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Education:

 

Jan 2000-Pres

Medical Research Council of Canada Clinician-Scientist, Phase II,

Principal Investigator, Toronto Western Hospital Research Institute

Jan 1997-Dec 1999

Medical Research Council of Canada Clinician-Scientist, Phase I,

University of Toronto Depts of Physiology and Molecular Biology.

Supervisor: John F. Macdonald, Ph.D. (Physiology), John C. Roder, Ph.D. (Molecular Biology).

Jul 1996- Dec 1996

Clinical Cerebrovascular/skull base fellow.

Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona.

Supervisor: Robert F. Spetzler, M.D.

Jan 1996- Jun 1996

Research Cerebrovascular/skull base fellow.

Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona.

Supervisor: Robert F. Spetzler, M.D.

Jul 1995- Dec 1995

Clinical fellow, Cerebrovascular surgery.

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

Supervisor: M. Christopher Wallace, MD, M.Sc., FRCS(C).

Jul 1991-Jun 1994

Graduate Student (Ph.D.),

School of Graduate Studies & Institute of Medical Science,

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

Supervisor: Charles H. Tator, M.D., Ph.D, FRCS(C).

Jul 1988- Jun 1995

Resident, Neurosurgery Training Program.

University of Toronto. Toronto, Ont.

Jun 1987-Jun 1988

Comprehensive Surgical Internship,

Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

Sep 1983-May 1987

University of Toronto,

Faculty of Medicine. Doctor of Medicine (Honours).

Sep 1981-Jun 1983

University of Toronto,

Faculty of arts & Science. Majored in Math & Physics (Honours).

Sep 1975-Jun 1981

Ecole Secondaire Etienne Brule, North York, Ont. (Honours)

Professional and Academic degrees:

 

June 1987

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) University of Toronto school of Medicine

June 1994

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) University of Toronto, Institute of medical Science.

Sept 1995

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).

Appointments:
University Appointments:

 

Jan 1997-Pres

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Hospital Appointments:

 

Jan 1997-Pres

Staff Neurosurgeon, Division of Neurosurgery, The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ont.

Research Appointments:

   

Jan 1997-Pres

Principal Investigator, Toronto Western Hospital Research Institute, Division of Cellular and Molecular Biology , University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

Jan 1997-Pres

Director, Neuroprotection Laboratory, Toronto Western Hospital Research Institute, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ont.

Jul 1992-Dec 1996

Investigator, Neuroprotection Laboratory, Playfair Neuroscience Unit, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ont.

Professional Societies and Associations:

 

1988 - Pres

Ontario Medical Association

1989 - Pres

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

1990 - Pres

Trauma Association of Canada

1991 - 1997

Network of Centers of Excellence (NCE) on Neural Regeneration and Functional Recovery

1990 - Pres

The Neurotrauma society

1992 - Pres

Society for Neuroscience

1998 - Pres

 Soc for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism

 

Reviewer for the following Journals:

Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

Experimental Brain Research

European Journal of Neuroscience

Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Journal of Cerebral Blood flow and Metabolism.

Journal of Neuroscience.

Journal of Neuroscience Methods.

Journal of Neurochemistry.

Journal of Neurotrauma

Neurobiology of Disease.

Neuroscience.

Neuroscience Letters

Neurotoxicology

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

Abstract reviewer and Member of Advisory Board for BRAIN 95: XVIIth International Symposium on Cerebral Blood flow and Metabolism (July 2-6, 1995. Cologne, Germany).

 

Grant reviewer for:

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (1997-present)

Medical Research Council of Canada (1995 - present)

Hospital for Sick Children Research Foundation (1995 - present).

 

Scientific Review Committees:

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. (1998-present).

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ad-Hoc study section member BDCN-3 (1998-present).