Michael Prados, MD

Michael Prados, MD

Principal Investigator

Research Interests: Clinical trials for pediatric brain tumors, personalized medicine

Dr. Prados has over 30 years' experience at UCSF in treating both adults and children who have brain tumors. He is co-Project Leader of the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium, which is focused on trials of personalized medicine for children with brain tumors.

Dr. Prados has been a principal investigator, co-investigator, or collaborating investigator in over 40 research protocols from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), UCSF, and Industry studies over the last 30 years, has published over 350 peer-reviewed articles and has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1990. He is currently Professor Emeritus and holds the Charles B. Wilson Endowed Chair of Neurosurgery. In 2014 he was awarded the Victor Levin Award for lifetime clinical research excellence from the Society of Neuro-Oncology.


1970: BS, University of New Orleans
1974; MD, Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine
1974-1975: Internship in Medicine, Charity Hospital in New Orleans
1975-1977: Residency in Internal Medicine, LSU Earl K Long Hospital
1983: Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine, Tulane School of Medicine 
1985-1987: Fellowship in Neuro-Oncology, University of California San Francisco 

Academic Positions

1977-1978: Instructor, Internal Medicine, LSU School of Medicine
1979-1982: Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, LSU School of Medicine
1984-1985: Assistant Clinical Director of Pulmonary Medicine, Touro Hospital, Tulane University School of Medicine
1985-1987: Clinical Instructor of Neurosurgery/Neuro-Oncology, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF
1987-1989: Acting Director of the UCSF Neuro-Oncology Service
1988-1991: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF
1989-2003: Director of the UCSF Neuro-Oncology Service
1991-1995: Associate Professor in Residence Neurological Surgery, UCSF
1995: Professor in Residence, Neurological Surgery, UCSF
2003: Director of Translational Research, Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Selected Awards

1985-1987: Clinical Fellow, American Cancer Society
1997: Clinical Excellence Award, Society of Neuro-Oncology
1995-1997: Vice President, Society of Neuro-Oncology
2004-2006: President, Society of Neuro-Oncology
2014: Victor Levin Award for Neuro-Oncology Research, Society of Neuro-Oncology