As a neurosurgeon-scientist, Dr. Cahill's clinical practice is focused on the care of brain tumor patients, improving clinical trials of therapy for these patients, and training neurosurgical residents in the diagnosis and treatment of these cancers.
Dr. Cahill was born and raised in Connecticut, attending Yale College and then moving to Baltimore to Johns Hopkins Medical School, receiving his MD/PhD degrees in 2001. His PhD was in Human Genetics, in the laboratory of Drs. Ken Kinzler and Bert Vogelstein. He then completed neurosurgery residency training at Mass General, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. David Louis of Pathology. After completion of his clinical training, he joined the junior faculty in Neurosurgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He later re-joined the faculty of the Mass General Brain Tumor Center in 2011, where he is currently in active practice. He sees patients in the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, and his research laboratory is located in the Simches Research Building Brain Tumor Research Center.