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Cormac O. Maher named Pediatric Division Chief for Stanford Department of Neurosurgery

March 1, 2023

Cormac O. Maher, MD

Cormac O. Maher, MD, has been named pediatric neurosurgery division chief at Stanford Department of Neurosurgery. His appointment starts on March 1, 2023.

Dr. Maher's areas of clinical interest include the surgical treatment of Chiari Malformation, arteriovenous malformations, Moyamoya disease, cavernous malformations, pediatric brain tumors, spinal dysraphism, tethered spinal cord, and hydrocephalus.

“I’m delighted that Cormac Maher has joined the department,” said Michael Lim, MD, chair of neurosurgery. “Dr. Maher is an internationally recognized surgeon with extensive experience in treating children and adults with congenital anomalies such as Chiari Malformation, brain tumors, vascular diseases, and tethered spinal cord. I look forward to seeing our pediatric neurosurgery division thrive under his leadership."

Dr. Maher attended medical school at Georgetown University. He completed a surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. After residency, he completed a in pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital under the direction of R. Michael Scott, M.D. Afterward, he completed a fellowship in cerebrovascular neurosurgery at the Brigham & Women's Hospital. In 2006, Dr. Maher joined the faculty of the University of Michigan where he currently serves as Professor of neurosurgery, Residency Program Director, and department Vice-Chair for Education.

Dr. Maher has published over 200 articles on a wide variety of neurosurgical topics in scientific journals and medical books. He has made over 230 presentations of his work at national medical meetings.  He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group including a term as co-chair of the editorial board for Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.  He has served as Chair of the Accreditation Council for Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowships and is a director of the Committee for Advanced Subspecialty Accreditation of the Society for Neurological Surgeons.  He is on the executive board of the Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

“Dr. Maher is an accomplished clinician-investigator," said Dr. Lim. "He is uniquely qualified to further elevate our outstanding pediatric neurosurgery program.”