Walter Montanera

Project Investigator, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science

Research Programs


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

Research Interests

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


Recent Publications

  1. Diestro, JDB, Parra-Farinas, C, Balas, M, Zador, Z, Almusalam, N, Dmytriw, AA et al.. Inflammatory Biomarkers and Intracranial Hemorrhage after Endovascular Thrombectomy. Can J Neurol Sci. 2021; :1-7. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2021.197. PubMed PMID:34548113 .
  2. Micieli, JA, Dhoot, AS, Micieli, R, Montanera, W, Assaad, D, Krizova, A et al.. Recurrence of Thin Cutaneous Melanoma in the Optic Nerve After Over a Decade of Clinical Cure. J Neuroophthalmol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000001399. PubMed PMID:34417774 .
  3. Lee, H, Marotta, TR, Spears, J, Sarma, D, Montanera, W, Bharatha, A et al.. Endovascular treatment of cavernous carotid artery aneurysms: A 10-year, single-center experience. Neuroradiol J. 2021; :19714009211013487. doi: 10.1177/19714009211013487. PubMed PMID:34159822 .
  4. Nichani, P, Montanera, WJ, Micieli, JA. Third nerve palsy due to influenza A infection. Can J Ophthalmol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2021.02.035. PubMed PMID:33766487 .
  5. Hill, MD, Goyal, M, Menon, BK, Nogueira, RG, McTaggart, RA, Demchuk, AM et al.. Efficacy and safety of nerinetide for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke (ESCAPE-NA1): a multicentre, double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2020;395 (10227):878-887. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30258-0. PubMed PMID:32087818 .
  6. Suthiphosuwan, S, Sasikumar, S, Munoz, DG, Chan, DK, Montanera, WJ, Bharatha, A et al.. MRI diagnosis of neuronal intranuclear inclusion disease leukoencephalopathy. Neurol Clin Pract. 2019;9 (6):497-499. doi: 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000664. PubMed PMID:32042489 PubMed Central PMC6927451.
  7. 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 .
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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