University of Calgary

Jay Riva-Cambrin

  • Professor


Jay Riva-Cambrin, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)

University of Calgary, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

After graduating from medical school in June 1998, he completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Toronto, Canada. He obtained a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto under the direction of Dr. James Drake. Dr. Riva-Cambrin completed a postgraduate fellowship in pediatric neurological surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto.

Dr. Riva-Cambrin's clinical interest is pediatric neurosurgery specifically including the treatment of hydrocephalus, endoscopy, and clinical epidemiology. He is the Scientific Director of the Canadian Pediatric Neurosurgery Study Group (CPNSG). He is also a Principal Investigator within the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN). Recent research interests include comparing the outcomes between ETV+CPC and shunts in the infant hydrocephalus population, predicting success in ETV+CPC treated infants, and exploring the relationship between ventricle size and neuropsychological outcomes in older children treated for hydrocephalus. He has been a Principal Investigator or co-investigator on fourteen grants and has over 75 peer-reviewed publications mostly focused on pediatric hydrocephalus.

Dr. Riva-Cambrin has recently joined the faculty at the University of Calgary from his previous role at the University of Utah.  He is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, the Residency Program Director for the neurosurgery training program, and is the Founder and Director of ACORN Kids (  a neurosurgical clinical research center at the University of Calgary with special focus on pediatric hydrocephalus.

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