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Skull Base Surgery Program Team

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Skull Base Surgery Program features specialists from a variety of disciplines, including otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), ophthalmology, neurology, neurosurgery, pathology, radiology, oncology, plastic surgery, and intensive care medicine. These specialists work together to ensure you receive personalized, comprehensive treatment.

Neurosurgery

Ossama Al-Mefty, MD

The Skull Base Surgery Program is led by world-renowned neurosurgeon Ossama Al-Mefty, MD, recognized by his peers as a leader in caring for patients with meningiomas and rare skull tumors (chordomas) and a pioneer in developing techniques for treating rare and complex skull base conditions.

Established Patients: 617-525-9451
New Patients: 617-732-6600
Fax: 617-713-3050

Omar Arnaout, MD

Omar Arnaout, MD is a neurosurgeon in the Center for Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery. He completed his fellowship in Skull Base Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as well as a Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Neurosurgical Oncology fellowship at the Center for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery in Sydney, Australia. In addition to his expertise in open and endoscopic brain tumor and skull base tumor surgery, he helps lead the Computational Neuroscience Outcomes Center (CNOC) where he focuses on neurosurgical applications of Artificial Intelligence.

Established Patients: 617-525-8135
New Patients: 617-732-6600
Fax: 617-713-3050

Wenya Linda Bi, MD, PhD

Linda Bi, MD, PhD is a neurosurgeon in the Center for Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery. She completed her training and fellowships in Skull Base Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In addition to her expertise in open and endoscopic skull base surgical techniques, she leads a multi-disciplinary research team focused on the translational biology of skull base tumors, including meningiomas, pituitary tumors, and vestibular schwannomas, to improve patient outcomes.

Established Patients: 617-525-8319
New Patients: 617-732-6600
Fax: 617-713-3050

Michael A. Mooney, MD

Michael A. Mooney is a neurosurgeon in the Center for Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery. He completed his neurosurgical training at the Barrow Neurological Institute with an emphasis on complex cranial and endoscopic surgery, and he completed additional fellowship training in Skull Base Neurosurgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is the current Director of the Skull Base Anatomy Laboratory at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, with research interests in novel imaging techniques in skull base surgery, resident education, and clinical trials. 

Established Patients: 617-525-9451
New Patients: 
617-732-6600
Fax: 
617- 713-3050

Timothy R. Smith, MD, PhD, MPH

Timothy R. Smith, MD, PhD, MPH, joined our team after completing his fellowship in Neurological Surgery in 2015 at BWH. Dr. Smith is available to treat patients at both our main campus and Milford practice locations.

Established Patients: 617-525-3060
New Patients: 617-732-6600
Fax: 617- 713-3050

Otolaryngology (Ears, Nose, and Throat)

Ophthalmology

Neuro-Oncology

Pathology

Radiation Oncology

Intensive Care Medicine

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