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Dr Antonio Di Ieva


Associate Investigator

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External Address

Department of Clinical Medicine
Macquarie University

External Memberships

  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Member, Italian Society of Neurosurgery
  • Member, European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
  • Member, AO Foundation
  • Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member, Canadian Brain Tumor Consortium
  • Member, Brain Foundation
  • Board Member, Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics
  • Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
  • Editorial Board Member, Fractal Geometry and Nonlinear Analysis in Medicine and Biology

Selected Publications


  • Di Ieva, A. (Ed.). (2016). The Fractal Geometry of the Brain. New York USA: Springer.
  • Di Ieva, A., Lee, J., & Cusimano, M.D. (2015). Handbook of Skull Base Surgery. New York, USA: Thieme.

Book Chapters

  • Di Ieva, A. (In Press). Anatomy and circulation of brain. In G.S. Shrestha, I. Ghosh, B.W.Y. Lo, S.P. Acharya and M. Angle (Eds.), Manual of Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care. New York, USA: Thieme.
  • Di Ieva, A., & Tschabitscher, M. (2012). Fractal-based classification of brain tumors angioarchitecture. In E.W. Mitchell & S.R. Murray (Eds.), Classification and Application of Fractals: New Research New York , USA: Nova Science Publishers.


  • Kearny, M., Burnett, B., Di Ieva, A., Cusimano, M.D., & Jensen, R.L. (2018). Microvascularization of grade I meningiomas: Effect on tumor volume, blood loss, and patient outcome. Journal of Neurosurgery, 128(3), 657-666. doi:10.3171/2016.10.JNS161825.
  • Di Ieva, A. (2017). Training in skull base surgery: A holistic perspective. Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences, 61(6), 690-691. doi:10.23736/S0390-5616.16.03652-3
  • Di Michele, J., Rotondo, F., Kovacs, K., Syro, L.V., Yousef, G.M., Cusimano, M.D., & Di Ieva, A. (2017). Vasculogenic mimicry in clinically non-functioning pituitary adenomas: A histologic study. Pathology & Oncology Research, 23(4), 803-809. doi:10.1007/s12253-017-0196-4
  • Wiedmann, M.K.H., Brunborg, C., Di Ieva, A., Lindemann, K., Johannesen, T.B., Vatten, L., Helsteth, E., & Zwart, J.A. (2017). The impact of body mass index and height on risk for glioblastoma and other glioma subtypes: A large prospective cohort study. Neuro-Oncology, 19(7), 976-985. doi:10.1093/neuonc/now272
  • Baskaran,m V., Strkalj, G., Strkalj, M., & Di Ieva, A. (2016). Current applications and future perspectives of the use of 3D printing in anatomical training and neurosurgery. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, 10, 69. doi:10.3389/fnana.2016.00069
  • Di Ieva, A., Le Reste, P.J., Carsin-Nicol, B., Ferre, J.C., & Cusimano, M.D. (2016). Diagnostic value of fractal analysis for the differentiation of brain tumors using 3-Tesla MR Susceptibility-Weighted Imaging. Neurosurgery, 79(6), 839-846. doi:10.1227/NEU.0000000000001308
  • Fathalla, H., Di Ieva, A., Lee, J., Anderson, J., Jing, R., Solarski, M., & Cusimano, M.D. (2016). Cerebrospinal fluid leaks in extended endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery: Covering all the angles. Neurosurgical Review, 40(2), 309-318. doi:10.1007/s10143-016-0776-x
  • Rotondo, F., Butz, H., Syro, L.V., Yousef, G.M., Di Ieva, A., Restrepo, L.M., Quintanar-Stephano, A., Berczi, I., & Kovacs, K. (2016). Arginine vasopressin (AVP): A review of its historical perspectives, current research and multifunctional role in the hypothalamo-hypophysial system. Pituitary, 19(4), 345-355. doi:10.1007/s11102-015-0703-0
  • Sav, A., Rotondo, F., Syro, L.V., Di Ieva, A., Cusimano, M.D., & Kovacs, K. (2016). Biomarkers of pituitary carcinomas. Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 11(3), 253-261. doi:10.1080/17446651.2016.1179110

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Di Ieva, A. (2017, November). Neurotrauma: A historical, clinical and surgical perspective. Presentation given at the Sports Concussion Forum, Macquarie University.
  • Di Ieva, A. (2017, April). The fractal fingerprinting of the brain. Paper presented at the 15th Annual World Congress for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Di Ieva, A. (2017, April). Fractal-based predictive modelling of brain arteriovenous malformations. Paper presented at the 15th Annual World Congress for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Di Ieva, A. (2016, May). Brave new world: Online delivery of anatomy teaching. Invited paper presented at the 85th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Brisbane.

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