Michael West, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS Professor and Head, Section of Neurosurgery University of Manitoba GB127D-820 Sherbrook Street Winnipeg, MB Canada R3A 1R9________________________________________________________________________________________ BIOGRAPHICAL DATA DEGREES: MD - 1973, University of Manitoba BSc Medicine - 1973, University of Manitoba PhD Physiology - 1980, University of Manitoba EDUCATIONHIGH SCHOOL: 1964-1967 Vincent Massey Collegiate, WinnipegPREMEDICAL EDUCATION: 1967-1969 University of Manitoba, Faculty of Sciences, WinnipegMEDICAL SCHOOL: 1969-1973 University of Manitoba, WinnipegINTERNSHIP: 1973-1974 Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg (straight surgery)POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION: 1974-1975 Resident in General Surgery 1975-1979 Resident in Neurosurgery 1976-1980 PhD Candidate, Department of Physiology, Faculty ofMedicine University of ManitobaFELLOWSHIPS: 1979-1980 Medical Research Council of Canada Fellowship (Physiology) 1980-1981 McLaughlin Traveling Fellowship (Neurosurgery)
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENTCLINICAL PRACTICE: July 1981 to presentPAST ACADEMIC: Visiting Instructor in Neurosurgery, University of California at San Francisco (1980) Dr. Charles Wilson Visiting Fellow in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Northwestern University of Chicago (1981) Dr. Anthony Raimondi Fellow in Neurosurgery, University Hospital, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario (1981) Dr. Charles Drake Lecturer, Department of Surgery (Section of Neurosurgery) University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1981-1982) Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery (Section of Neurosurgery) University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1982-1989) Associate Professor, Department of Surgery (Section of Neurosurgery) University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1989-1994)CURRENT ACADEMIC: Professor and Head, Department of Surgery (Section of Neurosurgery) University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (2000-present) Co-Director, Winnipeg Centre for Gamma Knife Surgery Co-Director, Centre for Cerebrovascular DiseasePAST HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS: Lakewood Hospital, Lakewood, Ohio Fairview General Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio Lutheran Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio Staff Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic FoundationPRESENT HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS: Admitting and Surgical Privileges Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba Consulting Privileges St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba
MEDICAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPSRoyal College of Physicians and Surgeons of CanadaNeurosurgery (1979) FellowCanadian Neurosurgical SocietyAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery(September 7, 1984), DiplomateAmerican Association of Neurological SurgeonsCongress of Neurological SurgeonsCanadian Congress of Neurological SciencesFellow of American College of SurgeonsCanadian Medical AssociationManitoba Medical AssociationCollege of Physicians and Surgeons (Manitoba)The Society of Neurological Surgeons (Member)American College of Surgeons
RESEARCH – PAST AND PRESENT1. Results of carotid endarterectomy without intraoperative shunting and different anesthetic techniques.2. Treatment of cerebral vasospasm complicating ruptured intracranial aneurysms.3. Craniofacial surgery for congenital and acquired lesions (with Dr. M. F. Stranc - Plastic Surgeon).4. Surgical Investigator, North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial.5. The use of Tirilazad in prevention of vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage; a Cooperative Aneurysm Study; local principal investigator (Winnipeg, Canada).6. Surgical Investigator for the International Study of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms (Winnipeg, Canada).7. Surgical Investigator for Efficacy Study of Intracisternal Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator (rt-PA) in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (Winnipeg, Canada).8. Management of low grade gliomas; criteria for surgical excision and long-term follow-up.9. Assessment of long-term results of radical orbital decompression to treat optic nerve compression resulting from Graves’ ophthalmopathy.10. Pathophysiology, monitoring, and treatment of intracranial hypertension.11. Cranial CT Angiography as a primary diagnostic measure in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.12. Intracranial hemorrhage and infectious intracranial aneurysm in bacterial endocarditis.13. External ventricular drain infection study to identify the incidence and the site of infection.14. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy used to study patients who have glial tumors; at the time of diagnosis, shortly after Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, and at intervals following Gamma Knife treatment. Outcomes following Gamma Knife Surgery for Intracranial Lesions AWARDS
June 1969: David Soudack Prize (Highest standing in Zoology)May 1977: Dr. Harry Micay Memorial Award, University of Manitoba, Department of Surgery. (Highest standing in General Surgery)October 1978: 1st Prize - American College of Surgeons Resident Presentations (Best research paper)October 1979: 1st Prize - American College of Surgeons Resident Presentations (Best research paper)March 1980: Davis & Geck Award in Surgery, University of Manitoba, Department of Surgery (Highest standing of surgery residents)June 1981: Eleanor Clarke Award in Neurosurgery, Northwestern University (Best clinical research paper)September 1988: Most outstanding teacher, University of Manitoba Medical Students AssociationApril 1994: Educator of the Year Award Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Manitoba
PUBLICATIONS1. Downie JW, LaBella FS, and West M: An insoluble, dityrosine-containing protein from uterus. Biochem Biophys Acta 263:604-609, 19722. Parkison D, West M: Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage first from an intracranial and then from a spinal arteriovenous malformation. Case Report. J. Neurosurg. 44:965-968, 1977.3. Parkinson D, West M and Pathiraja T. Concussion: Comparison of humans and rats. Neurosurg. 3:176-180, 1978.4. Parkinson D, West M: Giant cystic craniopharyngioma: Case Report. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 6:363-365, 1979.5. Parkinson D, West M: Traumatic intracranial aneurysms. J. Neurosurg. 52:11-20, 1980.6. Parkinson D, West M: Lesions of the cavernous plexus region. Youmans JR (ed.) Neurological Surgery W.B. Saunders (Philadelphia), pp. 3004-3023, 1982.7. West M, LaBella FS, Havlicek V and Parkinson D: Changes in the opiate receptor produced by experimental concussion in the non-anaesthetized rat. Can. Fed. Biol. Sci. 23:50, 1980, (Abst.).8. West M, Havlicek V and Sundmark BC: Chronic stress induces increased brain immunoreactive B-endorphin content, which is prevented by hypophysectomy. Soc. Neurosci. Abstract. 6:541, 1980.9. West M, Parkinson D and Havlicek V: Spectral analysis of the electroencephalographic response to concussion (stage 1 and 2) in the non-anaesthetized rat. Proc. Can. Congr. Neurol. Sci. 15:106, 1980. (Abst.)10. Kato N, West M and Havlicek V: Effect of hypophysectomy on immunoreactive somatostatin in the rat hypothalamic and extrahypothalamic brain. Physiologist 23 (4): 110, 1980. (Abst.)11. West M, LaBella FS, Havlicek V and Parkinson D: Cerebral concussion in rats rapidly induces hypothalamic-specific effects on opiate and cholinergic receptors. Brain Research. 225:271-277, 1981.12. West M, Parkinson D and Havlicek V: Spectral analysis of the electroencephalographic response to experimental concussion. E.E.G. Clin. Neurophysiol. 53:192-200, 1982.13. Havlicek V, West M, Kato N and Friesen HG: Beta-endorphin and central nervous system in Current Status of Endorphins and Opiate Antagonists in Psychiatry. Eds. N.S. Shah and A.G. Donald, Plenum Press, New York. pp 127-157, 1982.14. Shah KR, Havlicek V, West M and LaBella FS: Concussion in rats causes an immediate change in occupancy, but not affinity of hypothalamic cholinergic receptors. Brain Research. 223:414-416, 1982.15. Sikand GS, West M, Friesen HG and Havlicek V: Increased cortical extracellular potassium concentration (K+): Correlation with reversible traumatic unconsciousness. Soc. Neurosci. 8:972, 1982. (Abst.)
16. Higuchi T, Shah KR, Kato N, West M, Wada JS and Friesen HG: Immunoreactive somatostatin levels in brain regions of electrically kindled vs. chemically kindled rats. Soc. Neurosci. 8:67, 1982. (Abst.)17. Shah KR, Higuchi T and West M: Effect of Haloperidol in gerbils following unilateral carotid artery ligation. Can. Fed. Biol. Sci. 26:165, 1983. (Abst.)18. Kasper S, West, M, Fewer D and Cowden EA: Secretion of a potent growth factor for chondrocyte proliferation from human pituitary tumors in tissue culture. The Endocrine Society, 1983. (Abst.)19. Shah KR, West M: Prenatal exposure to ethanol alters (3H) naloxone binding in rat striatum. Eur. J. Pharmacol. 90: 445-447, 1983.20. Shah KR, West M: The effect of concussion on cerebral uptake of 2-deoxy-D-glucose in rat. Neuroscience Letters. 40:287-91, 1983.21. Higuchi T, Shah KR, Sikand GS, West M and Friesen HG: Changes in brain immunoreactive somato- statin following lidocaine-induced kindling in rat. Neuropharmacology. 23:1311-1314, 1984.22. Shah KR, West M: Behavioral changes in rat following perinatal exposure to ethanol. Neurosci. Letters. 45:145-148, 1984.23. Hobson DE, Anderson BA, Carr I and West M: Primary lymphoma of the central nervous system: Manitoba experience and literature review. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 13:55-61, 1986.24. Reddy K, West M: Carotid endarterectomy without shunts and electrophysiologic monitoring. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 13:196, 1986. (Abst.)25. Reddy K, West M and Anderson B: Carotid endarterectomy without indwelling shunts and intraoperative electrophysiologic monitoring. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 14:131-135, 1987.26. Reddy K, West M and McClarty B: Multiple intracerebral arteriovenous malformations. Surg. Neurol. 27:495-499, 1987.27. Cardoso ER, West M: Modified Mayo-Adams self-retraining retractor for carotid endarterectomy. Surg. Neurol. 27:438, 1987.28. West M, Stranc MF and Lockwood AP: Radical 4-wall orbital decompression for malignant exophthalmos. American Association of Neurological Surgeons. May 1987. p. 302. (Abst.)29. Petruk KC, West M, Mohr GC, et al.: Nimodipine treatment in poor grade aneurysm patients. Results of multicentre, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J. Neurosurg. 68:505-517, 1988.30. Stranc MF, West M: A 4-wall orbital decompression for dysthyroid orbitopathy. J. Neurosurg. 68:671-677, 1988.31. Reddy K, Fewer HD, West M and Hill NC: Slit ventricle syndrome with aqueduct stenosis: third ventriculostomy as definitive treatment. Neurosurg. 23:756-759, 1988.
32. Murphy PR, Myal Y, Sato Y, Sato R, West M and Friesen HG: Elevated expression of basic fibroblast growth factor messenger ribonucleic acid in acoustic neuromas. Molecular Endocrinology 3:225-231, 1989.33. Dolynchuk K, Teskey J and West M: Intrathoracic meningocele associated with neurofibromatosis. Case report. Neurosurg. 27:485-487, 1990.34. Kaufmann AM, Reddy KKV, West M and Halliday WJ: Alkaptonuric ochronosis and multiple intracranial aneurysms. Surg. Neurol. 33:213-216, 1990.35. Reddy K, Lesiuk H, West M and Fewer D: False aneurysm of the carotid artery: a complication of trans- sphenoidal surgery. Surg. Neurol. 33:142-145, 1990.36. Reddy K, Furer M, West M and Hamonic M: Carotid artery dissection secondary to seatbelt trauma. Case report. J. Trauma 30:630-633, 1990.37. Parkinson D, West M: Lesions of the cavernous plexus region. In Youmans JR (ed.) Neurological Surgery. Volume 5, 3rd Edition, W.B. Saunders (Philadelphia) pp. 3351-3370, 1990.38. West M, Stranc M: Craniofacial reconstruction employing the “Floating Forehead” concept. American Association of Neurological Surgeons. p. 392. Abstract. 1990.39. Kaufmann AM, Reddy K, West M and Sutherland G: Surgical management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 17:238, 1990.40. Stranc MF, West M: Surgical treatment of thyrotoxic exophthalmos (letter). Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 86(3):608-9, 1990.41. West M, Fewer D: The management of malignant astrocytomas by computer-guided sterotactic biopsy and radiation. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 18:231, 1991. (Abst.).42. Furer M, West M: Radiographic diagnosis and stereotactic biopsy in planning therapy for intracranial mass lesions. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 18:246, 1991 (Abst.).43. Reddy K, Fewer D and West M: Complications of the Transsphenoidal Approach to Sellar Lesions. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 18:463-466, 1991.44. Stranc MF, West M: The frontal approach to the cranial base. Manitoba Med. 62:89-91, 1992.45. West M, Stranc MF: Craniofacial surgery in infancy and childhood. Manitoba Med. 62:100-102, 1992.46. Asfora WT, West M, McClarty B: Angiography of encephalomyosynangiosis and superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery anastomosis in Moyamoya disease. AJNR 14:29-30, 1993.47. Kaufmann AM, Halliday WC, West M and Fewer D: Periodontoid synovial cyst (Ganglion). Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 20(S):62, 1992. (Abst.).
48. Reddy KKV, West M, DeVilliers R: Experience with the use of lumboperitoneal shunts as primary treatment for cranial cerebrospinal fluid leaks. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 20(S):63, 1993. (Abst.).49. Furer MG, West M, Stranc M: Orbital decompression for visual loss secondary to dysthyroid orbitopathy. American Association of Neurological Surgeons, p. 133. Abstract 1995.50. Findlay JM, Kassell NF, Weir BKA, Haley EC, Kongable G, Germanson T, Truskowski L, Alves WM, Holness RO, Knuckey NW, Yonas H, Steinberg GK, West M, Winn HR, Ferguson G: A randomized trial of intraoperative, intracisternal tissue plasminogen activator for the prevention of vasospasm. Neurosurgery, 37:168-178, 1995.51. Mutch WA, White IW, Donen N, Thomson IR, Rosenbloom M, Cheang M, West M: Haemodynamic instability and myocardial ischaemia during carotid endarterectomy: a comparison of propofol and isoflurane. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia. 42:577-87, 1995.52. Kaufmann AN, Halliday WD, West M, Fewer D, Ross I: Periodontoid synovial cyst causing cervico- medullary compression. Can. J. Neurol. Sci. 23:227-230, 1996.53. West M, Stranc M; Long term results of four-wall orbital decompression for Graves’ ophthalmopathy. British Journal of Plastic Surgery. 50:507-516, 199754. West M; Routine scalp shave for cranial procedures is not necessary. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 27:Suppl.2-S12, 200055. West M; Single stage surgical excision of high-grade brain arteriovenous malformations. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 27:Suppl.2-S38, 200056. West M; Single stage surgical excision of high-grade brain arteriovenous malformations. Congress of Neurological Surgeons, September 2000, San Antonio Texas57. Harrison GS, West M. Subarachnoid hemorrhages. Chapter in Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences (ed. M. Welch et al) Academic Press. In press. 2001 16 pp.58. West M. Single stage surgical excision of high-grade brain arteriovenous malformations. Department of Surgery Research Symposium, University of Manitoba, May 2001.59. Kass M, West M. Cranial CT Angiography as a Primary Diagnostic Measure in Patients with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences. June 2003.60. Parr A, West M. Intracranial Hemorrhage and Infectious Intracranial Aneurysm in Bacterial Endocarditis. Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences. June 2003.61. Kaufmann AM, West M. Concurrent Double Craniotomy. Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences. June 2003.62. Kaufmann AM, West M. Feasibility of the Gamma Knife. Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences. June 2003.63. West M, Kaufmann AM, Schroeder G, Kazina C, Nesbit J, Long H. Gamma Knife Surgery in the Management of Vestibular Schwannomas. The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. May 2005.
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIESGrant Reviewer, Canadian Institutes of Health Research. 2003 – continuing.Abstract Reviewer, Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, 2003-continuing.Member, American Heart Association (Stroke Council). 2002 – 2005..Chair, Neurosurgery Specialty Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. June 2002-continuing.President of the Manitoba Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, September 2002 – September 2003.External Manuscript Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 2001-2002.Member of the Scientific Program Committee for the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, Winnipeg2002.Professor and Chairman of the Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba,September 2000.Chairman of the Scientific Program Committee for the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences, Winnipeg,1992.Member of the Scientific Program Committee for the Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences 1991-1993inclusiveClinical Investigator of the North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial leading to thepublications:1. Beneficial effect of carotid endarterectomy in symptomatic patients with high-grade stenosis. New EnglandJournal of Medicine 325:445-453 (August 15), 1991.2. Benefit of carotid endarterectomy in patients with symptomatic moderate or severe stenosis. New EnglandJournal of Medicine 339:1415-1425, 1999.Clinical Investigator of the Cooperative Aneurysm Study.Publications include: 1. Haley E.C., Jr., Kassell, N.F., Torner J.C., et al. A randomized controlled trial of high dose intravenous Nicardipine in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: A report of the Cooperative Aneurysm study. Journal of Neurosurgery 78:537-547, 1993. 2. Haley, E.C., Jr., Kassell N.F., Torner J.C., et al. A randomized controlled trial of Nicardipine in subarachnoid hemorrhage: angio-graphic and transcranial Doppler ultrasound results. A report of the Cooperative Aneurysm study. Journal of Neuro- surgery 78:548-553, 1993. 3. Haley, E.C., Jr., Kassell N.F., Alves, Wayne M., Ph.D., Weir, Bryce K.A., M.D., Hansen, Carolyn Apperson, M. Stat., et al. Phase II trial of Tirilazad in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. A report of the Cooperative Aneurysm study. Journal of Neurosurgery 82: 786-790, 1995.Clinical Investigator of the International Study of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms.Publication: Unruptured intracranial aneurysms-risk of rupture and risks of surgical intervention. New EnglandJournal of Medicine 339:1725-1733, 1999Provincial Council Representative Canadian Neurosurgical Society (1993-1994).Member of the Examining Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada) forNeurological Surgery (1994-1998).Editorial Advisory Board. Neurologic Emergencies – Worldwide Studies. 1990 – 1994. INVITED SPEAKER
1. TITLE Chairman of the Platform Session on “Neuro Oncology” SPONSOR XXVIth Meeting of the Annual Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences DATE June 21, 1991 LOCATION Halifax, Nova Scotia2. TITLE Current Status of Intracranial Pressure Monitoring SPONSOR The Canadian Critical Care Society/Symposium entitled, “Neurological Perspectives in the ICU” DATE September 22, 1991 LOCATION Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada - Annual Meeting in Quebec City3. TITLE Identifying and Controlling Risk Factors for Secondary Brain Damage Following Head Injury Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons DATE April 10, 1992 LOCATION Seminar entitled “Management of Neurological Emergencies” – San Fransisco4. TITLE Surgical Treatment of Exophthalmos SPONSOR Section of Neurosurgery, University of South Dakota School of Medicine (Visiting Professor) DATE November 17-19, 1993 LOCATION Sioux Falls, South Dakota5. TITLE Monitoring and Management of Raised Intracranial Pressure SPONSOR Canadian Neuro Critical Care Society DATE June 26, 1994 LOCATION St. John’s Newfoundland6. TITLE Craniofacial Reconstructive Surgery SPONSOR Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Therapists DATE June 27, 1994 LOCATION Winnipeg, Manitoba
7. TITLE Advances in Surgical Treatment of Brain Arteriovenous Malformations SPONSOR McMaster University, Department of Surgery Resident Research Day Keynote Speaker DATE October 6, 2000 LOCATION Hamilton, Ontario8. TITLE Current Neurosurgical Interventions for Cerebral Aneurysms & Arteriovenous Malformations SPONSOR Rehabilitation Medicine University of Manitoba Grand Rounds Speaker DATE May 28, 2001 LOCATION Winnipeg, Manitoba9. TITLE Advances in the Management of Cerebral Aneurysms: How Can We Improve Outcomes? SPONSOR CANN (Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses) DATE September 10, 2001 LOCATION Winnipeg, Manitoba10. TITLE Cerebral Aneurysm Angioplasty and the use of Transcranial Doppler SPONSOR Neurosvascular Education Day University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba DATE November 9, 2001 LOCATION Winnipeg, Manitoba11. TITLE Gamma Knife Surgery. Visiting Professor. SPONSOR Department of Neurosurgery DATE October 2002. LOCATION Hamilton, Ontario12. TITLE CT Angiography in the Management of Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysms. SPONSOR Department of Neurosurgery
DATE October 2002. LOCATION Hamilton, Ontario13. TITLE Stroke in a Rural Setting SPONSOR Continuing Medical Education DATE May 20, 2003 LOCATION Minnedosa, Manitoba13. TITLE Neurosurgery with the Gamma Knife SPONSOR Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists – Building Images Conference Annual Meeting DATE June 16, 2003 LOCATION Winnipeg, Manitoba14. TITLE Which Intracranial Hemorrhages Should Be Assessed by a Neurosurgeon? SPONSOR Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Meeting DATE June 16, 2003 LOCATION Winnipeg, Manitoba15. TITLE Gamma Knife Radiosurgery SPONSOR Day Surgery Symposium DATE October 17, 2003 LOCATION Winnipeg, Manitoba16. TITLE Gamma Knife Radiosurgery SPONSOR Pfizer Canada Discovery Days in Health Sciences DATE October 17, 2003 LOCATION Winnipeg, Manitoba17. TITLE Gamma Knife Radiosurgery SPONSOR Continuing Medical Education, Victoria General Hospital DATE October 31, 2003
LOCATION Winnipeg, Manitoba18. TITLE Gamma Knife Surgery – Current Applications SPONSOR Department of Radiology, Health Sciences Centre DATE January 8, 2004 LOCATION Winnipeg, Manitoba19. TITLE When to Operate on Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis SPONSOR Canadian Association of Vascular Surgeons DATE April 24, 2004 LOCATION Winnipeg, Manitoba20. TITLE An International Panel of Experts Gathered to Discuss Recent Advances in Radiosurgery SPONSOR Canadian Congress of Neurosciences DATE June 2004 LOCATION Calgary, Alberta21. TITLE Radiosurgery for Intracranial Vascular Malformations SPONSOR Canadian Association for Radiosurgery DATE February 2005 LOCATION Banff, Alberta22. TITLE GK Presentation SPONSOR HSC Foundation Board of Directors DATE October 25, 2005 LOCATION Winnipeg, Manitoba
LIST OF COMMITTEESDepartment of Surgery, University of Manitoba Geographical Full Time (GFT) Council Joint Council Joint Executive CouncilNeurology Headship Review Committee, Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba - 2003Ophthalmology Headship Search Committee (WRHA Representative) - 2003Chair, Specialty Committee In Neurosurgery (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada) 2001 -continuingThe Executive Committee of the Manitoba Chapter, American College of Surgeons (Vice President and ProgramChair)University of Manitoba Surgical Executive CouncilWRHA Surgery Program Acute Interventional Neurosciences Subprogram (Chairman)Research Advisory Committee (Member)Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Accreditation CommitteeResidency Program CommitteeAccreditation Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – 2005 – continuing.Abstract Review Committee. Canadian Association for Radiosurgery (2005)Internal Medicine Headship Search Committee (2005)Anesthesia Headship Search Committee (2005)