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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  Dr. Michel Prud'homme

 Dr. Michel Prudhomme, President  

 Dr. Michel Prudhomme is a neurosurgeon at the Hopital de l’Enfant Jesus in Quebec. He received his PhD and M.D from the Universite de Montreal in 1996. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Chairman of Research in Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Division of Functional Neurosurgery at the Hopital de l’Enfant Jesus. He is an assistant professor, Department of Surgery at Laval University. He is the Secretary-Treasurer for the Association of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeons of Canada. He has a long list of publications in peer reviewed journals to his credit. Dr. Prudhomme has presented at many national and international conferences. His main interests are in functional neurosurgery and rehabilitation including pain, movement disorders and walking 

  Dr. Ivar Mendez

Dr. Ivar Mendez, Past President (2009-2012)

Dr. Ivar Mendez is Professor in the Division of Neurosurgery at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center in Halifax. He is also Director of the Neural Transplantation Laboratory at Dalhousie University. Dr. Mendez received his M.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 1986, and his Ph.D. in 1993. Dr. Mendez has received the Royal College Medal Award for Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for his outstanding contribution to research in neurosurgery. Dr. Mendez is the Chairman of the Brain Repair Centre, the largest neuroscience research initiative in Atlantic Canada.

 

 

  A. Parent

Dr. Andy Parent, Vice-President

 

  Dr William N. McDonald

Dr. William McDonald, Treasurer

Dr. William McDonald obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from University of British Columbia and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada) in both Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine. He practices Pain Management at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, UBC. His main practice interest is in interventional therapy for pain conditions.

  Dr. Magdy Hassouna

Dr. Magdy Hassouna, Secretary

Dr. Magdy Hassouna is a professor of Urology in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He received his medical degree in 1977 from the University of Alexandria, with a PhD in Surgery from McGill University in 1985. Dr. Hassouna has been granted several honours and awards including the Lapides Award for Best Research in Neuro-urology (2000) and the Best Basic Research Award from the Canadian Urological Association (1996).He holds grants from the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, CIHR for clinical and basic researche on bladder function and dysfunction.  He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals relating specifically to the use of neuromodulation in the treatment of urological disorders. Read more...

 
Dr. Mohammed Shamji, Member-at-large
 
After completion of an BSc/MSc degree at Yale University in 1999 and medical school at Queen's University in 2003, Dr. Shamji entered the neurosurgery residency program at the University of Ottawa.  During his residency, he obtained a PhD in biomedical engineering at Duke University in the area of thermally responsive biopolymers for drug delivery to inflammatory pathology.  In 2011, Dr. Shamji became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and began one year of adult combined spine surgery fellowship training at the University of Calgary.
In 2012, he was recruited to the Faculty of the Division of Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital as a Surgeon-Scientist and staff neurosurgeon and was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The University of Toronto and more recently to the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering and the Techna Research Institute.  His research is defining the molecular mechanisms that underlie the transition from acute immune-mediated inflammatory radiculopathy to chronic neuropathic pain whereby limb hypersensitivity is observed without injurious stimulus and developing interventions to prevent or reverse that transition.  He has recently earned external peer-reviewed grant funding from both AO Spine North America (2013) and Canadian Pain Society (2014).
   

Ingrid Fedoroff, Member-at-large

   

Dr. Chris Honey, Member-at-large

   

Donna Gramigma, RN, BSN, CPN(c), Member-at-large, Administrative Coordinator

Donna is the Clinical Nurse Educator for VIHA Surgical Ambulatory Clinics and the Regional Pain Program.  She assists with the development and provision of patient and staff education, helps to develop policies and procedures and safe practice guidelines, and assists with the development and maintenance of the Pain Program web site. Donna graduated from nursing school in 1978, and received her BS in Nursing in 1988.  She has worked and taught in diverse perioperative settings since 1979, including Maine, PEI, Bermuda, and BC.  Donna has been a certified laser nurse since 1990, and has maintained CNA certification in Perioperative Nursing since 2004.  She is a past-President of the British Columbia Operating Room Nurses Group (now PRNABC), and is a member of the Canadian Pain Society and the Canadian Neuromodulation Society.  She is the Acute Care Nursing representative on the UVIC Health & Wellness Advisory Committee. 

   

Sylvine Cottin, PhD, Administrative Coordinator

   

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