Dr. Julian Spears MD, SM, FRCSC, FACS
Interim head of Neurosurgery
Dr. Spears entered the Neurosurgery Training Program at the University of Toronto in 1998. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2004. Following residency, Dr. Spears completed a two year fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery at the University of Toronto. During his training, Dr. Spears undertook graduate studies in clinical epidemiology and successfully obtained his master's of science degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2006. He became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2008. Dr. Spears holds a co-appointment in the division of Neurosurgery and department of Medical Imaging at St. Michael’s Hospital as assistant professor. He currently serves as head (interim) of the division of Neurosurgery at St. Michael's Hospital. He is also co-director of the Neurovascular program at St. Michael’s Hospital, an adjunct scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, and associate program director of the division of Neurosurgery Training Program at the University of Toronto. Dr. Spears’ research interests are primarily in cerebrovascular clinical trials.