Clarke, David

- Head, Division of Neurosurgery, Dalhousie University, QEII Health Sciences Centre and IWK Health Centre
- Professor, Departments of Surgery (Divisions of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology), Medical Neuroscience, Medicine (Division of Endocrinology) and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Dalhousie University
- Staff neurosurgeon at the QEII Health Sciences Centre
- Consulting neurosurgeon for the IWK Health Centre
- Director of the Canadian Neurosurgical Rookie Camp
Research Interests:

Dr. Clarke's clinical interests are predominantly in the areas of the management of pituitary and brain tumours, surgical treatment of epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.  He has special interest in the application of simulation technologies to neurosurgical education:  he performed the world's first open brain surgery in a virtual reality environment and is the founder and Director of Canada's first national Rookie Camp for new neurosurgical trainees. As Director of the Neuron Survival and Regeneration laboratory at Dalhousie University, Dr. Clarke studies neuron survival and regeneration in the central nervous system.  

Mailing Address:

Halifax Infirmary
QEII Health Sciences Centre
Suite 3807, 1796 Summer Street
Halifax, NS  B3H 3A7

Administrative Assistant:
Kelly Martin 902-473-4591 ( and Diane Jardine 902-473-7214(