Dr. Manuel Ferreira is the chief of Neurological Surgery Service at the University of Washington Medical Center, co-director of Skull Base and Minimally…
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Patient Care Philosophy
To provide life-long compassionate and complete neurosurgical care for my patients.
Backpacking, hiking, skiing and fishing with his two daughters and wife.
He specializes in the multi-modality treatment for tumors of the skull base, brain and spinal cord, including meningiomas; schwannomas (acoustic neuromas/vestibular schwannomas, trigeminal, glossopharyngeal, hypoglossal, spinal); pituitary tumors (Cushing's disease, acromegaly); craniopharyngiomas; neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2 (acoustic neuromas, schwannomas, meningiomas); chordomas and chondrosarcomas; hemangioblastomas syndromes (trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, spastic torticollis); Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL); hemangioblastomas; sinonasal tumors of the skull base; and cysts (epidermoid, dermoid, Rathke's cleft).
The genetics of skull base tumors and inherited disorders that give rise to these tumors (neurofibromatoses, von Hippel-Lindau, multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN1/2). He hopes to use genetic discovery to predict response to therapy (radio-sensitivity or radio-resistance).
|Georgetown University School of Medicine||Medical education||2002
|Massachusetts General Hospital||Internship||
|Massachusetts General Hospital||Residency||
|UW - Dept. of Neurosurgery||Fellowship||
|American Board of Neurological Surgery||Neurological Surgery||2014