Tresa McGranahan, MD, PhD, is a neuro–oncologist at the Alvord Brain Tumor Center and an assistant professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at UW School of Medicine. Dr. McGranahan is an expert in the care of patients with brain and spinal cord tumors. She also specializes in the effects of cancer and cancer treatments on the nervous system. Her clinical interests are in primary brain tumors, brain metastases, leptomeningeal disease, chemotherapy induced neuropathy, and cognitive changes of cancer. Her research interests include clinical trials for primary and metastatic brain and spinal tumors.
Her patient care philosophy is to focus on protecting the patient's brain and nerve health while treating their cancer. Dr. McGranahan earned her MD from UC San Diego and her PhD at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California.