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Brain and Spine Tumors

The Brain and Spine Cancer Center at Nebraska Medicine provides front-line diagnosis, treatment, support services and symptom management to patients with brain tumors, spine tumors and tumors involving the nervous system.

Complicated tumor cases, involving tumors in or within close proximity to the "eloquent areas" of the brain that control speech, motor or sensory functions are treated at the medical center. Among the techniques employed is awake brain surgery where the patient is awake during portions of the operation in order to respond to questions and stimulations.

Each patient seen at the medical center will have a full team of specialists working together to create a treatment plan which is specific to the individual case.

The multidisciplinary team approach combined with the latest diagnostic testing and key research findings offers each patient the best possible care available in the region.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment with a Brain and Spine Cancer specialist, call 800-922-0000. For clinic location and hours use the Find a Physician link.


  • Michele Aizenberg, MD
  • Kenneth Follett, MD, PhD
  • Daniel Surdell, MD
  • William Thorell, MD

Neuro-Oncology and Oncology

  • Philip Bierman, MD
  • Nicole Shonka, MD

Radiation Oncology

  • Chi Lin, MD
  • Robert Thompson, MD
  • Andrew Wahl, MD
  • Weining “Ken” Zhen, MD


  • Deepak Madhavan, MD

Make an Appointment

Call: 800.922.0000