The Toronto Brain Vascular
Malformation Study Group is
dedicated to the study and multidisciplinary care of Neurological conditions
affecting, or arising from, the blood vessels of the brain. The group was
started in 1989, and is led by Neurosurgeons, Interventional Neuroradiologists, Radiation Oncologists and Acute Care Nurse Practitioners.
Our Goals Are:
To provide excellent care to our patients
To improve our profession's understanding of the disorders that afflict our
To provide leading-edge, innovative treatments for our patients
To carry out basic research that will translate into future treatments.
Our clinical group is composed of Neurosurgeons, Interventional
Neuroradiologists, Radiation Oncologists and Acute Care Nurse Practitioners.
Group members take care of patients through:
Referrals to The Vascular
Referrals to the hospital
Referrals to individual group members, who then see the patients in the
Treatment of acutely ill patients is undertaken within the hospital.
Patients who are not acutely ill are treated as outpatients. All patients
are seen by several members of the group on each visit, and their cases are
discussed by all members of the group at our clinic conference sessions in
order to arrive at treatment recommendations based on the group's collective
Each member of our group is also
involved in clinical and/or basic research in the area of cerebrovascular
disease. Research is conducted by the group members, their students,
residents, and post-doctoral trainees.