Dr. Mark Bernstein

Mark Bernstein is a neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital, in the University Health Network, and a professor of surgery at the University of Toronto.

His main area of clinical focus is the treatment of patients with brain tumours. He is also a dedicated educator, having won numerous teaching awards. He is passionate about helping advance neurosurgery in the developing world, where he has made about 25 visits to teach inside and outside the operating room. In 2011, he was awarded the Greg Wilkins-Barrick Chair in International Surgery to support this work.

In 2003, he completed a Masters of Health Science in Bioethics. His current research explores various ethical issues and other aspects of the patient experience using qualitative research methodology.

Dr. Bernstein has published about 350 scientific papers and book chapters, a textbook of neuro-oncology (in its third edition) and a textbook on bioethics. He has also written about 150 non-medical stories, many of which attempt to bridge the gap between the surgeon’s world and the public.

He is married to Lee, a native Los Angelina, and has three grown daughters, and several canine children and grandchildren.