Peter M. Shedden

MSc, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FAANS, President of GHNC

Dr. Peter M. Shedden is an established and prominent neurosurgeon who is board certified in both Canada and the USA.

Dr. Peter Shedden is an established and prominent neurosurgeon who is board certified in both Canada and the United States. He completed his pre-medical training at the University of Toronto where he received a BSc degree in Anatomy and Physiology and a MSc degree for research pertaining to spinal cord development.


Queen's University, Kingston Ontario

Doctor of Medicine

1982 – 1986

University of Toronto - Dept of Anatomy

Master of Science

1981 – 1984

University of Toronto

Bachelor of Science, Major in Physiology

1977 – 1981

Kipling Collegiate Institute

1972 – 1977

Dr. Shedden obtained his medical degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and received his neurosurgical training from the University of Toronto. There, he completed his fellowship training in neurotrauma and cerebrovascular neurosurgery at St. Michael’s Hospital. In 1992, he moved to the U.S. and began work as assistant professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He began his private practice in 1997 with the opening of the Greater Houston Neurosurgery Center.

Dr. Shedden has extensive training in all areas of neurosurgery including cerebrovascular, neurotrauma, brain tumors, micro neurosurgery, functional neurosurgery (trigeminal procedures), spinal surgery, and peripheral nerve surgery including brachial plexus. He has well over 22 years of experience in stereotactic radiosurgery, also known as the Gamma Knife.

He is currently the medical director at CHI-St. Luke’s Health the Woodlands in the Woodlands, TX. He is also credited for bringing the newest approach for minimally invasive brain surgery to Montgomery County like the Gamma knife (The Perfexion) and the NICO BrainPath. He has held multiple leadership positions in hospitals, the community, and is post president of the TANS.

Dr. Shedden is also founder and president of (GHNI) Greater Houston Neuroscience Institute, the umbrella organization over the GHNC and two 501© 3 organizations, the Greater Houston Foundation for Medical Research and Education (GHFRME) and the Regional Resource Center for Super Adults (RRCSA). GHFRME supports the ThinkFirst program, an international non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries in children, teens, and young adults. The RRCSA is focused on the overall well-being of our Super Adults (individuals 55+) to improve their quality of life and utilize their wisdom to make contributions to the modern world.


  • CHI St. Luke’s Health – Lakeside Hospital
  • CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Vintage Hospital
  • CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands Hospital
  • Houston Northwest Medical Center
  • Huntsville Memorial Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands
  • Tomball Regional Medical Hospital


American Board
of Neurological Surgery


American College
of Surgeons


American Association
of Neurological Surgeons


Congress of
Neurological Surgeons