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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
or (415) 353-7500
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. Zygourakis CC, Kaur G, Kunwar S, McDermott MW, Madden M, Oh T, Parsa AT. Modern treatment of 84 newly diagnosed craniopharyngiomas. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Sep; 21(9):1558-66.
  2. Gruss CL, Al Komser M, Aghi MK, Pletcher SD, Goldberg AN, McDermott M, El-Sayed IH. Risk factors for cerebrospinal leak after endoscopic skull base reconstruction with nasoseptal flap. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Sep; 151(3):516-21.
  3. Wang DD, Lau D, Rolston JD, Englot DJ, Sneed PK, McDermott MW. Pain experience using conventional versus angled anterior posts during stereotactic head frame placement for radiosurgery. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Sep; 21(9):1538-42.
  4. Ma L, Sahgal A, Larson DA, Pinnaduwage D, Fogh S, Barani I, Nakamura J, McDermott M, Sneed P. Impact of millimeter-level margins on peripheral normal brain sparing for gamma knife radiosurgery. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 May 1; 89(1):206-13.
  5. Potts MB, Sheth SA, Louie J, Smyth MD, Sneed PK, McDermott MW, Lawton MT, Young WL, Hetts SW, Fullerton HJ, Gupta N. Stereotactic radiosurgery at a low marginal dose for the treatment of pediatric arteriovenous malformations: obliteration, complications, and functional outcomes. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 Jul; 14(1):1-11.
  6. Potts MB, Jahangiri A, Jen M, Sneed PK, McDermott MW, Gupta N, Hetts SW, Young WL, Lawton MT. Deep arteriovenous malformations in the basal ganglia, thalamus, and insula: multimodality management, patient selection, and results. World Neurosurg. 2014 Sep-Oct; 82(3-4):386-94.
  7. Santarius T, Jian BJ, Englot D, McDermott MW. Delayed neurological deficit following resection of tuberculum sellae meningioma: report of two cases, one with permanent and one with reversible visual impairment. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2014 Jun; 156(6):1099-102.
  8. Kaley T, Barani I, Chamberlain M, McDermott M, Panageas K, Raizer J, Rogers L, Schiff D, Vogelbaum M, Weber D, Wen P. Historical benchmarks for medical therapy trials in surgery- and radiation-refractory meningioma: a RANO review. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Jun; 16(6):829-40.
  9. Safaee M, Sun MZ, Oh T, Aghi MK, Berger MS, McDermott MW, Parsa AT, Bloch O. Use of thrombin-based hemostatic matrix during meningioma resection: A potential risk factor for perioperative thromboembolic events. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Apr; 119:116-20.
  10. Abla AA, Lawton MT, McDermott MW. Intracranial aneurysm formation following radiation. World Neurosurg. 2014 Mar-Apr; 81(3-4):492-3.
  11. Oh T, Safaee M, Sun MZ, Garcia RM, McDermott MW, Parsa AT, Bloch O. Surgical risk factors for post-operative pneumonia following meningioma resection. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2014 Mar; 118:76-9.
  12. 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.
  13. Bloch O, Crane CA, Fuks Y, Kaur R, Aghi MK, Berger MS, Butowski NA, Chang SM, Clarke JL, McDermott MW, Prados MD, Sloan AE, Bruce JN, Parsa AT. Heat-shock protein peptide complex-96 vaccination for recurrent glioblastoma: a phase II, single-arm trial. Neuro Oncol. 2014 Jan; 16(2):274-9.
  14. 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.
  15. Ma L, Pinnaduwage D, McDermott M, Sneed PK. Whole-procedural Radiological Accuracy for Delivering Multi-session Gamma Knife Radiosurgery With a Relocatable Frame System. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Oct; 13(5):403-8.
  16. McDermott MW, Sughrue ME. Response. J Neurosurg. 2013 Jul; 119(1):84-5.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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