McDermott to head Division of Neuroscience

Dr. Michael McDermott, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon, has been named chief of the Division of Neuroscience at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. In this role, he will oversee and lead all curricular and clinical activities of the Division.

McDermott is widely known for advancing neurosurgical techniques and pioneering 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 including skull base tumors, brain metastases, gliomas, hydrocephalus, central nervous system infections and complex tumors of the skull base and spinal cord.

He also serves as chief medical executive of Miami Neuroscience Institute at Baptist Health.