Richard S. McLachlan, MD, FRCPC


Professor of Neurology, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital B10-118
Phone: 519-663-3293
Secretary: Diana Leal-Robles



Bio Sketch

An MD graduate of Western University, Dr.McLachlan trained in neurology at the same institution followed by a Medical Research Council of Canada fellowship in neurophysiology at the Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill University. He joined CNS in 1983 as a member of the Epilepsy Group. From 2000-2003 he worked in the Middle East as Clinical Director of the EEG Laboratory and neurologist on the Medical Service of Shaikh Khalifa Medical Centre in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. McLachlan has been an invited lecturer in numerous Canadian cities and internationally in countries such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, India, Oman, Iran, Qatar, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates. He is the only person to hold a four-year term as President of the Canadian League Against Epilepsy in 1995-1999.



Dr. McLachlan's clinical research includes studies of the phenomenology of seizures, psychological issues in epilepsy and surgical management of epilepsy.

Medical Interests

Epilepsy,  Epilepsy Surgery

Honours and Awards

  • 2015, Penfield Lifetime Achievement Award, Canadian League Against Epilepsy
  • Herbert Jasper Young Investigator Award



PubMed Publications Listing


Chibane IS, Boucher O, Dubeau F, Tran TPY, Mohamed I, McLachlan R, Sadler RM, Desbiens R, Carmant L, Nguyen DK. Orbitofrontal epilepsy: Case series and review of literature. Epilepsy Behav. 2017 Sep 16. pii: S1525-5050(17)30533-4. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.08.038. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28928072.

Gomez-Ibañez A, McLachlan RS, Mirsattari SM, Diosy DC, Burneo JG. Prognostic factors in patients with refractory idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Epilepsy Res. 2017 Feb;130:69-73. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2017.01.011. Epub 2017 Jan 28. PMID: 28157601

AlQassmi A, Burneo JG, McLachlan RS, Mirsattari SM. Benign mesial temporal lobe epilepsy: A clinical cohort and literature review. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Dec;65:60-64. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2016.09.017. Epub 2016 Nov 23. PubMed PMID: 27889242.