The Center for Acoustic Neuroma Dallas, Texas

Meet Our Team

The Center for Acoustic Neuroma was formed by physicians with over 30 years of experience in treating Acoustic Neuroma to provide the most advanced, innovative treatment options for patients. Management of Acoustic Neuroma requires a dedicated team approach utilizing state of the art techniques to most effectively treat the tumor. Multiple specialties including neurosurgery, neurotology, neuroradiology, radiation oncology, neurophthalmology, neuroanesthesiology, and physical neurotherapy, among others, are involved in treatment of this complex tumor. With many years of experience in treating and innovating, the physicians and providers at The Center for Acoustic Neuroma have joined together to provide state of the art diagnosis and treatment options for patients with Acoustic Neuroma.


Dr. Caetano Coimbra, MD, MSc, FACS

Caetano Coimbra, MD, MSc, FACS

Co-director Skull Base Center, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Director Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery, Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, TX

Dr. Caetano Coimbra has over 20 years of commitment to excellence and innovation in the treatment of complex skull base tumors. Dr. Coimbra is the Director of the Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery Center at Medical City Dallas and Co-Director of the Skull Base Center at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He founded the Center for Acoustic Neuroma with Dr. Yoav Hahn, a neurotologist and lateral skull base surgeon. Over the years he has had the opportunity to refine several aspects of  surgical  techniques for resection of acoustic neuroma.  These surgical modifications have maximized favorable facial nerve function outcomes and minimized brain retraction and brain injury during these complex surgeries.  Dr. Coimbra has personally operated on over 500 acoustic neuroma tumors during his years of practice serving his patients with excellent care for this complex brain tumor.

Meet Dr. Caetano Coimbra

Yoav Hahn, MD

Yoav Hahn, MD

Director, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Chief, Division of Otolaryngology, Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, TX

Dr. Yoav Hahn has been a practicing Otolaryngologist and Neurotologist/Skull Base Surgeon for over 10 years. Dr. Hahn completed a skull base surgery fellowship at the prestigious Michigan Ear Institute.  He is Director of Neurotology/Lateral Skull Base Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center and is Chief of Otolaryngology at Medical City Dallas Hospital. Dr. Hahn has committed his practice to providing the best care to patients with complex skull base tumors in the most minimally invasive and innovative way.  He founded the Center for Acoustic Neuroma with Dr. Caetano Coimbra to provide patients with acoustic neuroma the most advanced and integrated treatment options.

Meet Dr. Yoav Hahn

Associated Members

Brian Rodgers, MD

Brian Rodgers, MD, Skull Base Surgeon / Neurotologist

Dr. Rodgers is a board certified otolaryngologist – head and neck surgeon with specialized training in otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of ear and skull base disorders of children and adults.

Dr. Rodgers attended college at Texas A&M University-Commerce and graduated summa cum laude with degrees in biology and chemistry. He obtained his doctorate of medicine with honors from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Rodgers completed residency training in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. He then completed fellowship training in otology, neurotology, and lateral skull base surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute in Detroit.

Meet Dr. Brian Rodgers

John O'Connor, MD

John O'Connor, MD, Neuro Radiation Oncologist

Dr. O'Connor specializes in radiation oncology and is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. He practices adult and pediatric radiation oncology and sub-specializes in stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy. He has performed more than 1,000 radiosurgical procedures throughout the brain and body utilizing CyberKnife, Gamma Knife, and LINAC-based platforms. He has been an invited speaker at national and international meetings discussing his radiosurgery expertise and is currently the medical director of the Medical City CyberKnife Center. Prior to joining Texas Oncology, Dr. O’Connor served as medical director of radiosurgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and assistant professor at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Dr. O’Connor has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and has given oral presentations on his research at numerous scientific meetings including the American Society for Radiation Oncology, Radiologic Society of North America, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society Congress, International Liver Transplant Society, American Radium Society, and World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato Biliary Association.


Grant Gilliland, MD

Grant Gilliland, MD, Oculoplastic Surgery

Dr. Gilliland was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After pursuing an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Baylor University, he attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He graduated at the top of his class and became a member of Alpha Omega Alpha - Honor Medical Society. His training continued at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas in an Internal Medicine internship followed by an Ophthalmology residency at the Univeas the best teaching faculty member. He is presently board certified in Ophthalmology.

Currently, Dr. Gilliland is an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and an attending physician at Baylor Medical Center.  In addition, he is director of Orbital Surgery for the Skull Base Surgery Center at Baylor University Medical Center.  He is also on staff at several other local hospitals. Dr. Gilliland is one of the team physicians for the DALLAS STARS NHL hockey team and has been a team physician for the DALLAS MAVERICKS NBA basketball team.  Dr. Gilliland is actively engaged in teaching resident doctors in Ophthalmology, Maxillofacial surgery and several other specialties at Baylor Medical Center and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Gilliland has published numerous articles in leading medical journals and written chapters on several different topics in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in several leading medical textbooks and online reference journals.  Dr. Gilliland has been picked as one of D MAGAZINES top doctors for several years, one of TEXAS MONTHLY'S SUPER DOCTORS for numerous years, one of America's TOP OPHTHALMOLOGISTS by the consumer research council of America and as one of THE BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA by Woodward/White Publications. Dr. Gilliland is a fellow of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY.

Manu Gupta, MD

Manu Gupta, MD, Neuroradiologist

Manu Gupta M.D. has been practicing nearly exclusively neuroradiology in Dallas since 2004. After graduating from high school, he attended the combined BA/MD program at University of Missouri Kansas City. Upon finishing medical school, he completed a 5 year radiology residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. During residency he developed an early interest in Neuroradiology, leading him to pursue a 2 year fellowship in Neuroradiology at New York University. Immediately after fellowship he took a job as instructor of Radiology back at Northwestern but after a short period moved to Dallas. Dr. Gupta during his training and afterwards has always been interested in head and neck radiology and gravitated in learning this difficult part of radiology. Because of his clinical exposure to complex and difficult cases and working relationships with high level skull base surgeons he has had the fortune to become a local expert in certain aspects of skull base radiology.

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