This research focuses on the cause and treatment of spinal cord cysts and brain blood vessel abnormalities (arteriovenous malformations or AVMs).

These are abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain that can lead to stroke.

Surgical Infection Research

Research on hospital acquired infection including:

  • the role of bacterial biofilms on surgical equipment
  • medical implants
  • chronic wounds in these infections
  • the transmission of blood borne viruses including Hepatitis B Virus.

Clinical Ethics

Research examining the ethical issues raised by various aspects of health care including:

  • innovative surgery
  • organ donation
  • clinical research
  • conflicts of interest in health care