Director of the Neurosurgical Simulation Research and Training Centre
M.D., Ph.D., FRCS(C), FACS, DBNS, DABPNS
William Feindel professor Emeritus in Neuro-Oncology
Dr. Del Maestro is the William Feindel Professor Emeritus in Neuro-Oncology at McGill University. As the Director of the Neurosurgery Simulation Research and Training Centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University his research is focused on surgical simulation using the NeuroTouch platform. The research goal of his team is to improve global surgical education, surgical expertise, operative care and patient outcomes utilizing simulation technology in cooperation with the National Research Council of Canada and multiple national and international research groups. http://neurosim.mcgill.ca/.
Dr Del Maestro along with his wife, Pam and Steve Northey founded and continue their work with the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. This organization is now a dynamic cross Canada organization fostering excellence in brain tumour patient care, patient support and research funding. Dr. Del Maestro retired as the Director of the Brain Tumor Research Centre and from his clinical practice in brain tumour surgery in 2012 which has given him more time to devote to his many interests including surgical simulation, Leonardo Da Vinci and the History of Medicine. He is the Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill.
Dr Del Maestro has one of the largest private collections of materials related to Leonardo Da Vinci. Using this material he has curated a number of exhibitions related to Leonardo’s art and anatomical interests as well as an exhibition on the History of Neuro-Oncology at the Osler Library at McGill University and Montreal’s Leonardo Da Vinci Centre. www.delmaestro.org/rolando His book entitled A Relationship Etched in Time: Leonardo Da Vinci, The Earl of Arundel and Wenceslaus Hollar will be published by the McGill-Queens Press.
A History of Neuro-oncology [Full PDF]
Rolando F. Del Maestro
Published by DW Medical Consulting (2008)