Dr. Matt Wheatley is an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. Dr. Wheatley received his undergraduate degree in Physiology at the University of Alberta in the early 1980’s. He completed an MD and PhD degree at the University of Alberta. His PhD research focused on the neurophysiology of walking under the supervision of Dr. Richard Stein. Following the completion of his PhD, he did a research Fellowship at the University of Calgary in stem cell technology with Dr. Sam Weiss. He completed his neurosurgery residency, also at the University of Alberta. At the end of his neurosurgical residency training, he attended the Montreal Neurologic Institute and completed a Fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery under Dr. Andre Olivier. He moved back to Edmonton in 2001 to start as a staff Neurosurgeon at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Wheatley is currently the Department head of Neuroscience at the University of Alberta Hospital. Dr. Wheatley was the divisional director of neurosurgery from 2012 to 2018. His research interests focus on the clinical and imaging aspects of epilepsy and epilepsy surgery. Outside of medicine he continues to ride and occasionally race bikes. Music also plays an important part in his life.