Dr. Paul Steinbok

Dr. Paul Steinbok was born in Barbados and did his medical training at The
University of the West Indies in Jamaica. After an internship in Toronto and a
residency in Neurosurgery in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia,
Dr. Steinbok became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in
Neurosurgery in 1977. After completing a Medical Research Council of Canada
research fellowship to the University of North Carolina and Duke University
in North Carolina, he returned to Vancouver, and has been practicing as a
neurosurgeon in Vancouver since March 1979. Since 1985, he has limited his
practice to pediatric neurosurgery.

He has been Head of the Division of Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Pediatric
Neurosurgery Fellowship program at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver from July 1984 until December 2013. He is
the Medical Director of the Neurosciences program. Dr. Steinbok is a Professor at the University of British Columbia, in
the Department of Surgery. He has over 200 publications in peer reviewed journals and chapters in textbooks. His recent
research efforts have centered on investigating neurosurgical procedures for tethered cord syndrome in children with
urinary dysfunction, and he is leading a multicentered study in Canada and the U.S. to investigate this issue. He is also
the lead investigator in a multicentered Canadian study of thalamic tumours in children and a North American study of
eosinophilic granulomas in children. He is on the Editorial Board of Child’s Nervous System and is on the review panel
for many scientific journals.

He has been President of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN). He has been on the executive of
the Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological
Surgery and the American Society for Pediatric Neurosurgeons. He has been invited nationally and internationally as
a visiting professor and as a guest lecturer. As a past Chair of the Education Committee of the International Society
of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Dr. Steinbok has taken a major interest in international education of neurosurgeons in the
field of pediatric neurosurgery. He has organized many international courses about pediatric neurosurgery in Argentina,
Singapore, India, Morocco, Colombia, Costa Rica and China.