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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. Sneed PK, Mendez J, Vemer-van den Hoek JG, Seymour ZA, Ma L, Molinaro AM, Fogh SE, Nakamura JL, McDermott MW. Adverse radiation effect after stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases: incidence, time course, and risk factors. J Neurosurg. 2015 Aug; 123(2):373-86.
  2. Lau D, McDermott MW. A Method for Combining Thin and Thick Malleable Titanium Mesh in the Repair of Cranial Defects. Cureus. 2015 May; 7(5):e267.
  3. Osorio JA, Clark AJ, Safaee M, Tate MC, Aghi MK, Parsa A, McDermott MW. Intraoperative Conversion from Endoscopic to Open Transcortical-Transventricular Removal of Colloid Cysts as a Salvage Procedure. Cureus. 2015 Feb; 7(2):e247.
  4. Kram YA, Lustig LR, McDermott MW, Cheung SW. Transcanal Blind Sac Closure of the External Auditory Canal After Skull Base Surgery to Treat CSF Leak: Technique and Results. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Feb; 36(2):307-10.
  5. 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. Factors predicting recurrence after resection of clival chordoma using variable surgical approaches and radiation modalities. Neurosurgery. 2015 Feb; 76(2):179-86.
  6. Ozpinar A, Magill ST, Davies JM, McDermott MW. Vertebral Artery Fenestration. Cureus. 2015 Jan; 7(1):e245.
  7. Ma L, Mason E, Sneed PK, McDermott M, Polishchuk A, Larson DA, Sahgal A. Clinical realization of sector beam intensity modulation for gamma knife radiosurgery: a pilot treatment planning study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Mar 1; 91(3):661-8.
  8. Osorio JA, Benet A, Hess CP, McDermott MW, Abla AA. Primary vertebral artery reanastomosis during retrosigmoid skull base approach following iatrogenic near-transection with monopolar electrocautery. Neurosurgery. 2014 Dec; 10 Suppl 4:631-9.
  9. Yoon MK, Piluek WJ, Ruggiero JP, McDermott MW, McCulley TJ. Orbital cerebrospinal fluid accumulation after complicated pterional-orbitozygomatic craniotomy. J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 Dec; 34(4):346-9.
  10. Abla AA, Rutledge WC, Seymour ZA, Guo D, Kim H, Gupta N, Sneed PK, Barani IJ, Larson D, McDermott MW, Lawton MT. A treatment paradigm for high-grade brain arteriovenous malformations: volume-staged radiosurgical downgrading followed by microsurgical resection. J Neurosurg. 2015 Feb; 122(2):419-32.
  11. Ivan ME, Bryan Iorgulescu J, El-Sayed I, McDermott MW, Parsa AT, Pletcher SD, Jahangiri A, Wagner J, Aghi MK. Risk factors for postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leak and meningitis after expanded endoscopic endonasal surgery. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Jan; 22(1):48-54.
  12. Desai SJ, Lawton MT, McDermott MW, Horton JC. Vertical diplopia and ptosis from removal of the orbital roof in pterional craniotomy. Ophthalmology. 2015 Mar; 122(3):631-8.
  13. Zygourakis CC, Sughrue ME, Benet A, Parsa AT, Berger MS, McDermott MW. Management of planum/olfactory meningiomas: predicting symptoms and postoperative complications. World Neurosurg. 2014 Dec; 82(6):1216-23.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Safaee M, Oh T, Sun MZ, Parsa AT, McDermott MW, El-Sayed IH, Bloch O. Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the temporomandibular joint with intracranial extension: A case series and systematic review. Head Neck. 2014 Apr 25.
  20. 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.

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