Director 1984 - 1992 & 2000 - 2002
A medical graduate of Queen's University, Donald Baxter (1926 - 2012) received training as a neurologist at the Montreal Neurological Institute, at Kingston General Hospital and at Boston City Hospital. In 1962, he was appointed Associate Professor of Neurology at McGill University. He served as the chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and was a President of the Canadian Neurological Association. In 1984, he succeeded William Feindel as MNI Director, a post that he held for eight years. He served again for two years as Interim Director in 2000. The author of a large number of scientific papers on neurological diseases, Baxter was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996.