Michael Cusimano


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs


Clinical research in neurosurgery (e.g. cognition and memory, cerebellum, pituitary, and brain tumours, aneurysms, normal pressure hydrocephalus, quality of life, coma etc), cognitive neurosurgery, injury prevention, traumatic brain injury, medical education

Recent Publications

  1. Cusimano, MD, Zhang, S, Topolovec-Vranic, J, Hutchison, MG, Jing, R. Factors affecting the concussion knowledge of athletes, parents, coaches, and medical professionals. SAGE Open Med. 2017;5 :2050312117694794. doi: 10.1177/2050312117694794. PubMed PMID:28540042 PubMed Central PMC5433676.
  2. Fu, WW, Fu, TS, Jing, R, McFaull, SR, Cusimano, MD. Predictors of falls and mortality among elderly adults with traumatic brain injury: A nationwide, population-based study. PLoS ONE. 2017;12 (4):e0175868. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175868. PubMed PMID:28430782 PubMed Central PMC5400247.
  3. Hashim, E, Caverzasi, E, Papinutto, N, Lewis, CE, Jing, R, Charles, O et al.. Investigating Microstructural Abnormalities and Neurocognition in Sub-Acute and Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury Patients with Normal-Appearing White Matter: A Preliminary Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. Front Neurol. 2017;8 :97. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2017.00097. PubMed PMID:28373856 PubMed Central PMC5357974.
  4. Karsy, M, Burnett, B, Di Ieva, A, Cusimano, MD, Jensen, RL. Microvascularization of Grade I meningiomas: effect on tumor volume, blood loss, and patient outcome. J. Neurosurg. 2017; :1-10. doi: 10.3171/2016.10.JNS161825. PubMed PMID:28362240 .
  5. Ilie, G, Mann, RE, Boak, A, Adlaf, EM, Hamilton, H, Asbridge, M et al.. Cross-sectional examination of the association of co-occurring alcohol misuse and traumatic brain injury on mental health and conduct problems in adolescents in Ontario, Canada. BMJ Open. 2016;6 (11):e011824. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011824. PubMed PMID:28186929 PubMed Central PMC5129005.
  6. Dmytriw, AA, Schwartz, ML, Cusimano, MD, Mendes Pereira, V, Krings, T, Tymianski, M et al.. Gamma Knife radiosurgery for the treatment of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas. Interv Neuroradiol. 2017;23 (2):211-220. doi: 10.1177/1591019916683689. PubMed PMID:28156167 PubMed Central PMC5433606.
  7. Rotondo, F, Qaddoura, A, Syro, LV, Karamchandani, J, Munoz, DG, Arroyave, MJ et al.. Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-Related Hypophysitis. Endocr. Pathol. 2017; :. doi: 10.1007/s12022-016-9464-1. PubMed PMID:28084610 .
  8. Di Michele, J, Rotondo, F, Kovacs, K, Syro, LV, Yousef, GM, Cusimano, MD et al.. Vasculogenic Mimicry in Clinically Non-functioning Pituitary Adenomas: a Histologic Study. Pathol. Oncol. Res. 2017; :. doi: 10.1007/s12253-017-0196-4. PubMed PMID:28084580 .
  9. Ilie, G, Cusimano, MD, Li, W. Prosodic processing post traumatic brain injury - a systematic review. Syst Rev. 2017;6 (1):1. doi: 10.1186/s13643-016-0385-3. PubMed PMID:28077170 PubMed Central PMC5225621.
  10. Ilie, G, Mann, RE, Boak, A, Hamilton, HA, Rehm, J, Cusimano, MD et al.. Possession of weapon and school violence among adolescents and their association with history of traumatic brain injury, substance use and mental health issues. Injury. 2017;48 (2):285-292. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2016.09.030. PubMed PMID:27955825 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Professor, Surgery, Education and Public Health, University of Toronto