Why Choose UW Health Brain Tumor Program?

  • We are experienced and when it comes to brain tumors, experience matters. We see more than 1,200 brain tumor patients every year with common, as well as rare, brain tumors and cancers.
  • Our program offers a truly comprehensive, team-based approach to brain tumor care. Our team approach focuses on minimizing and managing the side effects of the tumor and treatments.
  • Our goal is to make it easier for you to receive the proper care by minimizing your travel and follow-up appointments, as well as providing you with a personalized treatment plan.
  • We will support you through your entire journey, including the decision-making process, evaluation, hospitalization, treatment and survivorship. We take an intentional, holistic approach to your health because so many symptoms you may experience can be related to or caused by seemingly unrelated problems.



We offer a wide range of services. Your health care team will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for the best outcome. Some of these services include:

  • We have a dedicated neuropathologist, a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and understanding your tumor. This doctor's expertise will help guide your treatment plan so you get the best care for your situation.
  • We have top surgeons who perform many advanced surgical techniques not available at every hospital. Our surgeons will be able to offer you the most appropriate surgery for your medical situation.
  • We have a medical oncologist who specializes in brain cancer. This doctor will work with you in selecting the best chemotherapy or offering you a clinical trial for your type of tumor.
  • Our radiation oncology team is one of the best in the country and has a variety of delivery techniques to match your medical needs.
  • We have a team who will watch over your care and help you manage the side effects of your tumor or treatment.

Innovation, Research and Leading-Edge Technology


UW Health is part of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, with research and teaching as part of its mission. This environment allows for using the latest medications, technologies, surgical and radiation techniques and post-treatment care. We are able to translate what is working in the labs to effective patient care. As an academic medical center, our program offers you the newest advances in brain tumor care.


Nationally Recognized Leader

  • National and international recognition for leadership in brain tumor care
  • Part of the UW Carbone Cancer Center, which is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Wisconsin
  • Referral Center for rare tumor types and clinical trial options
  • According to U.S. News & World Report, we are the No. 1 hospital in Wisconsin and our neurology/neurosurgery program is one of the top 50 in the United States
  • We are members of the numerous prestigious associations: NRG, ECoG, CERN, RTOG, National Pituitary Association (PNA), NCCN and Alliance Oncology


Caring for the Patient and Family


We realize this is a difficult time for the patient and family. Your roles and responsibilities are changing: patient, caregiver and family member. We understand the importance of caring for the physical and emotional needs of everyone involved. You will encounter a team of experts to assist you with transitioning across multiple providers; assessing the patient and caregiver needs as a unit.