Gilles Bertrand, MD

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Tel.: 514-398-1936
Academic Affiliations: Neurology and Neurosurgery
Department: Neurosurgery


Dr. Gilles Bertrand is a Professor Emeritus of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University.  Dr. Bertrand was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1988.  He was awarded the Médaille du Lieutenant Gouverneur in 1949 and the Canadian Centennial Medal in 1992.

Dr. Bertrand obtained his B.A. Summa cum laude (1943) and his M.D. Magna cum laude (1949) from the Université de Montréal.  Dr. Bertrand conducted post doctoral studies on brain tumours at the Hôpital de la Salpêtrière in Paris.  He was a general surgeon at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo, OH (USA) prior to returning to Montreal to obtain a M.Sc. (1953) from McGill University.  Dr. Bertrand joined the faculty at the Montreal Neurological Institute in 1960.

Dr. Bertrand is an internationally recognized authority on, and has made substantial original developments to, the surgical treatment of spinal disorders and the microsurgical treatment of pituitary tumours. He has also made outstanding contributions to graduate education in Canada as a Director of McGill University's Neurosurgical Post-Graduate Training Program.

Besides working closely with many of the Institute's basic and clinical research teams, neurosurgeons at the Montreal Neurological Hospital pursue independent research interests. Dr. Gilles Bertrand with the late Dr. Herbert Jasper, carried out pioneering work on cellular unit recording of the human thalamus in awake patients operated on for Parkinson's Disease. Dr. Bertrand and Dr. Chris Thompson were the first to introduce computers to stereotactic surgery for the treatment of Parkinsonian tremor. Dr. Bertrand has demonstrated that syringomyelia is often due to hydrodynamic problems in the cerebrospinal fluid circulation with partial obstruction of the CSF pathways; he has developed surgical techniques to establish freer cerebrospinal fluid circulation.

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