Paul Steinbok

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Research Classification

Cerebral Palsy

Research Interests

Outcomes of interventions in treatment of children with spastic cerebral palsy
Assessment of infants with occipital plagiocephaly
pediatric neurosurgery
craniosynostosis treatment
epilepsy surgery
tethered cord
Chiari malformation
brain tumours

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Dr. Steinbok is recognized internationally as a leader in pediatric neurosurgery. He has been on the executive of the American Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery and the Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is a Past President of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is listed in the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership. Dr. Steinbok has been recognized for his excellence in clinical neurosurgery by being listed in the Best Doctors in America and Canada. In 2002 he was appointed to the advisory board of Best Doctors in Canada.

A major area of clinical interest is the surgical treatment of children with spastic cerebral palsy and he is acknowledged as an international expert in this field. He has particular expertise in the surgical procedure of selective dorsal (posterior) rhizotomy and has done over 250 such procedures, initially via multilevel laminectomies but more recently using a less invasive single level laminectomy approach. He was the first to do this procedure in Canada in 1987and has published many scientific articles on this subject.

Another major area of interest and expertise of Dr. Steinbok is epilepsy surgery in children. Working together with an epilepsy surgery team at BC Children’s Hospital, since 1994, over 300 children with epilepsy have had various surgical procedures with positive results as good as or better than most centers in the world.


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