Overview

I am a pediatric neurosurgeon and PhD clinical epidemiologist at BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia. I have a clinical interest in epilepsy surgery, craniofacial disorders and the management of complex hydrocephalus. My research interests are in i) the design, conduct and analysis of prospective studies in pediatric neurosurgery and ii) quality improvement and knowledge translation research.

Publications

Reinfection rates following adherence to Infectious Diseases Society of America guideline recommendations in first cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection treatment
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Tamara D. Simon and Matthew P. Kronman and Kathryn B. Whitlock and Samuel R. Browd and Richard Holubkov and John R. W. Kestle and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and Marcie Langley and David D. Limbrick and Thomas G. Luerssen and W. Jerry Oakes and Jay Riva-Cambrin and Curtis Rozzelle and Chevis N. Shannon and Mandeep Tamber and John C. Wellons and William E. Whitehead and Nicole Mayer-Hamblett
DOI: 10.3171/2018.11.peds18373
05/2019

Predictors of success for combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization in a North American setting: a Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network study
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Jay Riva-Cambrin and John R. W. Kestle and Curtis J. Rozzelle and Robert P. Naftel and Jessica S. Alvey and Ron W. Reeder and Richard Holubkov and Samuel R. Browd and D. Douglas Cochrane and David D. Limbrick and Chevis N. Shannon and Tamara D. Simon and Mandeep S. Tamber and John C. Wellons and William E. Whitehead and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and _ _
DOI: 10.3171/2019.3.peds18532
05/2019

North American survey on the post-neuroimaging management of children with mild head injuries
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Jacob K. Greenberg and Donna B. Jeffe and Christopher R. Carpenter and Yan Yan and Jose A. Pineda and Angela Lumba-Brown and Martin S. Keller and Daniel Berger and Robert J. Bollo and Vijay M. Ravindra and Robert P. Naftel and Michael C. Dewan and Manish N. Shah and Erin C. Burns and Brent R. O’Neill and Todd C. Hankinson and William E. Whitehead and P. David Adelson and Mandeep S. Tamber and Patrick J. McDonald and Edward S. Ahn and William Titsworth and Alina N. West and Ross C. Brownson and David D. Limbrick
DOI: 10.3171/2018.7.peds18263
02/2019

The Incidence of Chiari Malformations in Patients with Isolated Sagittal Synostosis.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open
DOI: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002090
PubMed: 30881832
02/2019

The Incidence of Chiari Malformations in Patients with Isolated Sagittal Synostosis
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
Amani Ali Davis and Giulio Zuccoli and Mostafa M. Haredy and Lauren Runkel and Joseph Losee and Ian F. Pollack and Mandeep S. Tamber and Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara and Jesse A. Goldstein and Ken-K Nischal
DOI: 10.1097/gox.0000000000002090
02/2019

Canadian Assessment of Deep Brain Stimulation Access: The Canada Study
Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
C. Michael Honey and Armaan K. Malhotra and Mandeep S. Tamber and Michel Prud’homme and Ivar Mendez and Christopher R. Honey
DOI: 10.1017/cjn.2018.268
09/2018

Patient and Treatment Characteristics by Infecting Organism in Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infection.
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
DOI: 10.1093/jpids/piy035
PubMed: 29771360
05/2018

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization in infant hydrocephalus: a prospective study by the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Abhaya V. Kulkarni and Jay Riva-Cambrin and Curtis J. Rozzelle and Robert P. Naftel and Jessica S. Alvey and Ron W. Reeder and Richard Holubkov and Samuel R. Browd and D. Douglas Cochrane and David D. Limbrick and Tamara D. Simon and Mandeep Tamber and John C. Wellons and William E. Whitehead and John R. W. Kestle
DOI: 10.3171/2017.8.peds17217
03/2018

Reinfection after treatment of first cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: a prospective observational cohort study
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Tamara D. Simon and Matthew P. Kronman and Kathryn B. Whitlock and Nancy E. Gove and Nicole Mayer-Hamblett and Samuel R. Browd and D. Douglas Cochrane and Richard Holubkov and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and Marcie Langley and David D. Limbrick and Thomas G. Luerssen and W. Jerry Oakes and Jay Riva-Cambrin and Curtis Rozzelle and Chevis Shannon and Mandeep Tamber and John C. Wellons and William E. Whitehead and John R. W. Kestle
DOI: 10.3171/2017.9.peds17112
02/2018

Use of neuroimaging measurements of optic nerve sheath diameter to assess intracranial pressure in craniosynostosis
Child's Nervous System
Mostafa Haredy and Giulio Zuccoli and Mandeep Tamber and Amani Davis and Ken Nischal and Jesse A. Goldstein
DOI: 10.1007/s00381-018-3728-7
01/2018

A Treatment Algorithm for Patients Presenting with Sagittal Craniosynostosis after the Age of 1 Year
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Edward J. Ruane and Catharine B. Garland and Liliana Camison and Regina A. Fenton and Ken K. Nischal and Ian F. Pollack and Mandeep S. Tamber and Lorelei J. Grunwaldt and Joseph E. Losee and Jesse A. Goldstein
DOI: 10.1097/prs.0000000000003602
09/2017

Contrast-enhanced 3-dimensional Fluid-attenuated Inversion Recovery Sequences Have Greater Sensitivity for Detection of Leptomeningeal Metastases in Pediatric Brain Tumors Compared With Conventional Spoiled Gradient Echo Sequences
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Michael J. Utz and Mandeep S. Tamber and Gary E. Mason and Ian F. Pollack and Ashok Panigrahy and Giulio Zuccoli
DOI: 10.1097/mph.0000000000000957
09/2017

In Vivo Demonstration of Traumatic Rupture of the Bridging Veins in Abusive Head Trauma
Pediatric Neurology
Giulio Zuccoli and Abdullah S. Khan and Ashok Panigrahy and Mandeep S. Tamber
DOI: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2017.04.003
07/2017

Shunting outcomes in posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus: results of a Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network prospective cohort study.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Wellons JC and Shannon CN and Holubkov R and Riva-Cambrin J and Kulkarni AV and Limbrick DD and Whitehead W and Browd S and Rozzelle C and Simon TD and Tamber MS and Oakes WJ and Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
DOI: 10.3171/2017.1.peds16496
PubMed: 28452657
07/2017

Pediatric Epilepsy: Neurology, Functional Imaging, and Neurosurgery
Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
James M. Mountz and Christina M. Patterson and Mandeep S. Tamber
DOI: 10.1053/j.semnuclmed.2016.10.003
03/2017

Severe cerebral edema following nivolumab treatment for pediatric glioblastoma: case report
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Xiao Zhu and Michael M. McDowell and William C. Newman and Gary E. Mason and Stephanie Greene and Mandeep S. Tamber
DOI: 10.3171/2016.8.peds16326
02/2017

Ventricular catheter entry site and not catheter tip location predicts shunt survival: a secondary analysis of 3 large pediatric hydrocephalus studies
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
William E. Whitehead and Jay Riva-Cambrin and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and John C. Wellons and Curtis J. Rozzelle and Mandeep S. Tamber and David D. Limbrick and Samuel R. Browd and Robert P. Naftel and Chevis N. Shannon and Tamara D. Simon and Richard Holubkov and Anna Illner and D. Douglas Cochrane and James M. Drake and Thomas G. Luerssen and W. Jerry Oakes and John R. W. Kestle
DOI: 10.3171/2016.8.peds16229
02/2017

Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Positional Plagiocephaly
Neurosurgery
Ann Marie Flannery and Mandeep S. Tamber and Catherine Mazzola and Paul Klimo and Lissa C. Baird and Rachana Tyagi and David F. Bauer and Alexandra Beier and Susan Durham and Alexander Y. Lin and Catherine McClung-Smith and Laura Mitchell and Dimitrios Nikas
DOI: 10.1227/neu.0000000000001426
11/2016

Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guideline on the Role of Cranial Molding Orthosis (Helmet) Therapy for Patients With Positional Plagiocephaly
Neurosurgery
Mandeep S. Tamber and Dimitrios Nikas and Alexandra Beier and Lissa C. Baird and David F. Bauer and Susan Durham and Paul Klimo and Alexander Y. Lin and Catherine Mazzola and Catherine McClung-Smith and Laura Mitchell and Rachana Tyagi and Ann Marie Flannery
DOI: 10.1227/neu.0000000000001430
11/2016

Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of Patients With Positional Plagiocephaly
Neurosurgery
Lissa C. Baird and Paul Klimo and Ann Marie Flannery and David F. Bauer and Alexandra Beier and Susan Durham and Alexander Y. Lin and Catherine McClung-Smith and Laura Mitchell and Dimitrios Nikas and Mandeep S. Tamber and Rachana Tyagi and Catherine Mazzola
DOI: 10.1227/neu.0000000000001429
11/2016

Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guideline on the Management of Patients With Positional Plagiocephaly
Neurosurgery
Paul Klimo and Patrick Ryan Lingo and Lissa C. Baird and David F. Bauer and Alexandra Beier and Susan Durham and Alexander Y. Lin and Catherine McClung-Smith and Laura Mitchell and Dimitrios Nikas and Mandeep S. Tamber and Rachana Tyagi and Catherine Mazzola and Ann Marie Flannery
DOI: 10.1227/neu.0000000000001428
11/2016

Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guideline for the Diagnosis of Patients With Positional Plagiocephaly
Neurosurgery
Catherine Mazzola and Lissa C. Baird and David F. Bauer and Alexandra Beier and Susan Durham and Paul Klimo and Alexander Y. Lin and Catherine McClung-Smith and Laura Mitchell and Dimitrios Nikas and Mandeep S. Tamber and Rachana Tyagi and Ann Marie Flannery
DOI: 10.1227/neu.0000000000001427
11/2016

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in children: prospective, multicenter results from the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Kulkarni AV and Riva-Cambrin J and Holubkov R and Browd SR and Cochrane DD and Drake JM and Limbrick DD and Rozzelle CJ and Simon TD and Tamber MS and Wellons JC and Whitehead WE and Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
DOI: 10.3171/2016.4.peds163
PubMed: 27258593
10/2016

A new Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network protocol to reduce cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
John R. W. Kestle and Richard Holubkov and D. Douglas Cochrane and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and David D. Limbrick and Thomas G. Luerssen and W. Jerry Oakes and Jay Riva-Cambrin and Curtis Rozzelle and Tamara D. Simon and Marion L. Walker and John C. Wellons and Samuel R. Browd and James M. Drake and Chevis N. Shannon and Mandeep S. Tamber and William E. Whitehead and The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
DOI: 10.3171/2015.8.peds15253
04/2016

Risk factors for shunt malfunction in pediatric hydrocephalus: a multicenter prospective cohort study.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Riva-Cambrin J and Kestle JR and Holubkov R and Butler J and Kulkarni AV and Drake J and Whitehead WE and Wellons JC and Shannon CN and Tamber MS and Limbrick DD and Rozzelle C and Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
DOI: 10.3171/2015.6.peds14670
PubMed: 26636251
04/2016

Comparison of Shuntcheck to Neuroimaging for Diagnosing Ventricular Shunt Malfunction in the Emergency Department:
Pediatrics
Tehnaz P. Boyle and Joseph R. Madsen and Mark I. Neuman and Mandeep S. Tamber and Robert W. Hickey and David M. Frim and Paula Zakrzewski and Gregory Heuer and Joseph J. Zorc
DOI: 10.1542/peds.137.supplement_3.287a
02/2016

Variability in Management of First Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infection: A Prospective Multi-Institutional Observational Cohort Study
The Journal of Pediatrics
Tamara D. Simon and Matthew P. Kronman and Kathryn B. Whitlock and Nancy Gove and Samuel R. Browd and Richard Holubkov and John R.W. Kestle and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and Marcie Langley and David D. Limbrick and Thomas G. Luerssen and Jerry Oakes and Jay Riva-Cambrin and Curtis Rozzelle and Chevis Shannon and Mandeep Tamber and John C. Wellons and William E. Whitehead and Nicole Mayer-Hamblett
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.08.094
2016

The diagnosis of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
The Lancet Neurology
Piergiorgio Lochner and Raffaele Nardone and Francesco Brigo and Mandeep S Tamber and Giulio Zuccoli
DOI: 10.1016/s1474-4422(15)00256-2
11/2015

Vagus nerve stimulation in children less than 3 years with medically intractable epilepsy
Epilepsy Research
Luis Fernandez and Satyanarayana Gedela and Mandeep Tamber and Yoshimi Sogawa
DOI: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2015.02.009
05/2015

Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines. Part 3: Endoscopic computer-assisted electromagnetic navigation and ultrasonography as technical adjuvants for shunt placement
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Ann Marie Flannery and Ann-Christine Duhaime and Mandeep S. Tamber and Joanna Kemp
DOI: 10.3171/2014.7.peds14323
11/2014

Foreword: Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Ann Marie Flannery and Catherine A. Mazzola and Paul Klimo and Ann-Christine Duhaime and Lissa C. Baird and Mandeep S. Tamber and David D. Limbrick and Dimitrios C. Nikas and Joanna Kemp and Alexander F. Post and Kurtis I. Auguste and Asim F. Choudhri and Laura S. Mitchell and Debby Buffa
DOI: 10.3171/2014.8.peds14426
11/2014

Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines. Part 8: Management of cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Mandeep S. Tamber and Paul Klimo and Catherine A. Mazzola and Ann Marie Flannery
DOI: 10.3171/2014.7.peds14328
11/2014

Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines. Part 9: Effect of ventricular catheter entry point and position
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Joanna Kemp and Ann Marie Flannery and Mandeep S. Tamber and Ann-Christine Duhaime
DOI: 10.3171/2014.7.peds14329
11/2014

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization in infants with hydrocephalus: a retrospective Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network study.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Kulkarni AV and Riva-Cambrin J and Browd SR and Drake JM and Holubkov R and Kestle JR and Limbrick DD and Rozzelle CJ and Simon TD and Tamber MS and Wellons JC and Whitehead WE and Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
DOI: 10.3171/2014.6.peds13492
PubMed: 24995823
09/2014

Factors associated with ventricular catheter movement and inaccurate catheter location: post hoc analysis of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network Ultrasound-Guided Shunt Placement study
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
William E. Whitehead and Jay Riva-Cambrin and John C. Wellons and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and Samuel Browd and David Limbrick and Curtis Rozzelle and Mandeep S. Tamber and Tamara D. Simon and Chevis N. Shannon and Richard Holubkov and W. Jerry Oakes and Thomas G. Luerssen and Marion L. Walker and James M. Drake and John R. W. Kestle
DOI: 10.3171/2014.5.peds13481
08/2014

Risk Factors for First Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infection: Findings from a Multi-Center Prospective Cohort Study
The Journal of Pediatrics
Tamara D. Simon and Jeremiah Butler and Kathryn B. Whitlock and Samuel R. Browd and Richard Holubkov and John R.W. Kestle and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and Marcie Langley and David D. Limbrick and Nicole Mayer-Hamblett and Mandeep Tamber and John C. Wellons and William E. Whitehead and Jay Riva-Cambrin
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.02.013
06/2014

Outcomes of CSF shunting in children: comparison of Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network cohort with historical controls: clinical article.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Kulkarni AV and Riva-Cambrin J and Butler J and Browd SR and Drake JM and Holubkov R and Kestle JR and Limbrick DD and Simon TD and Tamber MS and Wellons JC and Whitehead WE and Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
DOI: 10.3171/2013.7.peds12637
PubMed: 23909616
10/2013

The assessment of bulging fontanel and splitting of sutures in premature infants: an interrater reliability study by the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.
Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Wellons JC and Holubkov R and Browd SR and Riva-Cambrin J and Whitehead W and Kestle J and Kulkarni AV and Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
DOI: 10.3171/2012.10.peds12329
PubMed: 23121114
01/2013

Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy
Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
Mandeep S. Tamber and James M. Mountz
DOI: 10.1053/j.semnuclmed.2012.06.005
11/2012

Prospective surveillance of complications in a pediatric neurosurgery unit
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
James M. Drake and Jay Riva-Cambrin and Andrew Jea and Kurtis Auguste and Mandeep Tamber and Maria Lamberti-Pasculli
DOI: 10.3171/2010.1.peds09305
06/2010

'Hemispherical asymmetry in the Meyer's Loop': a prospective study of visual-field deficits in 105 cases undergoing anterior temporal lobe resection for epilepsy
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
N. u. O. Jeelani and P. Jindahra and M. S. Tamber and T. L. Poon and P. Kabasele and M. James-Galton and J. Stevens and J. Duncan and A. W. McEvoy and W. Harkness and G. T. Plant
DOI: 10.1136/jnnp.2009.182378
06/2010

Hemispherectomy for the Control of Intractable Epilepsy in Childhood: Comparison of 2 Surgical Techniques in a Single Institution
Operative Neurosurgery
Allison Kwan and Wai Hoe Ng and Hiroshi Otsubo and Ayako Ochi and O Carter Snead and Mandeep S Tamber and James T Rutka
DOI: 10.1227/neu.0b013e3181f743dc
2010

Neurosurgical management of intractable rolandic epilepsy in children: role of resection in eloquent cortex
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Mony Benifla and Francesco Sala and John Jane and Hiroshi Otsubo and Ayako Ochi and James Drake and Shelly Weiss and Elizabeth Donner and Ayataka Fujimoto and Stephanie Holowka and Elysa Widjaja and O. Carter Snead and Mary Lou Smith and Mandeep S. Tamber and James T. Rutka
DOI: 10.3171/2009.3.peds08459
09/2009

Comprehensive Brain Tumor Management
Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
M. Tamber and M. Bernstein
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-69960-6_47
2009

Complications in 622 Cases of Frame-Based Stereotactic Biopsy, a Decreasing Procedure
The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Paul N. Kongkham and Eva Knifed and Mandeep S. Tamber and Mark Bernstein
DOI: 10.1017/s0317167100007605
03/2008

Complications in 622 cases of frame-based stereotactic biopsy, a decreasing procedure.
The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques
Kongkham PN and Knifed E and Tamber MS and Bernstein M
PubMed: 18380282
03/2008

Current concepts in the molecular genetics of pediatric brain tumors: implications for emerging therapies
Child's Nervous System
Mandeep S. Tamber and Krishan Bansal and Muh-Lii Liang and Todd G. Mainprize and Bodour Salhia and Paul Northcott and Michael Taylor and James T. Rutka
DOI: 10.1007/s00381-006-0187-3
09/2006

Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors
Textbook of Neuro-Oncology
Mandeep S. Tamber and Peter B. Dirks
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-7216-8148-1.50093-0
2005

The Outer Membranes of Pseudomonads
Pseudomonas
Sandeep Tamber and Robert E. W. Hancock
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-9086-0_19
2004

Pediatric supratentorial high-grade gliomas
Neurosurgical Focus
Mandeep S. Tamber and James T. Rutka
DOI: 10.3171/foc.2003.14.2.2
02/2003