He received his medical degree from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine, and completed his six years of Plastic Surgery training at McGill University.
In addition to obtaining a Masters Degree in Experimental Surgical Research, Dr. Gilardino completed an extra year of subspecialty (fellowship) training in Complex Craniofacial Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (UPenn), the No.1 ranked pediatric hospital in the US.
Dr. Gilardino was the former Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at the McGill University Health Centre for 8 years and continues to be actively involved in surgical education and training of residents as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the McGill Faculty of Medicine.
Since 2008, he has been the Director of the H.B. Williams Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery Unit at the Montreal Children’s Hospital where he continues to perform complex pediatric craniofacial reconstruction.
Dr. Gilardino is the owner of Clinique Le 1620, a private cosmetic clinic and OR facility, and has over 10 years of experience in aesthetic plastic surgery.
"I came as a fully-trained plastic surgeon from Brazil to complete the Craniofacial Surgery fellowship at McGill. This training opportunity has been much more than I expected. In addition to learning from Dr. Gilardino in the OR, I have had the opportunity to participate in his cutting-edge research. It has been an amazing experience so far."
- Rafael Vilela Galli, Craniofacial Fellow, McGill University