Faculty Members

Dr. Cian O'Kelly

Associate Professor

Department of Surgery

Division of Neurosurgery
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About Me

Dr. Cian O’Kelly is an academic neurosurgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Alberta. He attended medical school at the University of Alberta, graduating in 2001. This was followed by neurosurgical residency training at the University of Toronto. While in Toronto, Dr. O’Kelly also completed a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology with the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation and further fellowship training in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery. Dr. O’Kelly’s current practice focuses on cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgery, combined with endovascular neurointerventional surgery.

His research interests include the epidemiology of subarachnoid hemorrhage, aneurysm treatment, and AVM treatment. His interest and involvement in medical education has evolved through his tenure as program director at the University of Alberta and as specialty lead for Competency by Design at the Royal College Specialty committee in neurosurgery. Dr. O’Kelly is currently the Neurosurgery Site Lead at the University of Alberta hospital, the Competency Committee Chair for the neurosurgery residency program, examiner and exam committee member (cerebrovascular lead) at the Royal College, and the National Director of the Canadian Neurosurgery Rookie camp.


Research Keywords

acute stroke, carotid stenosis, angioplasty, arteriovenous malformation, navigation