Manuel Ferreira M.D., Ph.D.

 Manuel Ferreira M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Acoustic Neuromas, Brain Tumors, Neurofibromatosis, Pituitary Disorders, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Tumors


Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, UW Medicine Pituitary Program


English, Portuguese, Spanish


Primary Location

Neurological Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, Surgical Pavilion
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.5637|Map It 

Alvord Brain Tumor Center at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 7th Floor, Pacific Tower
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.2282|Map It 


Manuel Ferreira, M.D., Ph.D., is a neurosurgeon who provides care to patients with tumors. Dr. Ferreira uses traditional open skull base approaches, minimally invasive endoscopic procedures and Gamma Knife radio-surgery. He is chief of Neurological Surgery Service at UW Medical Center, co-director of Skull Base and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery and surgical director of the Multi-Disciplinary Pituitary Program.

Dr. Ferreira completed specialized neurosurgical training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He is board-certified in neurological surgery and fellowship-trained in treating brain and skull base complex tumors.

Dr. Ferreira’s clinical specialties include multi-modality treatment for skull base, brain and spinal cord tumors, schwannomas, pituitary tumors, craniopharyngiomas, neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2, chordomas and chondrosarcomas, hemangioblastomas syndromes, Von Hippel-Lindau, hemangioblastomas, skull base sinonasal tumors and cysts.

Dr. Ferreira is an associate professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle. 

Personal Interests

In her spare time, Dr. Ferreira enjoys backpacking, hiking, skiing and fishing with his two daughters and wife.


Georgetown University School of MedicineMedical education2002
Massachusetts General HospitalInternship
Massachusetts General HospitalResidencyNeurological Surgery
UW - Dept. of NeurosurgeryFellowshipCerebrovascular Surgery


Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery2014
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