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Vitor Mendes Pereira

Call:
416-864-5131
Fax:
416-864-5176
Office Address
30 Bond St., Toronto ON

Jessica Dao
Neurovascular Program Opearations Leader
Email: jessica.dao@unityhealth.to
Phone: 416-864-5365

Kawsica Slipski
Administrative Assistant to Dr. Pereira
Email: kawsica.slipski@unityhealth.to
Ext: 416-864-0566
Departments: Neurosurgery, Surgery,
Division: Surgery,
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish,
Biography

Director of Endovascular Research and Innovation
Schroeder Chair in Advanced Neurovascular Interventions
Lead Scientist/ RADIS lab/ Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Division of Neurosurgery – Department of Surgery/ St. Michael’s Hospital – Unity Health Toronto
St. Michael’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery and Medical Imaging/ University of Toronto

Dr. Vitor Mendes Pereira is a neurosurgeon specialized in endovascular procedures to treat neurovascular diseases of the brain and spine, including Stroke, Brain Aneurysms, Arteriovenous Malformations, Vascular Causes of Pulsatile Tinnitus, Intracranial Hypertension, Dural Fistulas, Carotid and Intracranial Stenosis (Atherosclerotic Diseases) and percutaneous pain procedures in adult and pediatric patients.

He completed a neurosurgery residency at the State University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and his clinical fellowship and master’s degree in France (CHU Bicetre and Rothschild Foundation). From 2008-2014, Dr. Pereira worked as the Head of the Interventional Neuroradiology division and Privat-Docent at the University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland. In 2014, he joined the University of Toronto as an Associate Professor and worked at the UHN/Toronto Western Hospital and Hospital for Sick Children. In April/2021, Dr. Pereira joins the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery at St Michael’s Hospital as the Director of Endovascular Research and Innovation. He is currently a Professor at UofT, and he holds the Schroeder Chair in Advanced Neurovascular Interventions.

Dr. Pereira is a pioneer in stent retrievers use in acute stroke and perhaps holds the most extensive experience with flow diverters interventions worldwide. He is interested in diagnosing and treating intracranial venous diseases, including idiopathic intracranial hypertension and pulsatile tinnitus. He is involved in many research and innovative translational projects, and, most recently, he performed the world’s first robotic neurovascular intervention. He plans to advance the possibility of remote endovascular treatments in the future.

He is the lead scientist of the RADIS lab, which focuses on studying innovative technologies and their potential applications to vascular neurosurgery, including computational fluid dynamics, dynamic diagnostic imaging, genetics, and molecular biology. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are two of the most profound technological advances of the last decade. This lab focuses on leveraging these technologies to improve the outcomes of patients with neurovascular diseases.

Dr. Pereira is engaged in education in the field of endovascular neurosurgery. He organizes advanced training in new techniques and participates in courses and workshops worldwide, teaching cerebral and spinal vascular anatomy, imaging, and advanced endovascular treatments. He has contributed over 270 publications to this evolving and dynamic field.

Last updated March 27, 2024