Centre for Cranial Nerve Disorders

The Centre for Cranial Nerve Disorders is a neurosurgery clinic specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders involving the cranial nerves.

The Centre for Cranial Nerve Disorders, Winnipeg

The Centre for Cranial Nerve Disorders
Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Regional Health
Services, Health Sciences Centre,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Anthony M. Kaufmann
MD, BSc (Med), MSc, FRCPC

  • Associate Professor, Section of Neurosurgery
  • Director, Centre for Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Co-Director, Centre for Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Co-Director, Winnipeg Centre for Gamma Knife Surgery
  • Supervisor, Intraoperative Monitoring Program

Anthony Michael Kaufmann

Areas of Interest & Specialization
Cranial Nerve Disorders
Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke
Cranial Base Microsurgery



Dr. Anthony Kaufmann is a graduate of the University of Manitoba School of Medicine where he also completed his neurosurgery residency and received his Masters of Science Degree in Surgery. During his training, he received several research and achievement awards, as well as athletic scholarships and basketball All-Star awards.

In 1994 he accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, and specialized his practice in cerebrovascular and cranial base neurosurgery. He was a member of the "Stroke Team" at the Pittsburgh Stroke Institute. Dr. Kaufmann also developed a special interest in cranial nerve disorders and microvascular decompression surgery while working with the pioneer in this field, Dr. Peter J. Jannetta.

Dr. Kaufmann returned to Canada and joined the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary in 1997, where he established a cranial nerve subspecialty clinic. He was also the neurosurgical representative for the Calgary LINAC Radiosurgery Planning Committee and Treatment Team.

In November 2000, Dr. Kaufmann accepted the position of Associate Professor in the Section of Neurosurgery, University of Manitoba. He established and is the Director of the Centre for Cranial Nerve Disorders and is supervisor of the Intraoperative Monitoring Program in Winnipeg. He was appointed Co-director of Canada's first Gamma Knife Surgery Centre and is also Co-director of the Centre for Cerebrovascular Disease.

Dr. Kaufmann is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Hemifacial Spasm Association and the Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada; he is also a Medical Advisor for the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association of Canada. Dr. Kaufmann maintains an active clinical research program. He has published over 85 articles, book chapters, and abstracts and has presented over 100 scientific papers and invited lectures.


For information or to book an appointment at the Centre For Cranial Nerve Disorders, Winnipeg, please contact us by:

Administration: (204) 787-7263
Appointments & Clinic: (204) 787-7275

Administration: (204) 787-3851
Appointments & Clinic: (204) 783-7356

E-mail: akaufmann@hsc.mb.ca

Anthony M. Kaufmann
MD, BSc(Med), MSc, FRCSC
Associate Professor, Section of Neurosurgery
Director, Centre for Cranial Nerve Disorders
GB-137 Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, Canada R3A 1R9