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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Sylvester Chuang, MD, B.Sc., FRCPC, FACR

The Hospital for Sick Children
Diagnostic Imaging

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Medical Imaging

Chair Positions

University of Toronto
Department of Medical Imaging
Derek Harwood-Nash Chair

Phone: 416-813-5477
Fax: 416-813-5471
Email: sylvester.chuang@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Chuang has been a staff neuroradiologist in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging since 1978. He was Head of Special Procedures from 1984-88, Head of Neuroradiology from 1996 - 2005 and is currently Head of Magnetoencephalography (MEG). Specific interest and responsibilities in Diagnostic Imaging are focused in Paediatric Neuro-MRI and MEG. He has been involved in a number of previously funded research projects, and his current funded research, in corroboration with his peers in the Department of Neurology, is mainly related to MEG. EEG dipole analysis and examination of auditory function in children using magnetoencephalography, fMRI and MEG language localization, and long-term outcome of epilepsy in childhood are a few examples of the work being done by Chuang and his colleagues in researching Magnetic Resonance Imaging and MEG in pediatric epilepsy. With his keen interest in MEG, Chuang hopes to continue on-going research in childhood seizure disorders.

Research Interests

Childhood seizure disorders and long-term outcomes, fMRI and MEG language localization, EEG dipole analysis and examination of auditory function using MEG.


Widjaja E, Blaser S, Miller E, Kassner A, Shannon P, SH Chuang, Snead OC III, Raybaud CR. Evaluation of Subcortical White Matter and Deep White Matter Tracts in Malformations of Cortical Development. Epilepsia. 2007, 48(8): 1460-1469.

Benifla M, Otsubo H, Ochi A, Weiss S, Donner E, Shroff M, Chuang S, Hawkins C, Drake JM, Elliiott I, Smith M, Snead OC III, RutkaJT. Temporal Lobe Surgery for Intractable Epilepsy in Children: An Analysis of outcomes in 126 Children. Neurosurgery. 2006, 59(6): 1203-1214.