Division of Neurosurgery
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The Division of Neurosurgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is home to physician leaders and neuroscientists who are providing quality care for patients and continuously searching for better therapies. While performing over 1,600 operations each year, we train neurosurgical leaders as part of University of Toronto Neurosurgical Residency Program, and we advance the scientific basis of neurosurgical disorders.

Sunnybrook is home of the largest trauma centre in Canada, a regional stroke centre, and one of the busiest cancer centres in Ontario. From scheduled, routine outpatient procedures to the most complex emergency operations, our Division of Neurosurgery is always ready to provide the best care for patients.

Clinically, we are leaders in a wide spectrum of neurosurgical conditions. In a constant search for personalized, precise treatments, our Division places special emphasis on minimally invasive image-guided techniques for the brain and spine, including endoscopic and key-hole surgery for brain tumours and vascular lesions, endovascular treatment of brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformation (AVMs), and “scalpel-free” approaches for neuromodulation.

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Academically, we are pushing the boundaries forward in such diverse fields as central nervous system (CNS) drug delivery, traumatic brain injury, optical coherence tomography for intraoperative neuronavigation, and novel therapeutic options for neuropsychiatric illnesses. We are advancing research as the leading site for a number of multi-centre randomized clinical trials in neurosurgery across Canada.

Contact our Division:

Division Head:

Dr. Farhad Pirouzmand

Administrative contact:

Cathy Hutchinson:


2075 Bayview Avenue
A131, A-Wing, 1st Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4N 3M5

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