Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, MD, MSc


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Brain and Spine Tumors
Research Program
Cancer Immunology


Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, MD, MSc, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Garzon-Muvdi's clinical subspecialty is the surgical management of brain and skull base tumors.

Dr. Garzon-Muvdi is a member of the Cancer Immunology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. He holds professional memberships with Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Society for Neuro-Oncology and North American Skull Base Society.


Dr. Garzon-Muvdi received his MD from Universidad Autonoma De San Luis Potosi in Mexico. He earned his Master of Science at Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio. He completed a residency in neurosurgery and postdoctoral fellowship in neuro-oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his residency in skull base surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Dr. Garzon-Muvdi's research interest is primarily in brain tumor immuno-therapeutic approaches based on improving PD-1 inhibition response by activating antigen presentation through activation of dendritic cells or increasing the availability of local antigens visible to the immune system. He is also interested in developing novel roles for transmembrane ion transporters in glioma cell migration. And he has developed a strong research line involving subarachnoid hemorrhage and secondary vasospasm for the purpose of decreasing secondary injury in patients after sustaining aneurysmal hemorrhage.


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