CFLPA Director of Neurology

Christopher R. Honey, MD DPhil FRCSC FACS

Dr. Honey completed medical school at the University of Toronto. He then went up to Oxford University as a Canadian Rhodes Scholar to pursue a doctoral degree in neurophysiology.  He returned to Canada and studied neurosurgery at the University of British Columbia. He received his neurosurgical qualifications in 1995 and was invited to join the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.  He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2003 and to full Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery) at UBC and VGH in 2015.

Dr Honey’s area of specialization is stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. He has been invited to lecture around the world. He has received competitive grant funding for his research from a number of different sources. He has introduced 12 new operations to British Columbia and was the first surgeon in the world to perform:

  1.  MVD for HELPS syndrome and
  2. DBS for spasmodic dysphonia.

Dr. Honey was elected President of the British Columbia Section of Neurosurgery in 2016. He was elected President of the Canadian Society of Neuromodulation in 2016. He was the President of the Canadian Section of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery for its first seven years. He is on the Boards of the World Society of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery and the International Neuromodulation Society and was on the Board of the American Society of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery.

Dr. Honey has a strong interest in teaching and has mentored 20 international neurosurgeons during their one-year fellowship training with him in Vancouver.

Clinical Interests

Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery:

  1. Deep Brain Stimulation
  2. Trigeminal Neuralgia
  3. HELPS syndrome (hemi-laryngopharyngeal spasm)
  4. Spasmodic Dysphonia

Research Interests

Dr. Honey coordinates the Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery area of research for British Columbia. Our center has ongoing prospective trials on the effect of deep brain stimulation on movement disorders, mood, and pain.

Perform a PubMed Search of Dr. Honey’s publications.