Sandrine de Ribaupierre, MD, FRCSC


Professor of Neurosurgery, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital B1-138C
Phone: 519-685-8107
Secretary: Monica Ramirez



Bio Sketch

Dr. de Ribaupierre earned her MD at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. After a Neurosurgery residency in Lausanne (Switzerland), she completed an epilepsy fellowship in the Fondation Rothschild in Paris (France), then a paediatric neurosurgery fellowship in the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

She is currently an Associate Professor , working as a paediatric neurosurgeon with some involvement in paediatric and adult trauma and adult epilepsy and endoscopic surgery. Dr. de Ribaupierre joined the Department in 2008.


Her main research areas are medical education, using virtual and augmented reality as an educational tool, with a special interest in neuroanatomy. She is also interested in surgical simulation with the development and evaluation of AR/VR tools for surgical simulation.
Her clinical research focuses on epilepsy, cognition and functional imaging.

She is collaborating with CSTAR, Robarts and the Centre for Brain and Mind. On-going projects include the evaluation of surgical simulators (NRC, AngioMentor), online neuroanatomical curriculum with a spin on a learner's point of view, brain variability using fMRI and DTI, and new technologies to monitor IVH in preterm infants.

Medical Interests

Epilepsy, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Paediatric Neurosurgery

Honours and Awards

  • 2014, TUM-IAS Visiting Fellow, Technische Universitat Munich
  • 2013, Young Physician Leader, Interacademy Medical Panel (IAMP)
  • 2010, UME Award for Excellence in Teaching, Western University
  • 2008, UME Award for Excellence in Teaching, Western Univeristy
  • 2007, Prix Cesar Roux, University of Lausanne
  • 2006, Bourse Paul Blanc, Societe Academique Vaudoise


PubMed Publications Listing


Dzongowski E, Coriolano K, de Ribaupierre S, Jones SA. Treatment of abdominal pseudocysts and associated ventricuoperitoneal shunt failure. Childs Nerv Syst. 2017 Oct 9. doi: 10.1007/s00381-017-3609-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28993858.

Bakhshmand SM, Khan AR, de Ribaupierre S, Eagleson R. MultiXplore: Visual Exploration Platform for Multimodal Neuroimaging Data. J Neurosci Methods. 2017 Jul 13. pii: S0165-0270(17)30243-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.07.006. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28712912.