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Melvin Field, MD

Medical Director, Neurosurgeon

Dr. Field is board certified in Neurosurgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and serves as the Medical Director for the AdventHealth Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery program. He is also the co-director of AdventHealth’s Gamma Knife and Neuro-Oncology programs and an associate professor of Neurosurgery at UCF’s College of Medicine. He is the Past President of the Caribbean Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Field completed his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Florida where he was a Florida Academic Scholar and graduated with highest honors. While at Florida, Dr. Field was a member of the school’s highly selective Junior Honors Medical Program. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In Pittsburgh, Dr. Field spent 2 research years focusing his work on skull base neurosurgery, skull base molecular biology, minimally invasive brain surgery and sports-related concussion. Dr. Field founded and developed Florida’s first multidisciplinary comprehensive Sports-Related Concussion Program in 2004.

Dr. Field is recognized as an expert in minimally invasive brain surgery for brain tumors, pituitary tumors and disorders of the skull base. He has been performing endoscopic skull-base surgery in Central Florida since 2003 and has evaluated thousands of patients for these minimally invasive procedures. He has taught Endoscopic Skull Base Techniques at multiple meetings and courses throughout North America over the past decade and routinely lectures on this topic. His research focuses on minimally invasive techniques to treat complex tumors and disorders of the brain and spine using image-guided, endoscopic, cellular and robotic-based systems.

Dr. Field is one of the first surgeons in the country to integrate neuro-endoscopy into the management of various forms of neurovascular compression syndromes, such as trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, and has both lectured and taught nationally on endoscopic microvascular decompression (eMVD) for these disorders. Dr. Field also helped to bring both intraoperative MRI (iMRI) and Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT) to the region in order to improve the care and expand the treatment options for patients with brain tumors in Central Florida.

Dr. Field has authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and has made hundreds of presentations at both national and international neurosurgical meetings on the management of pituitary and skull base tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, acoustic neuromas, brain metastases, sports-related concussion and other topics.

Dr. Field is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Skull Base Society, the Facial Pain Association, the Acoustic Neuroma Association, the Pituitary Network Association, and the Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Society.

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Education

Medical School

University of Florida Medical School

Residencies

Neurological Surgery - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery - The American Board of Neurological Surgery 

Specialty

Neurological Surgery