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Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD

Associate Professor

Neurological Surgery

Associate Director

Center for Skull Base Surgery


Brain Fiber Tractography Lab
Surgical Neuroanatomy Lab

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Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD | UPMC Neurosurgeon


Dr. Fernandez-Miranda is associate professor of neurological surgery, associate director of the UPMC Center for Skull Base Surgery, and director of the Surgical Neuroanatomy and Fiber Tractography Labs 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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