Faculty

Division Head


Howard Lesiuk

Howard Lesiuk, MD, BSc, FRCSC

The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue, Room C2218
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9
Tel: 613-761-5383
hlesiuk@ottawahospital.on.ca

Bio

Clinical interest:
Cerebrovascular Surgery
Endovascular Surgery

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Neurosurgery, 1999 to present
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Neurosurgery, 1991 to 1999

Administrative Appointments:
Director, Cerebrovascular Service, 2011 to present

Fellowship Training:
Endovascular/Interventional Neuro-Radiology, University of Ottawa, 2007
Cerebrovascular Surgery, University of Manitoba, National Research Council, 1991

Residency Training:
University of Manitoba, 1989

Medical Doctorate:
University of Manitoba, 1982


Faculty Members


Fahad Alkherayf, photo absent

Fahad Alkherayf, MD, MSc, CIP, FRCSC

The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue, Room C2218
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9
Tel: 613-761-5383 ext. 9
falkherayf@toh.ca

Clinical Administrative Assistant:
Carmel McKenna
Tel: 613-798-5555 ext. 10661

Clinical Research Coordinator: 
Ioana Moldovan MSc 
Tel: 613-798-5555 ext. 18574

Research Administrative Assistant:
Nella Bianconi
Tel: 613-798-5555 ext. 15073

Bio

Clinical interest:

  • Minimally Invasive Brain and Skull Base Surgery
  • Neuro-oncological Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery

Research interest:

Research focuses on brain and skull base tumors, MRI imaging of brain tumor, and clinical outcomes after brain and spine surgery.

Academic Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery April 2014 - present
  • Clinical Investigator, Division of Neurosciences and Regenerative Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 2014 - present
  • Cross Appointment to Clinical Epidemiology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 2014 - present

Administrative Appointments:

  • Program Director, Complex Spine Fellowship Program, 2014 - present

Fellowship Training:

  • Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery 2011-2013
  • Complex Spine and Peripheral Nerves Surgery 2010-2011

Residency Training:

  • Neurosurgery Resident, University of Ottawa, 2010

Medical Doctorate:

  • MD, King Saud University, 2002

Other Degrees:

  • M.Sc. Clinical Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine , University of Ottawa, 2011
  • Clinician Investigator Program, Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada, 2011


Charles Agbi

Charles Agbi, MB, BS, FRCS, FRSCEd (SN), FRCSC

The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue, Room C2212
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9
Tel: 613-798-5555 ext. 19611
cagbi@ottawahospital.on.ca

Administrative Assistant: Kathy Styles

Bio

Clinical interest:
Pituitary Disease
Endoscopic skull base surgery
Complex spine surgery

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor of Surgery, Neurosurgery, University of Ottawa, 2006 - present

Administrative Appointments:
Program Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program, 2011 - present
Program Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program, 2003 - 2006
Secretary, Test Committee, (Principles of Surgery Exam), Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, 1998 - 2004

Fellowship Training:
University of Toronto, 1991

Residency Training:
University of Ottawa, 1992

Medical Doctorate:
MB, BS (Hons), University of Ibadan, 1977



Adam Sachs, photo absent

Brian Drake, BESC, MB, BCH, BAO, FRSCS

The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue, Room C2183
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9
Tel: 613-761-5383
bdrake@toh.ca

Administrative Assistant: Beth Forgues




Richard Moulton

Safraz Mohammed, MBBS, FRCSC

Staff Neurosurgeon
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
General Neurosurgery and Complex Spine Surgery

Director, Undergraduate Education
Division of Neurosurgery
The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue, Room C2214
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9
Tel: 613-761-5355 ext 19607
Fax: 613-761-4249
smohammed@toh.ca

Administrative Assistant: Carol Leach



Richard Moulton

Richard Moulton, MD, FRCSC

The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue, Room C2202
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9
Tel: 613-761-5383 ext 6
smacisaac@toh.ca

Administrative Assistant: Sarah MacIsaac

Bio

Clinical interest:
General cranial and spinal neurosurgery
Peripheral nerve surgery

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2004 - present

Administrative Appointments:
Chairman, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital, 2004 - present

Fellowship Training:
Clinical Research in Traumatic Brain Injury, Medical School of Virginia, 1986

Residency Training:
Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, 1984

Medical Doctorate:
University of Calgary 1979



Adam Sachs, photo absent

Adam Sachs, MD FRCSC

The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9
asachs@toh.ca



John Sinclair

John Sinclair, MD, BSc, FRCSC

The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue, Room C2216
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9
Tel: 613-761-5383 ext 7
jsinclair@toh.ca

Administrative Assistant: Moira Mercer

Bio

Clinical interest:
Cerebrovascular Surgery
Neuro-oncological Surgery
CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Division of Neurosurgery, 2006 - present

Administrative Appointments:
Surgical Director, CyberKnife, The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Clinic, 2010 - present
Program Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program, 2008 - 2010

Fellowship Training:
Cerebrovascular, Stanford University, 2004 – 2005
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Stanford University, 2002 – 2004

Residency Training:
Neurosurgery, University of Ottawa, 2002
Orthopedics, University of Ottawa, 1998

Medical Doctorate:
University of Ottawa, 1996



Eve Tsai

Eve Tsai, MD, FRCSC, PhD, CIP

The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue, Room C2193
Ottawa ON, K1Y 4E9
Tel: 613-761-5383

Neurosciences C2-1053, Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4E9
etsai@ottawahospital.on.ca

Clinical Administrative Assistant:
Chris MacMartin
Tel: 613-798-5555 ext. 18922

Clinical Research Assistant:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Tel: 613-798-5555 ext. 19262

Research Associate:
Dr. Suzan Chen
Tel: 613-798-5555 ext. 19973

Bio

Clinical interest:
Main surgical interests focus on all types of spine and spinal cord diseases such as: spinal cord injury, spinal cord and spine tumors, syringomyelia, and myelopathy.

Research interest:
Research focuses on spinal cord repair strategies, axonal regeneration, MRI imaging of spinal cord tracts in humans and animals, and clinical outcomes after spine surgery.

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery October 2006 - present
Cross Appointment to Cellular and Molecular Medicine University of Ottawa, 2007 - present
Associate Scientist, Division of Neurosciences and Regenerative Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 2006 Oct - present

Fellowship Training:
Spine Fellowship Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, 2006

Residency Training:
Neurosurgery Resident, University of Toronto, 2005
Assistant Physician - appointment in the Department of Surgery/Neurosurgery at Sunnybrook and Women’s College Hospital, 2005

Medical Doctorate:
MD, University of Toronto, 1995

Other Degrees:
PhD Graduate Student with Collaboration in Program of Neuroscience Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, 2003

Other:
Research Chair as of July 1, 2010