Announcement: Dr. David A. Steven appointed as Chair/Chief, Clinical Neurological Sciences

We are pleased to announce Dr. David A. Steven has been appointed as Chair/Chief, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and its teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, effective January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2023.

Dr. Steven received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Manitoba in 1992. After completing his MD at the University of Manitoba in 1996, Dr. Steven completed his residency in Neurosurgery at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. During his residency, Dr. Steven obtained a Master's of Public Health at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in 2000. Following residency, Dr. Steven completed a clinical fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute in 2003.

Dr. Steven joined the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry in 2003, where he is currently a Professor. He holds a cross appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Dr. Steven devotes most of his clinical practice to the surgical treatment of epilepsy. He is the Co-director of the epilepsy program in London, which is the largest and most comprehensive in Canada.

Dr. Steven is also committed to his role as medical educator. Nationally, Dr. Steven is the vice chair of the Royal College Examination Board in Neurosurgery and the Ontario representative for the Royal College Specialty Committee in Neurosurgery. Internationally, Dr. Steven is the Chair of the Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialties Examination in Neurosurgery where he has developed the first end-of-training examination in neurosurgery in Kuwait. He also serves as an external advisor and examiner for the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. Dr. Steven represents the Canadian Neurosurgical Society on the Neurosurgery Advisory Board of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Steven has devoted considerable time toward international development, particularly in the development of epilepsy surgery in Peru. He helped perform the first temporal lobectomy in that country and he has helped develop the first two independent epilepsy surgery programs in that country.

Dr. Steven is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Epilepsy Society and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is a member of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society and American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Canadian League Against Epilepsy.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Steven on his appointment.

Dean (Acting), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Distinguished University Professor
& EPICOR Research Chair
Western University, London, Canada
Dr. Robin Walker
Integrated Vice president, Medical
Affairs and Medical Education
London health Sciences Centre and
St. Joseph’s Health Care London