Chordoma Foundation

2015 Community Conference at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

June 13, 2015  |  New York, New York

MSKCC group

Speaker Presentations

Click on titles below to view videos of each presentation.

Overview of Chordoma
Mark Bilsky, MD – Neurosurgeon, MSKCC
Chordoma Radiotherapy Update
Josh Yamada, MD – Radiation Oncologist, MSKCC
Genetic Profiling of Chordoma
Meera Hammed, MD – Pathologist, MSKCC
Quality of Life Post Sacral Resection
Patrick Boland, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon, MSKCC
Epigenetic Dysregulation in Chordoma
Cameron Brennan, MD – Neurosurgeon, MSKCC
New Directions: Impact of Research on the Lives of Patients with Chordoma
Mrinal Gounder, MD – Medical Oncologist, MSKCC
Leading the Search for a Cure
Josh Sommer – Executive Director, Chordoma Foundation
Palliative Care and Pain Management
Vinay Puttanniah, MD – Anesthesiologist, MSKCC
A Patient’s Perspective on Research Progress
Bill Dorland – Chordoma Patient
Chordoma Care: Role of Rehabilitation
Lisa Ruppert, MD – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MSKCC

Ask the Experts Panel

Josh Yamada, MD – MSKCC [Radiation Oncology] Lisa Ruppert, MD – MSKCC [Rehabilitation]
Patrick Boland, MD – MSKCC [Orthopedic Surgery] Chandra Sen, MD – NYU Langone Medical Center [Neurosurgery]
Mrinal Gounder, MD – MSKCC [Medical Oncology] Meera Hameed, MD – MSKCC [Pathology]
Vinay Puttanniah, MD – MSKCC [Pain Management]

Coordinating Committee

  • Sharon Berlan
  • Nadine Cordova
  • Norma Jones
  • Heather Lee
  • Adriane Rothstein



  • Jason Straus
  • Adrienne Sibrizzia
  • Carolyn Steinle
  • Dakotah West

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