Announcement: Dr. David A. Steven re-appointed chair Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences

Leadership Announcement: Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences


We are pleased to announce that Dr. David A. Steven has been re-appointed to the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences as:

• Chair (Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University);
• Physician Department Executive (London Health Sciences Centre); and
• Chief (St. Joseph’s Health Care London).

The re-appointment will be effective January 1, 2024, to December 31, 2028.

Dr. Steven earned his Bachelor of Science in 1992 and MD in 1996 from the University of Manitoba. He then went on to complete his residency in neurosurgery at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University in 2002, followed by a fellowship in epilepsy surgery at the Montréal Neurological Institute. Dr. Steven also obtained his Masters of Public Health from Yale University during his residency.

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 holds the Richard Ivey Chair in Clinical Neurological Sciences as the Chair of the Department. He will be renewed in the Endowed Chair through his term as the Chair.

Dr. Steven is also a neurosurgeon at LHSC and an Associate Scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute.

Dr. Steven is dedicated to residency and fellowship education. He has served as Director of the neurosurgery residency program and directs the epilepsy surgery fellowship at Schulich Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. The residency program is one-of-its-kind premiere fellowship in Canada, with fellows from all over the world being trained in London.

Nationally, Dr. Steven is closely associated with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, serving as a member of the Specialty Committee in Neurosurgery, as well as a Royal College surveyor and examiner. He has been an examiner since 2008 and currently chairs the Royal College Examination Board in Neurosurgery. Internationally, Dr. Steven dedicates significant time to lecturing on epilepsy and aiding in the development of epilepsy surgery programs in various countries, including Peru. He is deeply engaged in advancing medical education internationally, especially in the Middle East. While Dr. Steven's academic career primarily centers on education, he maintains a strong commitment to research, evidenced by over 70 peer-reviewed publications. Additionally, he is a sought-after speaker, having delivered over 80 national and international presentations throughout his career.

During his medical and academic career, Dr. Steven has held numerous administrative roles. Notably, he is the former President of the Professional Staff Organization at London Health Sciences Centre and is the current Chair of the Clinical Chairs Committee representing the 14 clinical departments at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Steven also serves as the secretary/treasurer of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Steven on his re-appointment.

John Yoo, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

Kevin Chan, B.Sc (Hon), MD, MPH, MBA, CCPE, FRCPC, FAAP
Acting President & CEO
Corporate Medical Executive
London Health Sciences Centre

Adam Dukelow, MD, FRCPC, MHSc, CHE
Vice President, Medical & Academic Affairs
St. Joseph’s Health Care London