Dr. Hamed Azarnoush, PhD

Visiting scientist (summer 2015 and summer 2018) and Fellow (August 2011 – August 2013) at the Neurosurgical Simulation Research and Training Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.

Dr. Azarnoush received his PhD in engineering from McGill University. During his PhD studies he worked with the National Research Council Canada (NRC). He continued collaborating with NRC as a fellow at the Neurosurgical Simulation Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute.

During his fellowship, he worked on the novel concept of surgical skill assessment using NeuroTouch, designing simulation scenarios and novel performance metrics. This work laid the foundation for execution of several projects and a sequence of trials that have been reported in various articles.

Virtual Reality Tumor Resection: The Force Pyramid Approach
Operative Neurosurgery, 2017
Robin Sawaya, B.Sc. Abdulgadir Bugdadi, MD. Hamed Azarnoush, PhD et al.

Automaticity of Force Application during Simulated Brain Tumor Resection: Testing the Fitts and Posner Model
Journal of Surgical Education, 2017
Bugdadi A, Sawaya R, Olwi D, Al-Zhrani G, Azarnoush H et al.

The Force Pyramid: A Spatial Analysis of Force Application During Virtual Reality Brain Tumor Resection
Journal of Neurosurgery, 2016
Hamed Azarnoush et al.

Impact of Acute Stress on Psychomotor Bimanual Performance during Simulated Tumor Resection Task
Journal of Neurosurgery, 2017
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 et al.

Bimanual Psychomotor Performance in Neurosurgical Resident Applicants Assessed Using NeuroTouch, a Virtual Reality Simulator
Journal of Surgical Education, 2016
Alexander Winkler-Schwartz, Khalid Bajunaid, Muhammad A.S Mullah, Ibrahim Marwa, Fahad Alotaibi, MSc, Jawad Fares, Marta Baggiani, Hamed Azarnoush et al.

Assessing Neurosurgical Psychomotor Performance: Role of Virtual Reality Simulators, Current and Future Potential
SOJ Neurology, 20155
Fahad E. AlOtaibi, Gmaan Al Zhrani, Khalid Bajunaid, Alexander Winkler-Schwartz, Hamed Azarnoush et al.

Neurosurgical Assessment of Metrics including Judgment and Dexterity (NAJD) Using the Virtual Reality Simulator NeuroTouch
Surgical innovation, 2015
Alotaibi, F. E., AlZhrani, G. A., Sabbagh, A. J., Azarnoush, H. et al.

Assessing bimanual performance in brain tumor resection with NeuroTouch, a virtual reality simulator
Operative Neurosurgery, 2015
Alotaibi, F. E., AlZhrani, G. A., Mullah, M. A., Sabbagh, A. J., Azarnoush, H, et al.