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SNO Mourns the Passing of Dina Randazzo


It is with great sadness that SNO shares that member Dina Randazzo, DO, passed away on February 20, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Dr. Randazzo was a respected and admired neuro-oncologist in the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University. A physician-scientist, she was the principal investigator on numerous publications aimed at understanding and treating glioblastoma. Dr. Randazzo was adored by her patients and used her expertise in complementary therapies to provide a holistic approach to caring for them. She was also a beloved teacher and mentor, inspiring many young neurologists to pursue the field of neuro-oncology because of her example of service and hope. Dr. Randazzo was also interested in exploring the use of complementary alternative medicine in patients with brain tumors, and some of this work, Spiritual well-being and its association with health-related quality of life in primary brain tumor patients, was published in Neuro-Oncology Practice just days before her passing.    

Dr. Randazzo graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998 before completing a residency in Neurology at University of Florida at Jacksonville from 2010 to 2013. She then completed a fellowship in Neuro-Oncology at Duke University from 2013 to 2014 before joining the faculty of the School of Medicine.

Our thoughts go out to the family and many friends of Dr. Randazzo. The family requests that those who wish to honor Dr. Randazzo do so by donating to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center (Angels Among Us) at /checks  to Tisch Brain Tumor, Box 3624 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710, or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at