Professor Fred Gentili, FACS, FRCSC, MD, MSc

Fred Gentili

Dr Gentili has been a Staff at the Department of Neurosurgery of the Toronto Western Hospital since 1982. After his residency in neurosurgery in Toronto Dr Gentili spent two years (1979 – 1981) as a fellow with Professor Yasargil in Zurich and Professor Lindsey Symon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.

Currently, Dr Gentili is a Professor of Surgery and the Director of Skull Base Centre at the University of Toronto. Dr Gentili’s large clinical practice focuses on skull base, neurovascular and pituitary surgery. He has an extensive operative experience which is internationally renowned. Not only was he involved in the establishment of the discipline “skull base neurosurgery” through the North American Skull Base Society, but he always continued to innovate, more recently in the area of endoscopic skull base techniques.

Dr Gentili has inspired a multitude of trainees and fellows from all over the world, as a true Master Surgeon with comprehensive knowledge of operative and microsurgical neuroanatomy. Whoever witnessed Dr Gentili operate would truly appreciate the meaning of “meticulous” surgery.

Written by Thomas Santarius