Drapeau_460x460Associate Professor
College of Medicine
Department of Neurological Surgery

Background:
In 2018, Dr. Drapeau joined The Ohio State University College of Medicine as an assistant professor. She is also a faculty member at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she serves as the co-director of the craniosynostosis program in the Center for Complex Craniofacial Disorders, the Neurology/Neurosurgery Inpatient Floor medical co-director and the neurosurgery quality improvement leader. Additionally, she is board-certified for neurosurgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Drapeau completed her medical training and her master’s degree in pharmacology at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada. She then completed her fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and received a diploma in specialized studies from the clinician investigator formation program at the University of Sherbrooke. Currently, she is involved in numerous research projects focusing on craniosynostosis, health-related quality of life of families and patients with craniosynostosis, quality improvement and safety in neurosurgery, pediatric brain tumors, intra-arterial chemotherapy in pediatric patients and more.

Research Interests:

  • Craniosynostosis
  • Health-related quality of life of families and patients with craniosynostosis
  • Quality improvement and safety in neurosurgery
  • Blood-brain barrier and pediatric malignant primary tumors
Education:
  • MD: University of Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada)
  • MSc in Pharmacology: University of Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada)
  • Diploma in specialized studies in clinician investigator: University of Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada)
Residency:
  • Neurosurgery, University of Manitoba
  • Neurosurgery, University of Sherbrooke
Fellowship:
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University
Professional Memberships:
  • CNS SANS Committee, Pediatric Neurosurgery Questions
  • Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member, Women in Neurosurgery, AANS/CNS section
  • Member, Pediatric Neurosurgery, AANS/CNS section
Honors/Awards:
  • 2016: Valedictorian, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke
  • 2016: Finalist, Jean De L. Mignault prize, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Merit Gala, University of Sherbrooke
  • 2014: Recipient, Resident Traveling Fellowship Award, Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • 2014: Recipient, “First place for short oral presentations,” 6th Scientific Day of the Sherbrooke Neurosciences Center, University of Sherbrooke
  • 2014: Recipient, “First place awarded by the jury,” Conference of the Association of Neurosurgery of Quebec
  • 2014: Recipient, Basic Sciences Research Award, 16th Scientific Day of the Department of Surgery, University of Sherbrooke
  • 2014: Recipient, Scholarship for the formation of resident physicians in health research (phase 1) of the “Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé”
  • 2013: Recipient, “Centre de Recherche Clinique-Étienne-Le Bel” Award for oral presentation, 5th Scientific Day of the Sherbrooke Neurosciences Center, University of Sherbrooke
  • 2013: Recipient, Basic Science Research Award, 15th Scientific Day of the Department of Surgery, University of Sherbrooke
Funding:
  • 2018: Research Grant, AANS/CNS Pediatric Section of Neurological Surgery
  • 2014 – 2015: Grant for research in surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Sherbrooke
  • 2013 – 2014: Grant for research in surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Sherbrooke
  • 2012 – 2013: Grant for research in surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Sherbrooke

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