Michael Tso, MD PhD FRCSC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Active Staff, Kelowna General Hospital

Clinical Contact:

303-3320 Richter St.
Kelowna, BC, V1W 4V5

Phone:  250-763-2552
Fax:  250-763-2912


Dr. Michael Tso was born in Calgary, AB but grew up in Victoria, BC. After graduating from Queen’s University in 2005 with a BScH degree in Life Sciences, he obtained his MD in 2009 at UBC. He then proceeded with residency training in neurosurgery at the University of Calgary, while also completing an in-folded PhD degree in Medical Science at the University of Toronto. He successfully defended his PhD thesis – “Identifying New Therapeutics in Experimental SAH,” supervised by Dr. Loch Macdonald. After residency completion in 2018, he completed a 2 year neurovascular fellowship in Buffalo. He has since returned to BC in 2020, working in Kelowna. With stroke neurology and interventional radiology, he has helped establish the stroke thrombectomy program at Kelowna General Hospital.

Clinical Interests:

  • General neurosurgery practice (degenerative and traumatic spinal instrumentation, brain tumours, shunts, peripheral nerve, stereotactic radiosurgery)
  • Open cerebrovascular surgery: Microsurgical clipping of brain aneurysms, AVM resection, cavernoma resection, dAVF disconnection, carotid endarterectomy, bypass
  • Endovascular: Brain aneurysm coiling, stent/balloon-assisted coiling, flow-diverting stents, intrasaccular flow diversion, AVM embolization, carotid/vertebral artery angioplasty and stenting, stroke thrombectomy

Research Interests:

  • Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Clinical registries and clinical trials

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