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. 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 .
  2. 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 .
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2016.09.030. PubMed PMID:27955825 .
  5. Wang, J, Alotaibi, NM, Samuel, N, Ibrahim, GM, Fallah, A, Cusimano, MD et al.. Acquired Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia Secondary to Space-Occupying Lesions: A Systematic Review. World Neurosurg. 2016; :. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.11.080. PubMed PMID:27894943 .
  6. Karnezis, TT, Baker, AB, Soler, ZM, Wise, SK, Rereddy, SK, Patel, ZM et al.. Factors impacting cerebrospinal fluid leak rates in endoscopic sellar surgery. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2016;6 (11):1117-1125. doi: 10.1002/alr.21783. PubMed PMID:27552303 .
  7. Morrison, MA, Tam, F, Garavaglia, MM, Hare, GM, Cusimano, MD, Schweizer, TA et al.. Sources of Variation Influencing Concordance between Functional MRI and Direct Cortical Stimulation in Brain Tumor Surgery. Front Neurosci. 2016;10 :461. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00461. PubMed PMID:27803645 PubMed Central PMC5067437.
  8. Cusimano, MD, Pshonyak, I, Lee, MY, Ilie, G. A systematic review of 30-day readmission after cranial neurosurgery. J. Neurosurg. 2016; :1-11. doi: 10.3171/2016.7.JNS152226. PubMed PMID:27767396 .
  9. Khong, E, Odenwald, N, Hashim, E, Cusimano, MD. Diffusion Tensor Imaging Findings in Post-Concussion Syndrome Patients after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review. Front Neurol. 2016;7 :156. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2016.00156. PubMed PMID:27698651 PubMed Central PMC5027207.
  10. Shahangian, A, Soler, ZM, Baker, A, Wise, SK, Rereddy, SK, Patel, ZM et al.. Successful repair of intraoperative cerebrospinal fluid leaks improves outcomes in endoscopic skull base surgery. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2017;7 (1):80-86. doi: 10.1002/alr.21845. PubMed PMID:27579523 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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