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Gamma Knife Team

Methodist Hospitals has assembled a multidisciplinary team of experienced radiotherapy experts who employ the unparalleled accuracy of the Gamma Knife Perfexion to maximize positive treatment results while minimizing complications.


M. Hytham Rifai, MD
Medical School: Damascus University
Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Diplomate American Board of Neurological Surgery

Hayder Jaffer, MD
Medical School: University of Mosul, Iraq
Residency: Neurological Teaching Hospital, Iraq
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic

Radiation Oncologists

Robert T. Woodburn III, MD
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine
Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology

Ram Narayan, MD
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Residency: Tufts Medical Center, Brown University/University of Massachusetts
Board Certification: American Board of Radiology

Medical Physicist

Carmen R. Kmety-Stevenson, PhD
School: The Ohio State University
Medical Physics Residency: Mayo Clinic
Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology

The Gamma Knife Team believes that an ongoing, collaborative approach with referring providers is the best approach to serving Northwest Indiana patients. As a result, they consistently strive to keep referring physicians informed throughout all phases of Gamma Knife treatment.

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