Dr. Fernandez-Miranda is Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Associate Director of the UPMC Center for Cranial Base Surgery. He is also Director of the Surgical Neuroanatomy Lab and the NIH-funded Fiber Tractography Lab of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Fernandez-Miranda completed neurological surgery residency at La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, Spain. From 2005 to 2007, he underwent fellowship training in microsurgical neuroanatomy at the University of Florida under Prof. Albert L. Rhoton mentorship. From 2007 to 2010 he continued subspecialty clinical training in cerebrovascular surgery at the University of
Virginia, and endoscopic endonasal and open skull base surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
He has primary clinical interest and technical expertise in endoscopic skull base and pituitary surgery, open skull base surgery, and complex brain tumor surgery. He has performed over a 1000 endoscopic endonasal operations for pituitary tumors and other skull base lesions such as craniopharyngiomas, meningiomas, and chordomas. He is highly regarded for his innovative contributions to the development and refinement of endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery and intrinsic brain tumor surgery.
Dr. Fernandez-Miranda's Surgical Neuroanatomy Lab focuses on improving surgical techniques and outcomes by mastering knowledge of relevant surgical anatomy, following Prof. Rhoton’s example. His Fiber Tractography Lab is focused on the application of advanced fiber mapping techniques—High-Definition Fiber Tractography (HDFT)—for presurgical planning and intraoperative navigation to facilitate brain function preservation and improve resection
rates in patients with complex brain lesions.
Several national and international awards have recognized his contributions. He has published extensively with over 130 peer-reviewed publications, and he frequently lectures and teaches at national and international scientific meetings and professional courses.