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Ivy Blog

Category: Meet the Team

Me, Myself, and the Meningioma
Twelve years after her diagnosis, Dr. Kelly Braun, a neuro-oncologist at the Ivy Brain Tumor Center, shares her personal story of overcoming a meningioma and how it has impacted her life and inspired her career.
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Staff Spotlight: Terra Ybarra
Following in the footsteps of her mother, Terra knew she wanted to become a nurse and help people. As a research nurse clinician at the Ivy Center, she does just that as the contact point for the patient throughout their journey walking them through every step of the way. For Terra, who lost her brother-in-law at the young age of 35 to glioblastoma, the fight against this disease is personal. Learn more about Terra here.
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Staff Spotlight: Matthew Elijah Dufault
As a research technician in our preclinical lab, Matthew Dufault dedicates his time to finding a cure for brain cancer. His passion for neurology developed nearly ten years ago when he was treated at Barrow Neurological Institute for an arteriovenous malformation. Today, Matthew shares how his personal connection inspires him each and everyday.
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Staff Spotlight: Amy Hong
As a data management specialist, Amy plays a critical role in managing all the information that is collected throughout the duration of the clinical study. This includes data captured from patients at study visits and results from the Ivy Laboratory.
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Artak Tovmasyan Named Director of Pharmacokinetics
The Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute welcomes Artak Tovmasyan, Pharm.D., Ph.D. as its new director of pharmacokinetics....
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Members of Your Treatment Team
You may be seen by a number of doctors and staff during your stay in the hospital. Some of them...
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