St Paul`s Hospital: Division of Neurology
The St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH) Division of Neurology is an important part of the clinical and teaching program of the UBC Division of Neurology. Dr. Robert Keyes is the division head of SPH. This division provides tertiary referral care for the Providence Health Care network as well as to the province more widely. The Division of Neurology at SPH comprises a faculty of 7 active clinicians and clinician scientists as well as two clinical Emeritus members and has continued its longstanding traditions of excellence in clinical teaching and patient care. In addition, active participation in clinical neurological research programs continues as well. The inpatient activities of the Division are based at St. Paul’s Hospital. However, active and busy consultative services are maintained at St. Paul’s Hospital, Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital and B.C. Women’s Hospital.
A wide range of clinical services related to general neurology, HIV/AIDS, cerebrovascular disease/stroke, neuromuscular diseases, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and the neurological complications of pregnancy are provided through many of our outpatient clinics.
- General neurology services: Our active and busy ambulatory clinics are located in the Neurology/Neurophysiological Department at St. Paul’s Hospital and in the outpatient department of Mount St Joseph's Hospital.
- Specialized neurology clinic for HIV/AIDS: This clinic specializes in neurological complications of HIV/AIDS and is located in the Infectious Disease Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital
The clinical research in the Division of Neurology at St. Paul’s Hospital emphasizes clinical trials and outcomes research. The Division is actively involved in industry sponsored and peer-reviewed research in a number of areas related to central nervous system disease and peripheral nervous system disease. Areas of particular interest are stroke outcomes trials, stroke neuroprotective agent trials, multiple sclerosis drug treatment trials, treatment of diabetic small fibre neuropathies, treatment of HIV/AIDS related peripheral neuropathies and the neurological complications of pregnancy.
Neurophysiology laboratories are located at St. Paul’s Hospital and the activity levels have continued to increase over the past several years. EEG, EMG and Evoked Potentials Studies services are provided within these laboratories for all inpatients and outpatients associated with the entire Providence Health Care System and the associated referral base. Some intraoperative neurophysiological capabilities exist as part of the neurophysiology laboratory services. These laboratories provide a significant resource to the entire Providence Health Care community and associated referral base.
Clinical Training Programs
The Division of Neurology at SPH carries out active undergraduate and postgraduate clinical training... More
A series of outreach programs provide general and specialized neurology care through regular clinics in Vancouver as well as the rest of British Columbia at select sites... More
The Division of Neurology at St. Paul’s Hospital will continue to build on its current strengths to ensure the highest quality of clinical, teaching and academic activity for the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and the University of British Columbia. This has become more important and more challenging to all Faculty members over the last several years coincident with the expansion of the University of British Columbia Medical School. The members of the Division of Neurology will work closely with the other hospitals within Providence Health Care and within the University of British Columbia Community to meet the needs of the patients, students and university. The St. Paul’s Hospital Division of Neurology continues to actively support a return of full neurosurgical services to St. Paul’s Hospital and Providence Health Care.