Welcome to the University of Saskatchewan Divison of Neurosurgery
The Division of Neurosurgery in Saskatchewan aims to provide world class clinical care, teaching and research for the people of Saskatchewan.
The Division of Neurosurgery has 10 neurosurgeons and two neuroelectrophysiologists at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon and 5 neurosurgeons at the Regina General Hospital in Regina. The Division has a fully accredited Neurosurgery Residency Program with Dr. Lissa Peeling as Program Director. A robust basic science and clinical research program exists. There are opportunities for undergraduate, medical students and residents to enroll in postgraduate training at a Master’s, PhD or Post-doctoral fellowship level.
The Division of Neurosurgery’s expertise covers all neurosurgery subspecialties. Areas of emphasis for the division include skull base surgery and oncology, cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery, complex spine surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, adult hydrocephalus, trauma and functional neurosurgery.
Michael Kelly, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
Professor and Head Neurosurgery - Saskatoon
Saskatchewan Clinical Stroke Research Chair
Royal University Hospital
University of Saskatchewan
Joseph Buwembo, MB-ChB, FCS(SA), MMeD, FRCSC
For those trainees with an interest in clinical or basic sciences research, our neurosurgery program offers several excellent opportunities. A Masters or Ph.D. program is encouraged. We have ongoing research projects in areas of spinal cord injury, pediatric neurosurgery, degenerative spondylosis, epilepsy surgery, and neurosurgical oncology.
Programs and Services
The Pediatric Neurosurgery Program at the University of Saskatchewan provides comprehensive pediatric neurosurgery care to the children and families of Saskatchewan. This includes providing neurosurgical services for children across the spectrum of pediatric neurosurgical disorders, including hydrocephalus, craniofacial, spine, spina bifida, neuro-oncology, trauma, vascular, epilepsy, spasticity and functional disorders.
The Saskatchewan Skull Base Surgery Program aims to provide excellent comprehensive, multidisciplinary, compassionate, patient-centered care for patients with conditions involving the skull base in Saskatchewan. These include tumors (vestibular and other cranial nerve schwannomas, pituitary adenomas, craniopharyngiomas, skull base meningiomas, chordomas) as well as non-tumour conditions (cerebrospinal fluid leak, encephalocele, superior semicircular canal dehiscence).
Jobs and Opportunities
None at this time.
Dr. Joseph Buwembo
Regina General Hospital
1440 14th Ave
Regina SK S4P 0W5
The Division of Neurosurgery in Saskatoon utilizes pooled referrals via the Referral Management Services. Referring physicians requesting a Saskatoon Neurosurgeon are asked to send new referrals via the attach form. Please click the button below for the form.
Regina Neurosurgery referrals can be directed to the individual Regina surgeons.