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.

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

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

David A. Brown, MD, PhD

Carolyn E. Keeler, DO
Rapipen Siriwetchadarak, MD

Giselle Lopez, MD PhD

Thomas Hopkins, MD
Alan Sag, MD
Jennifer Parsons, MSN, FNP-C, RN

Christopher A. Jones, MD
Elizabeth (Betsy) Fricklas, PA-C, MMSc 

Austin X. Dixon, MD, MBA
Christopher Lascola, MD

Steven Cook, MD

Peter E. Fecci, MD, PhD 
Jordan Komisarow, MD 

Denise M. Lally-Goss, MSN, ANP-C, GNP-C
Hannah Roberts, FNP-C
Marianne Paul, PA-C

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
Anna Rapoport, MSN, AGNP-BC
Harris J. Smith, PA-C, MPA

Scott R. Floyd, MD, PhD
Christopher R. Kelsey, MD
Grace J. Kim, MD

John P. Kirkpatrick, MD, PhD
Trey C. Mulikin, MD

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

Daniel George, MD :: GU
Mustafa Khasraw, MD, FRACP, MB ChB, MRCP :: Neuro-Onc
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)


Carey Anders, MD Medical Director 
Amanda Van Swearingen, PhD, Senior Research Associate
Peter Fecci, MD, PhD
Scott Floyd, MD, PhD
Rory Goodwin, MD, PhD
Sarah Sammons, MD
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

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


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

Carol Harbers, Communications
Merissa Courtright, Philanthropy