Floyd Gilles heads the pediatric neuropathology program at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He is the Burton E. Green Professor of Pediatric Neuropathology at CHLA, and Professor of Pathology (Neuropathology), Neurology, and Neurosurgery at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. His areas of expertise include the intraoperative interpretation of frozen sections of brain specimens and the neuropathologic aspects of childhood autopsies. His major areas of research interest include the neuropathology of the last half of gestation, pediatric brain tumor identification, classification, prognosis and therapeutic trials; the development of a statistically modeled method of classifying tumors that provides specific five-year survival probabilities and appropriate survival covariates; and telencephalic angiogenesis. Marvin Nelson is Chief of the Department of Imaging Services and the John L. Gwinn Professor of Pediatric Radiology at CHLA, and Professor of Radiology at the Keck School of Medicine. He also heads the training program in pediatric radiology and neuroradiology at CHLA. He was a fellow in neuroradiology at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London and the Rothschild Institute, Paris, France, and a fellow in pediatric neuroradiology at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. He joined the faculty at CHLA and USC in 1987. His research includes the use of spectroscopy and other advanced imaging techniques in diagnosing such conditions as brain tumors, pediatric acute hydrocephalus and sickle cell disease damage.
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