He is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon recognized by the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Since being recruited to McGill University in 2008 to direct the H.B. Williams Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery Unit at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Dr. Gilardino has performed many “firsts” in pediatric craniofacial surgery in Quebec. He continues to be a leader in the field and innovate care for patients with complex facial anomalies. Patients are referred from all over Quebec and Eastern Canada for procedures performed exclusively by his team.
Dr. Mirko Gilardino is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon recognized by the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. These credentials are only granted to those who have completed surgical training (a minimum of 5 years) in a Plastic Surgery Residency accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Gilardino is also recognized by the American College of Surgeons, designated by the FACS in his credentials.
Dr. Gilardino is the former Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at the McGill University Health Centre, a program he led for 8 years. As division chief, he continues to be actively involved in surgical education and training of residents as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the McGill Faculty of Medicine. He also supervises the fellowship program in pediatric craniofacial reconstruction, one of the best in Canada.
“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.”Dr. Rafael Vilela Galli, Craniofacial Fellow, 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.