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our team

Each child and family that comes to our brain tumor center is unique! Your child's plan of care is based upon many variables-tumor location in the brain, the grade of the tumor, family support systems, distance from the hospital, etc.....

You and your child will be paired up with an advanced practice nurse(APN) who will be your guide through the entire journey of treatment and follow-up care. Once your child's diagnosis has been established a treatment plan will be developed and appropriate team members will be consulted.

Upon your child's admission a core team of experts are consulted prior to a diagnosis being established. Once a diagnosis is determined additional consultations may be needed.

Meet the Team

All of our nurses and physicians are board certified in their specialty areas and participate in research and clinical trials. Please click on the individual names for more information.

It's important for the kids to be heard and have some input into the decision-making process. So, we gave the kids a chance to conduct their own interviews of our physicians....

Medical Director
John Ruge, M.D.
Pediatric Neurosurgery

About Midwest Children's
Brain Tumor Center

Associate Medical Director
John Han-Chih Chang, M.D.
Pediatric Radiation-Oncology
Medical Director
Lutheran General Cancer Institute
Department of Radiation Oncology
Kids' Interview with Dr. Chang

William Goodell, M.D.

Jong Kwon, M.D.

Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge has a complete array of specialists and services available to meet your child's needs!

Pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric intensive care, neuroradiology, endocrinology, neurology, neuropsychology, child psychology, pathology, therapies, and many more!!

Denise Fleig, MSN, APRN, BC
Care Manager
Midwest Children's Brain Tumor Center

Areum Lee, CCLS
Oncology Child Life Specialist

Rita Knapp
Center Facilitator

Noel Brigham, RN, CPHON
Magan Green, RN, CPHON - not pictured
Elizabeth Sharos, RN, CPHON

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


Radiation-Oncology Team

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