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. 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 .
  2. 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 .
  3. Koshimori, Y, Cusimano, MD, Vieira, EL, Rusjan, PM, Kish, SJ, Vasdev, N et al.. Astrogliosis marker 11C-SL2511.88 PET in traumatic brain injury with persistent symptoms. Brain. 2023; :. doi: 10.1093/brain/awad279. PubMed PMID:37602426 .
  4. 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. 2023; :. doi: 10.1002/alr.23233. PubMed PMID:37395064 .
  5. 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; :1-12. doi: 10.1007/s11548-023-02965-4. PubMed PMID:37247113 PubMed Central PMC10226438.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 .
  8. Lin, Y, Karthikeyan, V, Cusimano, MD. Traumatic brain and spinal injuries in a pedestrian struck by an electric scooter. CMAJ. 2023;195 (7):E271-E273. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220423. PubMed PMID:36810218 PubMed Central PMC9943571.
  9. Tarzi, G, Tarzi, C, Saha, A, Cusimano, MD. Predicting Severity of Head Collision Events in Elite Soccer Using Preinjury Data: A Machine Learning Approach. Clin J Sport Med. 2023;33 (2):165-171. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000001087. PubMed PMID:36730765 PubMed Central PMC9983750.
  10. Robinovitch, SN, Dojnov, A, Komisar, V, Yang, Y, Shishov, N, Yu, Y et al.. Protective responses of older adults for avoiding injury during falls: evidence from video capture of real-life falls in long-term care. Age Ageing. 2022;51 (12):. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afac273. PubMed PMID:36477785 PubMed Central PMC9729006.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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