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Dr. Fred Gentili


Crean Hotson Chair in Skull Base Surgery

Alan and Susan Hudson Chair in Neuro-oncology

Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Director, Surgical Education, University Health Network


Dr. Gentili graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1982. After a surgical internship, he

entered the laboratory and worked towards a Masters degree in the Institute of Medical Science which he

received in 1975. Dr. Gentili entered the Neurosurgical Training Program at the University of Toronto in 1975

and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1980. He did clinical fellowships

in neurosurgery at St. Michael’s Hospital, the University of Zurich (under Professor Yasagil), and at the National

Hospital in London (under Lyndsay Symon) from 1979-1981. Dr. Gentili joined the Neurosurgery Staff at

the Toronto General Hospital in 1982. He is currently Professor in the Department of Surgery and Deputy Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at the Toronto Western Hospital. He has been named as the first Director of the Skull Base Centre at the University of Toronto. His main interests are in the skull base, vascular, and pituitary neurosurgery.



Skull Base Surgery

Diseases Treated

Brain Tumours


Neuro-Oncology Clinic 

Pituitary Clinic

Gamma Knife Clinic



Contact Information 

Phone: 416 603 5800 ext. 5250 
Fax: 416 603 5298 

Education and Training  

1981 – Clinical Fellow, Cerebrovascular Surgery, National Hospital Queen Square 
1981 – Clinical Fellow, Microneurosurgery, University of Zurich                    

1979 – Clinical Fellow, Neurosurgery, St. Michael’s Hospital 
1975-1980 – Residency, Neurosurgical Training Program, Toronto General Hospital                                                  

1973-1974 – Straight Surgical Internship, Toronto General Hospital  
1972 – MSc, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto  
1972 – MD, University of Toronto

Academic Affiliations 

Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Research Affiliations 

Krembil Research Institute 
Cancer Clinical Research Unit, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

UHN Research Profile

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