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Advanced Treatment Options for Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumors
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 2:30 PM (Eastern Time)

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Gene H. Barnett, MD, MBA, FACS

  • Director, Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
  • Neurological Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

In the U.S. every year, more than 300,000 are diagnosed with a brain tumor, either primary or metastasized. Primary brain tumors are those that arise within the brain itself, unlike metastatic tumors that travel to the brain from cancer that has formed in another part of the body. Today’s medical advancements now offer state-of-the-art treatment options to provide brain tumor patients new hope in managing their disease.

Take advantage of this opportunity to chat live with Gene H. Barnett, MD, MBA, FACS, an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors. Get answers to your questions regarding identifying symptoms and available treatment options. Bring your own questions to the web chat. This is your time to ask!

Dr. Barnett is Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center; Director of the Cleveland Clinic Gamma Knife Center; and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery. Specializing in the neurosurgical management of adult benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord, Dr. Barnett interests also include Gamma Knife cranial radiosurgery, image-guided surgery, laser interstitial thermal therapy, brain mapping, awake surgery, intraoperative MRI and clinical trials.

He has authored more than 180 articles published in leading medical journals and has a particular interest in the areas of neuro-oncology, computer-assisted surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery. In the late 1980s, Dr. Barnett created the Center for Computer-Assisted Neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic. He holds several patents and continues work on the development of robotics in neurosurgery, laser lesioning systems for brain tumors and next-generation surgical navigation systems.

He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Department of Neurosurgery and his fellowship in Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he was a clinical and research fellow at the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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