Fredric B. Meyer, M.D.

  1. Neurosurgeon
  2. Enterprise Chair, Neurosurgery
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My name is Dr. Fred Meyer. I'm Chair of Neurosurgery and my specialty in focus is primarily what I would call cranial surgery. It's essential to have a holistic approach to taking care of a patient and their family. I'm a big believer in social work, religious counseling, anything to offer solace and support for a patient family is essential.

The way patients and their families face really life threatening diseases is awe inspiring. It's hard for me to imagine having that type of courage that my patients have. I always tell patients never to give up hope. There's always a possibility. Even with the most malignant tumor, I have seen patients beat that type of tumor or survived for many, many years. You never give up hope.

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Fredric B. Meyer, M.D., is a consultant and professor of neurologic surgery. He is enterprise chair of the Department of Neurologic Surgery at Mayo Clinic and is recognized with the distinction of a named professorship, the Alfred Uihlein Family Professorship of Neurologic Surgery. He is currently the Juanita Kious Waugh Executive Dean for Education of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and dean of the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

Dr. Meyer specializes in the treatment of complex brain tumors of all types, including glioma, pituitary, third ventricular and skull base tumors. He is also recognized as an expert in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease, including moyamoya disease, cavernomas and aneurysms. He treats a large number of epilepsy patients in collaboration with his neurology colleagues.

  1. Brain aneurysm
  2. Brain tumor
  3. Epilepsy
  4. Hemifacial spasm
  5. Moyamoya disease
  6. Spinal cord tumor
  7. Trigeminal neuralgia
  1. Awake brain surgery
  2. Brain tumor surgery
  3. Epilepsy surgery
  4. Hemifacial spasm surgery
  5. Pediatric brain tumor surgery
  6. Pituitary tumor surgery
  7. Spine tumor surgery
  8. Trigeminal neuralgia surgery
  • Brain tumor surgery
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Hemifacial spasm surgery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia surgery
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Awake brain surgery
  • Moyamoya disease surgery
  • Spinal cord tumor surgery
  • Pediatric brain tumor surgery
  1. 1981
    MDBoston University
  2. 1977
    BA - BiologyUniversity of Pennsylvania

Certifications

  1. 1990
    Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2014
    Teacher of the Year Award for the Department of NeurosurgeryMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  2. 2013
    Teacher of the YearMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  3. 2011
    Teacher of the YearMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  4. 2011
    Mayo Foundation Distinguished Educator AwardMayo Clinic
  5. 2011
    Drake LectureCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  6. 2010
    Teacher of the YearMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  7. 2009
    Teacher of the Year Award, Neurologic SurgeryMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  8. 2007
    Teacher of the Year Award, Neurologic SurgeryMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  9. 2006
    Teacher of the Year Award for the Department of NeurosurgeryMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  10. 2006
    Alfred Uihlein Family Professorship in Neurologic SurgeryMayo Clinic
  11. 2005
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Neurologic Surgery
  12. 2003
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Neurologic Surgery
  13. 2003
    Teacher of the Year Hall of FameDepartment of Neurologic Surgery
  14. 2002
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Neurologic Surgery
  15. 2001
    Best Doctors in AmericaAwarding Organization
  16. 2000
    Distinguished Alumnus AwardBoston University
  17. 1998
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Neurologic Surgery
  18. 1994
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Neurologic Surgery
  19. 1993
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Neurologic Surgery
  20. 1989
    Faculty Research AwardAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  21. 1989
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Neurologic Surgery
  22. 1987
    Charles Elsberg AwardNew York Academy of Medicine
  23. 1985
    Menninger Award, Honorable MentionAwarding Organization
  24. 1984
    Resident AwardCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  25. 1977
    Graduated with HonorsUniversity of Pennsylvania
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Professional memberships

  1. 2015 - 2016
    Board of DirectorsNeurosurgery Research and Education Foundation, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  2. 2015 - 2016
    Membership ChairAmerican Academy of Neurological Surgery
  3. 2015 - present
    Executive DirectorAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery
  4. 2014 - 2015
    ChairBoard of Directors, American Board of Neurological Surgery
  5. 2014 - present
    MemberInformation and Technology Committee, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  6. 2013 - 2014
    PresidentAmerican Academy of Neurological Surgery
  7. 2012 - 2013
    President-ElectAmerican Academy of Neurological Surgery
  8. 2012 - present
    DirectorNeuroregenerative Medicine & Surgery Program, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine
  9. 2011 - 2015
    MemberAmerican Council for Graduate Medical Education
  10. 2011 - 2015
    Voting RepresentativeAmerican Board of Medical Specialties
  11. 2011 - 2014
    SecretaryBoard of Directors, American Board of Neurological Surgery
  12. 2011 - 2014
    Advisory Group MemberNeurological Surgery Milestone Project Advisory Group, American Council for Graduate Medical Education
  13. 2010 - 2015
    MemberCurriculum Committee, The Society of Neurological Surgeons
  14. 2010 - 2011
    ChairNominating Advisory Committee, The Society of Neurological Surgeons
  15. 2009 - 2015
    MemberBoard of Directors, American Board of Neurological Surgery
  16. 2009 - 2012
    MemberCredentials Committee, Board of Directors, American Board of Neurological Surgery
  17. 2009 - 2012
    MemberFinance Committee, Board of Directors, American Board of Neurological Surgery
  18. 2008 - 2011
    MemberNominating Advisory Committee, The Society of Neurological Surgeons
  19. 2008
    MemberMedical Student Summer Research Fellowship Review Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  20. 2007 - 2015
    MemberTrauma Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  21. 2007 - present
    MemberResearch Strategic Planning Group Task Force. "Attract, Develop, and Retain the Best People", Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  22. 2007 - present
    MemberResearch Finance Subcommittee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  23. 2006
    MemberAdministrative Committee of the Executive Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  24. 2005 - 2008
    MemberAcademy Award Committee, American Academy of Neurological Surgery
  25. 2005
    Guest ExaminerAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery
  26. 2005 - present
    Active MemberThe Society of Neurological Surgeons
  27. 2004 - 2015
    MemberMayo Clinic Rochester Surgical Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  28. 2004 - 2005
    ChairScientific Program Committee, American Academy of Neurological Surgery
  29. 2004
    ChairSelection Committee for the Distinguished Mayo Administrator Award, Officers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  30. 2004
    ChairNominating Committee, Officers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  31. 2004
    RepresentativeExecutive Committee, Neurosciences Theme, Mayo Clinic Research Committee
  32. 2004
    MemberExecutive Committee, Neurosciences Theme, Mayo Clinic Research Committee
  33. 2003 - present
    MemberAmerican Epilepsy Society
  34. 2002 - 2005
    MemberScientific Program Committee, American Academy of Neurological Surgery
  35. 2002 - 2004
    MemberOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  36. 2000
    MemberNeurosurgery Research and Education Foundation Development Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  37. 1999 - 2010
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  38. 1999
    FacultyAmerican College of Surgeons
  39. 1999
    PresidentMinnesota State Neurosurgical Society
  40. 1997 - 2003
    MemberGonda Vascular Center Committee, Gonda Vascular Center
  41. 1997
    Guest ExaminerAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery
  42. 1996
    MemberMembership Committee, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  43. 1996 - present
    MemberNorth Central Cancer Treatment Group
  44. 1995 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurological Surgery
  45. 1995 - present
    MemberNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  46. 1994 - 1997
    MemberElectoral Committee, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  47. 1994 - present
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  48. 1993 - 2004
    DirectorThoralf M. Sundt, Jr. Neurosurgical Research Laboratory, Neurologic Surgical Research Laboratory, Department of Neurologic Surgery
  49. 1993 - 2004
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Neurologic Surgery
  50. 1992
    ChairResidents Registration Committee, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  51. 1991 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Neurological Surgeons
  52. 1991 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
  53. 1990
    MemberPublic Relations Committee, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  54. 1990
    MemberScientific Committee, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  55. 1990 - present
    MemberVeterans Administration Grant Reviews
  56. 1990 - present
    MemberAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery
  57. 1990 - present
    MemberCongress of Neurological Surgeons
  58. 1989 - present
    MemberThe Wellcome Trust
  59. 1989 - present
    MemberMinnesota Society of Neurological Sciences
  60. 1989 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  61. 1989 - present
    MemberStroke Council, American Heart Association
  62. 1989 - present
    MemberMinnesota State Neurosurgical Society
  63. 1988 - 2011
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  64. 1988 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  65. 1988 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  66. 1985 - 1992
    MemberThoralf M. Sundt, Jr. Neurosurgical Research Laboratory, Neurologic Surgical Research Laboratory, Department of Neurologic Surgery
  67.  
    ChairResearch Committee, Department of Neurologic Surgery
  68.  
    CouncilorOfficers & Councilors of Staff - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  69.  
    Study Section ReviewerNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  70.  
    ReviewerThe Wellcome Trust
  71.  
    ReviewerVeterans Administration Grant Reviews
  72.  
    Ad Hoc MemberNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health
  73.  
    MemberScientific Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  74.  
    MemberJoint Section Cerebrovascular, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  75.  
    MemberJoint Section Cerebrovascular, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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Publications

Research activities

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