Overview

My research focuses on three principal areas:

Clinical outcomes and innovation in the treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus: BC Children’s Hospital is one of only two Canadian centres in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network

Outcomes, novel therapies and imaging findings in concussion and mild traumatic brain injury: as a researcher in the Canada North Concussion Network, a Winnipeg-based consortium, we are investigating novel imaging techniques to diagnose and monitor recovery from concussion

Bioethics/Neuroethics: I conduct research in various aspects of bioethics as it relates to neurosurgery including conflicts of interest in neurosurgical research, ethical issues in fetal surgery for spina bifida and the role of ethics education in neurosurgery training

Publications

A qualitative study of transitioning patients with hydrocephalus from pediatric to adult care: fear of uncertainty, communication gaps, independence, and loss of relationships
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Saman Fouladirad and Alexander Cheong and Ashutosh Singhal and Mandeep S. Tamber and Patrick J. McDonald
DOI: 10.3171/2022.2.peds21419
04/2022

The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network quality improvement initiative: the role of antibiotic-impregnated catheters and vancomycin wound irrigation
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Jason Chu and Hailey Jensen and Richard Holubkov and Mark D. Krieger and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and Jay Riva-Cambrin and Curtis J. Rozzelle and David D. Limbrick and John C. Wellons and Samuel R. Browd and William E. Whitehead and Ian F. Pollack and Tamara D. Simon and Mandeep S. Tamber and Jason S. Hauptman and Jonathan Pindrik and Robert P. Naftel and Patrick J. McDonald and Todd C. Hankinson and Eric M. Jackson and Brandon G. Rocque and Ron Reeder and James M. Drake and John R. W. Kestle and {\_} {\_} and {\_} {\_} and J. Kestle and C. Rozzelle and B. Rocque and J. Drake and A. Kulkarni and W. Whitehead and S. Browd and J. Hauptman and I. Pollack and D. Limbrick and J. Wellons and R. Naftel and M. Tamber and J. Riva-Cambrin and E. Jackson and M. Krieger and J. Chu and T. Simon and T. Hankinson and J. Pindrik and R. Holubkov and P. McDonald
DOI: 10.3171/2022.2.peds2214
03/2022

Understanding Attributes that Influence Physician and Caregiver Decisions About Neurotechnology for Pediatric Drug-Resistant Epilepsy: A Formative Qualitative Study to Support the Development of a Discrete Choice Experiment
The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Glory Apantaku and Magda Aguiar and K. Julia Kaal and Patrick J. McDonald and Mary B. Connolly and Viorica Hrincu and Judy Illes and Mark Harrison
DOI: 10.1007/s40271-021-00544-w
03/2022

Impact of ventricle size on neuropsychological outcomes in treated pediatric hydrocephalus: an HCRN prospective cohort study
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Jay Riva-Cambrin and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and Robert Burr and Curtis J. Rozzelle and W. Jerry Oakes and James M. Drake and Jessica S. Alvey and Ron W. Reeder and Richard Holubkov and Samuel R. Browd and D. Douglas Cochrane and David D. Limbrick and Robert Naftel and Chevis N. Shannon and Tamara D. Simon and Mandeep S. Tamber and Patrick J. McDonald and John C. Wellons and Thomas G. Luerssen and William E. Whitehead and John R. W. Kestle
DOI: 10.3171/2021.8.peds21146
03/2022

Anterior versus posterior entry site for ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion: a randomized controlled trial by the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
William E. Whitehead and Jay Riva-Cambrin and John C. Wellons and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and David D. Limbrick and Vanessa L. Wall and Curtis J. Rozzelle and Todd C. Hankinson and Patrick J. McDonald and Mark D. Krieger and Ian F. Pollack and Mandeep S. Tamber and Jonathan Pindrik and Jason S. Hauptman and Robert P. Naftel and Chevis N. Shannon and Jason Chu and Eric M. Jackson and Samuel R. Browd and Tamara D. Simon and Richard Holubkov and Ron W. Reeder and Hailey Jensen and Jenna E. Koschnitzky and Paul Gross and James M. Drake and John R. W. Kestle
DOI: 10.3171/2021.9.peds21391
03/2022

Cephalohaematoma: Not always a benign bump
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Te-Yu Hung and Erin Coates and Alastair McAlpine and Jennifer Tam and David M Goldfarb and Patrick J McDonald and Mitchell Zelman and Mark Halverson and Claire Seaton
DOI: 10.1111/jpc.15769
10/2021

Choice and Trade-offs: Parent Decision Making for Neurotechnologies for Pediatric Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
Journal of Child Neurology
Viorica Hrincu and Patrick J. McDonald and Mary B. Connolly and Mark J. Harrison and George M. Ibrahim and Robert P. Naftel and Winston Chiong and Armaghan Alam and Urs Ribary and Judy Illes
DOI: 10.1177/08830738211015010
10/2021

Strategic and principled approach to the ethical challenges of epilepsy monitoring unit triage
Journal of Medical Ethics
Jason Randhawa and Chantelle T Hrazdil and Patrick J McDonald and Judy Illes
DOI: 10.1136/medethics-2020-107147
09/2021

Molecular Characterization of Microbiota in Cerebrospinal Fluid From Patients With CSF Shunt Infections Using Whole Genome Amplification Followed by Shotgun Sequencing
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Paul Hodor and Christopher E. Pope and Kathryn B. Whitlock and Lucas R. Hoffman and David L. Limbrick and Patrick J. McDonald and Jason S. Hauptman and Jeffrey G. Ojemann and Tamara D. Simon
DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2021.699506
08/2021

Treatment strategies for hydrocephalus related to Dandy-Walker syndrome: evaluating procedure selection and success within the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Aaron M. Yengo-Kahn and John C. Wellons and Todd C. Hankinson and Jason S. Hauptman and Eric M. Jackson and Hailey Jensen and Mark D. Krieger and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and David. D. Limbrick and Patrick J. McDonald and Robert P. Naftel and Jonathan A. Pindrik and Ian F. Pollack and Ron Reeder and Jay Riva-Cambrin and Curtis J. Rozzelle and Mandeep S. Tamber and William E. Whitehead and John R. W. Kestle and {\_} {\_}
DOI: 10.3171/2020.11.peds20806
04/2021

Hydrocephalus treatment in patients with craniosynostosis: an analysis from the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network prospective registry
Neurosurgical Focus
Christopher M. Bonfield and Chevis N. Shannon and Ron W. Reeder and Samuel Browd and James Drake and Jason S. Hauptman and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and David D. Limbrick and Patrick J. McDonald and Robert Naftel and Ian F. Pollack and Jay Riva-Cambrin and Curtis Rozzelle and Mandeep S. Tamber and William E. Whitehead and John R. W. Kestle and John C. Wellons and {\_} {\_}
DOI: 10.3171/2021.1.focus20979
04/2021

Temporal trends in surgical procedures for pediatric hydrocephalus: an analysis of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network Core Data Project
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Mandeep S. Tamber and John R. W. Kestle and Ron W. Reeder and Richard Holubkov and Jessica Alvey and Samuel R. Browd and James M. Drake and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and David D. Limbrick and Patrick J. McDonald and Curtis J. Rozzelle and Tamara D. Simon and Robert Naftel and Chevis N. Shannon and John C. Wellons and William E. Whitehead and Jay Riva-Cambrin and {\_} {\_}
DOI: 10.3171/2020.7.peds20142
03/2021

Novel Neurotechnological Interventions for Pediatric Drug-Resistant Epilepsy: Physician Perspectives
Journal of Child Neurology
Patrick J. McDonald and Viorica Hrincu and Mary B. Connolly and Mark J. Harrison and George M. Ibrahim and Robert P. Naftel and Winston Chiong and Farhad Udwadia and Judy Illes
DOI: 10.1177/0883073820966935
03/2021

Predictors of fast and ultrafast shunt failure in pediatric hydrocephalus: a Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network study
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Jason S. Hauptman and John Kestle and Jay Riva-Cambrin and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and Samuel R. Browd and Curtis J. Rozzelle and William E. Whitehead and Robert P. Naftel and Jonathan Pindrik and David D. Limbrick and James Drake and John C. Wellons and Mandeep S. Tamber and Chevis N. Shannon and Tamara D. Simon and Ian F. Pollack and Patrick J. McDonald and Mark D. Krieger and Jason Chu and Todd C. Hankinson and Eric M. Jackson and Jessica S. Alvey and Ron W. Reeder and Richard Holubkov and {\_} {\_}
DOI: 10.3171/2020.7.peds20111
03/2021

Youth Weigh In: Views on Advanced Neurotechnology for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
Journal of Child Neurology
Farhad R. Udwadia and Patrick J. McDonald and Mary B. Connolly and Viorica Hrincu and Judy Illes
DOI: 10.1177/0883073820957810
02/2021

International Legal Approaches to Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Jennifer A. Chandler and Laura Y. Cabrera and Paresh Doshi and Shirley Fecteau and Joseph J. Fins and Salvador Guinjoan and Clement Hamani and Karen Herrera-Ferr{\'{a}} and C. Michael Honey and Judy Illes and Brian H. Kopell and Nir Lipsman and Patrick J. McDonald and Helen S. Mayberg and Roland Nadler and Bart Nuttin and Albino J. Oliveira-Maia and Cristian Rangel and Raphael Ribeiro and Arleen Salles and Hemmings Wu
DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.588458
01/2021

Characterization of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) microbiota from patients with CSF shunt infection and reinfection using high throughput sequencing of 16S ribosomal RNAgenes
PLOS ONE
Kathryn B. Whitlock and Christopher E. Pope and Paul Hodor and Lucas R. Hoffman and David L. Limbrick and Patrick J. McDonald and Jason S. Hauptman and Jeffrey G. Ojemann and Tamara D. Simon and
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0244643
01/2021

From vision to action: Canadian leadership in ethics and neurotechnology
International Review of Neurobiology
Judy Illes and Nir Lipsman and Patrick J. McDonald and Viorica Hrincu and Jennifer Chandler and Alfonso Fasano and Peter Giacobbe and Clement Hamani and George M. Ibrahim and Zelma Kiss and Ying Meng and Tejas Sankar and Lutz Weise
DOI: 10.1016/bs.irn.2021.06.012
2021

Readiness for First-In-Human Neuromodulatory Interventions
Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
Iris Coates McCall and Nicole Minielly and Allison Bethune and Nir Lipsman and Patrick J. McDonald and Judy Illes
DOI: 10.1017/cjn.2020.113
11/2020

Epilepsy through the eyes of the media: A paradox of positive reporting and challenges of access to advanced neurotechnology
Epilepsy & Behavior
Vrinda Munjal and Mary Arakelyan and Patrick J. McDonald and Judy Illes
DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107200
10/2020

The Clinical Research Landscape of Pediatric Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
Journal of Child Neurology
K. Julia Kaal and Magda Aguiar and Mark Harrison and Patrick J. McDonald and Judy Illes
DOI: 10.1177/0883073820931255
10/2020

Surgical resource utilization after initial treatment of infant hydrocephalus: comparing ETV, early experience of ETV with choroid plexus cauterization, and shunt insertion in the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Jonathan Pindrik and Jay Riva-Cambrin and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and Jessica S. Alvey and Ron W. Reeder and Ian F. Pollack and John C. Wellons and Eric M. Jackson and Curtis J. Rozzelle and William E. Whitehead and David D. Limbrick and Robert P. Naftel and Chevis Shannon and Patrick J. McDonald and Mandeep S. Tamber and Todd C. Hankinson and Jason S. Hauptman and Tamara D. Simon and Mark D. Krieger and Richard Holubkov and John R. W. Kestle and {\_} {\_}
DOI: 10.3171/2020.4.peds19632
10/2020

Ethically Problematic Medical Device Representation
The American Journal of Bioethics
Judy Illes and Patrick J. McDonald and Chloe Lau and Viorica M. Hrincu and Mary B. Connolly
DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2020.1782643
08/2020

Letter: The Risk of COVID-19 Infection During Neurosurgical Procedures: A Review of Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Modes of Transmission and Proposed Neurosurgery-Specific Measures for Mitigation
Neurosurgery
Christian Iorio-Morin and Mojgan Hodaie and Can Sarica and Nicolas Dea and Harrison J Westwick and Sean D Christie and Patrick J McDonald and Moujahed Labidi and Jean-Pierre Farmer and Simon Brisebois and Fr{\'{e}}d{\'{e}}rick D'Aragon and Alex Carignan and David Fortin
DOI: 10.1093/neuros/nyaa157
08/2020

Risk factors for cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections during an outbreak: a case–control study
Journal of Hospital Infection
A.K. McAlpine and L.J. Sauve and J.C. Collet and D.M. Goldfarb and E. Guest and P.J. McDonald and A. Zheng and J.A. Srigley
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2019.12.012
05/2020

Regulatory oversights for implantable neurodevices
The Lancet Neurology
Patrick J McDonald and Chloe Lau and Iris Coates McCall and Nir Lipsman and Judy Illes
DOI: 10.1016/s1474-4422(19)30330-8
10/2019

Interhypothalamic adhesions in endoscopic third ventriculostomy
Child's Nervous System
David Phillips and David A. Steven and Patrick J. McDonald and Jay Riva-Cambrin and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and Vivek Mehta
DOI: 10.1007/s00381-019-04231-y
09/2019

It Is Time to Expand the Scope and Reach of Neuroethics
AJOB Neuroscience
Patrick J. McDonald
DOI: 10.1080/21507740.2019.1632968
07/2019

Conflict of interest policies and disclosure requirements in neurosurgical journals
Journal of Neurosurgery
Madeleine P. de Lotbiniere-Bassett and Jay Riva-Cambrin and Patrick J. McDonald
DOI: 10.3171/2018.4.jns172751
07/2019

Fetal Repair of Open Neural Tube Defects: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
JULIA A.E. RADIC and JUDY ILLES and PATRICK J. MCDONALD
DOI: 10.1017/s0963180119000409
07/2019

Cervical Spine Dysfunction Following Pediatric Sports-Related Head Trauma
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Michael J. Ellis and Patrick J. McDonald and Ashley Olson and James Koenig and Kelly Russell
DOI: 10.1097/htr.0000000000000411
03/2019

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

Transitioning in hydrocephalus: Current practices in Canadian Paediatric Neurosurgery centres
Paediatrics & Child Health
Navneet Singh and Patrick J McDonald
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxy016
10/2018

Industry Financial Relationships in Neurosurgery in 2015: Analysis of the Sunshine Act Open Payments Database
World Neurosurgery
Madeleine P. de Lotbiniere-Bassett and Patrick J. McDonald
DOI: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.03.116
06/2018

Pre–Trauma Center Management of Intracranial Pressure in Severe Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Pediatric Emergency Care
Gregory Hansen and Patrick J. McDonald and Doug Martin and Jeff K. Vallance
DOI: 10.1097/pec.0000000000000758
05/2018

Non-surgical transient cerebellar mutism—case report and systematic review
Child's Nervous System
Serge Makarenko and Navneet Singh and Patrick J. McDonald
DOI: 10.1007/s00381-017-3643-3
03/2018

Patient-Specific Alterations in CO2 Cerebrovascular Responsiveness in Acute and Sub-Acute Sports-Related Concussion
Frontiers in Neurology
W. Alan C. Mutch and Michael J. Ellis and Lawrence N. Ryner and Patrick J. McDonald and Marc P. Morissette and Philip Pries and Marco Essig and David J. Mikulis and James Duffin and Joseph A. Fisher
DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00023
01/2018

Management of an Adolescent Athlete with Sports-Related Concussion and Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage
Current Sports Medicine Reports
Michael J. Ellis and Jeffrey Barnes and Dean M. Cordingley and Martin Bunge and Patrick J. McDonald and Lesley Ritchie
DOI: 10.1249/jsr.0000000000000438
01/2018

Medical Assistance in Dying: What Does It Mean for Neurologists and Neurosurgeons?
Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
Patrick J. McDonald
DOI: 10.1017/cjn.2017.218
11/2017

Googling concussion care in the USA: a critical appraisal of online concussion healthcare providers
Concussion
Michael J Ellis and Lesley Ritchie and Erin Selci and Stephanie Grossi and Samantha Frost and Patrick J McDonald and Kelly Russell
DOI: 10.2217/cnc-2016-0027
06/2017

National Perspectives on the Training of Neurosurgery Residents in Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
Alireza Mansouri and Christopher D. Witiw and Jetan H. Badhiwala and Farshad Nassiri and Patrick J. McDonald and Abhaya V. Kulkarni and Gelareh Zadeh and Douglas Kondziolka
DOI: 10.1017/cjn.2016.314
01/2017

Multidisciplinary Management of Pediatric Sports-Related Concussion
Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
Michael J. Ellis and Lesley J. Ritchie and Patrick J. McDonald and Dean Cordingley and Karen Reimer and Satnam Nijjar and Mark Koltek and Shahid Hosain and Janine Johnston and Behzad Mansouri and Scott Sawyer and Norm Silver and Richard Girardin and Shannon Larkins and Sara Vis and Erin Selci and Michael Davidson and Scott Gregoire and Angela Sam and Brian Black and Martin Bunge and Marco Essig and Peter MacDonald and Jeff Leiter and Kelly Russell
DOI: 10.1017/cjn.2016.312
01/2017

Retirement-from-sport considerations following pediatric sports-related concussion: case illustrations and institutional approach
Neurosurgical Focus
Michael J. Ellis and Patrick J. McDonald and Dean Cordingley and Behzad Mansouri and Marco Essig and Lesley Ritchie
DOI: 10.3171/2016.1.focus15600
04/2016

Ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure from spontaneous knotting of the peritoneal catheter
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Patrick J. McDonald
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.150635
03/2016

Endovascular management of a complex intracranial internal carotid artery dissection in an adolescent
Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery
Mohamed Somji and Frederick Adam Zeiler and Patrick Joseph McDonald and Zulfiqar Kaderali
DOI: 10.1016/j.inat.2016.04.005
2016

Secondary vein of Galen malformation with hydrocephalus: Treated with combined endovascular and endoscopic approach
Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery
F.A. Zeiler and J. Silvaggio and D. Iancu and P.J. McDonald
DOI: 10.1016/j.inat.2015.07.003
09/2015

Craniopharyngioma
Pediatric Neuro-oncology
David Phillips and Patrick J. McDonald and Ute Bartels
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-1541-5_16
2015

Informed Consent
Neurosurgical Ethics in Practice: Value-based Medicine
Patrick McDonald
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-54980-9_5
2014

Conflict of Interest
Neurosurgical Ethics in Practice: Value-based Medicine
Patrick McDonald
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-54980-9_20
2014

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery of Cavernous Sinus Meningiomas: An Institutional Review
Can J Neurol Sci.
F. A. Zeiler and P. J. McDonald and A. M. Kaufmann and D. Fewer and J. Butler and G. Schroeder and M. West
DOI: 10.1017/s0317167100015572
11/2012

Decompressive Craniectomy in Traumatic Brain Injury: The Edge Effect
Can J Neurol Sci.
F. A. Zeiler and P. J. McDonald
DOI: 10.1017/s0317167100015419
09/2012

Novel MRI Changes After Gamma Knife for Hypothalamic Hamartoma in a Child
Can J Neurol Sci.
Krystal Thorington and Frederick A. Zeiler and Patrick J. McDonald
DOI: 10.1017/s031716710001413x
07/2012

Isolated central sleep apnea in type I Chiari malformation: improvement after surgery.
Spence J and Pasterkamp H and McDonald PJ
DOI: 10.1002/ppul.21294
PubMed: 20848584
11/2010

Spinal Cord Transection in a Child After Non-Penetrating Trauma
Can J Neurol Sci.
Richard Farb and David Pelz and Fred A. Zeiler and Patrick J. McDonald
DOI: 10.1017/s0317167100010337
05/2010

Epidural Spinal Tumors in Children
Oncology of CNS Tumors
Krystal Thorington and Colin Kazina and Patrick McDonald
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02874-8_49
2010

Meningiomas in Children
Oncology of CNS Tumors
Abhaya V. Kulkarni and Patrick J. McDonald
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02874-8_39
2010

Head injuries in winter sports: downhill skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowmobiling, ice skating and ice hockey.
Chaze B and McDonald P
DOI: 10.1016/j.pmr.2008.10.016
PubMed: 19084778
02/2009

Middle Cranial Fossa Arachnoid Cysts That Come and Go
Pediatr Neurosurg
Patrick J. McDonald and James T. Rutka
DOI: 10.1159/000121161
03/2008

Calcium chelation improves spatial learning and synaptic plasticity in aged rats.
Tonkikh A and Janus C and El-Beheiry H and Pennefather PS and Samoilova M and McDonald P and Ouanounou A and Carlen PL
DOI: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2005.06.014
PubMed: 16039651
02/2006

There's a Bug in Your Head
Hastings Center Report
Patrick McDonald
DOI: 10.1353/hcr.2006.0046
2006

Midbrain Gliomas
Textbook of Neuro-Oncology
Charles Matouk and Patrick McDonald and James M. Drake
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-7216-8148-1.50081-4
2005

Antiepileptic efficacy of topiramate: assessment in two in vitro seizure models.
Jahromi SS and Pelletier MR and McDonald PJ and Khosravani H and Carlen PL
DOI: 10.1016/s0006-8993(00)02410-0
PubMed: 10924671
07/2000

Primary intracranial fibrosarcoma with intratumoral hemorrhage: neuropathological diagnosis with review of the literature.
McDonald P and Guha A and Provias J
DOI: 10.1023/a:1005723013144
PubMed: 9266449
11/1997

Epidural Spinal Tumors in Children
Neuro-Oncology of CNS Tumors
Colin Kazina and Patrick McDonald
DOI: 10.1007/3-540-31260-9_48

Meningiomas
Neuro-Oncology of CNS Tumors
Abhaya V. Kulkarni and Patrick McDonald
DOI: 10.1007/3-540-31260-9_38

Research

Current Projets
Conflicts of interest in neurosurgical research- we are determining the scope and disclosure of financial conflicts of interest in published neurosurgical research.

Current Projects
Novel neuro-imaging assessment of cerebrovascular reactivity and default-mode networks in adolescent sports-related concussion- we are attempting to develop an MRI based test to give an objective measure of recovery following sports related concussion.

Current Projects
Targeting the CSF microbiota to optimize CSF shunt infection treatment- we are analyzing the spinal fluid in children with shunts used to treat hydrocephalus in order to determine the best way to prevent and manage shunt infections.

Grants

Targeting the CSF microbiota to optimize CSF shunt infection treatment Source: National Institutes of Health (NINDS)- USA Role: Local Principal Investigator

A randomized controlled trial of anterior versus posterior entry site for cerebrospinal fluid shunt insertion 2015-2018 Source: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Grant #CER-1403013857 Role: Local Principal Investigator

Honours & Awards

University of Manitoba Outreach Award