Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital A10-307
Phone: 519-663-3048
Secretary: Michelle Rummell



Bio Sketch

Dr. Ng received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1990. He continued his education at the same institution to complete a neurosurgery residency in 2000 and a spinal instrumentation fellowship in 2001. During his residency, he received his PhD degree in Axonal Regeneration After Mammalian Spinal Cord Injury. He joined the Department in 2001.

Dr. Ng is currently Associate Professor in Neurosurgery and Western University having joined CNS in 2001 and works closely with the spine group. He is heavily involved in Medical Education at all levels, from teaching fellows, residents, medical students, to high school and primary school students.  He was the Co-manager of the Neuroscience Curriculum at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, responsible for the redevelopment of the Neuroscience Curriculum in Undergraduate Medical Education. He is the Chapter Director of London's Think First Program, an international society that promotes head injury prevention among children.


Dr. Ng has done extensive research in the area of spinal cord injury focusing on how to promote recovery and regeneration after spinal cord injuries. He is currently interested in medical education of undergraduates and post-graduate students and is undergoing projects related to the practice of Neurosurgery and the public perception and professionalism of neurosurgical issues. He is also involved extensively in devising guidelines in hospital resource utilization and developing strategies in the delivery of quality care in Neurosurgery.

Medical Interests

Medical Education, Spinal Cord Injury, Injury Prevention, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Spine Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Tumours

Honours and Awards

  • 2015, Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence, Western University Students' Council
  • 2009, Best Year II Undergraduate Curriculum Award, Western University
  • 2008, Best Year II Undergraduate Curriculum Award - Runner Up, Western University
  • 2007, Best year II Undergraduate Curriculum Award, Western University


PubMed Publications Listing


Yan H, Ng WP. Spoon versus knife. CMAJ. 2017 Jul 10;189(27):E915-E916. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.161268. PubMed PMID: 28694311

Ng WP, Liew BS, Idris Z, Rosman AK. Fluorescence-Guided versus Conventional Surgical Resection of High Grade Glioma: A Single-Centre, 7-Year, Comparative Effectiveness Study. Malays J Med Sci. 2017 Mar;24(2):78-86. doi: 10.21315/mjms2017.24.2.10. Epub 2017 Apr 14. PubMed PMID: 28894407; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5566065.