Neuroscience Research Program

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Julian Spears

SM (clinical epidemiology), Harvard University; MD, B.Sc., Med., Dalhousie University


Adjunct Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital

Co-Director, Neurovascular Program, St. Michael's Hospital

Research Interests

Neurovascular disease, cerebral aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations, endovascular surgery, carotid artery disease, clinical trials, brain tumours and spinal tumours

Contact Information

Phone: 416-864-5667
Fax: 416-864-5644

Cruz, J. P., O'Kelly, C., Kelly, M., Wong, J. H., Alshaya, W., Martin, A., Spears, J., & Marotta, T. R. (2013). Pipeline Embolization Device in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 34(2), 271-276.

O'Kelly, C. J., Spears, J., Chow, M., Wong, J., Boulton, M., Weill, A., ... & Marotta, T. R. (2013). Canadian experience with the pipeline embolization device for repair of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 34(2), 381-387.

Alkins, R., Matouk, C. C., Cruz, J. P., Marotta, T., Montanera, W., & Spears, J. (2012). Carotid Artery Angioplasty and Stenting for Patients Less than 70 Years-of-Age. The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 39(3), 338-342.

I am a clinician investigator in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. I currently hold a Heart and Stroke Foundation Phase I Clinician Scientist Award for investigations in cerebrovascular disease. My specific research interests include neurovascular and endovascular neurosurgery with an emphasis on brain vascular malformations and cerebral aneurysms. I am currently the PI of a multicentre aneurysm trial and co-investigator of several clinical neurovascular clinical trials.

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