Ricardo Jorge Komotar, MD, FAANS, FACS

Filmed 3/7/18

Building Miami’s Brain Trust: The Race to Eradicate Malignant Brain Tumors

Nearly 100,000 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year in the United States, and they will come from every age group and income bracket. The future is being rewritten for these patients by Ricardo J. Komotar, MD, the director of the University of Miami Brain Tumor Initiative, an internationally-recognized center translating research into new, minimally invasive strategies to treat and prevent brain tumors. Learn how one of the world’s best neurosurgeons is building Miami’s brain trust, drawing together the latest research, rigorous teamwork and clinical care to ensuring that brain tumor patients live long, vibrant lives.

Ricardo J. Komotar, MD, FAANS, FACS is an international leader in pioneering strategies for brain tumor surgery and treatment. He performs nearly 700 surgical procedures each year using cutting-edge techniques that remove tumors with the least impact on the patient and their daily lives. Komotar is the Director of the University of Miami Brain Tumor Initiative, one of a select number of places in the nation offering the latest surgical approaches and pursuing new treatments through research and clinical trials.  At the University of Miami Dr. Komotar also directs Surgical Neurooncology, the Neurosurgery Residency Program, and the Surgical Neurooncology Fellowship Program.  Dr. Komotar has authored hundreds of articles and book chapters about his research, and has served as an advisor on numerous national boards, medical societies and committees. He has received numerous national and regional grants and founded and directs of the Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament to benefit brain tumor research.