2016 Faculty and Staff

Leadership at Neurosurgery Rookie Camp


Executive Committee Member

Dr. David Clarke is professor and Head of the Division of Neurosurgery in Dalhousie Medical School’s Department of Surgery, Chief and staff neurosurgeon at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He holds cross-appointments in the departments of Medical Neuroscience, Medicine (Division of Endocrinology) and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and is director of the Neuron Survival and Regeneration Lab. His areas of interest include epilepsy, neurotrauma, transsphenoidal surgery, and neurosurgical simulation.
David Clarke

Camp Director and Executive Committee Member

Dr. O’Kelly obtained his medical degree from the University of Alberta in 2001. He went on to complete postgraduate training in neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2008. This was followed by a series of neurovascular fellowships at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Toronto Western Hospital, gaining expertise in both microsurgical and endovascular approaches to cerebrovascular disease. Dr. O’Kelly obtained an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto’s Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation (2006), developing expertise in clinical trials, decision analysis, and health services research. His research interests include intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and occlusive cerbrovascular disease.
Cian O’Kelly

Dr. Sean Barry MD, MA (Bioethics) FRCSC currently works at Dalhousie University. Sean Barry

John Bertram

Executive Committee Member

Dr. Susan Brien is director of research, innovation and scholarship at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In this role, she oversees regional, national and international professional development initiatives, including team training, simulation, performance assessment, simulation accreditation and curricula integration. Dr. Brien practices neurosurgery at CSSS Gatineau and is chief of trauma for the region, as well as adjunct professor of surgery at the University of Ottawa. She has a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Toronto.
Sue Brien

Pat MacDonald

Jay Riva-Cambrin

Dr. Chris Wallace is professor and neurosurgery division chair at Queen’s University, and service chief and attending neurosurgeon at Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, Ontario. His areas of interest include cerebrovascular disease, vascular malformations, intracranial aneurysms, and carotid stenosis. Chris Wallace


Kirsten Bauer, Program Administrator Plastic Surgery and Neurosurgery Residency Program, University of Alberta

D. E. (Deb) Dixon, Surgical Medical Research Institute, University of Alberta

Ron Hill, Technology Coordinator, Neurosurgery, QEII Health Sciences Centre