David A. Steven, MD, MPH, FRCSC, FACS


Professor of Neurosurgery, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital A10-323
Phone: 519-663-3297
Secretary: Rita Dalessandro



Bio Sketch

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 Western University. During his residency, Dr. Steven obtained his Master's of Public Health with a concentration in biostatistics at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Following residency, Dr. Steven completed a clinical fellowship in epilepsy surgery at the Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute.

Dr. Steven is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Western University. He is the co-director of the Epilepsy Program.  Dr. Steven devotes most of his clinical practice to the surgical treatment of epilepsy and has published several articles and book chapters on this subject.    Dr. Steven is a member of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Canadian League Against Epilepsy, and the American Epilepsy Society. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and the American College of Surgeons and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.


Dr. Steven has on-going research in clinical outcomes of epilepsy surgery.

Medical Interests

Brain Mapping, Epilepsy Surgery, Tumour Surgery

Honours and Awards

  • 2006, Teaching Honour Roll, Western Univeristy Students' Council
  • 2005, Teaching Honour Roll, Western Univeristy Students' Council
  • 2004, Teaching Honour Roll, Western Univeristy Students' Council
  • 2003, Teaching Honour Roll, Western Univeristy Students' Council


PubMed Publications Listing


Benson CM, Joswig H, Evans HB, Steven DA. Case Report: Free Latissimus Dorsi Flap in Combination With Subdural Space Reduction for the Prevention of Recurrent Hemorrhage Following Hemispherectomy. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 Jul 20. doi: 10.1093/ons/opx159. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28973550.

Kwan BYM, Salehi F, Kope R, Lee DH, Sharma M, Hammond R, Burneo JG, Steven D, Peters T, Khan AR. Evaluation of ex-vivo 9.4T MRI in post-surgical specimens from temporal lobe epilepsy patients. J Neuroradiol. 2017 Jul 4. pii: S0150-9861(17)30161-X. doi: 10.1016/j.neurad.2017.05.007. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28687122.

oswig H, Haji FA, Martinez-Perez R, Steven DA, Boulton MR. Rapid Recovery from Paraplegia in a Patient with Foix-Alajouanine Syndrome. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jan;97:750.e1-750.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.10.101. Epub 2016 Oct 26. PMID: 27794514


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