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Michael McDermott, MD

Chief of the Division of Neuroscience

Department of Translational Medicine

Phone: 305-348-2047


Curriculum Vitae

Michael McDermott, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon. In his role as chief of the Division of Neuroscience, he oversees all curricular and clinical activities of the Division.  He also serves as the chief medical executive of Miami Neuroscience Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida.

McDermott is a world-renowned leader in neurosciences and has clinical expertise in meningioma surgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery. He is widely known for advancing neurosurgical techniques and pioneering the surgical management of meningioma. This slow-growing tumor is the most common primary brain tumor in adults. Throughout his career, McDermott’s research has generated more than 400 peer-reviewed publications.


Fellow, Research, University of California San Francisco, 1990
Clinical Instructor, Neuro-Oncology, University of California San Francisco, 1989
Residency, Neurosurgery, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1988
Mixed Internship, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada, 1983
MD, University of Toronto, Canada, 1982
BS, Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada, 1978

Areas of Interest

Meningiomas, skull base tumors, and radiosurgery.

Selected Publications

  1. Italo Linfante , Vincenzo Andreone, Natalia Ravelo, Amy K. Starosciak, Bilal Arif, Hussain Shallwani, Peter Tze Man Kan, Michael W. McDermott, Guilherme Dabus, Endovascular Treatment of Giant ysm (May 26, 2020) Cureus 12(5): e8290. doi:10.7759/cureus.8290
  2. Young M. Lee , Angel Ordaz, Beata Durcanova, Jennifer A. Viner, Philip V. Theodosopoulos, Manish K. Aghi, Michael W. McDermott. Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks and Pseudomeningocele after Posterior Fossa Surgery: Effect of an Autospray Dural Sealant. May 31, 2020.Cureus 12(5): e8379. doi:10.7759/cureus.8379
  3. Susko MS, Garcia MA, Ma L, Nakamura JL, Raleigh DR, Fogh S, Theodosopoulos P, McDermott M, Sneed PK, Braunstein SE.Stereotactic Radiosurgery to More Than 10 Brain Metastases: Evidence to support the Role of Radiosurgery for Ideal Hippocampal Sparing in the Treatment if Multiple Brain Metastases. World Neurosurg. 2020 Mar;135:e174-e180. doi: 10.1016. PMID: 31785436
  4. Seymour ZA, Chan JW, Sneed PK, Kano H, Lehocky CA, Jacobs RC, Ye H, Chytka T, Liscak R, Lee CC, Yang HC, Ding D, Sheehan J, Feliciano CE, Rodriguez-Mercado R, Chiang VL, Hess JA, Sommaruga S, McShane B, Lee J, Vasas LT, Kaufmann AM, Grills I, McDermott MW. Dose Response and Architecture in Volume Stages Radiosurgery For Large Arteriovenous Malformation: A Multi-institutional study. Radiother Oncol. 2020 Mar. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc. PMID: 31835173
  5. Stephen T. Magill , Winward Choy, Minh P. Nguyen, Michael W. McDermott, et al. (April 18, 2020) Ommaya Reservoir Insertion: A Technical Note. Cureus 12(4): e7731. doi:10.7759/cureus.7731