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Congratulations Dr. Nir Lipsman: recipient of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 for 2020

October 29, 2020


Congratulations Dr. Nir Lipsman, neurosurgeon, scientist, and director of Sunnybrook’s Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation, who has been named a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® for 2020.

The award recognizes the “exceptional achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40 chosen on four key criteria: Vision & Innovation; Leadership; Impact & Influence; and Social Responsibility” and was announced today in the National Post and BNN Bloomberg. Dr. Lipsman and other award recipients have been selected from over 900 nominees across the country.

Dr. Lipsman is also the clinical director of Sunnybrook’s Focused Ultrasound Centre of Excellence, the only centre of its kind in Canada as recognized by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. He has been at the forefront of world-leading clinical applications of MRI-guided focused ultrasound in essential tremor, and in the launch of clinical trials of focused ultrasound including Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, major depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

In addition, Dr. Lipsman has lead historic clinical trials investigating deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use disorder.

Congratulations, Dr. Lipsman!

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