Miguel Mayol Del Valle, MD

MEDICINA DEL CÁNCER

Areas of Interest:
Neurosurgical Oncology
Pituitary Tumors
Vestibular Schwannomas
Meningiomas
Orbital and periorbital tumors
Trigeminal neuralgia
Hemifacial Spasms
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Spinal Oncology
Translational and Clinical Research

Biography:
Miguel Mayol del Valle is a neurosurgical oncologist with an extensive academic and professional
background. He graduated with honors in Biology and Literature with a minor in Latin American Studies
from Cornell University in 2010. Later, he completed his degree in Medicine at the Universidad Central
del Caribe in 2014, where he was a member of the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.
After graduating, he pursued his neurosurgery residency at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical
Sciences Campus, from 2014 to 2021, receiving comprehensive training in the field of neurosurgery.
Subsequently, he undertook a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology at Emory University, which concluded
in June 2022.

Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical Sciences Campus of the University
of Puerto Rico and an Assistant Clinical Investigator of Neurosurgery in the Department of Cancer Biology
and Cancer Medicine at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Puerto Rico. Mayol del Valle is dedicated to
clinical and translational research, focusing on targeted therapy for glioblastoma and the study of
molecular markers for patients with brain tumors. His goal is to develop a comprehensive neurosurgical
oncology service in Puerto Rico, utilizing advanced technologies such as cortical mapping and
fluorescence-guided surgery.
In addition to his work in the medical field, he has presented his research nationally and plans to seek

funding for his projects through industry sponsorships and NIH K08 grants. Miguel Mayol del Valle is a
passionate professional striving to improve healthcare and patient outcomes in the fields of
neurosurgery and oncology.

Recent Publications:
Mayol del Valle, M.; Morales, B.; Philbrick, B.; Adeagbo, S.; Goyal, S.; Newman, S.; Frontera, N.L.; Nduom,
E.; Olson, J.; Neill, S.; et al. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors: Whole-Genome Sequencing to Assist
Management and Prognosis. Cancers 2024, 16, 404. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers16020404

Frontera NL, Rosado-Philippi J, Díaz FDV, Díaz AS, Medina AV, Figueroa A, González N, Pradilla G, Garzón
T, Rodríguez J, Tarrats L, Valle MMD. TransOrbital NeuroEndoscopic Surgery for Biopsy of the Left
Cavernous Sinus: A Literature Review, Case Report, and Cadaveric Proof of Concept. J Neurol Surg Rep.
2023 Jul;84(3):e116-e123. doi: 10.1055/a-2155-2419. eCollection 2023 Jul. PubMed PMID: 37771654;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10533359.

Medina EJ, Zohdy YM, Porto E, Revuelta Barbero JM, Bray D, Maldonado J, Rodas A, Mayol M, Morales B,
Neill S, Read W, Pradilla G, Ioachimescu A, Garzon-Muvdi T. Therapeutic response to pazopanib: case
report and literature review on molecular abnormalities of aggressive prolactinomas. Front Endocrinol
(Lausanne). 2023;14:1195792. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2023.1195792. eCollection 2023. Review. PubMed
PMID: 37529607; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10388536.

Mayol Del Valle M, De Jesus O, Vicenty-Padilla JC, Matos A, Inserni J. Development of a Neurosurgical
Cadaver Laboratory despite Limited Resources. P R Health Sci J. 2022 Sep;41(3):153-156. PubMed PMID:
36018744.

Nuñez RE, Del Valle MM, Ortiz K, Almodovar L, Kucheryavykh L. Microglial Cytokines Induce Invasiveness
and Proliferation of Human Glioblastoma through Pyk2 and FAK Activation. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Dec
7;13(24). doi: 10.3390/cancers13246160. PubMed PMID: 34944779; PubMed Central PMCID:
PMC8699228.

Recent Presentations:
Ultrasound Guided Mandibular Nerve Block to Supplement the Scalp Block for Awake Craniotomies: A
Technical Report, Methylene Blue Study, and in Depth Cadaveric Dissection. Mayo Clinic Advances in
NeuroOncology Symposium, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL. Oct 2023

Speech Pathologist Role in the Care of Neurosurgical Patients. Organización Puertorriqueña de
Profesionales del Habla, Lenguaje y Audiólogos Annual Convention, Dorado, PR. Sep 2023

Clinical Trial of a Single-Dose of Oral Avutometinib or Defactinib (PK) in Patients with Glioblastoma, First
Place Winner of Three Minute Thesis, Association for Clinical and Translational Science Meeting 2023,
Washington DC, Apt 2023