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Farhad Pirouzmand, MD

Affiliate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room A1 31
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100, ext. 5263
Fax: 416-480-6085

Administrative Assistant: Cathy Hutchinson
Phone: 416-480-5263


  • MD, 1990, University of Tehran
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1998, neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Fellowship, 1998–1999, trauma and peripheral nerve surgery, U of T, Canada
  • Fellowship, 1998–1999, craniofacial reconstructive surgery, U of T, Canada
  • Sc., 2003, clinical epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Traumatic spine injuries
  • Visual dysfunction after TBI
  • Clinical trials to improve outcomes for critically ill patients, like those with trauma injuries, brain tumours or brain hemorrhage who are on anticoagulant therapy

Research Summary:

Dr. Pirouzmand’s focus is on translational health research that seeks to improve the outcomes of neurosurgical patients. He has conducted as principal investigator and collaborated on large randomized controlled trials of large-scale interventions for improving quality. This includes medical interventions, like determining the optimal prevention strategy for venous thromboembolism after traumatic brain injury, and surgical, as in studying a new intervention for malignant glioma. He does epidemiological studies on various aspects of system injuries like those related to vision, and those of the central nervous system and spine in the trauma population.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.