tumors
  •  Resection of complex brain tumors, including acoustic neuromas
  •  High end technology in radiation treatments including stereotactic radiosurgery and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  •  Access to clinical trials

Our multidisciplinary team is made up of providers from several clinical specialites;

  •  Neurosurgeons
  •  Otolaryngologists
  •  Radiation oncologists
  •  Medical oncologists
  •  Neuroradiologists
  •  Pathologists
  •  Endocrinologists
  •  Critical care physicians
  •  Advanced nurse practitioners
  •  Neuropsychologists
  •  Rehabilitation specialists
  •  Social workers
  •  Nutritionist
  •  Palliative medicine specialists
The removal of brain, spine and skull base tumors can be some of the most intricate, complex procedures performed by surgeons. Dr. Wael Mostafa, Neurosurgeon and head of the Carle Brain Tumor Program, explains more in this episode of WEIU PBS Being Well.


Carle Brain Tumor Program

Wael H. Mostafa, MD, PhD
Program Lead, Brain Tumors and Skull Base Clinic
Fellowship trained in Neurosurgical Oncology, Cerebrovascular, and Skull Base Surgery
Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL

Emilio Nardone, MD
Fellowship trained in Neurosurgical Oncology 
Carle BroMenn, Bloomington, IL

Paul Arnold, MD
Fellowship trained in Spine Surgery
Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL

Brian Mason, MD
Fellowship trained in Neurointerventional Radiology
Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL

Amrendra Miranpuri, MD
Fellowship trained in Cerebrovascular & Neuro-Interventional Surgery
Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL

Saguna Pappu MD, PhD
General Neurosurgery
Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL

Jason Seibly, DO
General Neurosurgery
Carle BroMenn, Bloomington, IL

Ann Stroink, MD
Fellowship trained in Pediatric Neurosurgery
Carle BroMenn, Bloomington, IL

Click on the MEET THE TEAM link below for a full list of Carle Brain Tumor Team members. 


Treated Conditions

Skull base tumors

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Meet Our Team

With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.


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