Our history

A 60 year history of the Division of Neurosurgery at The Hospital for Sick Children on the occasion of the opening of the 5C Neurosurgical Unit, May 20th 1993.

Toronto has an outstanding neurosurgical reputation around the world. Just 9 years after Kenneth G McKenzie gave birth to Canadian neurosurgery at the Toronto General Hospital, William S Keith was appointed in 1933 to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). He was the first neurosurgeon in the Hospital's 58 year history, and the first in Canada to have a designated neurosurgical responsibility for children. Although his appointment was only part-time, he nevertheless began paediatric neurosurgery which was to flourish as the next six decades passed.

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