The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Neuro Oncology

Director: Katharine A. McNeill, MD

Contact Information
Katharine A. McNeill, MD

Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Hofheimer Main, Room 100
Bronx, NY 10467
Phone: 718-920-5062
Fax: 718-652-7474


The Division of Adult Neuro-oncology engages in clinical care and research for patients with brain and spinal cord tumors as well as neurologic complications of cancer. We serve patients and families from the New York City region including the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, Yonkers, White Plains, northern New Jersey and other area. Our patients are cared for with a coordinated multidisciplinary team involving neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists from throughout the Montefiore Einstein system. We care for the entire spectrum of primary brain and spinal cord tumors, including glioblastoma (GBM), gliomas, astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas (oligos), spinal cord tumors, ependymomas, meningiomas, hemangioblastomas, schwannomas, neurofibromas, craniopharyngiomas, pituitary adenomas and other rare brain tumors. We see patients with familial tumors of the nervous system such as neurofibromatosis (type 1 and 2) and von Hippel Lindau disease. Our team also sees patients with neurologic complications of cancer, including brain and spine (CNS) metastases, chemotherapy neuropathy and rare paraneoplastic disorders of the nervous system. We also offer clinical trials, engage in translational and basic research and conduct regular multidisciplinary tumor boards.

In addition, we provide care for patients with autoimmune disorders of the nervous system, including multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica (NMO), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), myasthenia gravis (MG), stiff person syndrome (stiff man syndrome) and other disorders that require outpatients infusions such as natalizumab (Tysabri), rituximab (Rituxan) and immune globulin (IVIg).

Our specialists bring experience and training from the Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, New York University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


Department Chairman

Mark Mehler Mark F. Mehler, M.D. (bio)

Professor of Neuroscience
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Chair of The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Alpern Family Foundation Chair in Cerebral Palsy Research
Director, Institute for Brain Disorders and Neural Regeneration

Letter from the Chairman