Dr. Umemura is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Neurology in the University of Michigan Medical School. She obtained Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Riverside, and studied medicine at St. George's University. Dr. Umemura completed Neurology residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center before completing Neuro-Oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Umemura is board certified in Neurology and Neuro-Oncology, and sees patients in the Neuro-Oncology Clinic at the Rogel Cancer Center.
Areas of Interest
Clinical trials to investigate novel approach in treating patients with brain tumor.
Glioblastoma, Glioma, Astrocytoma, Oligodendroglioma, CNS lymphoma, Brain Tumors
Just over a year ago, Christina Costa was focused on her third year as a University of Michigan psychology student working toward a Ph.D. But testing for what she believed were migraine headaches would temporarily take her life in a new direction.
Laboratory research paves the way for a clinical trial to see if an FDA-approved drug used to prevent organ transplant rejection can work against these aggressive brain tumors.
Medical School or Training
- St. George's University School of Medicine, 2011
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Neurology, NH, 2015
- Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Internal Medicine, NY, 2012
- Neuro-Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2017