Our Team

The Duke Center for Brain and Spine Metastasis at DCI is the most comprehensive destination site for patients with brain and/or spinal metastases or leptomeningeal disease. The center is comprised of known thought leaders in their respective fields. A wide variety of research projects and initiatives are underway to help better understand brain and spine metastasis, a problem of major medical and scientific importance. Duke is at the forefront of international brain tumor research and treatment. That recognition extends to the specialists who treat people with metastatic brain and spine tumors.

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Brain Metastasis Center team

Leadership Team

Carey Anders, MD

Medical Director

John Kirkpatrick, MD, PhD

Radiation Director

C. Rory Goodwin, MD, PhD

Surgical Director

April Salama, MD

Associate Medical Director

Scott Floyd, MD, PhD

Associate Radiation Director

Natalie Ashley

Program Manager

Executive Leadership Team

David Ashley, MBBS, PhD

Director, Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD

Executive Director, DCI

Allan Friedman, MD

Interim Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Our Specialists

NEUROPLASTIC SURGERY
David A. Brown, MD, PhD

PHYSIATRY
Carolyn E. Keeler, DO
Rapipen Siriwetchadarak, MD

NEUROPATHOLOGY
Giselle Lopez, MD PhD

INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY/PAIN MANAGEMENT
Alan Sag, MD
Thomas Hopkins, MD

PALLIATIVE CARE
Lawrence Mumm, MD
Elizabeth (Betsy) Fricklas, PA-C, MMSc 

NEURORADIOLOGY
Christopher Lascola, MD

NEUROSURGERY: BRAIN
Peter E. Fecci, MD, PhD 
Patrick J. Codd, MD 

John H. Sampson, MD, PhD
Denise M. Lally-Goss, MSN, ANP-C, GNP-C
Hannah Roberts, FNP-C
Marianne Paul, PA-C
Anna Rapoport, MSN, AGNP-BC

SPINE
Steve H Cook, MD 
C. Rory Goodwin, MD, PhD 
Chester Yarbrough, MD 
Isaac O. Karikari, MD 
John C Barr, MD 
Muhammad Abd-El-Barr, MD, PhD 

Khoi Than, MD
Sergio A. Mendoza Lattes, MD
Melissa Erickson, MD

Brice D. Painter, PA-C, MHS
Teresa Clayton, PA-C, MHS

RADIATION ONCOLOGY LEADS
Christopher R. Kelsey, MD
John P. Kirkpatrick, MD, PhD
Scott R. Floyd, MD, PhD

Zachary J. Reitman, MD, PhD
Karen Allen, MSN, ANP-BC
Dana Fifield-Garrett, MSN, RN, ANP-BC 

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY LEADS
Mustafa Khasraw, MD, FRACP, MB ChB, MRCP :: Neuro-Onc
Tian Zhang, MD :: GU
Carey Anders, MD :: Breast
Sarah L. Sammons, MD :: Breast

Jeffrey M. Clarke, MD :: Lung
April Salama, MD :: Melanoma
John H. Strickler, MD :: GI
Rebecca A. Previs, MD :: GYN

Jennie Petruney, MSN, ANP-BC
Christina M. Lynch, PA-C 

Patient Navigators

Eris Worlds, New Patient Coordinator
Donie Magee, RN, BSN, CHPN, Patient Navigator (Brain)
Scott Pollard, RN, MSW, BSN, Patient Navigator (Spine)

Researchers

CLINICAL RESEARCH
Carey Anders, MD Medical Director 
Amanda Van Swearingen, PhD, Senior Research Associate
Ann Doyle, RN, BSN, MCR, ARPM
Laura Gorski, BSN, RN, OCN, CRNC
Stevie Threatt, CRC
Kendra Boyd, MS, Regulatory Coordinator
Eric Lipp, CRS Sr
Song Bouchree, MPH, CRS, Sr

PRECLINICAL RESEARCH
Carey Anders, MD Medical Director 
Kyle Walsh, PhD Director of Basic Research
Mustafa Khasraw, MD,  Director of Translational Research
Amanda Van Swearingen, PhD Senior Research Associate
Kaustubh Bhinge, PhD Senior Research Associate
Stephen Keir, PhD
Peter Fecci, MD, PhD

Rory Goodwin, MD, PhD, Surgical Director
Scott Floyd, MD, PhD, Associate Radiation Director
Ann Marie Pendergast, PhD
Dorothy Sipkins, MD, PhD
Smita Nair, PhD
Jeremy Force, DO
 

Administration

Christina Cone, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, Administrative Director
Natalie Ashley, BN, GradDipAdvN, Program Manager
Brooke Taylor, Program Administrator
Ginger Berry, Staff Assistant

External Relations

Holli Gall, Philanthropy
Carol Harbers, Communications