Where would you turn if you were diagnosed with a brain tumor?

Each year, more than a thousand families turn to the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center. The institute has been ranked No. 1 for neurosurgery in NY, NJ, CT and PA, and among the top 5% of the nation’s neuroscience programs five years in a row.

Here, patients and their loved ones navigate the journey from diagnosis through treatment. Throughout each step, they are surrounded by the support and guidance of a multidisciplinary team of experts who deliver state-of-the-art care with state-of-the-art compassion.

“Being diagnosed with a brain tumor instantly transforms a person’s life … and the lives of those close to them. It carries shock, fear and fundamental worry about if things will ever be the same again. We understand that and treat patients as we would our own family,” says Robert Aiken, MD, co-director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center. “We provide a nearly unmatched host of programs and resources to help ease the worry, offer comfort and keep hope alive, all while focusing on delivering cutting-edge neuro-oncological care that may include participation in clinical trials.”

“We have designed a program that puts patients and families at the center of everything – the nation’s top medical experts, the latest minimally invasive and image-guided neurosurgical techniques, functional and awake brain mapping, neuro-oncologists dedicated to the treatment of brain tumors, molecular diagnostics in neuropathology that plays a key role in developing personalized tumor treatment plans, the region’s largest and most experienced CyberKnife® program, advanced clinical trials, and complementary integrative therapies,” explains Yaron Moshel, MD, PhD, co-director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center.

Brain Tumor Facts
  • Your treatment may not require surgery. Some tumors are amenable to Cyberknife stereotactic radiosurgery alone.
  • If it does – and it’s possible – we use cutting-edge minimally invasive and image-guided treatment strategies and advanced techniques.
  • We are nationally recognized as leaders in brain tumor treatment innovation – which is why developers of cutting-edge solutions pursue us to participate in clinical trials.
  • We participate in clinical trials we believe can be life-changing for our patients and patients worldwide.

Multidisciplinary Care

The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Atlantic Health System brings the most comprehensive and innovative treatments to benign and malignant tumors of the brain, skull base, spine and spinal cord. Our neurosurgeons perform more brain tumor surgeries than at any other hospital in the state. Overlook Medical Center’s CyberKnife program treating brain tumors is the largest of its kind in the tristate region.

You have access to every expert you need … from dedicated brain tumor surgeons and skull-base surgeons to neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurologists, neuro-radiologists, neuro-pathologists, medical oncologists, physiatrists, social workers and more. The center’s multidisciplinary tumor board reviews and provides opinions on your treatment plan.


The center is renowned for treating a variety of brain tumors and related conditions including gliomas: low-grade, anaplastic and glioblastomas; metastatic brain tumors; CNS lymphomas; meningiomas; pituitary tumors and acoustic neuromas. We are advancing the treatment of brain tumors by actively participating in national, multicenter clinical trials and furthering state-of-the-art treatments like stereotactic radiosurgery, functional brain mapping and awake brain surgery.

The Gerald J Glasser Brain Tumor Center has organized clinical programs in skull base surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, neuro-oncology, and minimally invasive endoscopic pituitary and skull base surgery.

Glasser Brain Tumor Center’s Integrated Team

Yaron A. Moshel, MD, PhD
Co-director, Neurosurgery
Altair Health

Robert Aiken, MD
Co-director, Neuro-oncology
Atlantic Medical Group

Fabio Frisoli, MD
Altair Health

Joana S. Emmolo, MD
Radiation Oncology
Atlantic Medical Group

Nicholas Metrus, MD
Atlantic Medical Group

Joseph Paul Weiner, MD

Joseph Paul Weiner, MD
Radiation Oncology
Atlantic Medical Group

John Paul Bouffard, MD
Morristown Pathology Assoc.

Brian D. Beyerl, MD, FACS
Patient and Family Advocate
Altair Health

“You have a brain tumor.” “Your loved one has a brain tumor.”

Words no one ever wants to hear. But today, thanks to the science of medicine and the power of hope, miracles do happen.

Just look at some success stories: The top lawyer who went from brain tumor-induced seizures to white water sports in just seven weeks. The 23-year-old who beat the odds. The single mom who was able to put her kids first while battling a brain tumor.

And there are many more. Thanks to the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center.