Marc R. Mayberg, MD

Portrait of Marc R. Mayberg
Job Title
Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery

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.

Clinical Interest

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.

Personal Interests

Hiking, traveling.


Medical Education

Mayo Medical School


Tufts University School of Medicine


Massachusetts General Hospital


National Hospital of Neurology & Neurosurgery

Board Certification
American Board of Neurological Surgery - 1988
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