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Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD

Assistant Professor

Neurological Surgery

Director

Skull Base Lab
Brain Fiber Tractography Lab

Areas of Interest

  • Endoscopic Endonasal Approach (EEA) surgery 
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Skull base tumors
  • Open skull base surgery
  • Primary and metastatic brain tumors
  • Chiari malformation, hydrocephalus, and CSF leaks
  • Fiber tractography and brain mapping
  • Surgical neuroanatomy and techniques
Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD

Biography

Dr. Fernandez-Miranda is assistant professor of neurological surgery, member of the UPMC Center for Skull Base Surgery, and director of the Skull Base Lab and the Brain Fiber Tractography Lab at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic skull base and pituitary surgery, open skull base surgery, and brain tumor surgery.

Dr. Fernandez-Miranda received his medical degree from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, and completed a neurological surgery residency at La Paz University Hospital in Madrid. He underwent subspecialty fellowship training in microsurgical neuroanatomy at the University of Florida; cerebrovascular and skull base surgery at the University of Virginia; and minimally invasive skull base, pituitary, and brain surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Fernandez-Miranda’s research focuses on improving surgical techniques and outcomes by mastering knowledge of relevant skull base surgical anatomy. He is pursuing the application of innovative white matter fiber mapping techniques, known as High Definition Fiber Tracking, for surgical planning to facilitate function preservation in brain surgery patients.

Dr. Fernandez-Miranda's contributions have been recognized by several national and international awards. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, and the North American Skull Base Society.

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