CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal: Jewish General Hospital

(The Integrated Health and Social Services Network for West Central Montreal - Jewish General Hospital)

Division of Neurology

Members and Personnel

The Division of Neurology is composed of 11 full time neurologists and one associate member. The neurologists are supported by 2 neurology clinical nurse specialists, 4 electrophysiology technicians, 5 administrative assistants and one administrative supervisor.


Dr. Robert Altman
Dr. Joseph Carlton
Dr. Calvin Melmed
Dr. Jeffrey Minuk (Chief)
Dr. Fraser Moore
Dr. Dina Namiranian
Dr. Daniel Rabinovitch (associate member)
Dr. Hyman Schipper
Dr. Ronald Schondorf
Dr. Michael Sidel
Dr. Alexander Thiel
Dr. Chenjie Xia

Clinical Activities

Members of the Division of Neurology provide outpatient clinic care in general neurology as well as in the following subspecialties: movement disorders, demyelinating diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, autonomic nervous system disorders, epilepsy, dementia, neurological complications of medical disease. The outpatient clinic has more than 6000 visits annually.

Members of the Division of Neurology manage an inpatient stroke ward consisting of 24 beds, four of which are reserved for high intensity monitoring. In fulfillment of the hospital's role as a secondary stroke referral center, members admit and manage more than 300 stroke patients per year.

Members provide 24 hour per day inpatient consultation service to the hospital. There are more than 50 inpatient neurology consultation requests per week from various departments including internal medicine, surgery, oncology, obstetrics, family medicine, geriatrics and psychiatry. The inpatient consultation service also provides medical coverage for the hospital-based urgent transient ischemic attack clinic (Accueil Clinique).

The Division of Neurology operates a clinical electrophysiology unit and provides electrodiagnostic expertise and studies in electromyography (more than 3000 studies per year), electroencephalography (more than 600 studies per year) and autonomic nervous system testing, including tilt table examinations (more than 140 studies per year). In addition, the division operates a cervical ultrasonography laboratory which performs more than 500 cervical vascular ultrasounds annually.

Research activities

The Division of Neurology has active clinical and basic research programs in cerebrovascular disease as well as clinical research programs in movement disorders, behavioural neurology and basic science research activities in the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration.

Clinical teaching activities

Members of the Division of Neurology provide clinical teaching opportunities for medical students, off-service residents (family medicine, psychiatry, internal medicine, radiology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology, emergency medicine) and neurology residents and fellows. Teaching is provided in outpatient general neurology and subspecialty clinics as well as on the inpatient neurology consultation service (more than 50 consultation request per week). The Division receives between 4-6 medical trainees per academic period usually consisting of 2 neurology residents, 1-2 medical residents and 1-2 medical students (McGill or other university)

The Division of Neurology conducts its own weekly Royal College approved departmental academic rounds. The weekly departmental rounds are supplemented by weekly rounds video conferenced from the MUHC as well as Lady Davis Institute basic neuroscience presentations. Neuroradiology teaching rounds are provided twice monthly.

Division of Neurosurgery

Members and personnel

The Division of Neurosurgery is composed of 2 active surgeons specializing in spinal and skull-base surgery. The Program is closely associated with Neurology, ENT, orthopedics, and endocrinology services.


Dr. Jeffrey Golan 

Dr. Salvatore Di Maio 


The Neurosurgery Program Mission is to provide evidence-based medicine as well as value-based medicine, using patient-reported outcome measures, as well as clinical metrics to continuously improve patient care-delivery.


Jewish General (Sir Mortimer B. Davis) Hospital
3755 Cote Ste. Catherine
Montreal, Quebec
Canada, H3T 1E2

Neurologist-in-Chief: Dr. Jeffrey Minuk
Tel: (514) 340-8222 ext.28060
Fax: (514) 340-7567
E-mail: jeffrey.minuk [at]

Neurosurgeon-in-Chief: Dr. Jeff Golan
Tel: (514) 340-8222 ext. 5200
Fax: (514) 340-7924
E-mail: jeff.golan [at] 

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