Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

35 Patient Ratings
65 Patient Comments

William T. Couldwell, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

35 Patient Ratings
65 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-6065
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map

Bio

Dr. Couldwell specializes in Neurosurgery, Brain Tumors, Brain Aneurysms, Skull Base Surgery, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Head Trauma and Neuro Critical Care.

William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah. He has served as Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and Secretary for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is Past-President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Couldwell has over 350 peer-reviewed publications and has been the recipient of several federal and other research grants. Dr. Couldwell is recognized internationally for his expertise in skull base surgery and is regularly solicited as a speaker and to instruct courses in skull base surgery. His clinical interests include surgical management of skull base tumors, neuro-oncology, pituitary tumors, and cerebrovascular neurosurgery.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Professor
Surgery - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurg)
Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
National Board of Medical Examiners
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.9
My confidence in care provider
4.9
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.3
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

October 31, 2016

Dr didn't like it when I mentioned what "other" doctors had said about my childs diagnosis. I politely asked him to talk to the other doctors involved. I don't know how much time he spent on her case, but I got the impression that it wasn't very long.

August 18, 2016

we have been so impressed with not only Dr Couldwell but his entire staff. he constantly takes time to answer all of my questions and provide information that is helpful. His nurses and other staff are also so timely at responding to questions and helping out with everything. we could not be more pleased with how amazing they all were in taking the time to help us through a very scary ordeal.

July 14, 2016

I got more information from reading the surgical notes that took 9 months to get. At least I understand more about what happened. It would have been nice to be informed about what actually took place at the time of the surgery.

July 12, 2016

Only because of the terrible wait time.

April 19, 2016

The only thing I was upset about is that I didn't feel like my feelings about having my tumor removed were being taken into consideration especially with the health problems I have.

January 06, 2016

Your staff was amazing!

June 23, 2015

all good

May 30, 2015

we appreciate Dr Couldwell's great care & information about husband's condition.

May 01, 2015

I feel very fortunate to have met and have Dr. Couldwell and his team taking care of me.

April 26, 2015

Dr. Couldwell is an excellent professional. I fully trust him with the outcome of my forthcoming surgery.

March 30, 2015

Dr William Couldwell is a courteous and awesome doctor. I highly recommend to family and friends. Summer Stout is a fantastic nurse. Her smile and customer service is very wonderful.

March 15, 2015

Everything was first rate,including the behvaior and comments of the residenr.

February 27, 2015

great staff

January 09, 2015

Dr. Couldwell is the best.

December 27, 2014

A very good experience.

October 28, 2014

Dr. Couldwell is an excellent doctor and also an excellent person.

October 13, 2014

Overall it was an excellent experience. I would have liked to seen written instructions at the consult, instead of getting them 10 minutes before I checked out after the operation. It would have given me time to consider additional questions. And given that actual time with doctors (other than the consult) was very short, that would have been helpful.

October 07, 2014

Dr Couldwell does an exceptional job!

September 03, 2014

Only problem was confusion between surgeon visit and follow up doctor. We just needed clarification on follow up details

August 28, 2014

Always a great experience with expert staff.

August 26, 2014

Dr. Couldwell is an amazing and very knowledgeable doctor. Fully trust him with my life.

August 22, 2014

The only concern that I have at this time is, the Dr. told me that he would get back to me today (Thursday) to give me more information as to when and if the surgery is going to be..

August 04, 2014

great employees

August 01, 2014

Sometimes a lot lo info given right after being woke up so made it hard to process for awhile

July 18, 2014

Dr Cauldwell was patient and took the time to answer all my questions without making me feel rushed. It was a great experience with such a well respected and super busy Doctor.

July 18, 2014

Dr Couldwell is an excellent doctor. Not too much on conversation but he is very friendly and concerned. He put us at ease and we had total confidence in him to help my husband through his illness.

July 03, 2014

Dr. Couldwell is a wonderful physician and a pleasure to visit with. He explains things so that I understand them, and is very modest about his accomplishments. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon to operate on my tumor. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his skills and expertise.

June 15, 2014

Thank you!

May 06, 2014

Thank you Dr. Cutler and Dr. Couldwell. I feel I'm in good hands and look forward to my surgery. I appreciate your efforts to help me feel comfortable. You gave me a peace of mind that all will be well.

March 01, 2014

I am very fortunate to be in such caring and capable hands.

January 09, 2014

experienced, skilled and thorough surgeon

November 18, 2013

I hope I never have to but I would definitely, without hesitation refer your office to anyone who needs a neurosurgeon.

October 18, 2013

Dr. Couldwell showed me my MRI's before and after he removed my tumor. He is very nice and helpful! Kudos to him and to all of the U of U. Best hospital i've ever experienced in SLC. <3 Thank you for what you do.

August 16, 2013

So nice and caring. Very professional, I'm lucky to have dr. Couldwell as my surgeon

August 07, 2013

Dr. Couldwell was doing surgery, but did come up and sit with me and explain my tumor and the options I had concerning the tumor. i felt very confident in him and his ability to treat me.

August 05, 2013

After the initial shock, I felt I was in good hands.

July 09, 2013

Amazing experience. I was scared and now I feel so at ease knowing the capable hands I will be in!

May 18, 2013

Dr. Couldwell was blunt, which I appreciated, and wanted. I don't need a doctor to sugar-coat things. I asked questions, he answered them honestly, in terms I could understand. I would recommend him, in a heartbeat!

April 27, 2013

All excellent.

April 03, 2013

I am very pleased with the time the doctors have taken to explain, answer questions, and discuss future care of my condition. I am very happy with the results of today's visit. I am very confidant and pleased with the expertise and care of the doctors.

April 03, 2013

In regards to the medication issue, I was given good information about weening myself off Kepra, but only after I asked a question about it. I'm not sure he would have considered telling me anything else about it on his own even though the nurse's assistant had already notated in the chart that I was still taking this medication.

April 01, 2013

The care provider that removed the staples recommended that if I had difficulty with BM's that I should contact ER. That proved to be an excellent suggestion which blessed my life.

March 01, 2013

Dr. Couldwell and his staff is just awesome, thank you for your care and concern for my quality of life.

March 01, 2013

I enjoyed conversing with the medical staff and the Doctors. They were friendly, caring of me and my family, and clear in their explanations.

February 16, 2013

Dr. Couldwell is a real gentleman

February 15, 2013

Dr. Cauldwell was very polite, detailed, and clear in his explanations. I enjoyed his demeanor and positivity.

December 03, 2012

Dr. Couldwell,Dr. Cote and Margie are Great,especially if they make me better.

December 02, 2012

Great Doctors

November 20, 2012

My whole experience was outstanding.

November 18, 2012

No medications were discussed.

October 26, 2012

We felt very blessed and confident with the staff. Everyone with whom we spoke gave us excellent comments on Dr Couldwell. We enjoyed visiting with all the people on his team for our surgery.

October 20, 2012

Very impressed with Dr. Couldwell Thank you

October 03, 2012

I felt like I wasn't able to spend much time with Dr. Cauldwell and that would be my only complaint. He seemed like he had t rush though things

October 02, 2012

Dr. Couldwell has been very informative and educational about our experience. I had some interest in the actual procedure and should have asked more questions about the process of my surgery. He is a busy man and at times, I felt because of this that we needed to be respectful of his time. Would love some time to have they type of discussion that takes place over a lunch meal asking questions about my condition.

July 19, 2012

Only possitive comments! Awesome doctor! He saved my life.

July 11, 2012

I felt Dr. Couldwell and the other doctors who helped me were attentive and informative.

July 06, 2012

Dr Couldwell is a fabulous doctor. He was so patient in explaining my condition and answered all of our questions. I feel confident in him as a provider

March 27, 2012

Dr. Couldwell is so reserved,but he his a great doctor,he doesn't talk much,but explain everything perfectly

March 24, 2012

Doctor Couldwell has my complete confidence......in every way. extremely competent, concerned, informative, understanding.

March 20, 2012

Dr. Couldwell is a fantastic man, the anesthesiologist were great. One of them asked for my permission to test a new device. He explained the project and just how simple it would be. This is the first time anyone has spent this kind of time explaining what would be happening to me, and I appreciated it.

March 08, 2012

Everything was fast and easy

February 11, 2012

I felt comfortable with the surgical plan.

February 07, 2012

I found care provider very caring who really listen to patients.

February 04, 2012

Dr Couldwell and his staff were great. Excellent communication and very competent.

January 21, 2012

Just amazing

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurosurgery - Professor
Surgery - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Neurosurgery
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurosurg)
Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
National Board of Medical Examiners
Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6908 Clinical Neurosciences Center
Neurosurgery
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. William Couldwell was born in Canada and received his MD and Ph.D. Degrees from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. He trained in Neurological Surgery at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Couldwell did fellowship training in Canada at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Switzerland. He subsequently joined the faculty at USC and in 1996 accepted a position as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, at the New York Medical College, (1996-2001).

Since 2002 Dr. Couldwell has served as the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He has served as a Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and is Past-President of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He has over 350 peer-reviewed publications and has been the recipient of several federal (NIH) and other research grants).

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Research Fellow CHUV
Neurosurgery
Research Fellow
Research Fellow McGill University
Neurology
Research Fellow
Doctoral Training McGill University
Neuroimmunology/Molecular Biology
Ph.D.
Residency University of Southern California
Neurosurgery
Resident
Internship University of Southern California
General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical McGill University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Dalhousie University
Combined Honors: Physical Chemistry and Biology
B.Sc.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Ravindra VM, Mazur MD, Park MS, Kilburg C, Moran CJ, Hardman RL, Couldwell WT, Taussky P (2016). Complications in Endovascular Neurosurgery: Critical Analysis and Classification.LID - S1878-8750(16)30633-7 [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.07.089 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) World Neurosurg.
  2. Ravindra VM, Raheja A, Corn H, Driscoll M, Welt C, Simmons DL, Couldwell WT (2016). Primary pituitary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with somatotroph hyperplasia and acromegaly: case report. J Neurosurg, 1-6.
  3. Eli IM, Raheja A, Corn HJ, Simmons DL, Palmer CA, Couldwell WT (2016). Sellar Wegener Granulomatosis Masquerading as Cabergoline-Resistant Prolactinoma.LID - S1878-8750(16)30654-4 [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.07.108 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) World Neurosurg.
  4. Bagshaw HP, Burt LM, Jensen RL, Suneja G, Palmer CA, Couldwell WT, Shrieve DC (2016). Adjuvant radiotherapy for atypical meningiomas. J Neurosurg, 1-7.
  5. Raheja A, Kalra R, Couldwell WT (2016). Three-Dimensional Versus Two-Dimensional Neuroendoscopy: A Preclinical Laboratory Study. World Neurosurg, 92, 378-85.
  6. Raheja A, Abou Al-Shaar H, Patel BC, Couldwell WT (2016). Surgical implications of frontoethmoidal pneumosinus dilatans-associated proptosis caused by meningioma. Acta Neurochir (Wien), 158(8), 1597-600.
  7. Raheja A, Bowers CA, MacDonald JD, Shelton C, Gurgel RK, Brimley C, Couldwell WT (2016). Middle Fossa Approach for Vestibular Schwannoma: Good Hearing and Facial Nerve Outcomes with Low Morbidity. World Neurosurg, 92, 37-46.
  8. Bowers CA, Sorour M, Patel BC, Couldwell WT (2016). Outcomes after surgical treatment of meningioma-associated proptosis. J Neurosurg, 125(3), 544-50.
  9. Guan J, Karsy M, Brock A, Couldwell WT (2016). The Utility of Ankle-Brachial Index as a Predictor of Delayed Cerebral Ischemia in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. World Neurosurg, 89, 139-46.
  10. Abou Al-Shaar H, Raheja A, Palmer CA, Schmidt MH, Couldwell WT (2016). Hypothalamic-Optochiasmatic Pilocytic Astrocytoma Associated with Occipital and Sacral Spinal Cavernomas: A Mere Coincidence or a True Association? World Neurosurg, 90, 707.e17-21.
  11. Karsy M, Raheja A, Guan J, Osborn AG, Couldwell WT (2016). Scalp Arteriovenous Malformation with Concomitant, Flow-Dependent Malformation and Aneurysm. World Neurosurg, 90, 708.e5-9.
  12. Raheja A, Eli IM, Bowers CA, Palmer CA, Couldwell WT (2016). Primary Intracranial Epidermoid Carcinoma with Diffuse Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis: Report of Two Cases. World Neurosurg, 88, 692.e9-16.
  13. Ravindra VM, Mazur MD, Kumpati GS, Park MS, Patel AN, Tandar A, Welt FG, Bull D, Couldwell WT, Taussky P (2016). Carotid Artery Stenosis in the Setting of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Clinical and Technical Considerations of Carotid Stenting. World Neurosurg, 86, 194-8.
  14. Jethwa PR, Patel TD, Hajart AF, Eloy JA, Couldwell WT, Liu JK (2016). Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Microscopic and Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery Versus Medical Therapy in the Management of Microprolactinoma in the United States. World Neurosurg, 87, 65-76.
  15. Hoang N, Tran DK, Herde R, Couldwell GC, Osborn AG, Couldwell WT (2016). Pituitary macroadenomas with oculomotor cistern extension and tracking: implications for surgical management. J Neurosurg, 125(2), 315-22.
  16. Krisht KM, Palmer CA, Couldwell WT (2016). Multiple osteomas of the falx cerebri and anterior skull base: case report. J Neurosurg, 124(5), 1339-42.
  17. Neil JA, Orlandi RR, Couldwell WT (2016). Malignant fungal infection of the cavernous sinus: case report. J Neurosurg, 124(3), 861-5.
  18. Sorour M, Sayama C, Couldwell WT (2016). Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome after Surgical Resection of a Giant Vestibular Schwannoma: Case Report and Literature Review. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg, 77(3), 274-9.
  19. Sivakumar W, Oh N, Cutler A, Colman H, Couldwell WT (2015). Cranial and spinal leptomeningeal dissemination in esthesioneuroblastoma: Two reports of distant central nervous system metastasis and rationale for treatment. Surg Neurol Int, 6(Suppl 25), S628-32.
  20. Bowers CA, Taussky P, Park MS, Neil JA, Couldwell WT (2015). Rescue microsurgery with bypass and stent removal following Pipeline treatment of a giant internal carotid artery terminus aneurysm. Acta Neurochir (Wien), 157(12), 2071-5.
  21. Couldwell WT, Cutler A, Neil JA (2015). Left pterional craniotomy for thrombectomy and clipping of ruptured left MCA giant aneurysm. Neurosurg Focus, 39 Video Suppl 1, V1.
  22. Herde RF, Hoang N, Tran DK, Couldwell G, Couldwell WT, Osborn AG (2015). Peritumoral cysts associated with pituitary macroadenoma. J Neurosurg, 123(3), 789-93.
  23. Ravindra VM, Neil JA, Mazur MD, Park MS, Couldwell WT, Taussky P (2015). Motion-related vascular abnormalities at the craniocervical junction: illustrative case series and literature review. Neurosurg Focus, 38(4), E6.
  24. Krisht KM, Shelton C, Couldwell WT (2015). Early Conquest of the Rock: Julius Lempert's Life and the Complete Apicectomy Technique for the Treatment of Suppurative Petrous Apicitis. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base, 76(2), 101-7.
  25. Mazur MD, Neil JA, Agarwal C, Jensen RL, Couldwell WT (2015). Surgical management of a transosseous meningioma with invasion of torcula, superior sagittal sinus, transverse sinus, calvaria, and scalp. Surg Neurol Int, 6, 40.
  26. Karsy M, Sonnen J, Couldwell WT (2015). Authors' reply to letter to the editor regarding "coincident pituitary adenoma and sellar meningioma". Acta Neurochir (Wien), 157(3), 555.
  27. Couldwell WT, Neil JA (2015). Far-lateral approach for surgical treatment of fusiform PICA aneurysm. Neurosurg Focus, 38(VideoSuppl1), Video10.
  28. Karsy M, Sonnen J, Couldwell WT (2015). Coincident pituitary adenoma and sellar meningioma. Acta Neurochir (Wien), 157(2), 231-3.
  29. Krisht KM, Sorour M, Cote M, Hardy J, Couldwell WT (2015). Marching beyond the sella: Gerard Guiot and his contributions to neurosurgery. J Neurosurg, 122(2), 464-72.
  30. Sorour M, Krisht KM, Couldwell WT (2014). Intraventricular hemorrhage after epidural blood patching: an unusual complication. Case Rep Neurol Med, 2014, 406289.
  31. Cherla DV, Sanghvi S, Eloy JA, Couldwell WT, Liu JK (2014). Readability of Internet-Based Patient Education Materials Related to Pituitary Tumors. Endocr Pract, 20(10), 1044-1050.
  32. Guan J, Couldwell WT, Taussky P (2014). Intracranial hypotension as a complication of lumbar puncture prior to elective aneurysm clipping. Surg Neurol Int, 5(Suppl 9), S427-9.
  33. Couldwell WT, Mortimer V, Kraus KL (2014). Expanding neurosurgery. J Neurosurg, 121(6), 1297-313.
  34. Couldwell WT, Cannon-Albright LA (2014). Co-prevalence of other tumors in patients harboring pituitary tumors. J Neurosurg, 121(6), 1474-7.
  35. Sekhar L, Mantovani A, Mortazavi M, Schwartz TH, Couldwell WT (2014). Open vs endoscopic: when to use which. Neurosurgery, 61 Suppl 1, 84-92.
  36. Couldwell WT, Shelton C (2014). Transtemporal approach to the removal of a lateral pontine tumor. Neurosurg Focus, 36(1 Suppl), 1.
  37. Cote M, Salzman KL, Sorour M, Couldwell WT (2014). Normal dimensions of the posterior pituitary bright spot on magnetic resonance imaging. J Neurosurg, 120(2), 357-62.
  38. Sivakumar W, Ravindra VM, Cutler A, Couldwell WT (2014). Intracranial hypotension in the setting of concurrent perineural cyst rupture and subarachnoid hemorrhage. J Clin Neurosci, 21(6), 1063-5.
  39. Sorour M, Bowers CA, Couldwell WT (2014). Intraoperative aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage after rupture of a previously undiagnosed intracranial aneurysm during Chiari decompression. J Clin Neurosci, 21(3), 524-6.
  40. Svider PF, Husain Q, Folbe AJ, Couldwell WT, Liu JK, Eloy JA (2014). Assessing National Institutes of Health funding and scholarly impact in neurological surgery. J Neurosurg, 120(1), 191-6.
  41. Bowers CA, Taussky P, Couldwell WT (2014). Surgical treatment of craniofacial fibrous dysplasia in adults. Neurosurg Rev, 37(1), 47-53.
  42. Couldwell WT, MacDonald JD, Taussky P (2014). Complete resection of the cavernous sinus-indications and technique. World Neurosurg, 82(6), 1264-70.
  43. Couldwell WT (2014). Complex middle cerebral artery aneurysm: 3-dimensional operative video. Neurosurgery, 10 Suppl 1, 159; discussion 159.
  44. Eloy JA, Svider PF, Folbe AJ, Couldwell WT, Liu JK (2014). Comparison of plaintiff and defendant expert witness qualification in malpractice litigation in neurological surgery. J Neurosurg, 120(1), 185-90.
  45. Sorour M, Caton WL 3rd, Couldwell WT (2014). Technique for methyl methacrylate cranioplasty to optimize cosmetic outcome. Acta Neurochir (Wien), 156(1), 207-9.

Review

  1. Raheja A, Couldwell WT (2016). Microsurgical resection of skull base meningioma-expanding the operative corridor. [Review]. J Neurooncol, 130(2), 263-267.
  2. Wong A, Eloy JA, Couldwell WT, Liu JK (2015). Update on prolactinomas. Part 2: Treatment and management strategies. [Review]. J Clin Neurosci, 22(10), 1568-74.
  3. Wong A, Eloy JA, Couldwell WT, Liu JK (2015). Update on prolactinomas. Part 1: Clinical manifestations and diagnostic challenges. [Review]. J Clin Neurosci, 22(10), 1562-7.

Edited Book

  1. Hamilton MG, Couldwell WT, Golfinos JG, Pineo GF (Eds.) (2014). Handbook of Bleeding and Coagulation for Neurosurgery. New York: Thieme.

Book Chapter

  1. Sivakumar W, Neil JA, Couldwell WT (2016). Transsphenoidal Approach to Pituitary Macroadenomas: Microsurgical and Endoscopic. In Sekhar LN, Fessler R (Eds.), Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques–Brain (2nd ed). New York: Thieme.
  2. Neil JA, Mazur MD, Couldwell WT (2015). Surgical Management of Planum and Olfactory Groove Meningiomas. In Veeravagu A, Chang S (Eds.), Current Management of Central Nervous System Meningiomas (Chapter 5). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
  3. Krisht KM, Couldwell WT, Weiss MH (2015). Pituitary tumors: Viewpoint: Surgery. In WF Regine, LS Chin (Eds.), Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (2nd ed.). New York: Springer.
  4. Sivakumar W, Krisht KM, Couldwell WT (2015). Surgical Approaches: Transcortical–Transventricular Removal of Craniopharyngioma. In T. Kenning (Ed.), Surgical Approaches: Transcortical–Transventricular Removal of Craniopharyngioma (Chapter 13). Philadelphia: Elsevier.
  5. Krisht KM, Sivakumar W, Couldwell WT (2015). Controversies: Extended endoscopic vs. open transcranial approaches. In T. Kenning (Ed.), Craniopharyngiomas: A Comprehensive Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome (Chapter 35). Philadelphia: Elsevier.
  6. Hamilton MG, Levy R, Couldwell WT, Browd S (2014). Venous thromboembolism (DVT and PE) prophylaxis. In Hamilton MG, Couldwell WT, Golfinos JG, Pineo GF (Eds.), Handbook of Bleeding and Coagulation for Neurosurgery. New York: Thieme.
  7. Krisht KM, Gottfried ON, Couldwell WT (2014). Craniopharyngioma. In Berger M, Bernstein M (Eds.), Neuro-Oncology: The Essentials (3rd ed.). New York: Thieme.
  8. Couldwell WT (2014). Craniotomy for suprasellar tumor. In Snyderman CH, Ferris R, Myers EN (Eds.), Master Techniques in Otolaryngologic Surgery–Head and Neck Surgery: Skull Base Surgery (Vol. 4, Chapter 9). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  9. Couldwell WT (2014). Far Lateral Transcervical Approach to the Lower Clivus and Upper Cervical Spine. In Snyderman CH, Ferris R, Myers EN (Eds.), Master Techniques in Otolaryngologic Surgery–Head and Neck Surgery: Skull Base Surgery (Vol. 4, Chapter 39). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Case Report

  1. Raheja A, Sowder A, Palmer C, Rodriguez FJ, Couldwell WT (2016). Epstein-Barr virus-associated smooth muscle tumor of the cavernous sinus: a delayed complication of allogenic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation: case report. J Neurosurg, 1-5.

Global Impact

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Research Fellow CHUV
Neurosurgery
Research Fellow Switzerland
Research Fellow McGill University
Neurology
Research Fellow Canada
Doctoral Training McGill University
Neuroimmunology/Molecular Biology
Ph.D. Canada
Professional Medical McGill University
Medicine
M.D. Canada
Undergraduate Dalhousie University
Combined Honors: Physical Chemistry and Biology
B.Sc. Canada

Awards & Honors

Description Country
Dean's Honors List, Ph.D. Thesis, McGill University Canada
Honorary Member, Japanese Neurosurgical Society, Post-Graduate Japan
Wood Gold Medal, McGill University Scholar Canada
J.A. Bezner Prize Canada
J.W. McConnell Award Canada
CIBA Anatomy Prize Canada
Medical Research Council of Canada Studentship for post-graduate medical research Canada
Dalhousie Science Faculty Scholar Canada
Who's Who in the World, Post-Graduate Global
Preuss Award, Joint Tumor Section, AANS/CNS, Post-Graduate Global
Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC) Centennial Fellowship, Post-Graduate Canada
International Who's Who of Professionals Global
Elected, World Academy of Neurosurgery Global
Penfield Lecturer, Canadian Neurosciences Federation Meeting Canada

Grand Rounds

Description Country
Couldwell WT, Presentation at Neuroscience Rounds, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, October 7, 2009. Canada

Presentations

Description Country
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, Austrian-German Endocrinology Society Meeting, Salzberg, Austria, March 8-9, 2007. Austria
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, Surgery of Meningiomas and the Cerebral Venous System, Osaka, Japan, November 22-26, 2006. Japan
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, Korean Neurosurgical Society, Jeju City, South Korea, April 17-19-2008. Korea
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, Indian Skull Base Meeting, Mumbai, India, October 8-12, 2008. India
Couldwell WT, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, October 6-8, 2004. Switzerland
Couldwell WT, Invited Faculty, German Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting, May 26, 2003. Germany
Couldwell WT, Visiting Professor, University of Naples, Napoli, Italy, November 12, 1999. Italy
Couldwell WT, Visiting Professor, "High-dose tamoxifen therapy and Protein Kinase C in growth regulation of malignant gliomas". Gifu University Department of Neurosurgery, Gifu City, Japan, October 20, 1995. Japan
Couldwell WT, Visiting Professor, "Surgical management of petroclival meningiomas", Zeijhang Medical University, Hangzhou, China, November 1, 1995. China
Couldwell WT, Visiting Professor, "Protein Kinase C and therapeutic implications for the treatment of gliomas and pituitary adenomas", European Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Berlin, Germany, May 14, 1995. Europe
Couldwell WT, Visiting Professor, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan, October 7, 1999. Japan
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, Latin America Neurosurgical Society, Isla Navidad, Mexico, July 20, 2006. Mexico
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, Alberta-Saskatchewan (Canada) Neurosurgical Society, September 29, 2005. Canada
Couldwell WT, Visiting Professor, University of Calgary, Canada, Alberta, Canada, September 26-27-2005. Canada
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, Mexican Neurosurgical Society, Merida, Mexico, July 22-27, 2005. Mexico
Couldwell WT, Visiting Professor, Erlangen University, Nuremberg, Germany, January 14, 2003. Germany
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, Chinese Neurosurgical Association, April 29-30, 2007. China
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, "Management of Invasive Pituitary Tumors", 3rd American Kuwaiti Neurosurgical Meeting, Kuwait City, Kuwait, December 5, 2009. Kuwait
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, "Pituitary Apoplexy", Mexican Congress of Neurological Surgery, Cancun, MEX, July 20, 2009. Mexico
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, Masters Update in Neurosurgery, Dubai, U.A.E., December 2-5, 2008. United Arab Emirates
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, 2nd Kuwait-American Neurosurgical Symposium, Kuwait City, Kuwait, November 17-19, 2008. Kuwait
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, International Skull Base Meeting, Rome, Italy, June 19-22, 2008. Italy
Couldwell WT, Invited Guest, "Strategies for Selection and Optimization of Carotid Bypass for Skull Base Tumors and Aneurysms", 35th Annual Egyptian Society of Neurological Surgeons, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, March 10-13, 2010. Egypt
Couldwell WT, Visiting Professor, "Surgical Approaches", QEII Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, September 29, 2010. Canada
Couldwell WT, "Pituitary Surgery", 5th International Symposium on Microneurosurgical Anatomy, Istanbul, Turkey, November 4-7, 2010. Turkey
Couldwell WT, "Transfacial vs. Transcranial Approaches", 5th International Symposium on Microneurosurgical Anatomy, Istanbul, Turkey, November 4-7-2010. Turkey
Couldwell WT, "Evolution of Parasellar Approaches and AANS Update", Society of University Neurosurgeons Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, June 25, 2011. Turkey
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, "AVMs in Eloquent Areas - Which Treatment Modalities to Choose?" and "Radiosurgery for Skull Base Meningiomas. A Surgeon's View", Israel Neurosurgical Society Meeting, Safed, Israel, May 30-June 1, 2012. Israel
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest Lecturer, “Decision making strategies for EC-IC Bypass in the treatment of skull base tumors.”5th International Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Workshop, Kiev, Ukraine, September 6, 2012. Ukraine
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest Lecturer, “Difficulties, pitfalls and complications avoidance in pituitary surgery”, 5th International Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Workshop, Kiev, Ukraine, September 8, 2012. Ukraine
Couldwell WT, “Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery", 14th Annual Conference of Skull Base Surgery Society of India, Mumbai, India, September 23, 2012. India
Couldwell WT, “Lateral Orbitotomy approach to the cavernous sinus”, 14th Annual Conference of Skull Base Surgery Society of India, Mumbai, India, September 24, 2012. India
Couldwell WT, "The Evolution of Skull Base Surgery", Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, July 3, 2013 Germany
Couldwell WT, "General Neurosurgery, Surgical Fidelity: Comparing... Endoscope", World Federation of Neurological Surgeons, World Congress, Seoul, Korea, September 10, 2013. Korea
Couldwell WT, "Imaging/Monitoring/Other Tumors 2: Normal Dimensions...Imaging. "World Federation of Neurological Surgeons, World Congress, Seoul, Korea, September 11, 2013. Korea
Couldwell WT, Moderator "Approaches for Anterior Skull Base Lesions: Craniotomy vs. Endoscopic Surgery", World Federation of Neurological Surgeons, World Congress, Seoul, Korea, September 11:, 2013. Korea
Couldwell WT, "Nuances of Pituitary Surgery", Neuroscience Grand Rounds, University of British Columbia, Division of Neurosurgery, November 27, 2013. Canada
Couldwell WT, "Techniques and Advances. "International Society of Pituitary Surgeons, Mumbai, India, December 8, 2013. India
Couldwell WT, "Decisions Regarding Management of Carotid Artery in Skull Base Tumors", 4th International Neurosurgery Update 2014, Mumbai, India, June 4, 2014. India
Couldwell WT, "Nuances of Pituitary Surgery", 4th International Neurosurgery Update 2014, Mumbai, India, June 4, 2014. India
Couldwell WT, "Cavernous Sinus Resection --Indications and Technique", 4th International Neurosurgery Update 2014, Mumbai, India, June 7, 2014. India
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest Lecturer, "Middle Fossa--Anterior Petrosal Approach", 2014 Istanbul ASNO Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology, Istanbul, Turkey, September 10, 2014 Turkey
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest Lecturer, "The Far Lateral Transcondylar Approach", Istanbul ASNO Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, September 11, 2014. Turkey
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest Lecturer, "The Evolution of Skull Base Surgery--How Aggressive Should We Be", 2nd International Congress on Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery ISMINS, Xi'an, China, September 14, 2014. China
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest Lecturer, "Blister Aneurysm of the Internal Carotid Artery", 5th American Kuwaiti Neurosurgical Meeting, Kuwait City, Kuwait, December 2-8, 2011. Kuwait
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest Lecturer, "Traumatic Aneurysm Repair in an Infant", 5th American Kuwaiti Neurosurgical Meeting, Kuwait City, Kuwait, December 2-8, 2011. Kuwait
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest Lecture, "Complications Related to Meningioma Resection, 5th American Kuwaiti Neurosurgical Meeting, Kuwait City, Kuwait, December 2-8, 2011. Kuwait
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest Lecturer, "Pituitary Incidentaloma", 5th American Kuwaiti Neurosurgical Meeting, Kuwait City, Kuwait, December 2-8, 2011. Kuwait
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest Lecturer, "Lateral Orbitotomy Approach to the Cavernous Sinus", 5th American Kuwaiti Neurosurgical Meeting, Kuwait City, Kuwait, December 2-8, 2011. Kuwait
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest Lecturer, "Endoscopic Removal of Massive Chordoma", 5th American Kuwaiti Neurosurgical Meeting, Kuwait City, Kuwait, December 2-8, 2011. Kuwait
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest Lecturer, "Complete Cavernous Sinus Resection", 5th American Kuwaiti Neurosurgical Meeting, Kuwait City, Kuwait, December 2-8, 2011. Kuwait
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest Lecturer, "Tuberculum Sella Meningioma", 5th American Kuwaiti Neurosurgical Meeting, Kuwait City, Kuwait, December 2-8, 2011. Kuwait
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, "Advancement in Skull Base Surgery", 2015 Chinese Neurosurgical Society, Xiamen, China, November 7, 2014. China
Couldwell WT, "EC-IC Bypass", Kolkata Institute of Neurosciences Inauguration and Meeting, Kolkata, India, November 30, 2014. India
Couldwell WT, "Update in the Management of AVM's", Pan Arab Neurosurgical Society Congress 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 6, 2014 United Arab Emirates
Couldwell WT, "Surgery of Posterior Circulation Aneurysms", Pan Arab Neurosurgical Society Congress 2014", Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 7, 2014. United Arab Emirates
Couldwell WT, Special Lecturer, "Technical Nuances of Pituitary Surgery", Neuro-endocrinology Symposium, Asia Oceanian International Skull Base Meeting, Mumbai, India, January 7, 2015. India
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest", 17th AIIMS Microneurosurgery Workshop, New Delhi, India, February 15, 2015. India
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, "Meningioma Associated Proptosis", 38th Annual Meeting Egyptian Society of Neurological Surgeons (ESNS), Hurghada, Egypt, March 25, 2015 Egypt
Couldwell WT, Honored Guest, "Far Lateral Approach and Its Variants", 38th Annual Meeting Egyptian Society of Neurological Surgeons (ESNS), Hurghada, Egypt, March 26, 2015. Egypt
Couldwell WT, Invited Guest, "Schwannomas of Skull Base: Vestibular Schwannoma", Korean Neurosurgical Society, Jeju Island, Korea, April 17, 2015. Korea
Couldwell WT, Chairperson, "Oncology IV", 6th South Asian Neurosurgical Congress, February 18-24, 2016, Bangladesh. Bangladesh
Couldwell WT, Chairperson, Plenary Session, Joint Meeting of the 12th International Conference of Cerebrovascular Surgery (ICCVS) and 1st Interim Meeting of the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological surgeons (AASNS), Mumbai, Febraury 26-28, 2-16. Asia
Couldwell WT, "Expanded Transnasal Skull Base Approaches", 12th Endoskullbase Workshop and Ginde Oration, Mumbai, India, March 23 to 28, 2016. India
Couldwell WT, "Nuances in Pituitary Surgery", 12th Endoskullbase Workshop and Ginde Oration, Mumbai, India, March 23-28, 2016. India
Couldwell, WT, Invited Guest, "Nuances in Pituitary Surgery", Moroccan Society of Neurosurgery 25th Moroccan Congress, Essouira, Morocco, May 26-28, 2016. Morocco

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