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New Thinking and Controversies in Radiosurgery Debate: SRS vs. Surgery for Vestibular Schwannoma

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Portrait of Alexander Muacevic, MD, Professor

Alexander Muacevic, MD, Professor

Neurosurgery, European CyberKnife Center Munich, Munich, DEU

Dr. Alexander Muacevic, MD, is the medical director of the European Cyberknife Center in Munich, Germany. He holds an academic teaching position at the University of Munich Hospitals. His main clinical and scientific interest is full-body radiosurgery using advanced image-guided robotic technology. He is a trained and board-certified neurosurgeon and radiosurgeon. He holds, in addition, a European Neurosurgery Certificate. He has published over 100 scientific contributions such as full papers, book chapters and congress proceedings. Dr. Muacevic is a member of several academic societies and the president of the International Radiosurgery Society which has over 700 members. He is co-founder and the co-chief editor of Cureus.com.

Portrait of Michael W. McDermott, MD, FAANS

Michael W. McDermott, MD, FAANS

Neurosurgery, Miami Neuroscience Institute, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

Dr. Michael W. McDermott is chief medical executive of Miami Neuroscience Institute, formerly known as Baptist Health Neuroscience Center. Previously, he was co-director of the Gamma Knife and CyberKnife Radiosurgery Program at UCSF Medical Center, where he cared for patients with a wide range of conditions, including brain tumors, neurological cancers, central nervous system infections and hydrocephalus. His specialty is stereotactic neurosurgery, such as Gamma Knife radiosurgery, in particular for tumors of the central nervous system, meningiomas and skull base conditions. McDermott earned his medical degree cum laude from the University of Toronto. After completing a residency in neurosurgery at the University of British Columbia, he was awarded a research fellowship in neuro-oncology from the UCSF Brain Tumor Research Center.

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European Radiosurgery Center
Munich, Germany