Our Medical Directors
Sandeep Kunwar, MD, Neurosurgeon
Board certified in neurosurgery and renowned for his work in minimally
invasive neurosurgery, Dr. Kunwar played an instrumental role in the evolution
of the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute where he now serves as
medical director for three of the Institute's programs.
David Larson, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncologist
Board certified in therapeutic radiology and recognized nationally and
internationally for his work in stereotactic radiosurgery for the treatment
of brain tumors, Dr. Larson serves as co-medical director of the Taylor
McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute's Gamma Knife® Program.
Paula Petti, PhD, Director of Gamma Knife Physics
Paula Petti, PhD, is board certified in therapeutic radiological physics.
Her areas of expertise include stereotactic radiosurgery, charged-particle
radiation therapy, Monte Carlo calculations, and particle and photon dose
Desmond Erasmus, MD, Neurosurgeon
In addition to participating in the Gamma Knife Program, Dr. Erasmus is
medical director of the Institute's Minimally Invasive Spine Program.
He is board certified in neurosurgery and has undergone specialized training
in Gamma Knife technology.
Jenny Jasbir Multani, MD, Neurosurgeon
Dr. Multani has undergone specialized training in Gamma Knife technology
and the treatment of brain tumors.
Michael Bastasch, MD, Radiation Oncologist
Dr. Bastasch is board certified in radiation oncology and has undergone
specialized training in Gamma Knife technology. Prior to joining the staff
at Washington Radiation Oncology Center, he was chief resident at Baylor
College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He also served as an assistant
professor at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.
Ping Lombardi, RN, BSN, Gamma Knife Nurse
Ping Lombardi has been a registered nurse for 34 years and has been on
staff at Washington Hospital for 27 years. Her specialties include intensive
care, critical care, peripherally inserted central catheters and renal
dialysis. After receiving her bachelor's degree in nursing from University
of Santo Thomas in Manila, Philippines, Lombardi obtained cardiothoracic
training at Albert Einstein Hospital in The Bronx, New York.