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Brain Tumor Center Physician Team

At the University of Chicago Brain Tumor Center, our well-integrated, multidisciplinary team is dedicated to optimizing care for patients with central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Each physician contributes specialized clinical and research expertise as the team engages in collaborative review and discussion of customized treatment plans.

Our physicians are also constantly investigating new strategies to advance to the treatment of CNS tumors and publishing texts to educate the next generation of experts.

Recently published book chapter citations (PDF)

Program Leaders

Steven J. Chmura, MD, PhD
Director, CNS Metastases Clinic
Director, Research for Radiation Oncology

Rimas V. Lukas, MD
Director, Medical Neuro-Oncology

Bakhtiar Yamini, MD
Director, Surgical Neuro-Oncology

Our Physician Team


David Frim, MD, PhD
Peleg Horowitz, MD
Edwin Ramos, MD
Peter Warnke, MD

Radiation Oncology

Phillip Connell MD


Peter Pytel MD


John Collins MD

Pediatric Oncology

Ruth Rudinsky MD