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. Chen WC, Magill ST, Wu A, Vasudevan HN, Morin O, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos PV, Perry A, McDermott MW, Sneed PK, Braunstein SE, Raleigh DR. Histopathological features predictive of local control of atypical meningioma after surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy. J Neurosurg. 2018 Apr 06; 1-8.
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  2. McDermott MW, Ohata K, Benes V. Introduction. Skull base meningioma treatment strategies. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Apr; 44(4):E1.
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  3. Safaee MM, McDermott MW, Benet A, Theodosopoulos PV. Tailored Extended Bifrontal Craniotomy for Anterior Skull Base Tumors: Anatomic Description of a Modified Surgical Technique and Case Series. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Apr 01; 14(4):386-394.
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  4. Magill ST, Morshed RA, Lucas CG, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos PV, Berger MS, de Divitiis O, Solari D, Cappabianca P, Cavallo LM, McDermott MW. Tuberculum sellae meningiomas: grading scale to assess surgical outcomes using the transcranial versus transsphenoidal approach. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Apr; 44(4):E9.
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  5. Magill ST, Young JS, Chae R, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW. Relationship between tumor location, size, and WHO grade in meningioma. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Apr; 44(4):E4.
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  6. Vasudevan HN, Braunstein SE, Phillips JJ, Pekmezci M, Tomlin BA, Wu A, Reis GF, Magill ST, Zhang J, Feng FY, Nicholaides T, Chang SM, Sneed PK, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Perry A, Raleigh DR. Comprehensive Molecular Profiling Identifies FOXM1 as a Key Transcription Factor for Meningioma Proliferation. Cell Rep. 2018 Mar 27; 22(13):3672-3683.
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  7. Breshears JD, Chang J, Molinaro AM, Sneed PK, McDermott MW, Tward A, Theodosopoulos PV. Temporal Dynamics of Pseudoprogression After Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Vestibular Schwannomas-A Retrospective Volumetric Study. Neurosurgery. 2018 Mar 05.
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  8. Chen WC, Hara J, Magill ST, Wu A, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos PV, Perry A, McDermott MW, Sneed PK, Raleigh DR, Braunstein SE. Salvage therapy outcomes for atypical meningioma. J Neurooncol. 2018 Feb 26.
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  9. Flanigan PM, Jahangiri A, Weinstein D, Dayani F, Chandra A, Kanungo I, Choi S, Sankaran S, Molinaro AM, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Aghi MK. Postoperative Delirium in Glioblastoma Patients: Risk Factors and Prognostic Implications. Neurosurgery. 2018 Feb 16.
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  10. Yu Y, El-Sayed IH, McDermott MW, Theodosopoulos PV, van Zante A, Kased N, Glastonbury CM, Garsa AA, Yom SS. Dural recurrence among esthesioneuroblastoma patients presenting with intracranial extension. Laryngoscope. 2018 Feb 10.
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  11. Han DY, Ma L, Braunstein S, Raleigh D, Sneed PK, McDermott M. Resection Cavity Contraction Effects in the Use of Radioactive Sources (1-25 versus Cs-131) for Intra-Operative Brain Implants. Cureus. 2018 Jan 16; 10(1):e2079.
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  12. Flanigan PM, Jahangiri A, Kuang R, Truong A, Choi S, Chou A, Molinaro AM, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Aghi MK. Developing an Algorithm for Optimizing Care of Elderly Patients With Glioblastoma. Neurosurgery. 2018 Jan 01; 82(1):64-75.
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  13. 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. 2018 Mar; 111:e149-e159.
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  14. Idowu OO, Kalin-Hajdu E, Grumbine FL, Kersten RC, McDermott M, Vagefi MR. Restrictive Strabismus Following Frontotemporal-orbitozygomatic Craniotomy. Cureus. 2017 Dec 11; 9(12):e1937.
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  15. Flanigan PM, Jahangiri A, Kuang R, Truong A, Choi S, Chou A, Rick JW, Chang SM, Molinaro AM, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Aghi MK. Improved Survival with Decreased Wait Time to Surgery in Glioblastoma Patients Presenting with Seizure. Neurosurgery. 2017 Nov 01; 81(5):824-833.
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Sizdahkhani S, Magill ST, McDermott MW. Intraventricular Meningioma Resection with Postoperative Ischemia of the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. World Neurosurg. 2017 Oct; 106:878-883.
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  20. 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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