Michael Cusimano

MD, FRCSC, DABNS, FACS, PhD, MHPE

Scientist

Research Programs

Biography

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.

Please note: Dr. Cusimano is always open to taking excellent students at all levels up to and including post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars.

Recent Publications

  1. Algahtany, M, Sharma, S, Fahoum, K, Jing, R, Zhang, S, Kovacs, K et al.. The Role of Growth Hormone in Depression: A Human Model. Front Neurosci. 2021;15 :661819. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.661819. PubMed PMID:34248479 PubMed Central PMC8266193.
  2. Tso, S, Saha, A, Cusimano, MD. The Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Database: A Review of Published Research. Neurotrauma Rep. 2021;2 (1):149-164. doi: 10.1089/neur.2020.0047. PubMed PMID:34223550 PubMed Central PMC8240866.
  3. Davidson, B, Narvacan, K, Munoz, DG, Rotondo, F, Kovacs, K, Zhang, S et al.. The Crucial Role of Eosinophils in the Life Cycle, Radiographical Architecture, and Risk of Recurrence of Chronic Subdural Hematomas. Neurotrauma Rep. 2021;2 (1):76-83. doi: 10.1089/neur.2020.0036. PubMed PMID:34223547 PubMed Central PMC8240825.
  4. Kishore, K, Cusimano, MD. The Fundamental Need for Sleep in Neurocritical Care Units: Time for a Paradigm Shift. Front Neurol. 2021;12 :637250. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.637250. PubMed PMID:34220667 PubMed Central PMC8248989.
  5. Martini, ML, Neifert, SN, Shuman, WH, Chapman, EK, Schüpper, AJ, Oermann, EK et al.. Rescue therapy for vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a propensity score-matched analysis with machine learning. J Neurosurg. 2021; :1-14. doi: 10.3171/2020.12.JNS203778. PubMed PMID:34214980 .
  6. Tirdad, K, Dela Cruz, A, Sadeghian, A, Cusimano, M. A deep neural network approach for sentiment analysis of medically related texts: an analysis of tweets related to concussions in sports. Brain Inform. 2021;8 (1):12. doi: 10.1186/s40708-021-00134-4. PubMed PMID:34212268 PubMed Central PMC8249668.
  7. Cusimano, MD, Muller, PJ. Letter to the Editor. Age at death: a neglected outcome measure in oncology. J Neurosurg. 2021; :1. doi: 10.3171/2021.3.JNS21553. PubMed PMID:34171840 .
  8. Villafuerte, CJ, Shultz, DB, Laperriere, N, Gentili, F, Heaton, R, van Prooijen, M et al.. Radiation Dose Rate, Biologically Effective Dose, and Tumor Characteristics on Local Control and Toxicity After Radiosurgery for Acoustic Neuromas. World Neurosurg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.05.122. PubMed PMID:34098139 .
  9. McDonald, AJ, Cook, S, Turner, NE, Ialomiteanu, AR, Mann, RE, Bondy, SJ et al.. Adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms and psychological distress, hazardous drinking, and problem gambling: A population-based study. Psychiatry Res. 2021;301 :113985. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2021.113985. PubMed PMID:34023674 .
  10. Asa, SL, Mete, O, Cusimano, MD, McCutcheon, IE, Perry, A, Yamada, S et al.. Pituitary neuroendocrine tumors: a model for neuroendocrine tumor classification. Mod Pathol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1038/s41379-021-00820-y. PubMed PMID:34017065 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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