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Michael W. McDermott
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Dr. Michael W. McDermott is Professor in Residence, Vice-Chairman and Residency Program Director in the Department of Neurosurgery, UCSF. He is the Robert and Ruth Halperin Chair in Meningioma Research and the Co-Director of the Skull Base Surgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Programs. Dr. McDermott completed medical school at the University of Toronto and Neurosurgical Residency 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. Thereafter, he joined UCSF for two years as a Neuro-Oncology fellow at the Brain Tumor Research Center (BTRC) and then returned to the University of British Columbia for two years. Since 1992, he has been on the faculty at UCSF and has a clinical interest in skull base and meningioma surgery as well as radiosurgery. Dr. McDermott cares for patients with a wide range of conditions, including brain tumors, neurological cancers, central nervous system infections, and hydrocephalus. He is published in over 200 articles in the peer-reviewed literature. Currently, his research interests are meningioma cell lines and animal models in the BTRC at UCSF.

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