Given the complexity of many cranial base disorders, the Penn Center for Cranial Base Surgery utilizes a multidisciplinary approach combining the expertise of Penn specialists who collaborate and determine an individualized treatment plan designed expressly for each patient.
A Team Approach to Cranial Base Surgery
Physicians from neurosurgery, otorhinolaryngology - head and neck surgery, medical oncology, endocrinology, neuroradiology, radiation oncology, and plastic and reconstructive surgery, meet at a biweekly skull base tumor conference to discuss every case and formulate a treatment plan.
Throughout the course of a patient's comprehensive care, additional support is provided by experienced physical and occupational therapists, speech and swallowing therapists, rehabilitation medicine physicians, social workers, endocrinologists, neuro-ophthalmologists and dieticians.
- M. Sean Grady, MD
Charles Harrison Frazier Professor and Chair,
Department of Neurosurgery
- Bert W. O'Malley, Jr., MD
Gabriel Tucker Professor and Chair,
Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
- Douglas Bigelow, MD
- Ara A. Chalian, MD
- David W. Kennedy, MD
- Jason G. Newman, MD
- James N. Palmer, MD
- Michael J. Ruckenstein, MD
- Gregory S. Weinstein, MD, FACS