BN, MN, NP
Ron is a born and raised Calgarian. He completed a diploma in Physical Education - Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal College and worked as an athletic therapist for numerous junior hockey and football teams. Ron completed his Bachelors of Nursing degree from the University of Calgary. After completing nursing school, Ron worked on Unit 112 acute neurosurgery/neurology. He then went on to complete the combined Masters of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner program also at the University of Calgary. Ron has worked with the Department of Clinical Neurosciences division of neurosurgery for 20 plus years. He has worked in the hydrocephalus clinic with Dr. Mark Hamilton with a special interest in hydrocephalus and normal pressure hydrocephalus. He also worked closely with Dr. Clare Gallagher and her study of comparing Decadron vs. surgical management of subdural hematomas. Ron was an invited speaker at the International Hydrocephalus Conference in 2018 and has been a guest lecturer in the Faculty of Nursing nurse practitioner program. Ron is a guest editor of the Clinical Neuroscience sections of the Canadian Edition of "Brunner & Suddarth's Canadian Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing".
Ron is a father of three amazing children and in his spare time spends numerous hours cheering on his kids play soccer, hockey and baseball. Ron also loves spending time with his "smoker" and enjoys craft beer.