University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Michael W. McDermott, MD

Michael W. McDermott, MD

Professor in Residence, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF
Robert and Ruth Halperin Endowed Chair in Meningioma Research, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Neurologic Oncology

Education

University of Toronto, Ontario, 1978, Chemistry
University of Toronto, Ontario, MD, 1982, Medicine
St. Michaelʻs Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Intern, 1982 - 1983, Mixed Internship
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Resident, 1983 - 1988, Neurosurgery


Professional Experience

  • 1988-1989
    Clinical Instructor, Neuro-Oncology, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 1990-1992
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1992-1996
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 1996-2000
    Assistant Professor In-Residence, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 2000-present
    Associate Professor In-Residence, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • 2001-present
    Vice Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Honors & Awards

  • I.B. Holubitsky Award (Graduating Residents Award, Department of Surgery, U of British Columbia)
  • June 1991
    Master Teacher in Surgery Award, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia
  • June 1995
    Harold Rosegay Resident Teaching Award, Dept. of Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Selected Publications

  1. Wu A, Garcia MA, Magill ST, Chen W, Vasudevan HN, Perry A, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW, Braunstein SE, Raleigh DR. Presenting symptoms and prognostic factors for symptomatic outcomes following resection of meningioma. World Neurosurg. 2017 Dec 14.
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  2. Jahangiri A, Chin AT, Wagner JR, Kunwar S, Ames C, Chou D, Barani I, Parsa AT, McDermott MW, Benet A, El-Sayed IH, Aghi MK. In Reply: Factors Predicting Recurrence After Resection of Clival Chordoma Using Variable Surgical Approaches and Radiation Modalities. Neurosurgery. 2017 Aug 01; 81(2):E32.
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  3. Chen WC, Magill ST, Englot DJ, Baal JD, Wagle S, Rick JW, McDermott MW. Factors Associated With Pre- and Postoperative Seizures in 1033 Patients Undergoing Supratentorial Meningioma Resection. Neurosurgery. 2017 Aug 01; 81(2):297-306.
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  4. Paulsson AK, Braunstein S, Phillips J, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott M, Sneed PK, Ma L. Patient-Specific Fetal Dose Determination for Multi-Target Gamma Knife Radiosurgery: Computational Model and Case Report. Cureus. 2017 Jul 31; 9(7):e1527.
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  5. Sizdahkhani S, Magill ST, McDermott MW. Intraventricular Meningioma Resection with Postoperative Ischemia of the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jul 19.
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  6. Vasudevan HN, Raleigh DR, Johnson J, Garsa AA, Theodosopoulos PV, Aghi MK, Ames C, McDermott MW, Barani IJ, Braunstein SE. Management of Chordoma and Chondrosarcoma with Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy. Front Surg. 2017; 4:35.
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  7. Cage T, Bach A, McDermott MW. Use of Subdural Evacuating Port System Following Open Craniotomy with Excision of Native Dura and Membranes for Management of Chronic Subdural Hematoma. Cureus. 2017 Apr 26; 9(4):e1197.
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  8. Chan AK, Birk HS, Yue JK, Winkler EA, McDermott MW. Bilateral External Ventricular Drain Placement and Intraventricular Irrigation Combined with Concomitant Serial Prone Patient Positioning: A Novel Treatment for Gravity-Dependent Layering in Bacterial Ventriculitis. Cureus. 2017 Apr 18; 9(4):e1175.
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  9. Cho GJ, Wang F, Garcia SM, Viner J, Hoffman WY, McDermott MW, Pomerantz JH. Recalcitrant Invasive Skin Cancer of the Scalp: Combined Extirpation and Microsurgical Reconstruction Without Cranioplasty. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Mar; 28(2):325-330.
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  10. Magill ST, Lau D, Raleigh DR, Sneed PK, Fogh SE, McDermott MW. Surgical Resection and Interstitial Iodine-125 Brachytherapy for High-Grade Meningiomas: A 25-Year Series. Neurosurgery. 2017 Mar 01; 80(3):409-416.
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  11. Castro BA, Imber BS, Chen R, McDermott MW, Aghi MK. Ventriculoperitoneal Shunting for Glioblastoma: Risk Factors, Indications, and Efficacy. Neurosurgery. 2017 Mar 01; 80(3):421-430.
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  12. Cuevas-Ocampo AK, Bollen AW, Goode B, Pajtler KW, Chavez L, Sharma T, Dai SC, McDermott M, Perry A, Korshunov A, Solomon DA. Genetic confirmation that ependymoma can arise as part of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) syndrome. Acta Neuropathol. 2017 Apr; 133(4):661-663.
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  13. Zygourakis CC, Keefe M, Lee J, Barba J, McDermott MW, Mummaneni PV, Lawton MT. Comparison of Patient Outcomes in 3725 Overlapping vs 3633 Nonoverlapping Neurosurgical Procedures Using a Single Institution's Clinical and Administrative Database. Neurosurgery. 2017 02 01; 80(2):257-268.
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  14. Imber BS, Kanungo I, Braunstein S, Barani IJ, Fogh SE, Nakamura JL, Berger MS, Chang EF, Molinaro AM, Cabrera JR, McDermott MW, Sneed PK, Aghi MK. Indications and Efficacy of Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Recurrent Glioblastoma: 2 Decades of Institutional Experience. Neurosurgery. 2017 Jan 01; 80(1):129-139.
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  15. Winkler EA, Birk H, Safaee M, Yue JK, Burke JF, Viner JA, Pekmezci M, Perry A, Aghi MK, Berger MS, McDermott MW. Erratum to: Surgical resection of fourth ventricular ependymomas: case series and technical nuances. J Neurooncol. 2017 Jan; 131(2):423.
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  16. Cohen-Gadol A, McDermott MW. Introduction: special issue on operative neurosurgical oncology. J Neurooncol. 2016 Nov; 130(2):241.
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  17. Lum MA, Martin AJ, Alexander MD, McCoy DB, Cooke DL, Lillaney P, Moftakhar P, Amans MR, Settecase F, Nicholson A, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, McDermott MW, Saloner D, Hetts SW. Intra-Arterial MR Perfusion Imaging of Meningiomas: Comparison to Digital Subtraction Angiography and Intravenous MR Perfusion Imaging. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0163554.
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  18. Winkler EA, Birk H, Safaee M, Yue JK, Burke JF, Viner JA, Pekmezci M, Perry A, Aghi MK, Berger MS, McDermott MW. Surgical resection of fourth ventricular ependymomas: case series and technical nuances. J Neurooncol. 2016 Nov; 130(2):341-349.
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  19. Magill ST, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW. Resection of falx and parasagittal meningioma: complication avoidance. J Neurooncol. 2016 Nov; 130(2):253-262.
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  20. Chiu J, Pierce M, Braunstein SE, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW, Sneed PK, Ma L. Sharpening peripheral dose gradient via beam number enhancement from patient head tilt for stereotactic brain radiosurgery. Phys Med Biol. 2016 Oct 03; 61(20):N532-N541.
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