Chordoma Foundation

2015 Community Conference at Keck School of Medicine of USC

March 14, 2015  |  Los Angeles, CA


USC Group

Speaker Presentations


Chordoma: History and Overview
Garni Barkhoudarian, MD – Neurosurgeon, John Wayne Cancer Institute
Local Research Update
Thomas Chen, MD – Oncologist, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Skull Base Surgery for Chordoma
Gabriel Zada, MD – Neurosurgeon, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Rehabilitation Medicine Within the Continuum of Care
Ramzi Ben-Youssef, MD – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Keck School of Medicine of USC
En-bloc Spondulectomy and Sacrectomy for Chordoma
Patrick Hsieh, MD – Neurosurgeon, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Palliative Care Management
Sam Nam, MD – Palliative Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Radiation Oncology
Lilia Loredo, MD – Radiation Oncologist, Loma Linda University Medical Center
Managed Rehabilitation Services
Janice White, PhD, CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist, Keck Hospital of USC
Management of Endocrinological Aspects of Disease
John Carmichael, MD – Endocrinologist, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Physical Therapy
Cherise Lathan, PT, DPT, NCS – Physical Therapist, Keck Medical Center of USC
Medical Oncology
James Hu, MD – Medical Oncologist, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Care for the Caregiver 
Heather Lee, PhD and Shannon Lozinsky, MSW – Chordoma Foundation
Global Research Update
Josh Sommer – Executive Director, Chordoma Foundation

Ask the Experts Panel


Garni Barkhoudarian, MD – John Wayne Cancer Institute [Neurosurgery] James Hu, MD – Keck School of Medicine of USC [Medical Oncology]
Gabriel Zada, MD – Keck School of Medicine of USC [Neurosurgery] John Carmichael, MD – Keck School of Medicine of USC [Endocrinology]
Patrick Hseih, MD – Keck School of Medicine of USC [Neurosurgery] Lilia Loredo, MD – Loma Linda University Medical Center [Radiation Oncology]

Coordinating Committee


  • Heather Lee
  • Adriane Rothstein