Western University, Canada - London Ontario

| Monday August 21, 2017
7:42 PM

Academic Appointment

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Western University

Bio Sketch

Dr. Parrent received his B.Sc from Brock University in St. Catharines and his MD from the University of Toronto in 1983. He completed a neurosurgery residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax and a two-year fellowship in Sterotaxic/Functional Neurosurgery at The Toronto Hospital.

Dr. Parrent is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Western University and Associate Scientist at Robart's Research Institute in London. He is conducting research in collaboration with Terri Peters of the Robart's Institute to establish a computer based image guided surgical planning system for neurosurgical procedures. He has also developed an interactive video CD for teaching surgical techniques to residents.

Dr. Parrent has contributed to many medical textbooks and has been published in numerous journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences.


Dr. Parrent's research focuses on minimally invasive techniques for the surgical treatment of epilepsy. He has published research on sterotactic surgery techniques for the treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy. He is undergoing research in brain stimulation on the temporal lobe for the purpose of treating temporal lobe seizures with electrical simulation rather than with surgical procedures. His clinical research focuses on endoscopic surgery and image-guided surgery.

Andrew G. Parrent

Medical Interests

  • Cerebral Endoscopic Surgery
  • Chronic Pain Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Movement Disorder Surgery
  • Parkinson's Disease Surgery

Office Contact Information

  • Phone:519 - 663 - 3707
  • Address:

London Health Sciences Centre
University Hospital
339 Windermere Road
London Ontario Canada
N6A 5A5