Dr. Jason ChuiDr. Jason Chui, Program Director

Neurosurgery and Interventional Neuroradiology, encompassing all types of elective and emergency cases, are performed at two sites - University Hospital (adult) and Victoria Hospital (pediatric). There is a core group of anesthesiologists with neuroanesthesia fellowship training. The academic program, established under previous chair, Dr. Adrian Gelb, has national and international recognition.

The goal of the Neuroanesthesia program is to provide advanced training to those individuals (residents/fellows) who either plan to enter academic anesthesiology with an emphasis in neurosurgical anesthesia or those who wish to practice in a setting that has a large number of neurosurgical procedures. Trainees gain knowledge not just through case experience, but also through an organized teaching program. Our program is designed to gain expertise in the following areas: Clinical Care, Non-Anesthesia Experience, and Research/Academic Activities.



Clinical Care

London Health Sciences Centre is a national referral centre for the management of patients with cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. In recent years, it has been discovered that surgery for Intractable Epilepsy has valuable therapeutic potential and this has resulted in epilepsy surgery becoming one of the “fastest growth areas” in neurosurgery. Patients are done awake but sedated so that their speech and motor areas of the brain can be mapped prior to surgical excision.

Stereotactic Surgery is used for diagnostic biopsies, management of chronic pain and movement disorders, and the management of intractable epilepsy. Each of these requires different anesthetic approaches.

In addition to the above “special areas”, residents/fellows will be exposed to a wide variety of the more usual neurosurgical procedures, including endoscopic neurosurgery, craniotomies for tumors and hemifascial spasm, carotid endarterectomy, and spinal instrumentation.

Non-Anesthesia Experience

Residents/Fellows will spend a brief period on the epilepsy service to have a better understanding of the total management of patients with epilepsy and to learn (much) more about the reading, use and potential of EEG monitoring.

As well, a similar brief period will be offered in the Neuroradiology Department to learn more about the indications and uses of diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology and to become much more facile with the interpretation of CT scans, MRI, etc.

Research/Academic Activities

The Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine offers a variety of research opportunities. It is our expectation that each fellow will complete at least one research project taking it from conception through to completion. In addition, each fellow is expected to write at least one review article/book chapter. Further participation in research and writing activities is always welcomed and encouraged.

Under supervision, fellows will also review manuscripts submitted to a variety of anesthesia journals, abstracts submitted to anesthesia scientific meetings, and grant applications. These activities together with the research activities outlined above will provide fellows with an excellent insider’s view of the entire research process.

Current Neuroanesthesia Fellows

Maria Gomez

Buenos Aires City, Argentina

Former Neuroanesthesia Fellows


  • Luis Mendoza Vasquez MD
    University Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City, Guatemala


  • Taylor Oswald MD, FRCPC
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  • Luis Mendoza Vasquez MD
    University Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City, Guatemala


  • Katherine Saied MD
    University of Panama, School of Medicine, Panama
  • Luis Sordo MD
    Anahuac University, Mexico City
    Anesthesiology: National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City


  • Sujoy Banik MD 
    University College of Medical Sciences, India
  • Carla Todaro MD 
    Università Campus Bio-Medico, Italy


  • Aldo Espinosa MD 
    Universidad La Salle Escuela, Mexico
  • Christine Dy-Valdez MD
    University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

Neuroanesthesia Group

Program Director
Dr. Jason Chui

Administrative Support

Dr. Jason Chui

Dr. Jason Chui

Quality Improvement
Dr. Rudy Noppens

Resident Rotation
Dr. Sujoy Banik

Dr. Jason Chui

Dr. Sujoy Banik

Advisory and Support
Dr. Miguel Arango
Dr. Sujoy Banik
Dr. Rosemary Craen
Dr. Aldo Espinosa Tadeo
Dr. Mauricio Giraldo
Dr. Ian Herrick
Dr. Rudy Noppens
Dr. Sonja Payne
Dr. Tim Turkstra