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. Wadhwa H, Shah SS, Shan J, Cheng J, Beniwal AS, Chen JS, Gill SA, Mummaneni N, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Aghi MK. The neurosurgery applicant's "arms race": analysis of medical student publication in the Neurosurgery Residency Match. J Neurosurg. 2019 Nov 01; 1-9.
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  2. Morin O, Chen WC, Nassiri F, Susko M, Magill ST, Vasudevan HN, Wu A, Vallières M, Gennatas ED, Valdes G, Pekmezci M, Alcaide-Leon P, Choudhury A, Interian Y, Mortezavi S, Turgutlu K, Bush NAO, Solberg TD, Braunstein SE, Sneed PK, Perry A, Zadeh G, McDermott MW, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Raleigh DR. Integrated models incorporating radiologic and radiomic features predict meningioma grade, local failure, and overall survival. Neurooncol Adv. 2019 May-Dec; 1(1):vdz011.
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  3. Osorio JA, Liabres GVT, Miller CA, McDermott MW, Mummaneni PV. Use of Intraoperative CO2 Laser for the Resection of a Ventral Intradural Extramedullary Cervical Spinal Tumor: 2-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Aug 23.
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  4. Breshears JD, Morshed RA, Molinaro AM, McDermott MW, Cheung SW, Theodosopoulos PV. Residual Tumor Volume and Location Predict Progression After Primary Subtotal Resection of Sporadic Vestibular Schwannomas: A Retrospective Volumetric Study. Neurosurgery. 2019 Jun 24.
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  5. Chandra A, Young JS, Dalle Ore C, Dayani F, Lau D, Wadhwa H, Rick JW, Nguyen AT, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Aghi MK. Insurance type impacts the economic burden and survival of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. J Neurosurg. 2019 Jun 21; 1-11.
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  6. Morshed RA, Wu SY, Sneed PK, McDermott MW. Radiotherapy for recurrent intracranial epidermoid cysts without malignant transformation: a single-institution case series. J Neurooncol. 2019 Aug; 144(1):89-96.
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  7. McDermott MW, Sheehan J, Braunstein S. Introduction. Radiosurgery and radiotherapy for meningiomas: overview of the issue. Neurosurg Focus. 2019 Jun 01; 46(6):E1.
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  8. Streckert EMS, Hess K, Sporns PB, Adeli A, Brokinkel C, Kriz J, Holling M, Eich HT, Paulus W, Spille DC, van Eck ATCJ, Raleigh DR, McDermott MW, Stummer W, Brokinkel B. Clinical, radiological, and histopathological predictors for long-term prognosis after surgery for atypical meningiomas. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2019 Aug; 161(8):1647-1656.
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  9. Wang M, Chae R, Vigo V, Winkler E, McDermott MW, El-Sayed IH, Abla AA, Rubio RR. Comparative Analysis of the Subtonsillar, Far-Lateral, Extreme-Lateral, and Endoscopic Far-Medial Approaches to the Lower Clivus: An Anatomical Cadaver Study. World Neurosurg. 2019 Jul; 127:e1083-e1096.
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  10. Dalle Ore CL, Magill ST, Yen AJ, Shahin MN, Lee DS, Lucas CG, Chen WC, Viner JA, Aghi MK, Theodosopoulos PV, Raleigh DR, Villanueva-Meyer JE, McDermott MW. Meningioma metastases: incidence and proposed screening paradigm. J Neurosurg. 2019 Apr 05; 1-9.
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  11. Southwell DG, Breshears JD, Lyon WR, McDermott MW. A Method for Cranial Nerve XI Silencing During Surgery of the Foramen Magnum Region: Technical Case Report. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Apr 01; 16(4):E130-E133.
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  12. Susko M, Yu Y, Ma L, Nakamura J, Fogh S, Raleigh DR, Golden E, Theodosopoulos PV, McDermott MW, Sneed PK, Braunstein SE. Preoperative Dural Contact and Recurrence Risk After Surgical Cavity Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases: New Evidence in Support of Consensus Guidelines. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2019 Jul-Sep; 4(3):458-465.
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  13. Shahin MN, Magill ST, Dalle Ore CL, Viner JA, Peters PN, Solomon DA, McDermott MW. Fertility treatment is associated with multiple meningiomas and younger age at diagnosis. J Neurooncol. 2019 May; 143(1):137-144.
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  14. Morshed RA, Young JS, Safaee M, Sankaran S, Berger MS, McDermott MW, Hervey-Jumper SL. Delirium Risk Factors and Associated Outcomes in a Neurosurgical Cohort: A Case-Control Study. World Neurosurg. 2019 Jun; 126:e930-e936.
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  15. Gaspar LE, Prabhu RS, Hdeib A, McCracken DJ, Lasker GF, McDermott MW, Kalkanis SN, Olson JJ. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines on the Role of Whole Brain Radiation Therapy in Adults With Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Brain Tumors. Neurosurgery. 2019 03 01; 84(3):E159-E162.
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  16. Brastianos PK, Galanis E, Butowski N, Chan JW, Dunn IF, Goldbrunner R, Herold-Mende C, Ippen FM, Mawrin C, McDermott MW, Sloan A, Snyder J, Tabatabai G, Tatagiba M, Tonn JC, Wen PY, Aldape K, Nassiri F, Zadeh G, Jenkinson MD, Raleigh DR. Advances in multidisciplinary therapy for meningiomas. Neuro Oncol. 2019 Jan 14; 21(Supplement_1):i18-i31.
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  17. Breshears JD, Haddad AF, Viner J, Rau J, Sankaran S, McDermott MW. A Reduced Exogenous Steroid Taper for Postoperative Brain Tumor Patients-A Case-Control Study. World Neurosurg. 2019 May; 125:e44-e47.
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  18. Southwell DG, Breshears JD, Lyon WR, McDermott MW. In Reply: A Method for Cranial Nerve XI Silencing During Surgery of the Foramen Magnum Region: Technical Case Report. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Jan 01; 16(1):E36.
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  19. 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. 2019 01 01; 84(1):123-131.
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  20. Vigo V, Dones F, Di Bonaventura R, Barakat D, McDermott MW, Abla AA, Rubio RR. Middle Meningeal Artery to Premeatal Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Bypass via Anterior Petrosectomy: An Anatomic Feasibility Study. World Neurosurg. 2019 Mar; 123:e536-e542.
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