Brain Diseases

Brain diseases can cause issues with thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. Brain tumors and Alzheimer's disease are two types of brain diseases.

Programs + Services


Neuro-Oncology Program

Our Neuro-Oncology Program in downtown Boston, offers the most advanced methods for diagnosing and treating specific benign and malignant tumors of the brain.
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Brain Tumor Center

Our Team of brain tumor specialists diagnose and treat all types of brain tumors. Learn more about the most advanced techniques used at Tufts Medical Center.
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Doctors + Care Team

Carl B. Heilman, MD

Carl B. Heilman, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Neurosurgeon-in-Chief; Chairman of Neurosurgery; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5860
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, skull base surgery, pituitary surgery, Chiari surgery

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John E. Mignano, MD, PhD

John E. Mignano, MD, PhD

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Radiation Oncologist; Clinic Director; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Radiation Oncology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6161
Fax #: 617-636-4513

Oncologic consultation for general radiotherapy and Gamma Knife, pediatric radiation oncology

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Julian K. Wu, MD

Julian K. Wu, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Associate Chairman, Neurosurgery; Chief, Neurosurgical Oncology; Neurosurgery Residency Program Director; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4500
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Neuro-oncology, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, meningiomas, pituitary tumors, gliomas, brain metastasis, trigeminal neuralgia

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Suriya Jeyapalan, MD, MPH

Suriya Jeyapalan, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Neuro-Oncologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology; Cancer Center
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5848
Fax #:

Neuro-oncology, brain tumors, neurologic metastases

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