Dr. Christopher Honey is Professor and Head of Neurosurgery at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto and his doctoral degree from Oxford University as a Canadian Rhodes Scholar. He completed additional training at Harvard Medical School and is a Scholar in Surgical Leadership.
He completed his Canadian Royal College training in neurosurgery (FRCSC) in 1995 and became a diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2000. He was elected a Fellow of the American College of Surgery in 2017.
Dr. Honey was the President of the Canadian Section of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery for its first seven years. He is on the Board of the World Society of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery (2003-present) and was on the Board of the Canadian Neuromodulation Society (2012-2019) and American Society of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery (2008-2012).
In 2016, Dr. Honey was elected the President of the Canadian Neuromodulation Society (2016-2019) and hosted the annual national scientific meetings in Whistler (2018) and Iqaluit (2019).
In 2016, Dr. Honey was elected President of the British Columbia Section of Neurosurgeons (2016-2019).
In 2018, Dr. Honey was elected President of the World Neurosurgical Federation for Cranial Nerve Disorders. This group studies conditions such as Trigeminal Neuralgia, Hemi-Facial Spasm, Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia and the newly described Hemi-Laryngopharyngeal Spasm (HELPS) and has a major interest in Microvascular Decompression (MVD) neurosurgery. Dr. Honey will host the 3rd World Congress on Microvascular Decompression in Vancouver in 2022.
Dr. Honey has provided philanthropic neurosurgical care around the world. He was the first neurosurgeon to successfully remove a brain tumor in Liberia. He has the first to provide DBS surgery in Kuwait. He has operated in China, Indonesia, and Ghana.
Dr. Honey has been invited to lecture at Universities and Meetings around the world (over 200 presentations on 6 continents). He has a strong commitment to teaching and has trained 25 neurosurgeons from around the world during their one-year fellowship with him in Vancouver. His neurosurgical website has more information written for patients.