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About Sandrine de Ribaupierre

Dr. Sandrine de Ribaupierre is a pediatric neurosurgeon researching brain function and brain structure in children, from fetuses to school-age, through the use of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) technology.

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Children's Health Collaborators: Charles McKenzie, Barbra de Vrijer, and Keith St Lawrence

Dr. de Ribaupierre uses 3D ultrasound technology to assess preterm infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), connecting imaging to cognitive development in early childhood. She also develops virtual reality technology, simulating operating room procedures for prospective neurosurgeons.



Dr. de Ribaupierre earned her MD at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. After a Neurosurgery residency in Lausanne (Switzerland), she completed an epilepsy fellowship in the Fondation Rothschild in Paris (France), then a paediatric neurosurgery fellowship in the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

She is currently an Associate Professor , working as a paediatric neurosurgeon with some involvement in paediatric and adult trauma and adult epilepsy and endoscopic surgery. Dr. de Ribaupierre joined the Department in 2008.

Research
Her main research areas are medical education, using virtual and augmented reality as an educational tool, with a special interest in neuroanatomy. She is also interested in surgical simulation with the development and evaluation of AR/VR tools for surgical simulation.

Her clinical research focuses on epilepsy, cognition and functional imaging.

She is collaborating with CSTAR, Robarts and the Centre for Brain and Mind. On-going projects include the evaluation of surgical simulators (NRC, AngioMentor), online neuroanatomical curriculum with a spin on a learner's point of view, brain variability using fMRI and DTI, and new technologies to monitor IVH in preterm infants.

Medical Interests
Epilepsy, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Paediatric Neurosurgery


Dr. De Ribaupierre's main research areas are medical education, using virtual and augmented reality as an educational tool, with a special interest in neuroanatomy. She is also interested in surgical simulation with the development and evaluation of AR/VR tools for surgical simulation. Her clinical research focuses on epilepsy, cognition and functional imaging.

She is collaborating with CSTAR, Robarts and the Centre for Brain and Mind. On-going projects include the evaluation of surgical simulators (NRC, AngioMentor), online neuroanatomical curriculum with a spin on a learner's point of view, brain variability using fMRI and DTI, and new technologies to monitor IVH in preterm infants.


Research Interest Area: Neurological disorders
Research Overview: Epilepsy (adult and pediatric); Functional imaging (MRI-DT1); Virtual reality; Medical education in neuroanatomy; Cerebellum functions; Hydrocephalus

Positions

Present Associate Member, Western University Brain and Mind Institute
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Present Associate Professor, Western University Department of Medical Biophysics
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Present Associate Professor, Western University Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
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Present Associate Professor, Western University Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences
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Present Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute ‐ Children's Health Research Institute (CHRI)
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