UCSF neuro-oncologist Mariza Daras, MD

Mariza Daras, MD


Specialties: Adult brain tumors, including brain metastases

Dr. Daras is a neuro-oncologist specializing in the care of adults with brain tumors, including primary brain tumors like gliomas and meningiomas, as well as brain metastases. Dr. Daras leads the Brain Metastases Clinic at the BTC and has significant experience in the diagnosis and treatment of metastasis to the central nervous system. 

Dr. Daras' research focuses on therapeutic trials for both metastatic and primary brain tumors. She is also interested in developing the use of advanced imaging techniques to guide treatment and/or detect early tumor progression as more targeted therapies and immunotherapies transition to clinic.


Education and Training

2003: BA, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New York University
2008: MD, Columbia University
2008-2009: Intern, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
2009-2012: Resident, Department of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center
2012-2014: Clinical Fellow, Department of Neurology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Academic Positions

2014-2019: Attending Physician, Neuro-Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Selected Awards

2008: Medical Student Travel Grant, American Neurologic Association
2006: UCL Graduate School Masters Award
2003: University Honors Scholar, New York University
2003: Faculty Memorial Award, New York University
2003: Isidore Rubiner Award in Chemistry, New York University
2003: George Granger Brown Award in Chemistry, New York University