Walter Montanera

Project Investigator, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science

Research Programs


Please note: Dr. Montanera is not taking any summer students in 2019.

Research Interests

Brain vascular diseases, brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, carotid artery disease, acute stroke.


Recent Publications

  1. Murphy, A, de Oliveira Manoel, AL, Macdonald, RL, Baker, A, Lee, TY, Marotta, T et al.. Changes in Cerebral Perfusion with Induced Hypertension in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Pilot and Feasibility Study. Neurocrit Care. 2017;27 (1):3-10. doi: 10.1007/s12028-017-0379-6. PubMed PMID:28244000 .
  2. Ray, JG, Bharatha, A, Montanera, WJ. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Exposure During Pregnancy-Reply. JAMA. 2016;316 (21):2275-2276. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.17302. PubMed PMID:27923087 .
  3. Ray, JG, Vermeulen, MJ, Bharatha, A, Montanera, WJ, Park, AL. Association Between MRI Exposure During Pregnancy and Fetal and Childhood Outcomes. JAMA. 2016;316 (9):952-61. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.12126. PubMed PMID:27599330 .
  4. Al-Ajlan, FS, Goyal, M, Demchuk, AM, Minhas, P, Sabiq, F, Assis, Z et al.. Intra-Arterial Therapy and Post-Treatment Infarct Volumes: Insights From the ESCAPE Randomized Controlled Trial. Stroke. 2016;47 (3):777-81. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.012424. PubMed PMID:26892284 .
  5. Klourfeld, E, Zerna, C, Al-Ajlan, FS, Kamal, N, Randhawa, P, Yu, AY et al.. The future of endovascular treatment: Insights from the ESCAPE investigators. Int J Stroke. 2016;11 (2):156-63. doi: 10.1177/1747493015622962. PubMed PMID:26783306 .
  6. Montanera, W. Editorial: Does physician specialty matter?. J. Neurosurg. 2016;124 (1):7. doi: 10.3171/2015.1.JNS142794. PubMed PMID:26275002 .
  7. Di Ieva, A, Lam, T, Alcaide-Leon, P, Bharatha, A, Montanera, W, Cusimano, MD et al.. Magnetic resonance susceptibility weighted imaging in neurosurgery: current applications and future perspectives. J. Neurosurg. 2015;123 (6):1463-75. doi: 10.3171/2015.1.JNS142349. PubMed PMID:26207600 .
  8. Singh, N, Symons, SP, Montanera, W, Kaderali, Z, Muller, PJ, Munoz, DG et al.. Hemorrhagic epidermoid cyst in a patient with generalized tonic clonic seizure. J Clin Neurosci. 2013;20 (5):750-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2012.03.051. PubMed PMID:23352350 .
  9. Karamchandani, J, Wu, MY, Das, S, Vogel, H, Muller, P, Cusimano, M et al.. Highly proliferative sellar chordoma with unusually rapid recurrence. Neuropathology. 2013;33 (4):424-30. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1789.2012.01360.x. PubMed PMID:23082799 .
  10. Cheng, KH, Sun, C, Cruz, JP, Marotta, TR, Spears, J, Montanera, WJ et al.. Comprehensive data visualization for high resolution endovascular carotid arterial wall imaging. J Biomed Opt. 2012;17 (5):056003. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.17.5.056003. PubMed PMID:22612126 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Interventional Neuroradiologist, Medical Imaging, St. Michael’s Hospital