Jeff Dror Golan, MD

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery, Jewish General Hospital


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514-340-8222 ext. 25171
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neurosurgery [at]
Jewish General Hospital

Dr. Jeff D. Golan completed his pre-medicine and medical degrees at McGill University. His internship and residency in neurological surgery were completed at the Montreal Neurological Hospital and the McGill University Health Center in 2007. He went on to complete a clinical fellowship in spinal surgery at The Medical College of Wisconsin where he also participated in studies on spinal biomechanics. His research in quality of life and functional outcomes for patients with spinal oncology culminated with the Congress of Neurological Surgery awarding him the prestigious 2008 Ralph Cloward Fellowship Award which he completed at The Ohio State University, as a second fellowship, in Spinal Oncology and Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery.

Dr. Golan is currently an Associate Professor in the department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University. He has been the Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada since 2010. Over the years, he has honed his skills in minimally invasive spinal surgical approaches and techniques. He has also trained numerous residents, fellows, and physicians nationally and internationally on the use of advanced minimally invasive techniques. He is currently serving on the organizational and education committees of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery, and in 2021, founded the Canadian Spine Institute. His current research focus is on functional outcomes following spinal surgery as well as translational research on disc preservation technology.

Dr. Golan’s clinical interests include microscopic and endoscopic treatments of spinal stenosis, disc herniation and nerve impingement, percutaneous spinal fusion techniques, motion preservation spinal alternatives, complex cervical spine reconstruction, and minimally invasive treatments of spinal tumors.

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