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Ahmed Ibrahim, MBBS, PhD, FRCS
Neurosurgical Spine Fellow
Toronto Western Hospital
Toronto, ON

About Ahmed Ibrahim, MBBS, PhD, FRCS

Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim is completing a fellowship in spine under the tutelage of Michael G. Fehlings, MD at Toronto Western Hospital, which includes an AOSpine Fellowship. Prior, Dr. Ibrahim received his MBBS at St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in London.

His fellowship program includes rotations through orthopaedic and neurosurgical teams managing all spinal conditions with emphasis on minimally invasive surgery, oncologic surgery, intradural and intramedullary lesions, deformity, and trauma.

  • Dr. Ibrahim was honored as a member of the University of Toronto’s Spinal Programme and Education Council and contributes to enhancing the existing and future spinal training of fellows.

Dr. Ibrahim’s research has received much recognition. In 2014, he was awarded the Crockard International Fellowship by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. In 2013, he received the HCA International Foundation’s Fellowship Award.


Peer-reviewed Publications
Kirkman MA, Albert AF, Ibrahim A, Doberenz D: Hyponatremia and brain injury: historical and contemporary perspectives; Neurocrit Care. 2013 Jun;18(3):406-16.

Li Y, Li D, Ibrahim A, Raisman G: Repair involves all three surfaces of the glial cell. Prog Brain Res. 2012;201:199-218.

Ibrahim AG, Kirkwood PA, Raisman G and Li Y: Restoration of hand function in a rat model of repair of brachial plexus injury. Brain. 2009:132:1268–1276.

Ibrahim A G, Raisman G and Li Y: Permanent loss of fore-paw grasping requires complete deprivation of afferent input from a minimum of four dorsal roots of the rat brachial plexus; 2009 Jan;215(1):142-5

James G, Crocker M, King A, Bodi I, Ibrahim A, Chitnavis BP. Malignant triton tumors of the spine. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Jun;8(6):567-73.

Crocker M, James G, Ibrahim A, Thomas N, Chitnavis B. Posterior approach vertebrectomy in the thoracolumbar spine with expandable cage reconstruction: indications and techniques based on eight cases. Br J Neurosurg. 2008 Apr;22(2):235-40.

Ibrahim A, Crockard A, Antonietti P, Boriani S, Bünger C, Gasbarrini A, Grejs A, Harms J, Kawahara N, Mazel C, Melcher R, Tomita K. Does surgery for spinal metatstasis improve quality of life? A multi-centre prospective observational study of 223 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 8(3):271–278.

Ibrahim A, Li Y & Raisman G: Olfactory Ensheathing Cells: The Ripples of the Incoming Tide. Lancet Neurol. 2006. 5(5):453-7.

Ibrahim A, Leung C, Galloway M, Revesz T and Crockard A H: Cervical Spine Chordoid Meningioma: case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2005;2(2):195-8.

Ibrahim A, et al: Transplanting olfactory ensheathing cells promotes CNS axonal regeneration and restores function of avulsed brachial plexus roots. British Journal of Neurosurgery. August 2010, Vol. 24, No. 4, Pages 338-382:338-382.

Ibrahim A, Crockard AH, et al. Multinational Prospective Observational Study of Spinal Metastasis treated by Spinal Instrumentation. The Spine Journal. 5(2005) 92S-93S.

Ibrahim A, Crockard AH. Complications in management of basilar impression, Cervical Spine Research Society, European Section, May 2004.

Ibrahim A, Crockard A. The outcome of surgical management of basilar impression (BI) secondary to osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), April 2004 British Journal of Neurosurgery. Vol. 18: 4: Aug 2004.

February 2014: Outcomes of surgical management of cervical spondylotic myelopathy: Results of the Prospective, Multicentre, AOSpine International Study in 479 Patients. Combined Canadian Spinal Society, New Zealand Orthopaedic Spine Society and Spine Society of Australia, Lake Louise, Canada.

September 2010: OEC induces axonal regeneration and repair in a brachial plexus spinal injury model, Society of British Neurosurgeons (SBNS), London.

March 2007: Does surgery improve quality of life for patients with spinal metastasis? AANS/CNS Spinal and peripheral nerve section, Phoenix, AZ, USA.

March 2007: Treatment of spinal metastasis: Cervical spine learning centre,  Lagsteinbach, Germany.

May 2007: Evolution of treatment of spinal metastasis: Japanese Spine society meeting, Kanazawa, Japan.

November 2006: A multinational prospective observational study of spinal metastasis treated by spinal instrumentation, North American Spine Society, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

May 2004: Poster presentation on complication of treatment of basilar impression secondary to osteogenesis imperfecta. Cervical Spine Research Society, European Section, Porto, Portugal.

April 2004: Outcome of long term surgical treatment of Basilar Impression secondary to osteogenesis imperfecta. Oral presentation, Society of British Neurological Surgeons, Oxford, UK.

Case Studies Presented by Ahmed Ibrahim, MBBS, PhD, FRCS

Traumatic Sacral Fracture with Neurological Impairment

Presented by: M. Fehlings MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, A. Ibrahim MBBS, PhD, FRCS
The patient is a 55-year-old woman with a history of osteoporosis, schizophrenia, and Hepatitis C. She presents with ongoing buttock pain that is severe, and indicates increased incontinence (over 2/52).

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