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Mariza Daras



Dr. Mariza Daras is a neuro-oncologist who cares for patients with brain tumors, including primary brain tumors such as gliomas and meningiomas. She is also experienced in diagnosing and treating cancers that have spread to the brain or elsewhere in the central nervous system from a tumor in another part of the body.

Daras' research focuses on promising new treatments for both metastatic and primary brain tumors. She is also interested in furthering the use of advanced imaging techniques to guide treatment and detect progression early, with the goal of developing more targeted therapies, including immunotherapies (treatments that boost the immune system's ability to fight cancer).

Daras earned her medical degree from Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed a residency in neurology at Duke University Medical Center, serving as chief resident, followed by a fellowship in neurology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, serving as chief fellow.

Daras is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Society for Neuro-Oncology and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

  • Education

    Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2008

  • Residencies

    Duke University, Neurology, 2012

  • Fellowships

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Neuro-Oncology, 2018

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    67 Ratings
    About our process
    May 25, 2023
    Sad to see Dr. Daras leaving. She's been great the whole time I've been under her care.
    Mar 22, 2023
    Very sad as I learned my doctor is leaving/moving to a different statecloser to her own family but she will be missed.
    Mar 03, 2023
    I had a great group of Neurologists at Cedar Sinai. Dr. Daras continues in that path to my delight.
    Jul 09, 2022
    Dr. Daras provided me with all the details on my new tumor and options. She is so professional and caring. I truly appreciate her detailed information. She always follows up with me.
    Jun 10, 2022
    Only the best could be said about dr Daras. SHE CARES and it's most important to me that she does.
    Jun 08, 2022
    The acoustics on the provider's phone made understanding her difficult.
    Mar 31, 2022
    Definitely cleared up misconceptions I had.
    Mar 25, 2022
    Best doctor we've ever had!
    Mar 17, 2022
    Clinician turfing me off to other specialists pissed off that someone else ordered MRI.
    Jan 05, 2022
    Dr. Daras is excellent and so professional. She always explains in details and even shows my issues from my MRI chart so I know exactly what is happening. She is the best!
    Nov 25, 2021
    One of the most detailed concrete action plans any doctor has ever provided at the end of a visit.
    Nov 11, 2021
    I find this doctor to be very knowledgeable caring and professional.
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