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Fahad AlKherayf
613-798-5555 ext. 10661

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Fahad AlKherayf

Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Division of Neurosurgery
University of Ottawa
Program Director, Division of Neurosurgery Residency Program
University of Ottawa
Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Senior Clinical Investigator, Neuroscience Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Research Interests

• Minimally invasive skull base surgery
• Translational primary brain tumor research
• Clinical trials
• Spine cord injury

Brief Biography

Dr. AlKherayf is an Assistant Professor, a Residency Program Director and a Neurosurgeon at University of Ottawa. He is also a Associate Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) with a cross appointment to the Neuroscience Program. Additionally, he is the Director of the Clinical Research Program at The Ottawa Hospital, Division of Neurosurgery, and the Director of the Spine Fellowship and Combined Skull Base Fellowship Programs at the University of Ottawa.

After graduating from the medical school, Dr. AlKherayf completed his neurosurgery training at the University of Ottawa in 2010, followed by two fellowships in complex spine surgery and minimally invasive skull base surgery. As well, he graduated the Master in Epidemiology Program (The Ottawa University, 2011) and the Clinician Investigator Program (the Royall College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada).

Dr. AlKherayf's clinical research interests lie in translational primary brain tumor research, clinical trials, and spinal cord injury.His clinical practice focuses on complex spine surgery, minimally invasive cranial surgery and complex cranio-cervical reconstruction. He has authored and co-authored many research papers and abstracts, and spoken at many international conferences. Dr. AlKherayf has special interest in neurosurgery and spine education by teaching many courses. He also has been serving as an editorial board member for many journals.

Selected Publications

Houlden DA, Turgeon CA, Amyot NS, Edem I, Sinclair J, Agbi C, Polis T, Alkherayf F. Intraoperative flash visual evoked potential recording and relationship to visual outcome. Can J Neurol Sci. 2019 Mar 14:1-8  

Zamora EA, Alkherayf F. Ependymoma. StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019 Mar 13.   

Aleksandar Radonjic, Ioana D. Moldovan, Shaun Kilty, David Schramm, Fahad Alkherayf Complete Recovery of Sensorineural Hearing Loss Following Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery for a Petrous Apex Cholesterol Granuloma: Case Report. Am J Case Rep. 2019 Mar 14;20:335-339  

Aleksandar Radonjic, Abdul Mounem Kassab, Ioana D. Moldovan, Shaun Kilty, Fahad Alkherayf Idiopathic intracranial hypertension presenting as bilateral spontaneous lateral intrasphenoidal and transethmoidal meningoceles: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep. 2019 Mar 5;13(1):62

Banaz F, Edem I, Moldovan ID, Kilty S, Jansen G, Alkherayf F
Chondrosarcoma in the Petrous Apex: Case Report and Review. J Neurol Surg Rep 2018 Oct;79(4):e83-e87

Lee Hubert, Perry Jeffrey J, English Shane W, Alkherayf Fahad, Joseph Joanne, Nobile Steven, Zhou Linghong Linda, Lesiuk Howard, Moulton Richard, Agbi Charles, Sinclair John, Dowlatshahi Dar
Clinical prediction of delayed cerebral ischemia in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Neurosurg. 2018 Jun 8:1-8

Arab A, Alkherayf F, Sachs A, Wai E
The Use of 3D Navigation in Subaxial Cervical Spine Lateral Mass Screw Insertion. J Neurol Surg Rep 2018; 79(01): e1-e8

Yan Xu, Ashkan Shoamanesh, Sam Schulman, Dar Dowlatshahi, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Ioana Doina Moldovan, Philip S. Wells, Fahad Alkherayf
Oral anticoagulant re-initiation following intracerebral hemorrhage in non-valvular atrial fibrillation: Global survey of the practices of neurologists, neurosurgeons and thrombosis experts. PLoS ONE 2018 13(1): e0191137

Taccone MS, Theriault PG, Roffey DM, AlShumrani M, Alkherayf F, Wai EK.
Intradural Hematoma and Arachnoid Cyst Following Lumbar Spinal Surgery: A Case Report. Can J Neurol Sci. 2018 Jan;45(1):114-116