Dr. Aldo Espinosa, Program Director


The University of Western Ontario Neuroanesthesia Department mission is to provide the highest quality of care for patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures, with expertise, kindness and humanity. We are committed to excellence in patient care, and quality in education for our medical students, residents and fellows, and clinical and academic research. 

Our Department 

Our Neuroanesthesia department provides thousands of anesthetics per year to the Western Ontario region.  The department provides anesthesia for a wide variety of neurosurgical procedures, including craniotomies for intracranial tumors, resections of intracranial vascular lesions, epilepsy surgeries including awake craniotomy procedures and robotic procedures, transsphenoidal surgery, functional neurosurgery, peripheral neurosurgery, oncologic spine surgery, and corrective spine surgery. We also provide anesthesia in off-site locations including the interventional neuroradiology suite, which is a renowned acute ischemic stroke center, providing the community with high-quality medical care for neurovascular emergencies. 


The Neuroanesthesia department’s large number of cases and a variety of procedures provide a remarkable learning opportunity for residents and fellows. Teaching occurs both in the operating room and during Neuroanesthesia rounds. 

Neuroanesthesiology Fellowship program is compliant with the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care training recommendations. After the fellowship program's completion, our fellows will receive subspecialty certification by the International Council on Perioperative Neuroscience Training. 


Faculty members in our division are involved in a variety of scholarly projects, including clinical and basic science research in neuroscience and other areas relevant to anesthesiology.  



Neuroanesthesia Group

Program Director
Dr. Aldo Espinosa