Advisors

Advisor Profiles

Manuel Ferreira, Ph.D.

UW Medicine

Dr. Manuel Ferreira is the Chief of Neurological Surgery Service at UW Medicine, Director of Skull Base and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Director of UW Medicine Multi-disciplinary Pituitary Program and Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery. He received his training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he received specialized neurosurgical training in the treatment of neurofibromatosis and acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas) with Dr. Robert Martuza (the discoverer of the NF2 gene) and Dr. Fred Barker. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and fellowship-trained in the treatment of complex tumors of the brain and skull base. Dr. Ferreira utilizes traditional open skull base approaches, minimally invasive endoscopic procedures and Gamma Knife radio-surgery to provide a multifaceted approach to the tumor patient. He runs a NIH funded research laboratory at the University of Washington. His research uses genomic and proteomic profiling in primary human meningiomas, chordomas, pituitary tumors and cerebral aneurysms to predict the natural history of disease and develop novel therapeutic options for brain tumor patients.