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Dr. Mojgan Hodaie


Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Education Program Lead, Krembil Brain Institute

Site Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program and Neurosurgery Fellowship Director

Surgical Co-Director, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Family Gamma Knife Centre


Dr. Mojgan Hodaie is staff neurosurgeon at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network and the surgical co-Director of the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Family Gamma Knife Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital. Dr. Hodaie holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and is a member of the largest functional neurosurgery team in Canada, with expertise in all forms of neuromodulation including deep brain stimulation, spinal cord stimulation and baclofen pumps for the management of spasticity. Dr. Hodaie has a special clinical and research interest in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and facial pain.



Dr. Hodaie's is a scientist at the Toronto Western Research Institute. Her advanced surgical imaging laboratory focuses on the use of brain imaging to understand changes in brain structure and microstructure in functional neurosurgical conditions. She has a special research interest in the investigation of brain “signatures” of pain and how this can help define better care and personalize treatment for patients. She has published key papers in the area on methodology of small fiber tractography, machine learning models applied to the study of pain, and structural neuroanatomical changes in the gray and white matter in trigeminal neuralgia.


Dr. Hodaie is the Education lead at the Krembil Brain Institute and neurosurgery residency and fellowship site director for the Toronto Western Hospital. 


Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery 

Surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia

Diseases Treated

Trigeminal Neuralgia 

Chiari Malformation

Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Movement Disorders

Severe Spasticity


Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain Clinic

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Clinic

Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation Clinic

Chiari Malformation Clinic

Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Clinic





Contact Information 

Phone: 416 603 6441 

Fax: 416 603 5298


Education and Training  

2003 – 2004 Fellow, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery,

                              University of Toronto 
1996 – 2003 Postgraduate, Residency Training, Neurosurgery,       

                              University of Toronto 
1992 – 1996 M.D., Queen’s University, Kingston

Academic Affiliations 

Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto

Research Affiliations 

Scientist, Krembil Research Institute, Division of Brain, Imaging and Behaviour Systems

Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine

UHN Research Profile

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