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Brownsburg Native Becomes One of Only Neuro-oncologists in State

| Indianapolis—Brownsburg native Dr. Stephanie Wagner has returned to her Hoosier roots to practice medicine with Clarian Neuroscience and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.


Dr. Wagner, one of only two neuro-oncologists in Indiana - both of whom are affiliated with Clarian Health, the Indiana Clinic and Indiana University School of Medicine - will serve as the co-medical director for IU School of Medicine's neuro-oncology program based at both the IU Simon Cancer Center and Methodist Hospital. She will also serve as an assistant professor of clinical medicine for IU School of Medicine.


In the highly specialized field of neuro-oncology, Dr. Wagner uses a multi-disciplinary approach to create new treatment protocols for patients with brain tumors who need urgent interventions to halt the spread of cancer.


At Clarian, Dr. Wagner is now part of a nationally recognized team of physicians with Clarian Neuroscience - Indiana's only neurology and neurosurgery program to be ranked in U.S. News and World Report's 2010-2011 listing of "America's Best Hospitals" - and the IU Simon Cancer Center - the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Indiana providing patient care.


Before joining Clarian, Dr. Wagner served as the director of the neuro-oncology program at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Ky. During her two-year tenure, Dr. Wagner treated more than 200 patients with primary and metastatic brain tumors.

Dr. Wagner earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine - with campuses in North Brunswick, N.J. and Dominica, West Indies - and received her nursing degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. After receiving her medical degree, Dr. Wagner completed a fellowship in medical oncology/hematology at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, Ky., and another in neuro-oncology at Duke University’s Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center in Durham, N.C.

Dr. Wagner is board certified in both medical oncology and internal medicine and board eligible in neuro-oncology and licensed to practice medicine in Indiana and Kentucky.

In 2009, Dr. Wagner was honored as a member of the 90th Percentile Physician Club. In 2006, Wagner received the first place prize for clinical research at Research! Louisville, an annual celebration of health-related research.

She is a member of the Society of Neuro-Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

Contact Gene Ford for more information at 317.962.4576.

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About Clarian Health - As a preeminent leader in clinical care, education, research and service, Clarian Health is Indiana's most comprehensive academic medical center and one of the busiest hospital systems in the United States. Based in Indianapolis, Clarian is comprised of multiple hospitals and health centers throughout the state and maintains a strong partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine-the nation's second largest medical school and a global leader in medical education and research.

 

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