A renowned neuroscientist is helping Surrey Memorial Hospital develop advanced ways of treating patients with traumatic brain injuries, through a $5.2 million research endowment.
Dr. Ryan D'Arcy, of Simon Fraser University, will lead the charge.
He specializes in neurotechnology and will oversee the development of a medical technology sector, beginning with advanced diagnosis and treatment at SMH.
The project was launched Tuesday, with funding from the provincial government, SFU and the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation. It's called the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation B.C. Leadership Chair in Multimodal Technology for Healthcare Innovation.
"Dr. D'Arcy brings great passion, drive, and applied research talent to Fraser Health," said Nigel Murray, president and CEO of Fraser Health. "We are fortunate to have him leading health sciences and innovation at Surrey Memorial Hospital and thank the Province of B.C., Simon Fraser University and the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation for making this incredible appointment possible."