Our Brain and Spine Cancer Team.

Brain and spine cancers are relatively rare. That is why it is important to find a center with doctors who specialize in treating these types of cancer.

At Wilmot, our doctors are dedicated to treating tumors of the brain and spine. We treat more brain and spine cancers than any other center in Upstate New York.

Neurosurgery - Brain


Kevin A. Walter, MD
Kevin A. Walter, MD is Director of the Program for Brain and Spinal Tumors. Dr. Walter earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he also performed a residency in Neurological Surgery. He then completed a fellowship in Neuro-Oncology that was sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Full bio

 


Webster H. Pilcher, MD, PhD
Webster H. Pilcher, MD, PhD is Chairman of Neurosurgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Pilcher earned his MD at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and performed a fellowship in Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. Full bio

 


Yan Michael Li, M.D., Ph.D
Yan Michael Li, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Oncology. Dr. Li earned his MD at Peking Union Medical College and PhD at University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center. He performed a fellowship at University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center. Full bio

 


George E. Vates, MD, PhD
George E. Vates, MD, PhD is Dr. Edward Vates is the neurosurgeon co-director of the University of Rochester Multidisciplinary Neuroendcrinology Clinic, who graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, and obtained his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. During his medical training, he obtained a PhD in neuroscience from the Rockefeller University. He performed a fellowship in Cerebrovascular & Skull Bone Surg at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Full bio

 

 

Spine Oncology


Kevin A. Walter, MD
Kevin A. Walter, MD is Director of the Program for Brain and Spinal Tumors. Dr. Walter earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he also performed a residency in Neurological Surgery. He then completed a fellowship in Neuro-Oncology that was sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Full bio

 


Addisu Mesfin, MD
Addisu Mesfin, MD is an Assistant Professor in the department of Orthopaedics and the Cancer Center. Dr. Mesfin earned his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Mesfin then completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital followed by a fellowship in Spine Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital. Full bio

 

 

Neuro-oncology


David N. Korones, MD
David N. Korones, MD is a Professor in the Department of Neurology and in the Department of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Korones then completed a fellowship in Pediatrics at Yale and a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Strong Memorial Hospital. Full bio


Nimish A. Mohile, MD
Nimish A. Mohile, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, Neuro-Oncology. He earned his MD at St. George’s University. Dr. Mohile performed a fellowship in Neurophysiology at Northwestern University Medical School as well as a fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Full bio

 

Radiation Oncology

Michael T. Milano, MD, PhD
Michael T. Milano, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Milano earned his MD and a PhD in biophysics from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He then performed a residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Full bio.

 

 


Kenneth Y. Usuki, MD
Kenneth Y. Usuki, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical in the Department of Radiation Oncology. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Usuki then completed a residency in Radiation Oncology at Strong Memorial Hospital. Full bio.

 

Neuropathology


Mahlon Johnson, MD, PhD
Mahlon Johnson, MD, PhD is the Director of the Neuropathology Division. Dr. Johnson received his MD and PhD from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He then performed a fellowship in Neuropathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Full bio

 


Gabrielle Yeaney, MD
Gabrielle Yeaney, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the Penn State University College of Medicine. Dr. Yeaney complete her residency in Pathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, performed a fellowship in Surgical Pathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Centerthen and later performed a fellowship in neuropathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Full bio

 

Endocrinology


Laura M. Calvi, MD
Laura M. Calvi, MD is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Endocrine/Metabolism. She earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Calvi performed a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital. Full bio

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