Mark Bernstein, MD, FRCSC, MHSc

Dr. Bernstein is Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and a neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network.

His main areas of interest are neuro-oncology, bioethics, palliative care, and advancing surgery in the developing world, where he spends time operating and teaching. He is a committed educator and has won numerous teaching awards. In 2003 he completed a Masters of Health Science in Bioethics. In 2011 he was awarded the Greg Wilkins-Barrick Chair in International Surgery.

Besides over 400 biomedical papers and chapters published, a book on brain tumours in its third edition, and a book on bioethics, he has published about 150 popular articles many of which attempt to bridge the gap between the medical profession and the public.

Current research interests include: qualitative research studies in bioethics and the patient experience, medical error, surgical innovation, novel resource utilization, palliative care, and international surgical partnerships.

Dr. Bernstein’s publications can be viewed on Pubmed here.


Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto
Staff Neurosurgeon, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network
Palliative Care Physician, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Sinai Health System