Gary Redekop appointed Head, Department of Surgery

Dr. Gary Redekop has been appointed Head, Department of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine, effective August 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020, following his appointment as Head pro tem since May 1, 2014.

Dr. Redekop, Associate Professor, received his MD from the University of Western Ontario, followed by a neurosurgical residency and fellowship training in cerebrovascular surgery at Western and additional fellowship training in interventional neuroradiology at the University of Toronto. He completed graduate studies in the molecular biology of growth factors and angiogenesis and joined the Division of Neurosurgery at UBC in 1993. Dr. Redekop has worked collaboratively with colleagues in neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neurology and anesthesia to develop a multidisciplinary service integrating microvascular and endovascular approaches to cerebrovascular disease. He also has extensive experience in clinical trials related to interventions for stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage. He is the past Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Neurosurgery Specialty Committee and is presently the Head of the Regional Department of Surgery for Vancouver Coastal Health.