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Christopher McPherson, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery; Director, Division of Surgical Neuro-oncology

Department
Neurosurgery
Specialties
Neurosurgery, Neuroscience, Spinal & Cranial Tumors, Stereotactic Radiosurgery
.Christopher McPherson, MD photo

Practice Locations

  • Clifton

    • UC Health Physicians Office (Clifton)

      222 Piedmont Avenue
      Suite 3100
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

      Phone: (513) 221-1100
      Fax: (513) 475-8664
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Bio

Dr. Christopher McPherson is a neurosurgeon at the UC Brain Tumor Center, one of nine centers within the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, and the Mayfield Clinic in Cincinnati.  He is also currently the director of the Division of Surgical Neuro-Oncology for the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, the director of the Surgical Neuro-Oncology Fellowship for the Department of Neurosurgery, and an assistant professor of Neurosurgery at the UC College of Medicine.

Dr. McPherson’s passion is the treatment of patients with brain and spine tumors.  He focuses on a team approach, working directly with other members of the UC Brain Tumor Center to bring the best possible treatment options to his patients.  He is a regular member of the UC Brain Tumor Board and a founding member of the UC Brain Tumor Center.  He is currently the principal investigator for the NIH-funded Cancer Genome Atlas study.  He works with multiple basic science researchers on brain tumor research, and his goal is to bring new and innovative treatments to patients with brain and spine tumors.

From 2008-2012 he was a program director for the Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference, which is a conference that provides free educational presentations for patients, caregivers, and family members.  Dr. McPherson focuses on clinical care, research, education, innovation and is involved in multiple clinical and research trials focused on brain tumor research.

Dr. McPherson is originally from Kansas City and did his undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Kansas.  He studied Neurosurgery as a resident at the University of Cincinnati.  He then spent one year as a fellow studying surgery for brain and spine tumors at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  He returned to Cincinnati in 2005 to practice Neurosurgery and has enjoyed Cincinnati since then.

Dr. McPherson has been named a Cincinnati Top Doctor for 2012 and 2013, a Health Care Heroes Finalist in the Innovator Category by the Cincinnati Business Courier in 2013, as well as a Forty under 40 Award winner in 2010. 

Education

Medical School
University of Kansas School of Medicine - Kansas City, KS
Residency
University of Cincinnati/University Hospital - Cincinnati, OH (Neurosurgery)
Fellowship
Neuro - oncologic Neurosurgery, University of Texas

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery
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