Matthew Hebb, MD, PhD, FRCSC


Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital C7-134
Phone: 519-663-2981
Secretary: Cheryl Johnson



Bio Sketch

Dr. Hebb is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences and a Neurosurgeon-Researcher at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute. Dr. Hebb holds BSc degrees in Biology and Mathematics from Dalhousie University. He attained his PhD from Dalhousie in Pharmacology and Neuroscience (1998) followed by his MD from the University of Toronto (2002). Dr. Hebb completed a Neurosurgery residency (2008) at Dalhousie University and a fellowship in skull base surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix Arizona (2009).



In conjunction with his neurosurgical practice, Dr. Hebb directs a brain cancer laboratory research program that investigates the pathophysiology and potential new modes of treatment for presently incurable brain tumors. Laboratory supplies and research staff are funded solely through philanthropic donations and various research grants. Dr. Hebb’s research team collaborates with national and international academic and industry colleagues and offers a rich learning environment in brain cancer research for all levels of trainees.

Medical Interests

Dr. Hebb’s neurosurgical practice focuses on the surgical management of central nervous system tumors. Dr. Hebb has a special interest and expertise in malignant brain tumors, and tumors that grow from or involve the skull base.

Honours and Awards

  • 2022, Patent Issued, Vanguard Awards, WORLDiscoveries Western University
  • 2017, Innovator of the Year, Vanguard Awards, WORLDiscoveries Western University
  • 2016, License Agreement Signed, Vanguard Awards, WORLDiscoveries Western University
  • 2008, Dr. W.D. Stevenson Research Award, Dalhousie University
  • 2006, Dr. W.D. Stevenson Research Award, Dalhousie University
  • 2006, Killam Memorial Scholarship, Dalhousie University