Previous Clinical Fellows

Dr. Ravikant Palur, MD

January 1 – June 30, 2000
Dr. Palur is Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine,  MAHSA University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dr. Ming-Chieh Sun, MD

January 1 – December 31, 2000
Dr. Sun is a consultant neurosurgeon at the Cardinal Tien Hospital and Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Dr. Caglar Berk, MD

July 1, 2000 – June 30, 2002
Dr. Berk is a neurosurgeon in Portland Oregon.

Dr. Constantine Constantoyannis, MD, PhD

July 1, 2002 – June 30, 2003
Dr. Constantoyannis is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Patras, Greece.  He is the Head of the Functional Neurosurgery Unit in Patras, Greece.

Dr. Tomasz Mandat, MD

July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004
Dr. Mandat is working in Warsaw as a neurosurgeon with special interest in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.

Dr. Rodrigo Mercado, MD

July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2005
Dr. Mercado is working as a neurosurgeon with an interest in pediatric as well as stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.  He has been elected president of the Functional Neurosurgery Section of the Mexican Society of Surgical Neurology.

Dr. Alex Vitali, MD

July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006
Dr. Vitali is working in Saskatoon as a pediatric neurosurgeon and is starting a functional neurosurgery programme in that city.

Dr. Faisal Sayer, MD

January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2006
Dr. Sayer is now Chairman of Neurosurgery in Kuwait at the Ibn Sina Hospital.  He is the Program Director for the neurosurgery residency training program in Kuwait. In February 2015, Dr. Honey joined him to perform the first DBS operations in that country.

Dr. Ian Hu Liang Low, MD

May 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007
Mr. Low has accepted a position as a consultant neurosurgeon at Queen’s Hospital in London, England. He was hired specifically with the mandate to start a functional neurosurgery programme at this new hospital.

Dr. Fernando Castro, MD

April 1, 2007 – December 31, 2007
Dr. Castro is working as a neurosurgeon in Mexico with an interest in endovascular and functional neurosurgery.

Dr. Volker Coenen, MD

July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008
Dr. Coenen has accepted a position as Professor of Neurosurgery in the Department of Stereotactic Neurosurgery in Freiburg, Germany.


Dr. Ahmed Abdel Rahmen, MD

March 2007 – July 2008
Dr. Abdel Rahmen was sponsored by the Egyptian Government to complete a PhD thesis co-supervised by Dr Honey and Professor El Husseiny (Head of Neurosurgery at Zagazig University) entitled “A comparison of surgical treatments for Parkinson’s disease between Canada and Egypt”. He is working as a neurosurgeon in Kuwait.

Dr. Jacqueline McMaster, MD

January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008
Dr. McMaster has accepted a position as consultant neurosurgeon at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Neil Simms, MB, BCh

July 1, 2009 – June 1, 2010
Mr. Simms has accepted a position as a consultant neurosurgeon in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  His work with us earned an award for best poster presentation at the biannual meeting of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 2010. He performed the first DBS operation in Northern Ireland in 2013.

Dr. Anwen Haries, MB, BCh

July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011
Mrs. White (nee Harries) has accepted a position at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Birmingham, England as a Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeon.

Dr. Manish Ranjan, MBBS, MCh.

January 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012
Dr. Ranjan is Associate Professor of neurosurgery and joined us from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bangalore India.

Dr. Mohamed Aly, MD, PhD

July 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012
Dr. Aly recently completed a 1-year clinical Fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery in Calgary, Alberta and then spent six months with our team.  He has returned to Egypt where he is an Assistant lecturer of Neurosurgery at Mansura University.

Dr. Waleed Dabbas, MD

January 1, 2014 – July 1, 2014
Dr. Dabbas has returned to Jordan and plans to start a stereotactic and functional neurosurgery program there.

Dr. Philipp Slotty, MD, PhD

February 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014
Dr. Slotty has returned to the Department of Functional Neurosurgery at the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Dr. Zurab Ivanishvili, MD, FRCSC

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
Dr. Ivanishvili completed medical school in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia and continued neurosurgical training at the University of Saskatchewan. He spent a year with us learning functional neurosurgery. He is now completing a spine fellowship in Victoria, British Columbia with Dr. Daniel Warren.

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July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
Dr. Sulistyanto completed his neurosurgical training in Indonesia and is spending a year with us training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. He plans to return to Jakarta and will coordinate the functional neurosurgery for that country.