Dr. Manuel Ferreira is the chief of Neurological Surgery Service at the University of Washington Medical Center, co-director of Skull Base and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Director of UW Medicine Multi-disciplinary Pituitary Program and a UW associate professor of Neurological Surgery. He is the surgical director of the UW Medicine Multi-Disciplinary Pituitary Program. 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 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, cerebral vascular disorders (aneurysms, AVM’s, AVF’s) and inherited disorders that give rise to these diagnosis (neurofibromatoses, von Hippel-Lindau, multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN1/2)). He hopes to use genetic discovery to predict response to therapy.
Backpacking, hiking, skiing and fishing with his two daughters and wife.
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
University of Washington
- Ferreira M, Nahed BV, Babu MA, Walcott BP, Ellenbogen RG, Sekhar LN Trapped fourth ventricle phenomenon following aneurysm rupture of the posterior circulation: case reports. Neurosurgery 2012 Jan; 70; 1; E253-8; discussion E258
- Sekhar LN, Tariq F, Ferreira M What is the best approach to resect an anterior midline skull base meningioma in 2011? Microsurgical transcranial, endonasal endoscopic, or minimal access cranial? World neurosurgery 2012 May-Jun 77; 5-6; 621-2
- Sekhar LN, Tariq F, Ferreira M Giant acoustic neuromas and their treatment. World neurosurgery 2012 May-Jun 77; 5-6; 629-30
- Ferreira M, Walcott BP, Nahed BV, Sekhar LN Vertebral artery pexy for microvascular decompression of the facial nerve in the treatment of hemifacial spasm. Journal of neurosurgery 2011 Jun; 114; 6; 1800-4
- Sekhar LN, Ramanathan D, Ferreira M Postoperative visual outcome of suprasellar meningiomas. World neurosurgery 2011 Feb; 75; 2; 219-21