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, NPH, QOL, coma etc), cognitive neurosurgery, injury prevention, traumatic brain injury, medical education

Recent Publications

  1. 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; :. doi: 10.1002/alr.21783. PubMed PMID:27552303 .
  2. McGirr, A, Cusimano, MD. Does idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) run in families?. J. Neurol. Sci. 2016;368 :128-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2016.06.054. PubMed PMID:27538614 .
  3. Allen, S, Stewart, SH, Cusimano, M, Asbridge, M. Examining the Relationship Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Substance Use Outcomes in the Canadian Population. Subst Use Misuse. 2016; :1-10. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2016.1188955. PubMed PMID:27484302 .
  4. Di Ieva, A, Le Reste, PJ, Carsin-Nicol, B, Ferre, JC, Cusimano, MD. Diagnostic Value of Fractal Analysis for the Differentiation of Brain Tumors Using 3-Tesla Magnetic Resonance Susceptibility-Weighted Imaging. Neurosurgery. 2016; :. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000001308. PubMed PMID:27332779 .
  5. Cusimano, MD, Ilie, G, Mullen, SJ, Pauley, CR, Stulberg, JR, Topolovec-Vranic, J et al.. Aggression, Violence and Injury in Minor League Ice Hockey: Avenues for Prevention of Injury. PLoS ONE. 2016;11 (6):e0156683. Epub 2016/6/3. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156683. PubMed PMID:27258426 PubMed Central PMC4892613.
  6. Morrison, MA, Churchill, NW, Cusimano, MD, Schweizer, TA, Das, S, Graham, SJ et al.. Reliability of Task-Based fMRI for Preoperative Planning: A Test-Retest Study in Brain Tumor Patients and Healthy Controls. PLoS ONE. 2016;11 (2):e0149547. Epub 2016/2/19. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149547. PubMed PMID:26894279 PubMed Central PMC4760755.
  7. Fu, TS, Jing, R, McFaull, SR, Cusimano, MD. Health & Economic Burden of Traumatic Brain Injury in the Emergency Department. Can J Neurol Sci. 2016;43 (2):238-47. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2015.320. PubMed PMID:26842131 .
  8. Ting, WK, Schweizer, TA, Topolovec-Vranic, J, Cusimano, MD. Antisaccadic Eye Movements Are Correlated with Corpus Callosum White Matter Mean Diffusivity, Stroop Performance, and Symptom Burden in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion. Front Neurol. 2015;6 :271. Epub 2016/1/18. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2015.00271. PubMed PMID:26834693 PubMed Central PMC4716139.
  9. Fu, TS, Jing, R, Fu, WW, Cusimano, MD. Epidemiological Trends of Traumatic Brain Injury Identified in the Emergency Department in a Publicly-Insured Population, 2002-2010. PLoS ONE. 2016;11 (1):e0145469. Epub 2016/1/13. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145469. PubMed PMID:26760779 PubMed Central PMC4720113.
  10. Selim, AM, Ray, C, Cusimano, MD, Karp, E, Freedman, M. Reversible long-standing severe disability in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. Neurol Clin Pract. 2015;5 (6):505-508. doi: 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000149. PubMed PMID:26716064 PubMed Central PMC4684672.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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