Gamma Knife Surgery Team
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center was the first to be named a Leksell Center of Radiosurgery and is one of only 4 in the world to hold this designation. We earned this prestigious distinction for pioneering the latest treatment technologies (the Gamma Knife Perfexion and the Axesse Linear Accelerator), clinical research, education and outreach.
Our team of specialists is among the most experienced in the country. Since opening in 1999, the Gamma Knife® Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has become one of the busiest in the country, having treated more than 4,000 patients.
The team is comprised of specially-trained radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, medical physicists and nurses who collaborate to create individualized treatments plans for each patient.
The Gamma Knife Surgery Team
Co-directors of the Gamma Knife Program
Stephen B. Tatter, MD, PhD, Neurosurgery
Michael Chan, MD, Radiation Oncology
Adrian Laxton, MD, Neurosurgery
Charles L. Branch, Jr., MD, Neurosurgery
James J. Urbanic, MD, Radiation Oncology
J. Daniel Bourland, PhD, Radiological Physics
Michael Thomas Munley, PhD, Radiological Physics
Lisa Wilkins, RN, Stereotactic Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Darrell Sloan, RT-R, MR, CT, Stereotactic Coordinator, email@example.com
Tabitha Hollins, FNP, Neurosurgery
Richard Lowder, PA-C, Neurosurgery
Wake Forest University's Gamma Knife team is part of its Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program offering a multidisciplinary approach to treating people in a way that emphasizes aggressive lesion eradication and quality of life. For brain arteriovenous malformations (AVM), this goal is achieved by close collaboration with experts in the departments of Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology and utilization of resources of the Wake Forest AVM Center.