I study tumors that are difficult to cure with conventional therapies like surgery, radiation and other systemic therapies we have at our disposal. We take tumors from the operating room and grow them in a dish. We study them genetically and epigenetically, in hopes of identifying biomarkers to follow the natural history of the disease in case the tumor recurs. Then, hopefully, we can develop targeted therapies for those tumors. This practice allows us to subspecialize in micro-facets of neurosurgery so that we can become world experts, essentially combining our academic interests with our clinical interests.
I realize that this is all very shocking and frightening for my patients. I want to be a partner to help them navigate this situation. I work to give them the tools to make educated decisions along the way during this challenging part of their life. It’s important they have the understanding to make decisions, not only about treating the tumor or the cancer, but to really prioritize their wants and their quality of life.
Fellowship, Cerebrovascular Surgery
AwardsUniversity of Washington Medical Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Neurological Surgery, 2014, American Board of Neurological Surgery
Seattle Met's 2022 Top Doctors award
Dr. Ferreira has received this peer-nominated award for his exceptional patient care.
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