In the Media
Dr. Andres Lozano was featured in a CTV News story about the results of his research treating Alzheimer’s patients with deep brain stimulation. The video and accompanying text story can be accessed at: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-headlines/canadian-researchers-use-electricity-tostimulate-brains-of-alzheimer-s-patients-1.2221623
Dr. Andres Lozano’s work on deep brain stimulation for movement and psychiatric disorders was featured in Globe and Mail article on leading neuroscientists in Toronto. The piece can be accessed at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/its-like-exploring-a-new-galaxy-toronto-scientists-unpack-the-mysteries-of-the-brain/article22496567/
Dr. Fred Gentili discusses his work treating rare cancers in a Toronto Star article. The piece can be accessed at: http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2014/12/14/those_with_rare_cancers_like_chordoma_feel_lost.html
Dr. Taufik Valiante is featured in a Media Planet article discussing the viability of surgical interventions in cases of epilepsy. The piece can be accessed at: http://www.brainhealthinfo.ca/epilepsy/how-one-young-mother-won-her-life-back-from-epilepsy.
Dr. Andres Lozano is featured in a Media Planet article commenting on the importance of the Weston Brain Institute’s support of neuroscience research. The piece can be accessed at: http://www.brainhealthinfo.ca/research-in-canada/neurodegenerative-diseases-in-canada-the-need-to-accelerate-research.
Dr. Todd Mainprize served as part of team of 25 surgeons, nurses and doctors on a 10-day surgical mission to Kyiv, Ukraine. Further details of the mission, organized by the Canada Ukraine Foundation / Operation Rainbow Canada can be accessed at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canadian-surgeons-reconstruct-people-wounded-in-ukraine-s-revolution-1.2847053
Dr. Mark Bernstein wrote a piece on terminal illness and assisted suicide for Impact Ethics. The piece can be accessed at http://impactethics.ca/2014/11/10/ms-maynard-was-right-assisted-suicide-should-be-legal-everywhere/.
Dr. Michael Cusimano’s work on the link between teenage concussion history and drug and alcohol use was featured in an online piece in The Province. The article can be accessed at:
Dr. Charles Tator wrote a piece for The Globe and Mail about the new Ontario concussion management policy and how schools can better intervene to mitigate the effects of concussions. The piece can be accessed at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health-advisor/canada-should-follow-ontarios-lead-in-student-concussion-management-policy/article21557332/
On September 27 Dr. Michael Cusimano together with Scott Russell, one of Canada's leading sports broadcasters, led the 2014 Heads Up Conference hosted by St. Michael's Hospital. Leaders in the fields of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and violence research shared the latest findings in sports- and accident-related concussion and head injury. The annual conference aims to translate concussion science to the general public and raise awareness. Coverage of the event can be accessed at: http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/opinion/2014/10/field-of-play-the-dangerous-head-games-we-play.html. October 03, 2014.
PGY6 resident Safraz Mohammaed was spotlighted on the Canadian Association of Interns and Residents website. The piece can be found at: http://www.cair.ca/en/news/spotlight/. September 26, 2014.
Sunit Das was featured in a Globe and Mail piece on awake craniotomy. The multimedia piece includes videos or procedures performed by Dr. Das to remove a brain tumour. The piece can be accessed at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/video-saving-cyla-inside-the-operating-room-as-a-young-ontario-woman-undergoes-brain-surgery-while-awake/article20895176/
Mojgan Hodaie wrote a feature article for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons on neurosurgical education in low-resource areas. The piece highlights the work of the Neurosurgical Education with Universal Research ONline project (NEURONproject), the product of a visit to Ghana with Dr. Mark Bernstein, the Greg Wilkins-Barrick Chair in International Surgery at University Health Network. The piece can be accessed at: http://www.aansneurosurgeon.org/features/international-neurosurgery-education-are-we-keeping-up-with-the-times/.
Andres Lozano’s work on deep brain stimulation as a treatment for anorexia nervosa is discussed in Aeon magazine in a profile of a young woman who received the treatment. The piece can be accessed at: http://aeon.co/magazine/being-human/can-deep-brain-stimulation-treat-anorexia/.
Dr. Michael Tymianski, Division Head at Toronto Western Hospital, received $6.6M in funding from Brain Canada for the Phase III trial of NA-1 for stroke. NA-1 will be administered by paramedics in the FRONTIER field program that begins next year in Toronto, Peel Region and Vancouver. The program was featured in a Globe and Mail article that can be accessed at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/promising-canadian-stroke-drug-receives-large-research-grant/article20569436/#dashboard/follows/. September 12, 2014.
Dr. Michael Cusimano (St. Michael’s Hospital neurosurgeon) and his brother R.J. Cusimano (Toronto General Hospital cardiac surgeon) were profiled in the Toronto Star entitled “Toronto’s 'surgeon brothers' on top of medical world”. The piece can be accessed at: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/09/05/torontos_surgeon_brothers_on_top_of_medical_world.html. September 5, 2014.
PGY6 resident Safraz Mohammed was spotlighted on the Canadian Association of Interns and Residents website. The piece can be found at: http://www.cair.ca/en/news/spotlight/. September 1, 2014.
Mark Bernstein comments on the development of an ebola vaccine in a piece by the Globe and Mail. The article can be accessed at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/doctors-grapple-with-ethics-of-ebola-drugs/article20072118/. August 15, 2014.
Michael Taylor’s research is discussed in a piece by Newswire about the Stand Up to Cancer Canada Baton Pass. The article can be accessed at: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1397140/siemens-spreads-message-of-hope-with-stand-up-to-cancer-canada-baton-pass-at-sickkids. August 12, 2014.
Dr. James Drake, Division Head at the Hospital for Sick Children and Director of Sick Kids’ Centre for Image Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention, was featured by the Toronto Star for his work in removing an osteoid osteoma using high-intensity focused ultrasound (FUS), a first such use in North America. The story can be accessed at: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/08/06/brampton_teens_leg_tumour_removed_with_highintensity_ultrasound.html. August 6, 2014.
Victor Yang’s work with the 7D Surgical Navigation device were featured by the CBC. The article can be accessed at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/scanner-gives-surgeons-real-time-road-map-of-human-body-1.2669579. June 17,2014.
Dr. Andres Lozano was appointed to the rank of University Professor, the highest and most prestigious rank at the University of Toronto, effective July 1, 2014. He is the first neurosurgeon at the University of Toronto to be granted the distinction, which recognizes the University’s most outstanding scholars. He was nominated for his pioneering work in the mapping of new brain areas and circuits underlying neurological and psychiatric diseases, and the translation of these discoveries into the clinical application of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, treatment-resistant depression and Alzheimer's diseasemapping new areas of the brain involved in neurological disease. Details including a complete list of University Professors can be accessed at: http://news.utoronto.ca/andres-lozano-promoted-university-professor and
http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/awards/uprofessors/complete.htm. June 5, 2014.
Dr. Taufik Valiante’s work on surgical treatment of epilepsy was featured by Global News Toronto’s television feature “Inside Epilepsy”. The video and story can be viewed here. March 8, 2013.
Dr. Andres Lozano, Nir Lipman and Michael Schwartz’s work on deep brain stimulation for anorexia treatment was featured by The Globe and Mail. The video and story entitled “How ground-breaking surgery offers hope for anorexia treatment” can be viewed here. February 27, 2013.
Dr. Charles Tator, Founder of ThinkFirst Canada, Dr. Michael Clarfield, former Head Team Physician of the Toronto Maple Leafs (1989-2004), and mdBriefCase Inc., were commended by the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) for the development of a Continuing Education Program for Family Physicians entitled “Sports-Related Concussions: When Medicine and Sport Meet Head On”. The NHLPA officially endorsed the interactive CME program, which will aid front-line physicians in the recognition and management of patients with concussion. The press release can be accessed here. January 29, 2013.
Dr. Andres Lozano’s work on deep brain stimulation was featured by TEDxCaltech. The presentation entitled “Adjusting Dials on Circuits in the Human Brain” can be viewed at: http://tedxcaltech.caltech.edu/content/andres-lozano. January 18, 2013.
Dr. Michael Schwartz, Division Head of Neurosurgery at Sunnybrook Hospital, and collaborator Dr. Andres Lozano have been featured by CTV News for their work on focused ultrasound for the treatment of essential tremor. The story and video can be accessed here: Revolutionary Treatment Uses Ultrasound to Stop Tumors. December 18, 2012.
Dr. James Drake, Division Head of Neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Chidren, was featured by the SickKids Newsroom in a piece covering the MedTech Challenge. The porgram is hosted by the Logics Academy, Kids Science at Sick Kids, and the Centre for Image Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention (CIGITI), for which Dr. Drake serves as Director. The full story can be accessed here. December 11, 2012.
Toronto Western Hospital neurosurgeon Dr. Taufik Valiante was featured in the video “Epilepsy and the Surgery Solution in Ontario” for his work as Co-Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at UHN.
St. Michael’s Hospital neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Cusimano has been featured in the Toronto Star for becoming the first surgeon in Canada to use a 3D camera to remove a brain tumor. "3D Camera for Brain Surgery a Big Leap Forward." October 27, 2012.
Dr. James Rutka, R.S. McLaughlin Chair of the Department of Surgery, has been featured in AANS Neurosurgeon (August 2012, Vol. 21, No. 3), published by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. The excellent interview reflecting on his training and career-to-date can be accessed online at: http://www.aansneurosurgeon.org/210312/7/1825
St. Michael's Hospital fellow Antonio Di Ieva was featured in an interview with the European Association of Neurological Societies (EANS) for his receipt of the 2010 Aesculap Prize.
Dr. Mojgan Hodaie was featured in the Summer Newsletter (Page 2) of the World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeons (WSSFN).
Dr. Loch Macdonald, Division Head of Neurosurgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, will be one of five members of TeamCindy in the inaugural 2012 U.S. Ironman Championships to awareness of brain aneurysms and funds for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. The event, which involves a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run, will take place in Aug. 2012. http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/680595
The work of Dr. Andres Lozano’s team on deep brain stimulation in Alzheimer’s disease was featured in an ABC World News television broadcast, “Alzheimer's Disease Unlocked”. March 18, 2012.
Dr. Andres Lozano and collaborator Dr. David Tang-Wai (Division of Neurology) were featured on CTV’s Canada A.M. and as part of a live web chat on CTVNews.ca for their work on deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer’s disease. "Brain stimulator helps slow man's Alzheimer's disease". March 6, 2012.
Dr. Michael Fehlings was featured in the Toronto Star for his work on the return of function after early surgery for spinal injured patients. Speedy surgery lessens chance of paralysis in cervical spinal cord injuries. February 23, 2012.
Dr. Michael Tymianski’s work on day surgery for cerebral aneurysms was featured in the Globe and Mail. This work is a world-first for aneurysm surgery and represents a paradigm shift in the way that the procedure is regarded and conducted. February 22, 2012.
Dr. Mark Bernstein: The big journey of Mrs. Little. Pets Magazine January/February 2012, Page 9.
Dr. Leo da Costa’s work on ischemic stroke was featured in a 30-minute interview aired on the OMNI 2 television program “Body and Soul” for the Portuguese speaking community in Toronto. Jan. 8, 2012.
Dr. Howard Ginsberg's work was featured by the Toronto Star. A sneeze, years of back pain: surgery with 'GPS for the spine' makes it better. December 30, 2011.
The work of Dr. Andres Lozano’s lab on the long-lasting effects of deep brain stimluation in Parkinson’s disease was featured in “Accelerating the Cure” by the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
http://www.michaeljfox.org/newsletters/MJFF Winter 2011 Newsletter1.pdf
Dr. Andres Lozano’s team was featured for their work on deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer’s disease by Le Figaro, the second largest national newspaper in France. Dec. 6, 2011.
Dr. Mark Bernstein: Soldier of misfortune. Globe and Mail, November 23, 2011, page L8.
The work of Dr. Andres Lozano’s lab on deep brain stimulation in Alzheimer's damage was featured in New Scientist magazine (New Scientist, Issue 2840, 2011 Nov 23) and BBC News Online.