Dr. Stephen McNeil
MD, FRCPC-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, CSCN (EMG)
Originally from Northern Ontario Dr. Stephen McNeil completed his undergraduate degree in human kinetics/human biology at the University of Guelph. He went on to complete his medical degree and Royal College training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at McMaster University in Hamilton. In his final year in Hamilton he completed additional training in electromyography/neuromuscular disorders and focal spasticity management as well as completing a number of courses in McMaster’s Master of Science program in Clinical Epidemiology.
Dr. McNeil has been in academic practice in Calgary since 2002. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at University of Calgary. His clinical areas of interest have focused on electromyography/ neuromuscular rehab, focal spasticity management with botulinum toxin and stroke rehabilitation. He has developed one of the largest spasticity management programs in the country and his been and invited presenter at local, national and international conferences in the field of spasticity management. He has also been involved in national and international trials in spasticity. He is a long standing national examiner for the Canadian EMG certification exam.
He has been an invited speaker at a number of national conferences on electromyography and stroke rehabilitation. He is a regular journal invited reviewer in the above areas.
During his time in Calgary Dr. McNeil he has been heavily involved in clinical , teaching and organizational work. He helped establish the residency program for PM&R in Calgary in 2004 and his been actively involved in resident, fellow and medical school teaching . He has served as the Residency rotation supervisor for Stroke Rehabilitation and Electromyography for Physiatry since 2004. He is also a frequent contributor to undergraduate teaching through the elective supervision, clinical skills courses, small group learning and academic lectures.
Dr. McNeil has held a number of planning and executive positions during his time in Calgary. These include past president and secretary/treasurer of the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology-Electromyography, Past president and section representative for Alberta Medical Association section of Physical Medicine, Chair of Rehab Pillar of Alberta Provincial Stroke Strategy, Executive Committee of Canadian Association of PM&R, Founding member and Planning Committee of Canadian Residency Spasticity conference, and previous Chair and Executive Committee of the Canadian Botulinum Toxin Conference.
Outside of work Dr. McNeil enjoys time travelling and relaxing with his wife and 3 children and riding one of his many bicycles. He is also quite fond of craft beer and good food.