Keith MacDougall, MD, FRCSC


Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital A10-325
Phone: 519-663-3628
Secretary: Lisa



Bio Sketch

After earning his BSc with first class honours in 1997 from the University of Calgary, Dr. MacDougall completed medical school at the University of Alberta in 2002 and neurosurgical training at Western University in 2008. After a year in Calgary as a general neurosurgeon, Dr. MacDougall returned to Western for a year of fellowship training in Pain Surgery and Deep Brain Stimulation. Subsequently, Dr. MacDougall spent another fellowship year performing Epilepsy Surgery abroad at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia

Dr. MacDougall is an Assistant Professor with Western University he joined the Department in 2012. He is the Director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program. His clinical practice is focused on Functional Neurosurgery.  



Dr. MacDougall has published and presented on outcomes following epilepsy surgery, specifically after invasive intracranial recordings. Ongoing research interests include the effectiveness of neuro-modulation for the treatment of chronic neuropathic pain and headache and the application of novel stimulation techniques.

Medical Interests

Neuromodulation, Chronic Pain Surgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Movement Disorder Surgery, Parkinson's Disease Surgery

Honours and Awards

  • 2013, Top CNS Presentation, Boston Scientific
  • 1999, Nat Christie Foundation Scholarship, University of Alberta
  • 1995, Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship, University of Calgary



PubMed Publications List


Lau JC, MacDougall KW, Arango MF, Peters TM, Parrent AG, Khan AR. Ultra-High Field Template-Assisted Target Selection for Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jul;103:531-537. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.04.043. Epub 2017 Apr 17. PubMed PMID: 28427973.

Levine AB, Steven DA, Parrent AG, MacDougall KW. Successful Long-term Nerve Root Stimulation for Chronic Neuropathic Pain: A Real World, Single Center Canadian Experience. Pain Physician. 2017 Feb;20(2):95-106. PubMed PMID: 28158157.

Lau JC, Khan AR, Zeng TY, MacDougall KW, Parrent AG, Peters TM. Quantification of local geometric distortion in structural magnetic resonance images: Application to ultra-high fields. Neuroimage. 2017 Jan 6. pii: S1053-8119(16)30791-1. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.12.066. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28069539.

Levine AB, Parrent AG, MacDougall KW. Cervical Spinal Cord and Dorsal Nerve Root Stimulation for Neuropathic Upper Limb Pain. Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 Jan;44(1):83-89. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2016.294. Epub 2016 Sep 23. PubMed PMID: 27659776.