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1) NeuroTouch: a physics-based virtual simulator for cranial microneurosurgery training

Delorme, S., Laroche, D., DiRaddo, R., & Del Maestro, R. F. (2012). 

Neurosurgery, 71, ons32-ons42.

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Cited by 66.


2) Fundamentals of neurosurgery: virtual reality tasks for training and evaluation of technical skills

Choudhury, N., Gélinas-Phaneuf, N., Delorme, S., & Del Maestro, R. (2013). 

World neurosurgery80(5), e9-e19.

Cited by 42.


3) Assessing performance in brain tumor resection using a novel virtual reality simulator

Nicholas Gélinas-Phaneuf, Nusrat Choudhury, Ahmed R. Al-Habib, Anne Cabral, Etienne Nadeau, Vincent Mora, Valerie Pazos, Patricia Debergue, Robert DiRaddo, Rolando F. Del Maestro

International journal of computer assisted radiology and surgery9(1), 1-9 (2014).

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Cited by 20.


4) Surgical expertise in neurosurgery: integrating theory into practice

Gélinas-Phaneuf, N., & Del Maestro, R. F. (2013). 

Neurosurgery73, S30-S38.

Cited by 21.


5) The development of a virtual simulator for training neurosurgeons to perform and perfect endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery

Rosseau, Gail MD; Bailes, Julian MD; del Maestro, Rolando MD; Cabral, Anne MEng; Choudhury, Nusrat MEng; Comas, Olivier PhD; Debergue, Patricia MEng; De Luca, Gino PhD; Hovdebo, Jordan PhD; Jiang, Di PhD; Laroche, Denis MEng; Neubauer, Andre PhD; Pazos, Valerie PhD; Thibault, Francis PhD; DiRaddo, Robert PhD

Neurosurgery73, S85-S93 (2013).

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Cited by 20.


6) Neurosurgical virtual reality simulation metrics to assess psychomotor skills in the resection of intracranial tumor

Hamed Azarnoush, Gmaan Alzhrani, Alexander Winkler-Schwartz, Fahad Alotaibi, Nicholas Gelinas-Phaneuf, Valérie Pazos, Nusrat Choudhury, Jawad Fares, Robert DiRaddo, Rolando F. Del Maestro

International journal of computer assisted radiology and surgery10(5), 603-618 (2015).

Cited by 15.


7) Development of the McGill Simulator for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (MSESS): A New High Fidelity Virtual Reality Simulator for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Varshney, R., Frenkiel, S., Nguyen, L. H., Young, M., Del Maestro, R., Zeitouni, A., & Tewfik, M. A.  

American journal of rhinology & allergy28(4), 330-334 (2014).

Cited by 8.


8) The McGill Simulator for Endoscopic Surgery (MSESS): a Validation Study

Rickul Varshney, Saul Frenkiel, Lily HP Nguyen, Meredith Young, Rolando Del Maestro, Anthony Zeitouni, Elias Saad, W Robert J Funnell, Marc A Tewfik and National Research Council Canada

Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery43(1), 1 (2014).

Cited by 4.


9) Proficiency Performance Benchmarks for Removal of Simulated Brain Tumors using NeuroTouch a Virtual Reality Simulator

Gmaan AlZhrani, MD, Fahad Alotaibi, MD, Hamed Azarnoush, PhD, Alexander Winkler-Schwartz, MD, Abdulrahman Sabbagh, MD, Khalid Bajunaid, MD, Susanne P. Lajoie, PhD, Rolando F. Del Maestro, PhD

Journal of surgical education72(4), 685-696 (2015).

Cited by 5.


10) Assessing bimanual performance in brain tumor resection withNeuroTouch, a virtual reality simulator

Alotaibi, F. E., AlZhrani, G. A., Mullah, M. A., Sabbagh, A. J., Azarnoush, H., Winkler-Schwartz, A., & Del Maestro, R. F.

Operative Neurosurgery11(1), 89-98 (2015).

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Cited by 6.


11) Face, content, and construct validity of human placenta as a haptic training tool in neurointerventional surgery

Marcelo Magaldi Ribeiro de Oliveira, MD, PhD, Arthur Nicolato, MD, Marcilea Santos, MD, Joao Victor Godinho, MD, Rafael Brito, MD, Alexandre Alvarenga, MD, Ana Luiza Valle Martins, MD, André Prosdocimi, MD, Felipe Padovani Trivelato, MD, Abdulrahman J. Sabbagh, MBBS, FRCSC, Augusto Barbosa Reis, MD, PhD, and Rolando Del Maestro, MD, PhD

Journal of neurosurgery124(5), 1238-1244 (2016).


12) Neurosurgical Assessment of Metrics including Judgment and Dexterity (NAJD) Using the Virtual Reality Simulator NeuroTouch

Alotaibi, F. E., AlZhrani, G. A., Sabbagh, A. J., Azarnoush, H., Winkler-Schwartz, A., & Del Maestro, R. F.

Surgical innovation, 1553350615579729 (2015).

Cited by 6.


13) Face, Content and Construct Validity of Brain Tumor Microsurgery Simulation using a Human Placental Model

Oliveira, Marcelo Magaldi MD, PhD; Araujo, Audrey Beatriz MD, MSc; Nicolato, Arthur MD; Prosdocimi, Andre MD; Godinho, Joao Victor MD; Valle, Ana Luiza Martins MD; Santos, Marcilea MD; Reis, Augusto Barbosa MD, PhD; Ferreira, Mauro Tostes MD, PhD; Sabbagh, Abulrahman MD; Gusmao, Sebastiao MD, PhD; Del Maestro, Rolando MD, PhD

Operative Neurosurgery, 12(1), 61-67 (2016).

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14) Impact of Acute Stress on Psychomotor Bimanual Performance during Simulated Tumor Resection Task

Khalid Bajunaid, MD, MSc, Muhammad Abu Shadeque Mullah, MSc, Alexander Winkler-Schwartz, MD, Fahad E. Alotaibi, MD, MSc, Jawad Fares, BSc, Marta Baggiani, Hamed Azarnoush, PhD, Sommer Christie, BSc, MHK, Gmaan Al-Zhrani, MD, MA, Ibrahim Marwa, MD, Abdulrahman Jafar Sabbagh, MBChB, FRCSC, Penny Werthner, PhD, and Rolando F. Del Maestro, MD, PhD

Journal of neurosurgery, 1-10 (2016).


15) Editorial: Acute Stress Impacts Psychomotor Performance Bob Carter

Response Khalid Bajunaid, Rolando Del Maestro

J Neurosurg. 11 Mar, 2016.


16) Operator experience determines performance in a simulated computer-based brain tumor resection task

Terrell Holloway, Zachary S. Lorsch, Michael A. Chary, Stanislaw Sobotka, Maximillian M. Moore, Anthony B. Costa, Rolando F. Del Maestro, Joshua Bederson

International journal of computer assisted radiology and surgery10(11), 1853-1862 (2015).

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Cited by 4.


17) Bimanual Psychomotor Performance in Neurosurgical Resident Applicants Assessed Using NeuroTouch, a Virtual Reality Simulator

Alexander Winkler-Schwartz, Khalid Bajunaid,  Muhammad A.S Mullah, Ibrahim Marwa, Fahad Alotaibi, MSc, Jawad Fares, Marta Baggiani, Hamed Azarnoush, Gmaan Al Zharni, Sommer Christie, Abdulraham Sabbagh, Penny Werthner, Rolando F. Del Maestro.

Journal of Surgical Education. 6 July, 2016.


18) Assessing Neurosurgical Psychomotor Performance: Role of Virtual Reality Simulators, Current and Future Potential

Fahad E. AlOtaibi, Gmaan Al Zhrani, Khalid Bajunaid, Alexander Winkler-Schwartz, Hamed Azarnoush, Muhammad A.S. Mullah, Abdulraham Sabbagh, Rolando F. Del Maestro.

SOJ Neurol 2(1), 1-7. 5 Nov, 2015. Link


19) The Force Pyramid: A Spatial Analysis of Force Application During Virtual Reality Brain Tumor Resection

Hamed Azarnoush, Samaneh Siar, BSc, Robin Sawaya, BSc, Gmaan Al Zhrani, MD, MSc, Alexander Winkler-Schwartz, MD, Fahad Eid Alotaibi, MD, MSc, Abdulgadir Bugdadi, MD, Khalid Bajunaid, MD, MSc, Ibrahim Marwa, MD, Abdulraham Jafar Sabbagh, MBCHB, FRCSC, Rolando F. Del Maestro, MD, PhD.

Accepted by Journal of Neurosurgery

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