Eva F. Pamias-Portalatin, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Eva F. Pamias-Portalatin, MD, is a clinical assistant professor at UPMC Pinnacle, joining the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery in September of 2018. She received her undergraduate degree at The University of Puerto Rico where she received a BS in biology and then completed her medical education at Universidad de Monterrey School of Medicine where she was an active member of altruistic organizations, graduating with honors and ranking at the top of her class. 

Following medical school, she completed a sub-internship year at The University of Texas and Methodist Health Care System in San Antonio, Texas and her neurosurgery residency at The University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus where she served as chief resident. While in residency she completed an enfolded research fellowship in brain tumors at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

After the completion of her residency training, she completed a surgical fellowship in skull base, endoscopic and oncologic neurosurgery at The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., where she was also involved in academic activities, directing resident neurosurgery knowledge update and co-directing the neuroncology skull base lecture series.

Her clinical interests include a broad spectrum of brain tumors treatments, including endoscopic, open surgical and minimally invasive techniques. She is also interested in other general neurosurgical conditions including degenerative spine, spinal stenosis, disc herniation, peripheral nerve and trauma.

A main author of multiple book chapters and manuscripts in the neuro-oncology field, Dr. Pamias-Portalatin is fluent in english and spanish. She is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Community Clinic Site

205 South Front Street, 6th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17104

Specialized Areas of Interest

Brain tumors; spine surgery; hydrocephalus; awake craniotomy, Chiari malformations.

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Pinnacle

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Education & Training

  • 1996, BA, Biology, University of Puerto Rico
  • 2003, MD, Universidad de Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • 2010, Neurosurgery Residency, University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Camous, San Juan City Hospital, San Juan, P.R.
  • 2015, Fellowship, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Md.
  • 2018, Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla.

Media Appearances

Dr. Eva F. Pamias-Portalatin On Café Con Leche
WLCH 91.3 FM, Lancaster, Pa
December 6, 2018