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Dr. Michael Vassilyadi - MAB Biography

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Dr. Michael Vassilyadi, MD, CM, MSc, FRCS (C), FACS, FAAP

Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Ottawa

Division of Neurosurgery
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario


Dr. Vassilyadi completed medical school at McGill University and neurosurgical residency at the Montreal Neurological Institute. His Pediatric Neurosurgery fellowship was at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Between 1996 and 1999 he was a neurosurgical associate in the Department of Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa.

Between 1999 and 2000 he worked at the Children’s Hospital Medical Centre in Cincinnati where he was the neurosurgeon responsible for the epilepsy and spasticity programs. Thereafter, he returned to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics in 2003.

He is on the Editorial Board of the journal “Pediatric Neurosurgery” and is the Ottawa Chapter Director for the ThinkFirst Foundation of Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a Diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

He performs all surgeries in Pediatric Neurosurgery and has published articles on neuroendoscopy, hydrocephalus, Chiari malformations, neurooncology, epilepsy, spasticity, cerebral vascular malformations, including a chapter in a major textbook of Pediatrc Neurosurgery. He is married to Anastasia Lyras and they have three children; Frank, Christal and Anthony. The whole family is involved with volunteer work at church, “Hike for CHEO” and promoting head injury prevention at schools and in the community.