Meet the Gamma Knife Team
When a patient is referred for possible Gamma Knife treatment, the interdisciplinary treatment team meets to discuss the case.
The team is led by neurosurgery and radiation oncology faculty at the University of Maryland Medical Center, who coordinate the efforts of radiation physicists, neuro-radiologists, and Gamma Knife nurses.
The Gamma Knife interdisciplinary team includes: Dr. Pardip Amin, Dr. Robert Slawson, Yuanming Feng, Ph.D., Dr. William Regine, Dr. Young Kwok and Terri Biggins, R.N.
Together, this team offers the array of knowledge and perspectives that ensures evaluations are thorough and that each treatment plan is tailored to the patient's unique medical needs.
Evaluation begins with a review of the patient's medical history, present condition, and previous treatments and surgeries. New MRI, CT, and/or MRA studies may be required to evaluate fully the shape, size, and location of the lesion. The Gamma Knife team will discuss its findings with the patient and the primary care physician and, if indicated, recommend a plan for treatment.
- Howard M. Eisenberg, M.D.
Professor of Neurosurgery
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
- J. Marc Simard, M.D., PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery, Associate Professor of Physiology
Chief of Neurosurgical Services, Baltimore VA Medical Center
- William F. Regine, M.D.
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Interim Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Co-Director, Gamma Knife Center
- Young Kwok, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
- Warren D. D'Souza, Ph.D., Professor, Chief of Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology
- Giovanni Lasio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
- Yildirim Mutaf, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
- Cedric Yu, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Gamma Knife Nursing:
- Terri F. Biggins R.N., B.S.N.
Patient Care Coordinator, Patient Care Services
The team meets at least weekly, so they can ensure that each patient receives an immediate evaluation.