Michael Youssef, M.D.

  • Neurology
  • Glioblastoma
  • Neuro-Oncology


Michael Youssef, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and the Department of Hematology and Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in neuro-oncology.

Dr. Youssef earned his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed a residency in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and then received advanced training in neuro-oncology through a fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

Dr. Youssef’s clinical and research interests include glioblastoma; primary brain tumors; rare brain tumors, including ependymoma and medulloblastoma; neurologic complications of systemic cancer therapy; brain metastasis; and leptomeningeal disease.

He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Brain Tumor Association, the Society for Neuro-Oncology, and the American Society for Clinical Oncology.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - MD Anderson Cancer Center (2018-2020), Neuro-oncology
  • Residency - Baylor College of Medicine (2014-2018), Neurology
  • Medical School - Medical University of South Carolina (2010-2014)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Brain Tumor Association
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology
  • American Society for Clinical Oncology
Honors & Awards
  • American Brain Tumor Association, Summer research grant recipient 2011-2011, Research performed on GBM imaging and response to Temozolomide in patients exposed to O6-BG
  • Chief Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Neuro-Oncology 2019-2020
Books & Publications
  • Cancer Neurology
  • Glioblastoma
  • Low-Grade Gliomas
  • Rare Brain Tumors

Clinical Focus

  • Glioblastoma
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Primary Brain Tumors
  • Rare Brain Tumors

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