Dr. O. Carter Snead III received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1966 and a Doctor of Medicine in 1970, both from the University of West Virginia School of Medicine. Subsequently, he trained in Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Centre 1970 - 72, Child Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine 1972-75, and served in the United States Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, as a pediatric neurologist at the USAF Medical Center 1975-77. In 1977, he assumed his first academic position in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, and in 1989 he became Head of the Division of Neurology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Professor of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Neurology, and Vice-Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. In 1996 Dr. Snead moved to Toronto, Canada, to be Head of the Division of Neurology at The Hospital for Sick Children. In 2006 Dr. Snead began the SickKids Centre for Brain & Behaviour – a virtual assembly of the areas within Pediatric Neurosciences – the core business of which is to advance the integration of research, clinical care, education, and outreach to improve the health, quality of life, and wellbeing of children everywhere with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, and muscle. Dr. Snead’s clinical research focus is on magnetic source imaging in pediatric epilepsy surgery and basic research focus is on basic mechanisms of absence epilepsy; the search for animal models of refractory pediatric epilepsies; and molecular biology of the GABAB receptor.