Neurosurgery chief, Behnam Badie, M.D., F.A.C.S., on transforming brain tumor treatment through research collaborations.
Behnam Badie, M.D., an expert in the field of surgical neuro-oncology, is the director of the Brain Tumor Program and the Division of Neurosurgery at the City of Hope National Medical Center. Dr. Badie has special interest in the treatment of skull base tumors, acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors, meningiomas and other nervous system tumors. His clinical research is in the development of minimally invasive techniques for treatment of both benign and malignant brain tumor. Dr. Badie earned his medical degree and completed an internship and residency at the University of California Los Angeles.
Prior to joining the Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Badie was an Associate Professor and vice-chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he also served as the director of the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program. Dr. Badie’s research interests focus on brain tumor immunology. More specifically, his research team is attempting to develop novel immunotherapy approaches for malignant brain tumors through the activation of microglia and macrophages using nanoparticles. This research is currently funded by the NCI and other organizations. Dr. Badie has published more than 140 articles, book chapters and abstracts in peer-reviewed journal. He is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Society of Neuro-oncology, and others.
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