NF2 Clinical Program

Individuals with neurofibromatosis-2 (NF2) can now benefit from the Midwest’s only program specializing in the NF2 clinical care of children and adults – the Washington University NF2 Clinical Program. This new program is a joint project of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Siteman Cancer Center and the Washington University  NF Center.

The NF2 Clinical Program is co-directed by Michael Chicoine, MD (neurosurgeon) and Jonathan L. McJunkin, MD (Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, head and neck surgeon).  Their collective experience in treating large numbers of patients with this uncommon disease galvanized the assembly of this team of experts aimed at providing specialized care tailored to young adults and adults diagnosed with NF2.

A dedicated group of physicians and other health care professionals from a broad spectrum of medical specialties — including neurosurgery, otolaryngology, neurology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, neuroradiology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, audiology, neuro-ophthalmology, anesthesiology (pain management), physical therapy, and social work — coordinate patient assessment and treatment in a comprehensive approach.

Washington University is a world-renowned medical center with extensive research facilities and experience that translates into specialized patient clinical care. This leading-edge research offers a unique benefit to our patients, such as the ongoing work concentrated on the use of chemotherapeutic agents to arrest the growth of tumors or to reduce their size and cochlear implantation to preserve or restore hearing. Please contact our office for more information.

Click to hear a podcast of Dr. Michael Chicoine, a Washington University neurosurgeon, discussing the symptoms and treatment for NF2 and the new NF2 Clinical Program. The podcast is courtesy of Siteman Cancer Center’s Cancer Connection and can be found on their website.

NF2 Clinical Program Contact Information
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (CST)
Phone: (314) 362-4125
NF2 Clinical Program BrochurePDF version

Emergency After Office Hours
Call the neurosurgeon or otolaryngologist on call
at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at (314) 362-5000
Adult and Pediatric Referrals
We require that patient records,
reports from relevant radiologic studies
and consultation reports be faxed
to us prior to the appointment.
Fax: (314) 362-7522
Mailing Address:
c/o Jeanne Wehner
Department of Otolaryngology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8115
St. Louis, MO 63110