Joseph A. Silvaggio, BSc, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Silvaggio is an assistant professor in the section of Neurosurgery, University of Manitoba. He completed his pre-medical training at Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, receiving the medal for the Bachelor of Science program. He went on to study medicine at the University of Toronto, graduating with honors in 1997. He then returned to his home city of Calgary, Alberta to complete his Neurosurgical training. Dr. Silvaggio went on to complete clinical fellowships in both open vascular and endovascular neurosurgery in Winnipeg, Montreal and Calgary. He rejoined the faculty in 2006 and now holds joint appointments with the Department of Surgery and Radiology.

Dr. Silvaggio has a keen interest in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. He has received several teaching awards and acknowledgments from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, as well as his residency peers. He served a term as Neurosurgery Residency Program Director from 2015-2018, after previously holding the position of Director, Neurosurgical Undergraduate Medical Education. During his time as Program Director he was successful in Neurosurgery Education curriculum renewal, including initiating a fruitful collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan Neurosurgery Program. He has authored several book chapters and scientific publications. He has been invited to speak on the topics of vascular and endovascular neurosurgery throughout Canada.

Dr. Silvaggio’s clinical interests are in the surgical and endovascular management of cerebrovascular disease including intracranial aneurysms, brain and spinal vascular malformations and the prevention and treatment of stroke. He has recently added Gamma Knife Radiosurgery to his practice and also maintains a busy general neurosurgery practice managing the broad scope of tumours affecting the central nervous system.  He has also recently reinvigorated his interest and practice assessing and treating patients with non-complex degenerative spine conditions.

Research Focus
Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

University of Manitoba positions
Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba
Past Neurosurgery Residency Program Director

Clinical positions
Open Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Endovascular Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
Neuro-Oncology including Skull Base Neurosurgery
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
General Neurosurgery (Traumatic Brain Injury,  non-complex Spine Surgery)

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Joseph A. Silvaggio

GB103C-820 Sherbrook Street 
Health Sciences Centre   
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9  
Telephone: (204) 787-7286
Fax: (204) 783-7356  

GB138-820 Sherbrook Street
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1R9
Telephone: (204) 787-7563
Fax: (204) 787-3851

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