At the UCLA Brain Tumor Center, we use a team approach in everything we do. Our team includes the best and brightest minds in brain tumor care. Working together, we seamlessly deliver innovative and personalized care for complex tumors.
When it comes to treating brain tumors, our team of physicians represents the best in the country, if not the world. From diagnosis and imaging to chemotherapy (neuro oncology) and neurosurgery, each member of our team is solely focused on caring for patients with brain tumors. This approach helps us provide the best possible care and treatments to more than 800 patients a year.
Part of what makes our program so successful is that our specialists are always conferring. In fact, we are one of the few fully integrated brain tumor programs in the country. Working together as a group and not as individual departments allows us to deliver care more efficiently and effectively:
At the core of the Brain Tumor Center team is our Integrated Practice Unit (IPU). One of the few units of its kind, the strength of this group derives from our experts’ individual brain tumor expertise as well as their years of experience working together.
Specialties represented on our IPU include:
Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD, MBA, FAANS
Professor and Chair
Dr. Linda Liau's clinical expertise is in intra-operative functional brain mapping and use of intra-operative imaging for resection of brain tumors (gliomas, meningiomas, and metastatic tumors). Her research efforts are focused on the molecular biology of brain tumors, gene therapy, immunotherapy, and brain cancer vaccines. Dr. Liau is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology. More >
Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD, FAANS
Associate Professor and Co-Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Dr. Nader Pouratian specializes in surgeries to restore and preserve brain function, including deep brain stimulation for movement disorders (and other emerging indications) and surgeries that require brain mapping. In addition, he treats peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injuries and tumors. His research focuses on developing novel interventions and technologies for neurological restoration. More >
Isaac Yang, MD, FAANS
Dr. Isaac Yang is experienced in the surgical treatment for patients with skull base tumors, acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, anaplastic astrocytomas, and glioblastomas. As a principal investigator at the UCLA Brain Tumor Program, his extensive research interests include optimizing brain tumor clinical outcomes, novel nanoparticles against brain tumors, and experimental glioblastoma therapies like brain tumor vaccines. More >
Won Kim, MD
Dr. Kim completed his neurosurgical residency training at UCLA with a fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. His clinical interests include the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors deep within the brain using a wide variety of surgical modalities to best suit each individual patient and tumor type. More >
Richard Everson, MD
Dr. Richard Everson is fellowship-trained brain and spine tumor neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of malignant brain tumors. His research focuses on the development of novel immunotherapy treatment of brain tumors. Dr. Everson is available for consultation at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. More >
For Department of Neurosurgery specific questions, please contact us at: (310) 825-5111.
Anthony Wang, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Dr. Anthony Wang specializes in pediatric, cerebrovascular, and complex cranial base surgeries, having had the unique experience of fellowship training in each of these subspecialties. His clinical specialties include pediatric brain tumors, moyamoya disease, intracranial aneurysms, skull base tumors, and Chiari malformations. More >
Aria Fallah, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FAANS
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Dr. Aria Fallah is a fellowship trained pediatric neurosurgeon who practices at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. He is an assistant professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. More >
Stacey Green, NP
Division of Neuro-Oncology
Stacey Green is a Nurse Practitioner in Neuro-Oncology and has received advance nursing training at a Master level. She collaborates with the Neuro-Oncology physicians in managing the care of patients with brain tumors. Stacey is primarily involved in the care of patients in clinical trials with the Neuro-Oncology program. More >
Community Cancer Care
For Division of Neuro-Oncology specific questions, please contact us at: (310) 825-5321.
For Department of Radiation Oncology specific questions, please call us at: (310) 825-9775.
For Division of Neuropathology specific questions, please contact us at: (310) 825-7230.
For Division of Neuroradiology specific questions, please contact us at: (310) 301-6800.
Other specialties on the team include:
Our team meets on a regular basis to discuss complex cases during tumor boards. During these discussions, we combine the latest clinical advances from research and clinical trials with our subspecialty expertise. Some tumor boards bring together as many as 50 specialists and are “standing room only.”