Jonathan Lau, MD, PhD, FRCSC

duggalAssistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital
Phone: 519-685-8500 x33707
Secretary: Waheeda Abrahim



Bio Sketch

Dr. Jonathan Lau is an MD and PhD trained neurosurgeon who returned to Western University in 2021, where he has been appointed Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Western University followed by a Functional and Epilepsy neurosurgery fellowship at Emory University focussed on advanced surgical neuromodulation (laser ablation, deep brain stimulation, closed loop devices, robotic surgery) for which he received the Royal College Detweiler traveling scholarship. He previously completed his Doctoral degree in biomedical engineering on the topic of image-guided neurosurgery for which he was awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Banting and Best Doctoral scholarship.


Dr. Lau’s research is focussed on minimally invasive and hybrid surgical approaches for personalized treatment of disorders of the nervous system. He leverages advanced imaging techniques including ultra-high field (>= 7-Tesla; 7T) MRI. He develops methods and tools to improve the accuracy of neurosurgical procedures. He is an Associate Scientist at the Robarts Research Institute and Associate Member in the School of Biomedical Engineering.

Medical Interests

Epilepsy Surgery, Neuromodulation, Neuro-Oncology, Movement Disorder Surgery, Parkinson's Disease Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Cerebral Endoscopic Surgery

Honours and Awards

  • 2020, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Detweiler Travelling Fellowship
  • 2019, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Division of Neurosurgery First Prize Grand Rounds Presentation
  • 2018, Canadian League Against Epilepsy, Mary Ann Lee Award