A renowned neurosurgeon
A remarkable example of perseverance and determination, Dr. Charles Drake was a true visionary in medicine. Over his long career, he perfected, documented and taught surgical techniques on the repair of ruptured brain aneurysms for which he gained world-wide fame. His reputation attracted both patients and students from across the world, making Southwestern Ontario an ever-evolving centre for medical excellence and international firsts.
While recognized for his skill, determination and courage in the operating room, Drake was also known for his humility, and his caring, compassionate nature; he did not seek fame or public accolades for his work. He attributed his determination and work ethic to his sense of commitment to his patients.