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Assistant Professor, North York General Hospital
Faculty Focus - Sunit Das
Dr. Das is married to Pavani Reddy Das, a specialist in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Antibiotic Stewardship Committee at North York General Hospital.
clinical and research interests are focused on improving of our clinical and biological understanding of primary cancers of the brain.
is particularly interested in the clinical management of malignant gliomas.
research focuses on the nexus of neural stem cell and cancer biology, with the hope that advancing our understanding of the biology of malignant gliomas will allow the identification of novel therapies for this disease.
, S., Bonaguidi, M., Muro, K., and Kessler, J.A. (2008).
Generation of Embryonic Stem Cells: Limitations of and Alternatives to Inner Cell Mass Harvest.
Neurosurg Focus 24(3-4): E4.
, S., Smith, T., Raizer, J.J., and Muro, K. (2008).
Immunotherapeutic treatment strategies for primary brain tumors.
Curr Treat Options Oncol 9: 32-40.
, S., Srikanth, M., and Kessler, J.A. (2008).
Mechanisms of disease: cancer stem cells and glioma.
Nature Clin Pract Neuro 4: 427-435.
Yadav, A.K., Renfrow, J.J., Scholtens, D.M., Xie, H., Duran, G.E., Bredel, C., Vogel, H., Chandler, J.P., Chakravarti, A., Robe, P.A.
, S., Scheck, A.C., Kessler, J.A., Soares, M.B., Sikic, B.I., Harsh, G.R., and Bredel.
Monosomy of chromosome 10 associated with dysregulation of epidermal growth factor signaling in glioblastomas.
JAMA 302: 276-289.
Goebeske, K., Das
, S., Bonaguidi, M., Radulovic, J., Disterhoft, J., and Kessler, J. (2009).
BMP signaling mediates effects of exercise on hippocampal neurogenesis and cognition.
PLoS One 4: e7506.
Bendok, B.R., Sherma, A.K., Hage, Z.A., Das
, S., Naidech, A.M., Surdell, D.L., Adel, J.G., Shaibani, A., Batjer, H.H., Carroll, T.J., and Walker, M. (2010).
Perprocedural MRI perfusion imaging to assess and monitor the hemodynamic impact of intracranial angioplasty and stenting.
J Clin Neurosci 17: 54-58.
Surdell, D.L, Hage, Z.A., Eddleman, C.S., Das
, S., Duckworth, E., Eskandari, M.K., Awad, I.A., Batjer, H.H., and Bendok, B.R. Complications of internal carotid artery stenting and their management, in Textbook of Peripheral Vascular Interventions (2nd ed.), ed.
R. Heuser and M. Henry.
Informa HealthCare Press: New York, 2009.
Arnaout, O. and Das
, S. (2009).
Pineal apoplexy, in The Pineal Gland and Melatonin: Recent Advances in Development, Imaging, Disease and Treatment, ed.
M. Turgut and R. Kumar.
NOVA Science Publishers: New York, 2009.
, S., and Bendok, B.R. (2009).
Shear gradients and platelet aggregation.
Neurosurgery 65: N14-N15.
, S. (2011).
Cancer stem cells in adult gliomas.
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology.
The Surgical Spotlight :: SUMMER 2010 :: New Staff
The Division of Neurosurgery at St Michael's Hospital is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Sunit Das to its staff, and to welcome his wife, Dr Pavani Reddy Das, and their daughter, Lakshmi, to Toronto.
Dr Das received his undergraduate degree in Literature and Literary Studies with Highest Honors from the University of Michigan in 1995.
He studied Philosophy at Harvard University before matriculating to Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois, where he was awarded his medical degree in 2001.
then pursued a Ph.D. in neurobiology at the National Institutes of Health
in Bethesda, Maryland, during which time he
studied the biology of neural stem cells under Zuhang Sheng and Ron McKay.
research work was supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
and by a National Research Service Award from the NIH
Following the completion of his
doctoral studies, he
entered the neurosurgical training program at Northwestern University
residency, Dr Das
was recognized with multiple awards for his
clinical, scientific and teaching skills, including the Goldberg Family Trust Resident Award and Congress of Neurological Surgeons Resident Award
also received the Northwestern University Auxillary Board
and Dixon Translational Research Awards in support of his
continued research on neural and cancer stem cell biology in the lab of his
mentor, Dr John Kessler.
has been recruited to St Michael's Hospital
and the University of Toronto
as a surgeon-scientist.
clinical interest is in the surgical management of malignant brain tumors and tumors involving the skull base.
laboratory in the Brain Tumor Research Center
will continue to investigate the biology of stem cells in the normal brain and in primary brain tumors.
will hold an adjunct appointment at the Research Institute at The Hospital for Sick Children
remains deeply interested in education in the clinical and basic sciences.