Dr. Ayer completed his undergraduate education at Queen’s University with a degree in life sciences and an honors thesis in immunology. He then completed his medical training at Wake Forest University and his neurosurgical training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where during residency he also obtained a Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management.
As a clinical instructor at Stanford, Dr. Ayer will be focused on the surgical treatments of movement disorders, epilepsy and pain. Dr. Ayer has clinical interests in surgical treatment for epilepsy, movement disorders, skull base approaches, hydrocephalus and spine surgery. His research has focused on bioelectronic tools for the treatment of neurosurgical pathology and is interested in developing novel brain computer interfaces and biosensors for the restoration of sensorimotor function.
In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, hockey, hiking, and traveling.
- Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Clinical Instructor, Neurosurgery
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2013 - Present)
Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2013 - Present)
BSc, Queen's University, Life Sciences, Immunology (2009)
Medical Education: Wake Forest School of Medicine (2013) NC
MBA, Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, Health care administration, entrepreneurship (2019)
Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2020) IL