Pushing Frontiers: Systems Leadership in Neurosurgery, Basic Science Research & Mentorship

It was with utmost pleasure and honour for CaMSIGN to host Professor Gelareh Zadeh for another episode of the “Women in Neurosurgery” series, where eminent healthcare leaders discuss their professional careers, impart wisdom and advocate for an increased presence of women in the field. This particular session revolved around the importance of leadership, academia, and mentorship from the perspective of Professor Zadeh as an incredibly successful neurosurgeon-scientist.

About Professor Zadeh:

Dr. Gelareh Zadeh, MD, Ph.D., FRCS(C), FAANS, is Dan Family Chair and Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto. She is Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital and Co-Director for the Krembil Brain Institute at University Health Network. Dr. Zadeh is a Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre where she runs a translational research program at MacFeeters-Hamilton Neuro-oncology Program and holds the Wilkins Family Brain Tumor Research Chair. Dr. Zadeh has a dedicated neuro-oncology and skull base practice, which includes a number of multidisciplinary specialized programs including a skull base clinic, brain metastases, pituitary clinic, and neurofibromatosis clinics. In parallel, she has an active research laboratory focusing on integrated multi-platform molecular analysis of brain tumors, together with a focus on understanding molecular response to targeted therapies, such as anti-angiogenesis and metabolic inhibitors. She is also involved in a number of national and international organizations. She was also President of Society of Neuro-Oncology (SNO), and the past Chair of Neuro-oncology Committee at the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons, she is the Co-Chair and founder of the International Consortium on Meningiomas (ICOM). She is the Editor-in-Chief of Neuro-Oncology Advances, open access journal of SNO and EANO.