Fahad Alkherayf is an Associate Professor and a neurosurgeon at University of Ottawa. He is also a neuroscientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) with a cross appointment to the Clinical Epidemiology Program. He also directs the clinical research at the Division of Neurosurgery at the Ottawa Hospital. Additionally he directs the Spine Fellowship Program at University of Ottawa. After graduating from medical school he completed his neurosurgery training at University of Ottawa in 2010. He also completed two fellowships in complex spine surgery and minimally invasive skull base surgery. Additionally he obtained training in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics (MSc, Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2011) and he has completed the clinician investigator program by the Royall College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). His clinical practice focus on complex spine surgery, minimally invasive cranial surgery and complex cranio-cervical reconstruction. His clinical research interests lie in translational primary brain tumor research, clinical trials, and spinal cord injury. He has authored and co-authored many research papers and abstracts, and spoken at many international conferences. He has been serving as an Editorial Board Member of many journals.