Participating Sites


University of Florida Shands Children’s Hospital


University of Florida Shands Children’s Hospital is ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the nation’s best, and our pediatric oncology program is the highest ranked program in Florida.  This recognition, combined with an overall mission to care for and support our patients and families, leads to advanced treatment with a personalized touch from our pediatric neuro-oncology team.

Our interdisciplinary clinical team includes pediatric experts from numerous departments throughout UF Health.  These include: neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology, neurology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, bone marrow transplant, anesthesiology, and neuropsychology.  The care of children at University of Florida Shands Children’s Hospital is aided greatly by the full range of pediatric services, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work, and child life.  The new UF Health Neuromedicine tower provides a welcoming clinic space for outpatient visits as well as intraoperative MRI.

The highly trained physicians and scientists at the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy take a patient-centered approach to care.  Because no two individuals respond in the same way to any treatment, the multidisciplinary team of specialists provides highly individualized diagnostics and treatment plans.  The ultimate goal is to provide the optimal patient experience.

Housing Information

For more information about housing at this site, please visit the UF Health website.


  • Elias Sayour, MD, PhD

    Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics

  • Duane A. Mitchell, MD, PhD

    Co-Principal Investigator, Neuro-Surgeon


Dr. Elias Sayour
PO Box 100265
Gainesville, FL 32610

Phone: 352-273-9000