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Education:

 

Nov 1995

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Nov 1993

Fellow, The American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Dec 1986

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Neurosurgery)

Jun 1986

Master of Science,
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

May 1980

Doctor of Medicine,
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

May 1976

Bachelor of Science,
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
First Class Honours
Life Sciences

 

 

Specialty Training:

 

Jul 1986 - Dec 1986

Senior Resident, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto

Jan 1986 - Jun 1986

Senior Resident, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Jul 1985 - Dec 1985

Senior Resident, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto

1984 - 1985

Resident, Neurology/Neuropathology, Intensive Care Orthopaedics, St. Michael's Hospital/Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto

1983 - 1984

Junior Neurosurgical Resident, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre/Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto

1981 - 1983

Neurosurgical Research, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Toronto

1980 - 1981

Straight Surgical Internship, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

 

 

Fellowships:

 

Jul 1987 - Jun 1988

Research Fellowship, Wellcome Surgical Institute/University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
Supervisor(s): Professors G. Teasdale and J. McCulloch

Jan 1987 - Jun 1987

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Clinical Fellowship, University Hospital, London, Ontario
Supervisor(s): Drs. C.G. Drake and S.J. Peerless

Appointments:

 

University Appointments:

 

Jul 1, 1999 - Present

Program Director, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Jul 1, 1999 - Present

Full Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Jan 1996 - Present

Fondation Baxter et Alma Ricard Chair, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Nov 1994 - Present

Member, Institute of Medical Science, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto

Jul 1, 1994 - Jun 30, 1999

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

 
 

Hospital Appointments:

 

1999 - Present

Director, Toronto Western Hospital Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario

1994 - Present

Courtesy Staff, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

1992 - Present

Courtesy Staff, Humber Memorial Hospital, Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

1989 - Present

Clinician Scientist, Toronto Western Hospital Research Institute, The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

1988 - Present

Staff, Division of Neurosurgery, The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

1988 - Present

Director, Cerebrovascular Research Laboratory, Toronto Western Hospital Research Institute, Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

1988 - 1997

Director, Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

1988 - 1989

Clinical Associate, Toronto Western Hospital Research Institute, The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Honours and Awards Received:

  • W.T. Aitken's Award, Individual Teaching Performance, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (Undergraduate Teaching). 1994

  • Bruce Tovee Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto (Undergraduate Teaching). 1994

  • Ross Fleming Surgical Educator Award (For quality of teaching, teaching innovations programme development). Department of Surgery, The Toronto Hospital. 1994

  • The Toronto Hospital Award for Excellence in Teaching (Postgraduate Education - Surgery). 1993

  • The Toronto Hospital Award for Excellence in Teaching (Medical Education - Surgery). 1991

  • PAIRO Teaching Award. 1991

  • Young Clinician Investigator Award, Research Foundation of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. 1990

  • Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation Scholarship (5 years). 1989

  • Medical Research Council of Canada Fellowship. 1987

  • D.R. Wilson Resident Undergraduate Teaching Award. 1987

  • A. Sopman Humanitarian Award. 1987

  • Irvine Heward Cameron Scholarship. 1986

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Clinical Fellowship. 1986

  • Young Scientist Bursary, International Symposium of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 1983

  • Medical Research Council of Canada Fellowship (three years). 1981

  • Physicians Services Incorporated Foundation Summer Studentship. 1978

  • Ontario Government Research Grant. 1976

  • Red River Scholarship, St. John's Ravenscourt. 1972

  • Governor's Honour List, St. John's Ravenscourt. 1972

  • Red River Scholarship, St. John's Ravenscourt. 1971

  • Governor's Honour List, St. John's Ravenscourt. 1971

  • Red River Scholarship, St. John's Ravenscourt. 1970

  • Governor's Honour List, St. John's Ravenscourt. 1970

Committee Involvement:

Department of Surgery Committees:

  • Postgraduate Education Committee in Surgery, Member
    Jul 1999 - Present

  • Residency Program Committee, Program Director
    Jul 1999 - Present

Hospital Committees:

  • Neurosciences Fund Raising Committee, The Toronto Hospital Foundation, Toronto, Ontario, Member (1995 - Present)

  • Clinical Fellowships in Neurosurgery, The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Director (1992 - Present)

  • Surgeon of the Month Committee, The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Member (1992 - 1996)

  • Research on Human Subjects Committee, The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Member (1991 - 1997)

  • Delegated Acts Committee, The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Member (1990 - 1995)

  • Trauma Team Leader Committee, The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Trauma Team Leader (1990 - 1994)

  • Trauma Task Committee, The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Member (1990 - 1992)

  • Laser Safety Committee, The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Member (1989 - 1991)

  • Intensive Care Committee, The Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Director (1988 - 1995)

Medical/Scientific Organizations-Committees/Affiliations:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons:

  • Scientific Programme Committee, Member (1993 - 1995)

  • Executive Council, Research Foundation, Member (1994 - 1995)

Canadian Stroke Society:

  • Vice-President (1996 - Present)

Cerebrovascular and Brain Metabolism Reviews:

  • Literature Review Sub Editor (1988 - Sep 1990)

Congress of Neurological Surgeons:

  • Executive Committee, Member(1996 - 1997)

  • Carotid Surgery Practical Course, Director(1994 - 1998)

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada:

  • Research Issues and Options Working Group, Member (1998 - Present)

  • Scientific Review Committee IV, Stroke, Member (1995 - Present)

  • Cardiovascular/Cerebrovascular Research Advisory Council, Member (1995 - Present)

  • Fellowship Review Committee, Junior Personnel (1991 - 1994)

  • External Reviewer - Research Grants (1989 - Present)

Joint Section of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery (AANS/CNS):

  • Bayer Cerebrovascular Fellowship, Committee, Member (1997 - Present)

  • Program Committee, Director, Luncheon Seminars (1996 - 1998)

Neurosurgery:

  • Editorial Review Board (1998 - Present)

Neurosurgical Society of America:

  • Scientific Program Committee Annual Meeting, Member (1999 - Present)

Stirling-Winthrop Imaging Research Institute:

  • External Reviewer - Research Grants (1991 - 1995)

University of Toronto:

  • Selection Committee, Institute of Medical Science, Member (1997 - Present)

  • Department of Surgery Research Committee, Member (Sep 1995 - Jul 1999)

  • Curriculum Renewal, Brain & Behaviour Committee, Member (1992 - 1995)

  • Dean's Fund, Committee Member - Research Grants (1991 - 1993)

  • W. Lougheed Microsurgical Course, Director (1989 - Present)

Medical/Scientific Organizations-Memberships:

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • Canadian Neurosurgical Society

  • Canadian Stroke Society

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons

  • International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism

  • Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery (AANS/CNS)

  • Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

  • Society of Neuroscience

  • Stroke Council, American Heart Association