Meic H. Schmidt, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery Director, Spinal Oncology
Meic Schmidt, MD, is a member of the brain tumor research team at Huntsman Cancer Institute, an associate professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, and director of the Spinal Oncology Division within the department. He is a neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of primary and metastatic spine tumors, spinal cord tumors, and brain tumors. In his practice, he encourages his patients to actively participate in choosing the best treatment by helping them learn about their disease.
Schmidt's research interests include investigating the benefits of minimally invasive spinal surgery for metastatic tumors and the development of spinal radiosurgery techniques. He is also interested in tumor biology, as well as the basic science and clinical application of laser surgery using light-sensitive drugs for primary and metastatic brain tumors and spinal cord tumors. In April of 2000, the NASA Space Technology Hall of Fame awarded him the Space Technology Research Award for his work using LED technology in the photodynamic therapy of cancer.
Schmidt received his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed a neurological surgery residency there. He received further training through a National Institutes of Health training grant in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, where he was appointed back-to-back fellowships in neuro-oncology and spinal surgery.