The Tommy Detesco Fund

Cleveland Clinic (Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center)

Dr. Gene Barnett - Chairman
Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center


Dr. Tanya Tekautz
Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center


Dr. Bruce Cohen
Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center

Cleveland Clinic Foundation became the center of care for Tommy from 2001 onward. In the twenty year period from 1981 until 2001, Tommy was followed at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City by Dr Darryll C. DeVivo. He would have two surgeries there.

As Tommy's care required frequent complex treatment and testing, it became necessary to utilize a facility more readily accessible. The Cleveland Clinic fulfilled all of the expectations.

The Neurosurgery specialists at the Clinic consistently rank in the top five such departments in the country as identified by US News and World Report.

The Taussig Cancer center was recently identified as the leading cancer center in Ohio, and one of the top 15 such facilities in the country.

Part of the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, the Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology (BTNC) Center  is a nationally recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of primary and metastatic spine, nerve, and brain tumors, and their effects on the nervous system. In 2006, Cleveland Clinic Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center physicians recorded 8,300 outpatient visits and performed more than 900 procedures for brain tumors, including stereotactic radio surgery (Gamma Knife) and surgery. Over 25% of our new brain tumor patients come from outside of Ohio. The Center for Translational Therapeutics is accelerating the process of bringing novel therapeutic agents from the laboratory to the brain tumor patient, while maintaining the highest standards of both efficacy and safety in providing brain tumor treatments.


How Your Donations Help

A letter from the Director of the Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center at the Cleveland Clinic








Professional Staff Listing

Physicians at the Cleveland Clinic Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
  Name Phone Campus
1 Angelov, Lilyana, M.D. (216) 444-4253 Main Campus
2 Barnett, Gene, M.D. (216) 444-5381 Main Campus
3 Chao, Samuel , M.D. (216) 445-7876 Main Campus
4 Cohen, Bruce, M.D. (216) 444-9182 Main Campus
5 Elinzano, Heinrich, M.D. (216) 445-8971 Main Campus
6 Gowans, L. Kate, M.D. (216) 444-5517 Main Campus
7 Lee, Joung, M.D. (216) 444-9067 Main Campus
8 Levien, Michael, M.D. (216) 444-5517 Main Campus
9 Peereboom, David, M.D. (216) 445-6068 Main Campus
10 Prayson, Richard, M.D. (216) 444-8805 Main Campus
11 Rasmussen, Peter, M.D. (216) 445-9897 Main Campus
12 Raychaudhuri, Baisakhi, Ph.D. (216) 445-1275 Main Campus
13 Sade, Burak, M.D. (216) 444-5856 Main Campus
14 Stevens, Glen, D.O., Ph.D. (216) 445-1787 Main Campus
15 Suh, John, M.D. (216) 444-5574 Main Campus
16 Tekautz, Tanya, M.D. (216) 444-9532 Main Campus
17 Tievsky, Andrew, M.D. (216) 445-1922 Main Campus
18 Vogelbaum, Michael, M.D., Ph.D. (216) 444-8564 Main Campus
19 Weil, Robert, M.D. (216) 444-2007 Main Campus