Faculty: Catherine Limperopoulos

Position: Assistant Professor

Building: Hosmer

catherine.limperopoulos [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Education: BSc (OT), MSc, PhD Rehabilitation Science (McGill) Postdoctoral Studies Neurology (Harvard)

Research Description:

Dr. Catherine Limperopoulos’ research focuses on the study of mechanisms and consequences of brain injury in high-risk preterm and full-term infants. Central to her research is the application of advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques to better understand the timing of early brain injury, and structural and functional recovery following injury. The long-term goals of her research program are to guide medical and rehabilitation interventions aimed at preventing brain injury and minimizing long-term neurodevelopmental disability. Dr. Limperopoulos’ research takes place at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.


1. Limperopoulos C, Majnemer A, Shevell M, Rosenblatt B, Rohlicek C, Tchervenkov C. Neurodevelopmental status of infants with congenital heart defects prior to and following open heart surgery. Journal of Pediatrics, 137,638-45, 2000.

2. Limperopoulos C, Majnemer A, Rosenblatt B, Shevell M, Rohlicek C, Tchervenkov C, Gottesman R. Association between electroencephalographic findings and neurologic status in infants with congenital heart defects. Journal of Child Neurology 16:471-476, 2001.

3. Limperopoulos C, Majnemer A, Shevell M, Rosenblatt B, Rohlicek C, Tchervenkov C. Darwish HZ. Functional limitations of young children with congenital heart defects one year following open-heart surgery. Pediatrics 108:325-1331, 2001.

4. Limperopoulos C, Majnemer A. The role of Canadian rehabilitation specialists in the neonatal intensive care unit: A national survey. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 22(1): 57-72, 2002.

5. Limperopoulos C, Majnemer A, Shevell M, Rohlicek C, Rosenblatt B, Tchervenkov C. Darwish HZ. Predictors of developmental disabilities in young children with congenital heart defects following open heart surgery. Journal of Pediatrics 141: 52-8, 2002.

6. Johnston CC, Filion F, Snider L, Majnemer A, Limperopoulos C, Vieilleux A, Pelausa E, Cake H, Stone S, Sherrard A, Boyer K. Routine sucrose analgesia during first week of life in neonates less than 31 weeks post-conceptional age. Pediatrics 110(3): 523-528, 2002.

7. Majnemer A, Limperopoulos C. Importance of outcome determination in pediatric rehabilitation. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 44(11): 773-7, 2002.

8. Bassan, H, Gauvreau K, Newburger J Limperopoulos C, Soul J, Walter G, Laussen PC, du Plessis AJ. Identification of pressure passive cerebral perfusion and its mediators following infant cardiac surgery. Pediatric Research 57(1):35-41, 2005.

9. Limperopoulos C, Soul J, Gauvreau K, Huppi P, Warfield S, Huppi P, Bassan H, Robertson R, Volpe JJ, du Plessis AJ. Late gestation cerebellar growth is rapid and impeded by premature birth. Pediatrics 115(3):688-95, 2005.

10. Snider L, Tremblay S, Limperopoulos C, Majnemer A, Filion-Archambault F, Johnston C. Validation of the Neurobehavioral Assessment of Preterm Infant. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics 25(3):81-95, 2005.

11. Limperopoulos C, Soul J, Haidar H, Huppi P, Bassan H, Warkfield SK, Robertson R, Moore M, Volpe JJ, du Plessis AJ. Impaired trophic interactions between the cerebellum and cerebrum in preterm infants. 116:844-850, 2005

16. Limperopoulos C, Benson C, Bassan H, Di Salvo D, Kinnamon D, Moore M, Ringer SA, VolpeJJ, du Plessis AJ. Cerebellar hemorrhage in the preterm infant: ultrasonographic characteristics and risk factors. Pediatrics 116:717-24, 2005.

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