Dr. Adam Kirton

Dr. Adam Kirton




Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics


Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Neurosciences


Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Radiology

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Owerko Centre

One Child Every Child Technology Solutions Co-lead

University of Calgary

Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 955-7424


Pediatric NIBS Lab, Pediatric BCI Lab: Alberta Children's Hospital-

Preferred method of communication



Educational Background

BScHons Life Sciences, Queen's University, 1994

MD Medicine, Queen's University, 2000

MSc Pharmacology, University of Calgary, 1996

FRCPC Pediatric Neurology, University of Calgary, 2005


Dr. Kirton is Professor of Pediatrics, Radiology, and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary and an attending Pediatric Neurologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. He holds the Dr. Robert Haslam Chair in Pediatric Neurology and serves at the Deputy Head (Research) for the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Kirton’s research focuses on applying technologies including neuroimaging, non-invasive brain stimulation, and brain computer interfaces to measure and modulate the response of the developing brain to early injury to generate new therapies and opportunities for life participation for disabled children. He served as the inaugural board chair and vice president of the International Pediatric Stroke Organization (internationalpediatricstroke.org, @curekidstroke). Dr. Kirton directs the Calgary Pediatric Stroke Program (perinatalstroke.com, @PedStrokeYYC), Alberta Perinatal Stroke Project, the University of Calgary Non-invasive Neurostimulation Network (N3), and the ACH Brain Computer Interface Laboratory (BCI4kids.com, @BCI4kids).


Participation in university strategic initiatives


  • Dr. Robert Haslam Chair in Pediatric Neurology, ACHF / University of Calgary. 2021
  • Killam Graduate Supervision and Mentorship Award, University of Calgary. 2020
  • Excellence in Graduate Supervision Award, Graduate Student Association, University of Calgary. 2019


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