Michael Cusimano



Research Programs


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. Hibi, A, Cusimano, MD, Bilbily, A, Krishnan, RG, Tyrrell, PN. Impact of Automated Prognostication on Traumatic Brain Injury Care: A Focus Group Study. Can J Neurol Sci. 2024; :1-9. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2024.24. PubMed PMID:38438281 .
  2. Hibi, A, Cusimano, MD, Bilbily, A, Krishnan, RG, Tyrrell, PN. Development of a Multimodal Machine Learning-Based Prognostication Model for Traumatic Brain Injury Using Clinical Data and Computed Tomography Scans: A CENTER-TBI and CINTER-TBI Study. J Neurotrauma. 2024; :. doi: 10.1089/neu.2023.0446. PubMed PMID:38279813 .
  3. Anthes, VB, Schwartz, M, Cusimano, M, Radovanovic, I, Kulkarni, AV, Laperriere, N et al.. Effect of Cobalt-60 Treatment Dose Rate on Arteriovenous Malformation Obliteration After Stereotactic Radiosurgery With Gamma Knife. Neurosurgery. 2024;94 (3):575-583. doi: 10.1227/neu.0000000000002701. PubMed PMID:37796152 .
  4. Cusimano, MD, Carpino, M, Walker, M, Saarela, O, Mann, R. An interrupted time series evaluation of the effect of cannabis legalization on intentional self-harm in two Canadian provinces: Ontario and Alberta. Health Promot Chronic Dis Prev Can. 2023;43 (9):403-408. doi: 10.24095/hpcdp.43.9.02. PubMed PMID:37707352 PubMed Central PMC10578657.
  5. Wang, JZ, Nassiri, F, Landry, AP, Patil, V, Rebchuk, A, Merali, ZA et al.. Fractionated radiotherapy for surgically resected intracranial meningiomas: A multicentre retrospective cohort study. Radiother Oncol. 2023;188 :109861. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2023.109861. PubMed PMID:37619659 .
  6. Koshimori, Y, Cusimano, MD, Vieira, EL, Rusjan, PM, Kish, SJ, Vasdev, N et al.. Astrogliosis marker 11C-SL25.1188 PET in traumatic brain injury with persistent symptoms. Brain. 2023;146 (11):4469-4475. doi: 10.1093/brain/awad279. PubMed PMID:37602426 PubMed Central PMC10629767.
  7. Wu, V, Cusimano, M, Marsden, P, Lee, JM. Levels of nasal nitric oxide and nitric oxide synthase expression in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2024;14 (1):127-129. doi: 10.1002/alr.23233. PubMed PMID:37395064 .
  8. Hibi, A, Cusimano, MD, Bilbily, A, Krishnan, RG, Tyrrell, PN. Automated screening of computed tomography using weakly supervised anomaly detection. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2023;18 (11):2001-2012. doi: 10.1007/s11548-023-02965-4. PubMed PMID:37247113 PubMed Central PMC10226438.
  9. Lin, Y, Karthikeyan, V, Cusimano, MD. [Not Available]. CMAJ. 2023;195 (18):E658-E661. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220423-f. PubMed PMID:37156557 PubMed Central PMC10166625.
  10. Walker, M, Saarela, O, Mann, R, Carpino, M, Cusimano, MD. The effect of recreational cannabis legalization on rates of traffic injury in Canada. Addiction. 2023;118 (8):1517-1526. doi: 10.1111/add.16188. PubMed PMID:36908044 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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