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The Department of Clinical Neurosciences is highly academic, composed of 95 Faculty members, and is organized into the Divisions of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Translational Neuroscience. Each clinical division has strong residency training program as well as multiple fellowships. 

Many primary members are also members of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Inpatient and outpatient services are provided at Foothills Medical Centre, Rockyview General Hospital, Alberta Children’s Hospital and the new South Health Campus. Outpatient and consultation services are provided at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Peter Lougheed Centre.


The Department of Clinical Neurosciences offers a broad range of educational programs and opportunities. The Department hosts three outstanding residency training programs in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. There are also significant research opportunities for resident trainees available through the Institutes of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, especially the Hotchkiss Brain Institute.

The department offers elective rotations to medical students from Canadian and accredited international schools. Clinical fellowship programs are provided in subspecialty areas of clinical neuroscience, this includes acute stroke care, spinal surgery, multiple sclerosis, functional neurosurgery, neuro-oncology & stereotactic radiosurgery, adult and pediatric epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, headache and others. Members of the department supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in their laboratories and welcome applications from interested candidates.

To learn more about the outstanding training opportunities in Clinical Neurosciences please click below:



Academic Position, Stroke Neurology

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences, in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI,, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, invites applications for a Contingent Term full-time academic position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be a member of the Section of Neurology and will be based in the Stroke “NeuroTeam” of the HBI (

Please click here for details.

Section of Neurology: Full Time Hospital Neurologist

The Division of Neurology at the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services is inviting applications for a Hospital neurologist (Neuro-hospitalist). Qualifications include an MD, a specialist certificate in Neurology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. 

The candidate must be fellowship trained in an appropriate subspecialty or have at least one year of experience in clinical practice and training in Quality Improvement, Hospital Management, or a similar discipline. 

Please click here for details.

Section of Neurology: General Neurology Locums

The Division of Neurology is inviting applications for Neurologists with an interest in doing 9-12 month, outpatient or inpatient, full or part time, locums. We will also consider offering a part time locum with a part time preceptorship (in some subspecialties).

Qualifications include an MD and a specialist certificate in Neurology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta.  We are not able to consider anyone for locums without these qualifications.

Please click here for details.


For referrals and clinic appointments 
please contact the programs 
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Administration Office: 
Room 1195 
Foothills Hospital
1403 - 29 Street N.W.
Calgary Alberta T2N 2T9

Telephone: 403.944.1260

Dr. Rajiv Midha

Head, Department of Clinical Neurosciences 
Room 1195B, Foothills Hospital

Phone (403) 944.2679 
Fax 403.270.7878

Ninfa Fernandes

Administrative Assistant 
Room 1195, Foothills Hospital

Telephone 403.944.2679 
Fax 403.270.7878

Full contact list here

Annual report celebrates
stories of our members

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences is pleased to share our 2015 annual report.

Click here to download a copy or visit our Annual Report page


Members of The Department of Clinical Neurosciences:

Agha-Khani, Yahya Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Alikhani, Katayoun Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Amoozegar, Farnaz Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Barber, Philip Neurologist Associate Professor
Becker, Werner Neurologist Professor Emeritus
Benson, Brian Family Physician Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
Burkholder, Lee Physiatrist Clinical Assistant Professor
Burton, Jodie Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Busche, Kevin Neurologist Assistant Professor
Cairncross, J Gregory Neurologist Professor
Casha, Steve Neurosurgeon Assistant Professor
Chhibber, Sameer Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Cooke, Lara Neurologist Associate Professor
Costello, Fiona Neurologist Associate Professor
Coutts, Shelagh Neurologist Associate Professor
Davenport, Jeptha Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Debert, Chantel Physiatrist Clinical Assistant Professor
Demchuk, Andrew Neurologist Professor
de Robles, Paula Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Dike, Nwamara Physiatrist Clinical Assistant Professor
Dukelow, Sean Physiatrist Associate Professor
du Plessis, Stephan Neurosurgeon Clinical Assistant Professor
Ebadi, Hamid Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Feasby, Tom Neurologist Professor
Federico, Paolo Neurologist Associate Professor
Fletcher, William Neurologist Professor
Furtado, Sarah Neurologist Clinical Associate Professor
Gabriel, Vincent Physiatrist  Clinical Associate Professor 
Gallagher, Clare Neurosurgeon Assistant Professor
Gnanakumar, Vithya Physiatrist Clinical Assistant Professor
Gupta, Arun Physiatrist Clinical Assistant Professor
Hader, Walter Neurosurgeon Associate Professor
Hahn, Chris Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Hamilton, Mark Neurosurgeon Professor
Hanson, Alexandra Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Hill, Denise Physiatrist Clinical Associate Professor 
Hill, Michael Neurologist Professor 
Ho, Chester Physiatrist Associate Professor
Hu, Bin Researcher Professor
Jacobs, W Bradley Neurosurgeon Assistant Professor
Jarvis, Scott Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Jetté, Nathalie Neurologist Professor
Josephson, Colin Neurologist Assistant Professor
Kamal, Noreen Researcher Adjunct Assistant Professor
Kapadia, Ronak Neurologist Clinical Lecturer
Kelly, John Neurosurgeon Assistant Professor
Kiss, Zelma Neurosurgeon Associate Professor
Klassen, Brian Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Klein, Gary Neurologist Clinical Associate Professor
Koch, Marcus Neurologist Assistant Professor
Kohli, Jagdeep Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Korngut, Lawrence Neurologist Associate Professor
Kraft, Scott Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Lam, Kenneth Physiatrist Clinical Assistant Professor
Leroux, Elizabeth Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
LeBlond, Daniel Physiatrist Clinical Associate Professor
Leung, Gentson Physiatrist Clinical Assistant Professor
Li Pi Shan, Rodney Physiatrist Clinical Associate Professor
Martino, Davide Neurologist Associate Professor
McGovern, Christine Physiatrist Clinical Associate Professor
McGowan, Dan Physiatrist Clinical Associate Professor
McNeil, Stephen Physiatrist  Clinical Associate Professor 
Menon, Bijoy Neurologist Assistant Professor
Metz, Luanne Neurologist Professor
Midha, Rajiv Neurosurgeon Professor & Department Head
Mitha, Alim Neurosurgeon Assistant Professor
Monchi, Oury Researcher Professor
Murphy, William Neurologist Clinical Associate Professor
Nguyen, Minh Dang Researcher Associate Professor
Ousman, Shalina  Researcher Assistant Professor
Patry, David Neurologist Clinical Professor
Pearson, Dawn Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Pfeffer, Gerald Neurologist Assistant Professor
Pillay, Neelan Neurologist Clinical Professor
Plamondon, Stephanie Physiatrist Clinical Associate Professor
Pringsheim, Tamara Neurologist Associate Professor
Riva-Cambrin, Jay Neurosurgeon Associate Professor
Sarkar, Susobhan Researcher Research Assistant Professor
Sarna, Justyna Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Smith, Eric Neurologist Associate Professor
Starreveld, Yves Neurosurgeon Assistant Professor
Stys, Peter Neurologist Professor
Subramaniam, Suresh Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Sutherland, Garnette Neurosurgeon Professor
Tomanek, Boguslaw Researcher Adjunct Assistant Professor
Virani, Noorshina Physiatrist Clinical Associate Professor
Watson, Tim Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
White, Chris Neurologist Clinical Associate Professor
Wiebe, Samuel Neurologist Professor
Wilson, Scott Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Wiltshire, Katie Neurologist Clinical Assistant Professor
Wong, John Neurosurgeon Associate Professor
Yeung, Michael Neurologist Clinical Associate Professor
Yong, V. Wee Researcher Professor 
Zonghang, Zhao Researcher Research Assistant Professor