Mel Boulton, MD, PhD, FRCSC

boultonAssociate Professor of Neurosurgery, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital C7-124
Phone: 519-663-3602
Secretary: Adela Deveaux



 Bio Sketch

Dr. Boulton initially attended Queen's University at Kingston, where he earned his Bachelor of Science (honours) in 1994. This experience instilled a keen interest in medical research that was cultivated during his Ph.D. years studying cerebrospinal fluid physiology under the supervision of Dr. Miles Johnston. Medical school and Neurosurgical training followed at the University of Toronto, headed by Dr. Chris Wallace and Dr. Jim Rutka. Fellowship training in neuroendovascular treatment was completed under the guidance of Dr. Tom Marotta at the St. Michael's Hospital Neurovascular Program.

Dr. Boulton joined the Department in 2008 as a member of the cerebrovascular group and is the main contact for the Charles Drake Clinical Fellowship in Neurovascular Therapy. He is the Co-Lead for the Competency by Design Neurosurgery Residency Program through the RCPSC and also assists with the development of the neurosurgery written exam administered by the RCPSC. Dr. Boulton is a member of the London and District Academy of Medicine, the Clinical Teachers Association, the Canadian Interventional Neuro Group, the Canadian Neurosurgical Society, the Canadian Medical Protective Association, the Canadian Medical Association, the Ontario Medical Association, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.


Participant in multiple international multicenter clinical trials designed to better understand the risk of various cerebrovascular diseases, and how best to manage these varied risks. Actively engaged in predictive algorithms and intraoperative monitoring techniques to improve the safety of neurosurgical operations.

Educational Activities: Committed to formal and interactive education at the medical student, resident, and fellow level. Opportunities exist for clinical electives and research experiences depending on individual goals and interests.

Medical Interests

Aneurysms, Vascular Diseases, Resident and Fellow Education, Biomedical Research

Honours and Awards

  • 2018, Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Education, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • 2015, Dr. Angelika G. Hahn Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Western University
  • 2013, Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence, Western University Students' Council
  • 2012, Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence, Western University Students' Council
  • 2008, D.R. Wilson Teaching Award, University of Toronto Department of Surgery
  • 2003, Teaching Effectiveness Scores, University of Toronto Department of Surgery
  • 2003, Wightman-Berris Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Toronto Department of Medicine
  • 2001, Elizabeth M. Bennett Bursary
  • 2001, Golden Stethoscope Award, Sunnybrook and Women's Health Science Centre
  • 2001, Walter F. Watkins Scholarship
  • 2000, Dr. George A. Bingham Memorial Bursary


PubMed Publications Listing


Martinez-Perez R, Lownie SP, Pandey SK, Boulton MR. Stent Placement for Carotid WebWorld Neurosurg. 2017 Feb;98:879.e9-879.e11. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.11.050. Epub 2016 Nov 19. PMID: 27876658

Joswig 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