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University Neurologists - Oncology

Few diagnoses are more frightening than brain cancer, news that often sends patients searching the Internet and traveling great distances to receive the most advanced care.  Those patients can find care with the physicians in the Section of Neuro Oncology at Rush University Medical center. 

When treating brain tumors, the team at the Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Brain Tumor Clinic at Rush collaborates to devise and implement treatment plans that are as gentle as possible on the patient while still providing the best possible outcomes. This combined approach ensures that every patient receives state-of-the-art care, tailored to his or her specific cancer, from some of the most experienced and qualified specialists in the area.  In addition, the center provides patients with opportunity to participate in clinical trials of promising new therapies not available anywhere else in Chicago.


​Joo Yeon Nam, MD, completed medical school at Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and her fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her clinical interests are in primary brain tumors, metastatic brain cancer, health disparities in cancer treatments and supportive/palliative care in neuro-oncology.

​Clement Pillainayagam, MD, completed medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, his residency at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and his fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has clinical expertise in primary brain tumors, meningiomas, metastatic brain cancer, spinal tumors and neurological complications of systemic cancer.


At Rush, we offer personalized care for our patients with all types of cancerous and noncancerous brain tumors, including:

  • Gliomas (such as astrocytomas, brain stem gliomas, ependymomas, optic nerve gliomas and oligodendrogliomas)
  • Metastatic tumors (cancer that has spread to the brain from another part of the body)
  • Meningiomas
  • Schwannomas
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET)
  • Medulloblastomas
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Pineal region tumors

Accreditation and Recognition

University Neurologists -- Neuro-Oncology, Chicago, IL.
1725 W. Harrison St.
Professional Building I
Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-7177
Fax: (312) 942-1783
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University Neurologists
1725 W. Harrison St.
Suite 1106
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-4500
Fax: (312) 942-2380
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