Michael McDermott

MD FRCSC

Co-director, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Program

Dr. Michael W. McDermott is co-director of the Gamma Knife and CyberKnife Radiosurgery Program at UCSF Medical Center. He cares for patients with a wide range of conditions, including brain tumors, neurological cancers, central nervous system infections and hydrocephalus. His specialty is stereotactic neurosurgery, such as Gamma Knife radiosurgery, in particular for tumors of the central nervous system, meningiomas and skull base conditions.

McDermott earned his 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 neuro-oncology from the UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center.

  • 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

  • Board Certifications

    Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Professor

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