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Our Recent Firsts

  • 2001 First in North America to use deep brain stimulation to treat patients with advanced stage Parkinson’s disease
  • 2003 Use of Deep Brain Stimulation for treatment of drug resistant depression
  • 2009 Outpatient craniotomy for aneurysm
  • 2009 First in Canada to use laser-based brain bypass surgery
  • 2010 Use of Deep Brain Stimulation for Alzheimer’s disease
  • 2010 First Canadian stem cell transplant program for eye disease
  • 2011 Identification of 5 genes responsible for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease
  • 2012 Development of a drug that protects brain from stroke damage