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Doctors + Care Team

Our multidisciplinary team of ophthalmologists, radiologists, physicians and surgeons work together to provide the best care possible to patients with neuroendocrine and pituitary diseases. Learn more about our team below:

Carl B. Heilman, MD

Carl B. Heilman, MD

Accepting New Patients

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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Ronald M. Lechan, MD, PhD

Ronald M. Lechan, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Co-Director, Hypothalamic and Pituitary Disease Center; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5689
Fax #: 617-636-4719

Hypothalamic disease, pituitary disease, disorders of the thyroid, adrenal disease, islet cell tumors

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Geetha Athappilly, MD

Geetha Athappilly, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neuro-Ophthalmologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Ophthalmology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5488
Fax #: 617-636-7029

Neuro-ophthalmology

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Thomas R. Hedges III, MD

Thomas R. Hedges III, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service; Co-Director, Electrophysiology Service; Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Program; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Ophthalmology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5488
Fax #: 617-636-7029

Neuro-ophthalmology

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Julie Howe, MSN

Julie Howe, MSN

Title(s): Nurse Practitioner
Department(s): Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5689
Fax #: 617-636-4719

Type 1, type 2 diabetes mellitus

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James Kryzanski, MD

James Kryzanski, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Division of Epilepsy Surgery; Co-Chief, Division of Spine Surgery; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8585
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Epilepsy neurosurgery, skull base surgery, pituitary surgery, neurovascular surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, neurosurgical disorders in patients with achondroplasia, neurosurgical disorders in patients with Down syndrome

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Paula Lucas, RN, BSN

Paula Lucas, RN, BSN

Title(s): Nurse
Department(s): Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Appt. Phone:
Fax #:

Gamma knife

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Adel M. Malek, MD, PhD

Adel M. Malek, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Neurovascular Surgery; Director, Cerebrovascular & Endovascular Division Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8200
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, dural fistulas, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracranial atherosclerosis, arterial dissection

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John E. Mignano, MD, PhD

John E. Mignano, MD, PhD

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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Laurel N. Vuong, MD

Laurel N. Vuong, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neuro-Ophthalmologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Ophthalmology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4600
Fax #: 617-636-7029

Diseases of the optic nerve, motility disorders

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Julian K. Wu, MD

Julian K. Wu, MD

Accepting New Patients

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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