Stephen Monteith
Stephen J. Monteith, M.D.

Stephen J. Monteith, M.D.

Stephen J. Monteith, M.D.
Specialty

Cerebrovascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Neurosurgery

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Aneurysms (Brain/Cerebral), Arteriovenous Malformations, Brain Tumor Surgery, Moyamoya, Skull-Base Tumors, Stroke

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Additional Information:

Dr. Monteith specializes in cerebrovascular diseases and is dual trained in complex cerebrovascular neurosurgery and endovascular neuroradiology. He has expertise in treating brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, stroke and brain tumors; in addition to performing skull base surgeries and bypass procedures. For vascular lesions, he uses minimally invasive endovascular approaches when possible.

Dr. Monteith received his medical degree from the University of Auckland School of Medicine in New Zealand. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Virginia and completed his fellowships in endovascular neurosurgery (interventional neuroradiology) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and general neurosurgery at Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand. He was awarded a research  fellowship by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for his research using MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery to treat intracerebral hemorrhage.
 

Awards

MRI guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery for Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Crutchfield-Thomason-Gage Award. Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias. The Greenbrier Resort. Oral Presentation. January 2011

AANS NREF (Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation) Cerebrovascular Fellowship. 2010. Trans-cranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery for Intracerebral Hemorrhage

AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section. Galbraith Award for Cerebrovascular Research and Top Abstract in the Cerebrovascular Section. Gamma Knife Surgery for Pediatric Arteriovenous Malformations: Long-term Follow-up in 186 patients. Awarded at CNS Annual Meeting, San Francisco October 2010.

Second place clinical research paper: Use of the Histological Pseudocapsule in Surgery for Cushings Disease (CD): Rapid Post-Operative Cortisol Decline Predicts Complete Tumor Resection. Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias. The Greenbrier Resort. Oral Presentation. Jan 21-23. 2010

Publications

A list of recent publications by Dr Monteith can be found HERE

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Monteith’s philosophy of care is to approach the care of each of his patients as if they were a member of his own family. He strives to give his patients the best possible outcome by combining the latest technological advances with personalized clinical care. When possible, he uses endovascular or minimally invasive surgical approaches, so that his patients can recover from their procedure and get back to their normal lives as soon as possible.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Dr. Monteith enjoys Classical and Jazz piano, snowboarding, tennis and golf.

Medical School

University of Auckland School of Medicine

Residency

University of Virginia

Fellowship(s)

Endovascular Neurosurgery (interventional neuroradiology) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/General Neurosurgery at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand

Languages:

English

Professional Associations:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), 2. Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), 3. New Zealand Medical Council (NZMC)

Additional Information:

Dr. Monteith specializes in cerebrovascular diseases and is dual trained in complex cerebrovascular neurosurgery and endovascular neuroradiology. He has expertise in treating brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, stroke and brain tumors; in addition to performing skull base surgeries and bypass procedures. For vascular lesions, he uses minimally invasive endovascular approaches when possible.

Dr. Monteith received his medical degree from the University of Auckland School of Medicine in New Zealand. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Virginia and completed his fellowships in endovascular neurosurgery (interventional neuroradiology) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and general neurosurgery at Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand. He was awarded a research  fellowship by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for his research using MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery to treat intracerebral hemorrhage.
 

Awards

MRI guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery for Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Crutchfield-Thomason-Gage Award. Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias. The Greenbrier Resort. Oral Presentation. January 2011

AANS NREF (Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation) Cerebrovascular Fellowship. 2010. Trans-cranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery for Intracerebral Hemorrhage

AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section. Galbraith Award for Cerebrovascular Research and Top Abstract in the Cerebrovascular Section. Gamma Knife Surgery for Pediatric Arteriovenous Malformations: Long-term Follow-up in 186 patients. Awarded at CNS Annual Meeting, San Francisco October 2010.

Second place clinical research paper: Use of the Histological Pseudocapsule in Surgery for Cushings Disease (CD): Rapid Post-Operative Cortisol Decline Predicts Complete Tumor Resection. Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias. The Greenbrier Resort. Oral Presentation. Jan 21-23. 2010

Publications

A list of recent publications by Dr Monteith can be found HERE

Dr. Monteith is active in research in cerebrovascular diseases and MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery. He has published numerous papers and book chapters on cerebrovascular diseases and their treatment. He was part of the clinical trial team that was the first in the world to treat Essential Tremor non-invasively with MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery in 2012. His research work on the non-invasive treatment of brain disorders with this technology was featured on the cover of Journal of Neurosurgery in February 2013.

Current and On-going Research Projects

2011-present: MR guided Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor – FDA clinical trial. Role: Investigator. Principal Investigator: Elias

2010-present: AANS/NREF Cerebrovascular Fellowship: Transcranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound for Intracerebral Hemorrhage – A pilot study in Swine. Role: Principal Investigator

2010-present: Transcranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound for Intracerebral Hemorrhage – An in vitro feasibility study. Role: Principal Investigator

2010-present: Transcranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound for Intracerebral Hemorrhage – A pilot study in cadavers. Role: Principal Investigator

2010: Transcranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound for ischemic stroke – A feasibility study in rabbits. Role: Co Principal Investigator with Dr Wintermark (neuroradiologist)

2010:  Transcranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound for ischemic stroke – A safety study on the ischemic brain of rats. Role: Investigator

2010: Development of a human cadaveric flow model of ischemic stroke. Role: Co Principal Investigator with Dr Evans (neuroradiologist)
 

2010: Transcranial MRI guided Focused Ultrasound for ischemic stroke – A feasibility study in cadavers. Role: Principal Investigator
 

2010: MRI guided Focused Ultrasound for Trigeminal Neuralgia – A feasibility study in cadavers. Role: Principal Investigator
 

2010: Gamma Knife radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations – Dose attenuation caused by embolization materials. Role: Co Principal Investigator with Dr Schlesinger (Physicist)
 

2004-Current: ANSA (Australasian Neurosurgical Administrator) was programmed in Microsoft Access and codes all admissions under the neurosurgical department.  The program is now ‘live’ on the Auckland Hospital network and is an integral part of the department’s daily operation.  It allows residents and attendings to analyse all admissions with regards to presentation, operative /non-operative management, outcomes /complications, and follow-up.  The reports generated from the system formed the basis of the national morbidity and mortality meeting for Neurosurgery held in Auckland annually.
 

2003-Current: Programming and development of a relational database designed in Microsoft Access: Paediatric brain tumours in New Zealand’s National Children’s Hospital (Starship Hospital).  All paediatric neurosurgical patients admitted since 1995 have been entered.  This database is now an integral part of the paediatric neurosurgical department for audit and research purposes.

Study Makes Waves in Treating Essential Tremor

The treatment of neurologic disease took a major step forward this past week with the publication of a clinical trial that used ultrasound waves to treat Essential Tremor.  Essential tremor affects about 10 million people in the USA and can be extremely disabling. For patients that fail medical therapy invasive surgical options are considered, including deep brain stimulation (DBS). DBS surgeries involve drilling a hole in the skull and implanting an electrode into structures deep in the brain to turn off the unwanted signals that cause the tremor.

A study of 15 patients lead by Dr. Jeff Elias (University of Virginia) was published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week and describes how researchers used ultrasound waves to effectively treat Essential tremor non-invasively – no cutting or drilling:

 

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