Adrianna Ranger, MD


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



Bio Sketch

Adrianna Ranger is a Paediatric Neurosurgeon at the Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Center and an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed her medical studies at McMaster University in 1993 and subsequently completed residency training in Neurosurgery at Western University in 1999. After a Fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, Dr. Ranger returned to London to commence practice in 2000. Dr. Ranger is the Research Chair of the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada and a member of the Board of Directors. She participates on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario. Dr. Ranger's main area of research and clinical interest is paediatric brain tumors. Dr. Ranger is a Guelph native who graduated from McMaster University medical school in 1993 and completed her residency training in neurology at Western in 1999. She did a year's fellowship training in paediatric neurosurgery in Ottawa and has particular interest in critically head-injured children and the treatment of brain swelling from trauma. Dr. Ranger joined CNS in 2000.

Dr Ranger is currently Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Paediatrics at Western University. She is one of the first female neurosurgeons in the country and the first to specialize in paediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Ranger won the prestigious Kenneth Shulman award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in 1999 for outstanding basic science research by a neurosurgical resident. She joined the Department in 2000.



Dr. Ranger hopes to develop Canada's first intrauterine surgery program at London Health Sciences Centre. If successful, London would become one of the few places in the world to treat neurological birth defects on the fetus before birth.

Medical Interests

Paediatric Neurosurgery

Honours and Awards

  • 1999, Kenneth Shulman Award, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons


PubMed Publications Listing


Chamberlain C, Colman PJ, Ranger AM, Burkly LC, Johnston GI, Otoul C, Stach C, Zamacona M, Dörner T, Urowitz M, Hiepe F. Repeated administration of dapirolizumab pegol in a randomised phase I study is well tolerated and accompanied by improvements in several composite measures of systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity and changes in whole blood transcriptomic profiles. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017 Nov;76(11):1837-1844. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-211388. Epub 2017 Aug 5. PubMed PMID: 28780512.

Staudt MD, Etarsky D, Ranger A. Infected cephalohematomas and underlying osteomyelitis: a case-based review. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Aug;32(8):1363-9. doi: 10.1007/s00381-016-3084-4. Epub 2016 Apr 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 27066799.

Steinbok P, Gopalakrishnan CV, Hengel AR, Vitali AM, Poskitt K, Hawkins C, Drake J, Lamberti-Pasculli M, Ajani O, Hader W, Mehta V, McNeely PD, McDonald PJ, Ranger A, Vassilyadi M, Atkinson J, Ryall S, Eisenstat DD, Hukin J. Pediatric thalamic tumors in the MRI era: a Canadian perspective. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Feb;32(2):269-80. doi: 10.1007/s00381-015-2968-z. Epub 2015 Nov 23. PubMed PMID: 26597682.

Ranger A, Diosy D. Seizures in children with dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors of the brain--A review of surgical outcomes across several studies. Childs Nerv Syst. 2015 Jun;31(6):847-55. doi: 10.1007/s00381-015-2675-9. Epub 2015 Mar 21. Review. PubMed PMID: 25795072; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4445255.

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