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UChicago Faculty Physicians

Deric M. Park, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology Director, Medical Neuro-Oncology

Dr. Deric M. Park is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of brain and spine tumors, and its complications.  In addition to both primary brain and metastatic cancers, he also specializes in rare conditions such as chordoma, meningioma, and hereditary cancer syndromes.  He works collaboratively with the patient and family members to develop an individualized approach.

Dr. Park’s research focuses on the development of more effective therapies that will benefit patients suffering from these conditions. His laboratory research efforts have directly been translated to clinical trials, and resulted in more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.  He has held faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, the University of Virginia, and the National Cancer Institute prior to being recruited to the University of Chicago.  He is a recipient of the Merit and Career Development Awards from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Chordoma Foundation.

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Physicians

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Medical Education

  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine


  • Evanston Northwestern Health care


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; National Institutes of Health

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Brain Tumors: Expert Q&A

In this expert Q&A, neuro-oncologist Dr. Deric Park and neurosurgeon Dr. Paramita Das share insights on the different types of brain tumors, the symptoms they may cause and the types of therapies to treat them.

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