The Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences (CNS) at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry represents one of the most multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative groups in Canada. Our Department has a rich history of clinical investigation and is one of the few academic programs in North America in which neurology, neurosurgery, neuropathology, and neuroradiology form a tightly integrated academic program to provide advanced diagnostic and treatment options to patients with a wide range of neurological disorders. This integrated approach provides innovative treatments and offers the hope of a healthier lifestyle and improved outcomes to many patients.
The CNS Department is internationally recognized for leadership in stroke and cerebrovascular diseases, epilepsy, brain and spinal cord injury, spinal degeneration, tumours, and brain infections. The expertise of the faculty has been presented in numerous professional forums, which include over 1000 scientific publications, abstracts, and presentations at national and international meetings.
Our Department offers expert opinion and care for individuals referred to us by community physicians as well as neurologists and neurosurgeons from across Ontario and Canada. We are one of only two centres in Canada capable of treating complex epilepsy and we are one of only a few centers in Ontario involved with the care of complex Parkinson's disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, and neuromuscular disease.
The Department offers a comprehensive neurosciences training experience to highly qualified candidates, which includes exposure to cutting-edge neuroscience and clinical medicine. The Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is considered one of the best neuroscience programs in Canada.