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Dr. Parviz Dolati

  • MD , Specialist Neurosurgeon
  • Clinical Fellowships – Cerebrovascular, Endovascular Complex Spine Surgery, Image-guided Neurosurgery.

Work Experience

  • Dr. Dolati has over 20 years of experience in Neurosurgery, including 300-500 major surgeries per year and management of over 30,000 outpatient cases at the university and private clinics and hospitals.
  • He carries special experiences in management of patients with Traumatic brain or spinal injuries. He has also done special courses of neuro-ICU from University of Toronto.
  • He has extensive experience in instrumentation and surgical stabilization of the spine, experiences in the surgical and non- surgical management of degenerative and traumatic spinal injuries, and spine and spinal cord tumors and spinal vascular malformations.
  • Seven years of experience in the Endovascular treatment of Aneurysms, AVMs, DAVFs, carotid stenosis (Carotid angioplasty and stenting) and other cerebral and spinal vascular abnormalities.
  • Experienced in Endovascular management of patients with acute stroke (Using Solitaire stent, Penumbra)
  • Advanced study of Skull Base Surgery, International neuroscience Institute of Professor Madjid Samii and Professor Fahlbusch, Hannover, Germany, 2006
  • Clinical experiences in Neuro-navigation, Brain Lab, Stryker iplannet, iMRI, fMRI, 3D Slicer.
  • 20-years of experiences in research and teaching medical students, Iran, University of Toronto and University of Calgary and Harvard Medical School.


  • Board of Neurosurgery in Tehran, Iran.
  • Residency in Neurosurgery from Shahid Beheshti University, Shohada ye Tajrish Hospital, Tehran, Iran.
  • M.D Degree from Guilan University of Medical sciences, Guilan, Iran. 

Clinical Fellowships (Neurosurgery subspecialties)

Over 8 years of he has spent time passing Canadian and American (USMLE) exams to secure the following post graduate clinical fellowships in neurosurgery:

  • Clinical Fellowship Combined Endovascular and Operative Neurovascular Surgery, BIDMC, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, July 01, 2014- June 30, 2015.
  • Clinical Fellowship, Image Guided Neurosurgery in Neuro-oncology, BWH (AMIGO), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, July 01, 2013- June 30, 2014.
  • Clinical Fellowship, Open Cerebrovascular, University of Calgary, Canada, July 2012-June 2013.
  • Clinical Fellowship, Neuro-Endovascular/Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Calgary, Canada, July 2011-June 2012.
  • Clinical Fellowship, Neuro-Endovascular/Interventional Neuroradiology, University of Calgary, Canada, July 2010-June 2011.
  • Clinical Fellowship, Complex Spine Surgery and Scoliosis, Sunnybrook HSC, Sick kids Hospital, St. Michael and TWH, University of Toronto, July 2009-June 2010
  • Clinical Fellowship, Neurotrauma and ICU, Sunnybrook HSC, University of Toronto, March 01, 2009- June 30, 2009.

Languages Spoken

  • English, Farsi

Special Interests

  • Cerebrovascular microsurgery:
    • Intracranial hemorrhages
    • Acute Strokes
    • Brain Aneurysms and subarachnoid Hemorrhages.
    • Arteriovenous Malformations
    • Congenital Cerebrovascular Diseases
    • Cavernous Hemangioma.
    • Cerebral Venous Anomalies
    • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
    • Endartrectomy for Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Endovascular management of cerebrovascular diseases:
    • Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography.
    • Endovascular management of acute stroke
    • Coiling of Brain Aneurysms
    • Embolization of Brain AVMs.
    • Angioplasty and Stenting of Carotid Artery Stenosis
    • Angioplasty of Vasospasms subsequent to SAH
    • Embolization of Dural AV fistula
    • Intracarnial arteria stenting
    • Treatmentvof Giant Brain Aneurysms by Pipeline Flow Diverting Stents
    • Embolization for Nose bleed
    • Endovascular management of Congenital vascular malformations
  • Surgical management of acute stroke cases:
    • Emergency Diagnostic cerebral angiography
    • Emergency removal of clot from occluded blood vesssel, called thrombectomy in cases of acute stroke, using Solitaire stent and other up-to date technologies.
    • Venous sinus thrombectomy
    • Ballon angioplasty for vasospasm
    • Angioplasty and stenting for Carotid artery stenosis
    • Endovascular management of Arterial dissections.
  • Brain tumor surgery:
    • Meningioma
    • Benign and Malignant Brain Gliomas
    • Skull base tumors
    • Metastatic Brain Tumors
    • Navigated brain biopsy
    • Trans-Sphenoidal approach to pituitary adenomas
    • trans-cranial approach to pituitary adenomas.
    • Scalp and Skull tumors.
  • Medical and surgical management of spinal diseases:
    • Non surgical and Surgical Management of cervical, thoracic and lumbar disc diseases
    • Anterior and Posterior approaches for disc surgeries.
    • Decompressive laminectomy for spinal Canal Stenosis
    • Surgical treatment of lumbar Spondilolysis and listheis.
    • Instrumented fixation of traumatic spinal injuries and spinal cord repair.
    • Assisting to spinal cord injured patients.
    • Surgical treatment of spinal canal and sinal column tumors.
    • Surgical management of Syringomyelia
    • Decompressive laminectomy for Chiari Malformation.
    • Surgical management of spinal infections and abscess.
    • All anterior and posterior spinal Fusions.
    • Synthetic cervical and lumbar disc replacement
  • Navigational brain and spinal surgeries:
    • Harvard Certification for BrainLab Navigation system.
    • Harvard Certification for Stryker Navigation system.

Other Qualifications

  • Navigated spinal instrumentation Clinical fellowship, VA Boston, July 1 2015-October 2015.
  • Clinical Experience in Gama knife Radiosurgery, with Dr. Michael Schwartz at Toronto Western H, since March 2009 to June 2010, University of Toronto.
  • Clinical Experiences in LINAC/Novalis Radiosurgery for Brain AVMs, with Dr. J. Wong, Calgary 2010-2012.
  • Observership, Vascular, Grand Rounds, Halifax, NS, 2008.
  • Clinical Observership, Complex Skull Base Surgery, International Neuroscience Institute of Professor Madjid Samii, Hannover, Germany, 2006.
  • TOEFL Exam, iBT, passed, December 2008.
  • Medical Council of Canada qualifying part-I Examination, passed, June 2008.
  • Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Exam, passed, May 2007.
  • USMLE Exams, Step1, Step 2ck, Step 2cs step 3; Passed, 2011- 2013.
  • ECFMG Certificate, May 1, 2012.
  • License to practice neurosurgery, Iran, October 2000.
  • Neurosurgery Board Examination, Iran, September 2000
  • License to practice General Medicine, Iran, September 1995.

Academic Appointments

  • Head, Department of Neurosurgery, operative Cerebrovascular/Endovascular surgery, Golsar Hospital, Guilan Iran, July 2016 - 2020.
  • Attending Neurosurgeon, VA West Roxbury, Boston University School of Medicine, October 2015-June 2016, Boston, USA.
  • Assistant Professor,Guilan University of Medical Sciences 2000-2007.
  • Research committee advisor, Guilan University of Medical Sciences 2000-2007.

Professional Membership

  • Canadian Neurological Science Federation (CNSF), March 2016
  • Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), March, 2016
  • North American Spine Society (NASS), Marsh 2016
  • Massachusetts Medical Society July 2013
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) since July 2014
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • (AANS), July 2009 to present, as AANS Fellow
  • AANS/CNS joint Cerebrovascular section, Active member, since 2013
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN), 2006 to present
  • College of Physicians and surgeons of Ontario, Canada (CPSO), from Jan. 2009- June 2010.
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA), Canada, from May 2010.
  • Iranian Association of Neurosurgery, 2001 to present
  • Iranian association of Spine surgery, 2002 to present
  • Board of Directors, Guilan Neurological Surgeons, 2005-2007.

Research and Publications

  • Dr. Dolati has been involved in many researches and publications, some of them are mentioned bellow:
  • Olubiyi OI, Ozdemir A, Incerkera F, Dolati P, Tie Y, Hsu L, Santagata S, Chen Z, Rigolo L, Golby AJ. Intra-Operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging In Intracranial Glioma Resection: A Single Center Retrospective Blinded Volumetric Study. World Neurosurg. 2015 Apr 30. pii: S1878-8750(15)00473-8. doi: 0.1016/j.wneu.2015.04.044. PMID:25937354
  • Dolati P, Ogilvy CS. Treatment of posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms: microsurgery or endovascular? An enigma yet to be addressed! World Neurosurg. 2015 May;83(5):727-9. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.01.017. Epub 2015 Feb 11. No abstract available. PMID:25681602
  • Salem MM, Fusco MR, Dolati P, Reddy AS, Gross BA, Ogilvy CS, Thomas AJ. Middle meningeal artery arising from the basilar artery.J Cerebrovasc Endovasc Neurosurg. 2014 Dec;16(4):364-7. doi: 10.7461/jcen.2014.16.4.364. Epub 2014 Dec 30.PMID: 25599045
  • Dolati P, Ogilvy CS. Distal posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysm: a mysterious course, historical controversies!World Neurosurg. 2015 May; 83(5):754-5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.10.008. Epub 2014 Oct 16. No abstract available. PMID:25463418
  • Lama S, Dolati P, Sutherland GR. Controversy in the management of lenticulostriate artery dissecting aneurysm: a case report and review of the literature. World Neurosurg. 2014 Feb;81(2):441.e1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2012.12.006. Epub 2012 Dec 12. PMID:23246740
  • Dolati P, Sutherland G, Wong J, Hudon M, Goyal M. Distal anterior choroidal artery aneurysm following iatrogenic posterior cerebral artery occlusion : a case report and review of literature. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2012 Jan;154(1):53-7. doi: 0.1007/s00701-011-1208-x. Epub 2011 Nov 9. Review. PMID:22068715
  • Mashayekhi F, Shafiee G, Kazemi M, and Dolati P.Lumbar disk degeneration disease and aggrecan gene polymorphism in northern Iran. Biochem Genet. 2010 Aug;48(7-8):684-9. doi: 10.1007/s10528-010-9350-3. Epub 2010 May 23. PMID:20496110
  • Dolati P1, Eichberg D2, Wong JH3, Goyal M3. The Utility of Dual-Energy Computed Tomographic Angiography for the Evaluation of Brain Aneurysms After Surgical Clipping: A Prospective Study. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jun 23. pii: S1878-8750(15)00775-5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.06.027. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Dolati P, Pittman D, Morrish WF, Wong J, Sutherland GR.The Frequency of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage from Very Small Cerebral Aneurysms (< 5 mm): A Population-Based Study. Cureus. 2015 Jun 18;7(6):e279. doi: 10.7759/cureus.279. eCollection 2015 Jun.PMID: 26180703.
  • Dolati P1, Golby A2, Eichberg D2, Abolfotoh M2, Dunn IF2, Mukundan S3, Hulou MM2, Al-Mefty O2. Pre-operative image-based segmentation of the cranial nerves and blood vessels in microvascular decompression: Can we prevent unnecessary explorations? Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2015 Dec;139:159-65. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2015.10.006. Epub 2015 Oct 13.
  • 11- Dolati P, Gokoglu A, Eichberg D, Zamani A, Golby A, Al-Mefty O. Multimodal navigated skull base tumor resection using image-based vascular and cranial nerve segmentation: A prospective pilot study.Surg Neurol Int. 2015 Nov 19;6:172. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.170023. eCollection 2015. PMID:26674155
  • Dolati P1, Golby A2, Eichberg D2, Abolfotoh M2, Dunn IF2, Mukundan S3, Hulou MM2, Al-Mefty O2. Pre-operative image-based segmentation of the cranial nerves and blood vessels in microvascular decompression: Can we prevent unnecessary explorations? Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2015 Dec;139:159-65. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2015.10.006. Epub 2015 Oct 13.
  • MacDonald ME, Dolati P, Mitha AP, Wong JH, Frayne R. Flow and pressure measurements in aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations with phase contrast MR imaging. Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Nov; 34(9):1322-1328. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2016.07.007. PMID:27469312
  • Salem M, Dolati P, Fusco MR, Ogilvy CS, Thomas AJ. Abnormal Large Central Occipital Emissary Vein: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Cureus. 2016 May 8;8(5):e603. doi: 10.7759/cureus.603. PMID: 27330871
  • Dolati P, Eichberg D, Golby A, Zamani A, Laws E. Multimodal Navigation in Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Resection of Pituitary Tumors Using Image-Based Vascular and Cranial Nerve Segmentation: A Prospective Validation Study. World Neurosurg. 2016 Nov; 95:406-413. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.06.008. PMID: 27302558
  • Dolati P, Gokoglu A, Eichberg D, Zamani A, Golby A, Al-Mefty O. Multimodal navigated skull base tumor resection using image-based vascular and cranial nerve segmentation: A prospective pilot study. Surg Neurol Int. 2015 Nov 19;6:172. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.170023. PMID: 26674155
  • Dolati P, Eichberg DG, Thomas A, Ogilvy CS. Application of Pipeline Embolization Device for Iatrogenic Pseudoaneurysms of the Extracranial Vertebral Artery: A Case Report and Systematic Review of the Literature. Cureus. 2015 Oct 19;7(10):e356. doi: 10.7759/cureus.356. PMID: 26623211
  • Adeeb N1, Griessenauer CJ1, Patel AS1, Moore J1, Dolati-Ardejani P1, Gupta R1, Motiei-Langroudi R1, Ogilvy CS1, Thomas AJ2. Reliability of dual- vs single-volume reconstruction of three-dimensional digital subtraction angiography for follow-up evaluation of endovascularly treated intracranial aneurysms. Interv Neuroradiol. 2016 Dec;22(6):687-692. Epub 2016 Aug 16.
  • Dasenbrock HH1, See AP2, Smalley RJ2, Bi WL2, Dolati P2, Frerichs KU2, Golby AJ2, Chiocca EA2, Aziz-Sultan MA2.Frameless Stereotactic Navigation during Insular Glioma Resection using Fusion of Three-Dimensional Rotational Angiography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Technical Note. World Neurosurg. 2019 Mar 18. pii: S1878-8750(19)30764-8. doi: 10.1016/j
  • Sadeghian H, Raeisi MA, Dolati P, Motiei-Langroudi R Brain Computed Tomography Angiography as an Ancillary Test in the Confirmation of Brain Death. Cureus. 2017 Jul 19;9(7):e1491. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1491.
  • Aneurysms of the external carotid artery and its branch vessels: pooled data analysis and current treatment strategies. Dolati P, Eichberg D, Thomas A, Ogilvy C. J Neurosurg Sci. 2020 Feb; 64(1):84-96. doi: 10.23736/S0390-5616.16.03491-3. Epub 2015 Sep 25. PMID: 26407044