Dr. McDermott

Please join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, for the latest lecture in our 2021 Lecture Series: A live broadcast with Michael McDermott. M.D., neurosurgeon and Chief Medical Executive at Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute. Tuesday evening’s lecture is entitled “Neurosurgery, Neuroscience and the Future at Miami Neuroscience Center of Excellence.”

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Dr. McDermott is a world-renowned leader in neuroscience and has clinical expertise in the field of meningioma surgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery. He is widely known for advancing neurosurgical techniques, having pioneered the surgical management of meningioma, a slow-growing tumor that affects the brain. He is an expert in the treatment of a wide variety of neurological disorders. He came to Baptist Health South Florida from UCSF Medical Center where he had served as co-director of the Gamma Knife radiosurgery and skull base surgery programs. He also served UCSF as vice chairman of clinical programs from 2001 to 2012 and was named the Wolfe Family Endowed Professor in Meningioma Research.

Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute has achieved a milestone in the field of neuroscience by implementing the use of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to treat Essential Tremor (ET) and tremor-dominant Parkinson’s disease in groundbreaking ways. ET causes intensive shaking that can prevent people from performing the simplest of tasks. Under Dr. McDermott’s leadership, the Institute is leading the way with this transformative treatment.

Throughout his career, Dr. McDermott’s research has generated more than 400 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to his clinical and research leadership he is an accomplished educator. As residency program director at UCSF Medical Center for seven years, he trained young surgeons from around the world. Dr. McDermott has been recognized with several professional awards and numerous visiting professor invitations.

When he is not treating patients, Dr. McDermott enjoys exploring Florida with his wife, Coralee, and their English bulldog, Bella; they also enjoy visiting their grown sons, Brendan and Christopher, in San Francisco. He also has his own wine label and is a vintage Formula Ford race car enthusiast.