Walter Montanera

Project Investigator, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science

Research Programs


Research Interests

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

Please note: Dr. Montanera is not taking any summer students in 2018.

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