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Zamir Merali


Resident, Neurosurgery

The coolest things I've done in my career are:

I have 10 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of radiology, neurosurgery, and neurology. I am currently working on developing a machine-learning model to automate interpretation of MRI scans of the cervical spine.


The goal of this research is to assist primary care physician’s with interpretation of MRI scans for patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy and expedite patient referrals.

If I could have a super power it would be:

X-ray vision, to improve my surgical skills.

I'm a "closet" fan of:

Blues Music. 

The nerdiest thing I do in my spare time is:

Fly airplanes. 

Three things still on my bucket list are:

  1. Visit Spain

  2. Run a half marathon

  3. Learn to cook

My past experience includes:

I graduated with a degree in biomedical science from the University of Guelph. I then completed medical school at the University of Toronto. I am currently a 3rd year resident in Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto.


I have an interest in applying machine learning techniques to the field of radiology for automated diagnostics and prognostication of CT and MRI scans.

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