Pediatric Neurosurgery

Exceptional neurosurgical care for Maritime children

Dr. P. Daniel McNeely

Dr. Simon A. Walling

Team members

Dr. P. Daniel McNeely, chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Dr. Simon A. Walling, Neurosurgery
Shauna Wilcox, nurse, Neurosurgery & Spina Bifida Clinic
Debbie Nelson, LPN, Neurosurgery Clinic
Staci Brocklehurst, nurse, Brain Tumour Clinic
Colleen O’Toole, nurse, Craniofacial Clinic
Shona McConnell, team lead, Neurosurgery OR Nursing Team
Dr. Susan Morris, neurophysiologist
Cathy Caron, administrative assistant
Chrissy Shay, administrative assistant
Steve Van-Iderstine, research associate


Pediatric Neurology
Pediatric Anesthesia
Pediatric Neuroradiology
Pediatric Critical Care
Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Radiation Oncology
Pediatric Orthopedics
Pediatric General Surgery
Pediatric Urology
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Pediatric Neurosurgery is the specialty of surgery dedicated to the diagnosis, surgical and nonsurgical management of congenital abnormalities, trauma and diseases affecting the nervous system, its blood supply, and supporting structures. We strive to obtain the best possible outcome for each patient and their family, working collaboratively with allied health as well as other medical and surgical specialists who have pediatric expertise.

Patients are evaluated and followed as needed in the outpatient clinic. Children who require hospitalization will stay on the Medical Surgical Neurosciences Unit (MSNU), the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), or the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), depending on their circumstances and care needs. Commonly used investigations would include diagnostic imaging such as MRI, CT and x-ray.