Dr. Eric Massicotte


Staff Neurosurgeon, University Health Network

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Director of Undergraduate Education for Neurosurgery

Medical Director, Back and Neck Program Altum Health


A graduate of the University of Ottawa School of Medicine in 1995, Dr. Massicotte entered the Neurosurgical Training

Program at the University of Manitoba immediately after. He transitioned to the University of Toronto for his senior

years. During his time in Manitoba, Dr. Massicotte completed a Master in Science with the department of

surgery. His research focused on white matter changes in the rat model under the supervision of Dr. Marc Del Bigio.

He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2001. In order to further his interest

in spine, he undertook a fellowship at the Toronto Western Hospital under the direction of Dr. Fehlings. The complex

spine fellowship also provided him time with Dr. Lewis and Dr. Rampersaud.

He is now Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery and member of the Division of Neurosurgery at the Toronto Western Hospital. His clinical practice focuses on the spine with research interests in outcome measures and medical education. Dr. Massicotte has been appointed a medical director for two programs at Altum Health, Back & Neck and Concussion. The latter was an innovation started in collaboration with Dr. Charles Tator.


Spinal Neurosurgery

Diseases Treated

Surgical management of spine and spinal cord conditions


Neurosurgery Clinic

Altum Health UHN




Contact Information 

Phone: 416 603 5675

Fax: 416 603 5298


Education and Training  

FRCS(C) – Neurosurgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2001

MBA – Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto, 2017

MSc – University of Manitoba, 2000

MD – University of Ottawa, 1995

BSc – Cum Laude, University of Ottawa, 1991

Academic Affiliations 

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

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