Learn more about the Brain Tumor Center at Cincinnati Children’s.  

The Brain Tumor Center at Cincinnati Children’s provides leading-edge, comprehensive therapy for children and young adults. Through innovative research and advanced clinical care, we are improving treatment and long-term outcomes for patients with brain and spine tumors.

The program serves approximately 800 patients from a broad geographic area, some newly diagnosed and others with recurrent or treatment-resistant tumors. Our specialists offer the most technologically advanced care available. For example, our neurosurgeons use intraoperative imaging and a sophisticated navigation system to create precise three-dimensional maps of the brain and safely remove complex tumors. Cincinnati Children’s was the first pediatric hospital in the world to offer this technology.

We also offer proton therapy, which uses “pencil beam” scanning to destroy cancer cells, while minimizing damage to healthy organs and tissue. The Proton Therapy Center at Cincinnati Children’s is one of only two such centers in the world owned by a children’s hospital, and is a demonstration of our deep commitment to providing the most sophisticated, effective cancer treatment available.

The medical director of the Brain Tumor Center is Maryam Fouladi, MD, MSc, FRCPC, a national leader in brain and spinal tumor research and treatment. Fouladi has developed and led several national clinical research studies of leading-edge therapies for these diseases. Fouladi is also the chair of the National Cancer Institute-funded Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium, which consists of 11 of the top pediatric brain tumor programs in the country.