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Michael McDermott, F.R.C.S.C., M.D.

Co-director of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Dr. Michael W. McDermott is co-director of the Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Program at UCSF Medical Center and an associate professor of neurological surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. His specialty is stereotactic neurosurgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery, in particular for tumors of the central nervous system, meningiomas and skull base surgery.

McDermott cares for patients with a wide range of conditions including brain tumors, neurological cancers, central nervous system infections and hydrocephalus. He earned a medical degree cum laude from the University of Toronto. After completing a residency in neurosurgery at the University of British Columbia, he was awarded a research fellowship in the Neuro-Oncology Program of the Brain Tumor Research Center at UCSF Medical Center.

Clinics

California Center for Pituitary Disorders
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (866) 559-5543

Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Neuro-Oncology Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2966
Fax: (415) 353-2167

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Neurosurgery Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Michael McDermott

Education

University of Toronto School of Medicine 1982

Residencies

University of British Columbia Hospital, Neurological Surgery 1988

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Neuro-oncology (Adult Tumors) 1990

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Larimer P, McDermott MW, Scott BJ, Shih TT, Poisson SN. Recurrent syncope due to refractory cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and transient elevations of intracranial pressure. Neurohospitalist. 2014 Jan; 4(1):18-21.
  2. Han SJ, Saigal R, Rolston JD, Cheng JS, Lau CY, Mistry RI, McDermott MW, Berger MS. Targeted reduction in neurosurgical laboratory utilization: resident-led effort at a single academic institution. J Neurosurg. 2014 Jan; 120(1):173-7.
  3. McDermott MW, Sughrue ME. Response. J Neurosurg. 2013 Jul; 119(1):84-5.
  4. Bloch O, Safaee M, Sun MZ, Butowski NA, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Aghi MK, Parsa AT. Disseminated progression of glioblastoma after treatment with bevacizumab. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013 Sep; 115(9):1795-801.
  5. Rowland NC, Huang MC, Lawton MT, Carter J, Maa J, McDermott MW. Treatment of recurrent, multiloculated, obstructive hydrocephalus with suprahepatic peritoneal catheter placement. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Jul; 20(7):1038-9.
  6. Clark AJ, Jahangiri A, Garcia RM, George JR, Sughrue ME, McDermott MW, El-Sayed IH, Aghi MK. Endoscopic surgery for tuberculum sellae meningiomas: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurosurg Rev. 2013 Jul; 36(3):349-59.
  7. Rowland NC, Jermakowicz WJ, Tihan T, El-Sayed IH, McDermott MW. Subacute cystic expansion of intracranial juvenile psammomatoid ossifying fibroma. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Jun; 11(6):687-91.
  8. Rouine-Rapp K, McDermott MW. Perioperative management of a neurosurgical patient with a meningioma and recent coronary artery stent. J Clin Anesth. 2013 May; 25(3):228-31.
  9. Safaee M, Clark AJ, Bloch O, Oh MC, Singh A, Auguste KI, Gupta N, McDermott MW, Aghi MK, Berger MS, Parsa AT. Surgical outcomes in choroid plexus papillomas: an institutional experience. J Neurooncol. 2013 May; 113(1):117-25.
  10. Sughrue ME, Rutkowski MJ, Chen CJ, Shangari G, Kane AJ, Parsa AT, Berger MS, McDermott MW. Modern surgical outcomes following surgery for sphenoid wing meningiomas. J Neurosurg. 2013 Jul; 119(1):86-93.
  11. Barajas RF, Hess CP, Phillips JJ, Von Morze CJ, Yu JP, Chang SM, Nelson SJ, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Cha S. Super-resolution track density imaging of glioblastoma: histopathologic correlation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Jul; 34(7):1319-25.
  12. Davies JM, Trinh VT, Sneed PK, McDermott MW. Radiotherapy for recurrent epidermoid cyst. J Neurooncol. 2013 Apr; 112(2):307-13.
  13. Wahl M, Hwang A, Nakamura J, Barani I, Fogh S, Sneed P, McDermott M, Sahgal A, Ma L. Individual beam sharpening improves composite dose fall-off near a target for non-isocentric cyberknife radiosurgery. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Aug; 12(4):341-8.
  14. Kaur G, Kane AJ, Sughrue ME, Madden M, Oh MC, Sun MZ, Safaee M, El-Sayed I, Aghi M, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Parsa AT. The prognostic implications of Hyam's subtype for patients with Kadish stage C esthesioneuroblastoma. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Feb; 20(2):281-6.
  15. Ma L, Sahgal A, Nie K, Hwang A, Karotki A, Wang B, Shrieve DC, Sneed PK, McDermott M, Larson DA. Reliability of contour-based volume calculation for radiosurgery. J Neurosurg. 2012 Dec; 117 Suppl:203-10.
  16. Fogh S, Ma L, Gupta N, Sahgal A, Nakamura JL, Barani I, Sneed PK, McDermott M, Larson DA. High-precision volume-staged Gamma Knife surgery and equivalent hypofractionation dose schedules for treating large arteriovenous malformations. J Neurosurg. 2012 Dec; 117 Suppl:115-9.
  17. Kaur G, Kane AJ, Sughrue ME, Oh M, Safaee M, Sun M, Tihan T, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Parsa AT. MIB-1 labeling index predicts recurrence in intraventricular central neurocytomas. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Jan; 20(1):89-93.
  18. Bloch O, Han SJ, Cha S, Sun MZ, Aghi MK, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Parsa AT. Impact of extent of resection for recurrent glioblastoma on overall survival: clinical article. J Neurosurg. 2012 Dec; 117(6):1032-8.
  19. Crane CA, Han SJ, Ahn B, Oehlke J, Kivett V, Fedoroff A, Butowski N, Chang SM, Clarke J, Berger MS, McDermott MW, Prados MD, Parsa AT. Individual patient-specific immunity against high-grade glioma after vaccination with autologous tumor derived peptides bound to the 96 KD chaperone protein. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Jan 1; 19(1):205-14.
  20. Barajas RF, Phillips JJ, Parvataneni R, Molinaro A, Essock-Burns E, Bourne G, Parsa AT, Aghi MK, McDermott MW, Berger MS, Cha S, Chang SM, Nelson SJ. Regional variation in histopathologic features of tumor specimens from treatment-naive glioblastoma correlates with anatomic and physiologic MR Imaging. Neuro Oncol. 2012 Jul; 14(7):942-54.

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