Dr. Ryan McDermott smiling for his staff photo in 2022 with a suit.

Ryan McDermott, M.D.

Graduated 2022


University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN (May 2011)- B.S.

Medical School

University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (May 2015)- M.D.

Graduate School

Residency- University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Neurosurgery (2015-Present)

Professional Interests

SRP, University of Chicago, Department of Surgery, Maciej S. Lesniak, MD “Expression and regulation of KiSS1 by mir-141 in brain metastases” -Researched microenvironments of brain tumors in respect to regulation of targeting receptors responsible for proliferation and metastasis -Tested presence or absence of microRNA and their 2010 Research Assistant, University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Matthew W. Leevy, PhD and Bradley Smith, PhD “Fluoresence Imaging of Acute Cell Death in vivo using near-infrared fluorescent markers” -Developed and experimented on new in vivo fluorescent tumor and orbital bacterial infection mouse models -Conducted research on in vivo acute cell death detection with a novel alternative to fluorescent Annexin V conjugates: Zn 2+-DPA

McDermott RA, Praagh AV, Leevy WM. In Vivo Co-Registration of Spectrally Unmixed Fluorescence with X-ray, Auto fluorescence and RGB Color Images. Carestream Health Applet. Scientific Insights. 2010

McDermott RA, Leevy WM.. Fluorescence Imaging of Cancer in Live Animals: Time to Get Excited, International LabMate, March 2011; 35 (1): 56-57.

Smith BA, Gammon ST, Xiao S, Wang W, Chapman S, McDermott R, Suckow MA, Johnson JR, Piwnica-Worms D, Gokel GW, Smith BD, Leevy WM. In vivo optical imaging of acute cell death using a near-infrared fluorescent zincdipicolylamine pr, Molecular Pharmaceutics, April 2011; 8 (2): 583-590.

McDermott RA, Gabikian P, Sarvaiya P, Ulasov I, Lesniak M.. MicroRNAs in brain metastases: big things come in small packages, Journal of Molecular Medicine, January 2013; 91 (1): 5-13.

Professional Affiliations

Congress of Neurological Surgeons American Medical Association Latino Medical Student Association United States Army

Awards & Accomplishments

United States Army Health Professions Scholarship to attend University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2011-2015 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Medical Student Summer Research Program Fellowship: Received ten week fellowship to study the “Expression and regulation of KiSS1 by mir-141 in brain metastases” (2012)