Marc R. Mayberg M.D.

 Marc  R. Mayberg M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Neurological Surgery




Alvord Brain Tumor Center at UWMC

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

Neurological Surgery Clinic at UWMC

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


Marc R. Mayberg, M.D., is Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Mayo Medical School, and completed his residency in neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing a Van Wagenen fellowship at Queen Square and the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London in 1985, Dr. Mayberg joined the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington, where he was Professor and Chief of the UWMC service. In 1998, he was appointed Chairman Neurological Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic, before returning to Seattle in 2004 to co-found the Swedish Neuroscience Institute.

The author of more than 200 scientific papers and book chapters and three textbooks, Dr. Mayberg has served on the editorial boards for numerous peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Neurosurgery (Chairman), Stroke, Neurosurgery, Journal of Surgical Research, and was Co-Editor of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America.

Dr. Mayberg is an active member and has held leadership positions in many professional organizations, including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (President), the American Board of Neurological Surgery (Vice-Chair and Treasurer), and the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association (Chairman). He was a founding member of the Brain Attack Coalition and instrumental in the development of multiple guidelines for the management of stroke and for certification of primary stroke centers. Dr. Mayberg has been active in peer-review study sections for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Veterans Administration Research Council, and the American Heart Associations. He held continuous funding for nearly 20 years as principal investigator for NIH and Veterans Affairs grants on vasospasm and blood-brain barrier physiology.

Patient Care Philosophy

I am committed to providing the best care to my patients through close collaboration with colleagues in other specialties and using the latest technological advances to perform minimally-invasive or non-invasive treatments. The collaboration of multiple specialties allows for sharing knowledge and coordinating care for the benefit of the patient.

Personal Interests

Hiking, traveling

Clinical Interests

Pituitary tumors; meningiomas;acoustic neuromas and other skull base tumors. Microsurgery through keyhole approaches; endoscopic surgery; and stereotactic radiosurgery (GammaKnife)

Research Interests

Dr Mayberg held continuous funding for nearly 20 years as principal investigator for NIH and Veterans Affairs grants on subarachnoid hemorrhage and blood-brain barrier physiology. He is also actively involved in clinical research related to pituitary tumors,and other brain tumors.


Mayo Medical SchoolMedical Education1978
Cleveland Clinic Foundation ProgramTeaching Appointment
Massachusetts General HospitalResidencyNeurosurgery
National Hospital of Neurology & NeurosurgeryFellowshipNeurosurgery
Tufts University School of MedicineInternshipGeneral Surgery
UW - Dept. of NeurosurgeryTeaching Appointment

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery1988
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