Abbas Sadikot, MD, PhD

Abbas Sadikot, MD, PhD
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Email address: 
abbas.sadikot [at]
Neurosurgery Clinic

Dr. Abbas Sadikot is a neurosurgeon at the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre who helps to design new techniques for image-guided neurosurgery. Dr. Sadikot's research interest lies in determining how the developing brain forms complex networks, information that can be used to develop new therapies for repairing the damaged nervous system. He is particularly interested in cell and growth-factor replacement strategies. His work has implications for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's Disease and maldevelopmental conditions that lead to epilepsy.

Selected publications: 

Duval C, Panisset M, Bertrand G, Sadikot AF. Evidence that ventrolateral thalamotomy may eliminate the supraspinal component of both pathological and physiological tremors. Exp Brain Res. 2000 May;132(2):216-22.

Comeau RM, Sadikot AF, Fenster A, Peters TM. Intraoperative ultrasound for guidance and tissue shift correction in image-guided neurosurgery. Med Phys. 2000 Apr;27(4):787-800.

Bittar RG, Olivier A, Sadikot AF, Andermann F, Reutens DC. Cortical motor and somatosensory representation: effect of cerebral lesions. J Neurosurg. 2000 Feb;92(2):242-8. PMID: 10659010; UI: 20122120

Fawcett JP, Alonso-Vanegas MA, Morris SJ, Miller FD, Sadikot AF, Murphy RA. Evidence that brain-derived neurotrophic factor from presynaptic nerve terminals regulates the phenotype of calbindin-containing neurons in the lateral septum. J Neurosci. 2000 Jan 1;20(1):274-82.

Bittar RG, Olivier A, Sadikot AF, Andermann F, Pike GB, Reutens DC. Presurgical motor and somatosensory cortex mapping with functional magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography. J Neurosurg. 1999 Dec;91(6):915-21.

Research areas: 
Neurodegenerative Disorders

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