At West Cancer Center & Research Institute, our multi-disciplinary team works with exceptional neurosurgical groups to provide specialized care for individuals diagnosed with brain cancer. 25,050 new cases are identified each year in the US, but our team manages this frightening disease with personalized care plans for all brain tumor types including brain metastasis, glioblastoma, other glioma, and meningiomas.

Many patients with brain tumors are able to lead full and productive lives and at West we treat our patients with respect, compassion, and the best science available.

Our Brain Tumor Specialist Team

You can trust our multidisciplinary specialists to work together to create a plan specific to your disease to ensure the most positive outcomes and quality of life.

David Portnoy, MD

Medical Oncology Lead

Matthew Ballo, MD, FACR

Radiation Oncology Lead

Allen Ardestani, MD


Scott Baum, MD, DABR


Jeffrey Green, MD


Chika Obele, MD


Daniel Powell, MD


Sridhar Shanker, MD


William Clay Jackson, MD

Palliative Care

Katie Parker, ANP-FNP

Palliative Care

Lauren Taylor, MSN, FNP-C

Palliative Care

Janice Pazar, PhD


Anita Vincent, RDN, CSO, LDN

Licensed Nutritionist