Check out the #SpinalCord collection Reader's Choice 2020!
In this collection we highlight a selection of articles from 2020, which top the list of the journal’s most cited, most downloaded and most shared. See ➡️ https://www.nature.com/collections/cadhjhfjej
Dr. Charles Tator
Dr. Charles Tator, Neurosurgeon
Dr. Charles Tator trained in Neurosurgery and Neuropathology and was the first Dan Chair of Neurosurgery, at the University of Toronto. He headed Neurosurgery at the Toronto Western Hospital, and was a founder of ThinkFirst, Canada, a national brain and spinal cord injury prevention foundation, and Parachute Canada, a national injury prevention agency. He is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto where he has held two research chairs. He invented the clip compression injury model of the rodent spinal cord, the first small animal model. He initiated the STASCIS trials of early spinal cord decompression in SCI patients. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and an inductee of the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. Currently, he is a Scientist in the Krembil Brain Institute. He has received awards from the Canadian Paraplegic Association, Canadian Brain Injury Coalition, USA Hockey, Hockey Canada and the American Spinal Injuries Association. His book on Catastrophic Injuries in Sports and Recreation was published by the University of Toronto Press, and he is the author of 439 publications in peer review journals. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neurotrauma and the Neuroscientist.