Dr. Gérard Mohr graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Strasbourg, France in 1962. He received his neurosurgical training at the University of Frankfurt, Germany (1970-73), then at the University of Toronto (Hospital for Sick Children – 1974-75, Toronto General Hospital - 1976), and at the Université de Montréal (1975-1976). From 1979 until 1991 he was staff neurosurgeon at Notre Dame Hospital, Université de Montréal. From July 1991 until March 2009, he was Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery, Jewish General Hospital, and became a Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University in 1998. In 2010, he was granted the status of Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Université de Montréal.
During his active career, Dr. Mohr has specialized in cerebral vascular microsurgery (aneurysms, AVM’s, carotid endarterectomy, EC-IC bypass) and skull-base microsurgery, particularly surgery of the cerebello-pontine angle, trans-sphenoidal pituitary microsurgery, and anterior skull-base surgery, with particular emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration (e.g. acoustic neuroma surgery in oto-neurosurgical teamwork with intra-operative monitoring of the cochlear nerve function). He has been the principal local investigator in several international studies, such as the NASCET Study (North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial), the Nimodipine Study on Vasospasm Following Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms, the ongoing ISUIA-Trial (International Study on Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms), soon to enter Phase IV. His other clinical research interests have been Image Guided Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery and Post-operative MRI - Visualization of the Normal Residual Pituitary Gland in Macro-adenomas with Supra-Sellar Extension. He established the Jules Hardy Fellowship in Pituitary Research, supported by the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, to allow young neurosurgeons from Turkey, China, and India to complete postgraduate research, from 2003 to 2009.
Dr. Mohr has been a visiting professor in China in 2002 (Beijing Neurosurgical Institute - Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou), and in 2003 in Italy (Universities of Messina and Catanzaro), Greece (University of Patras), and Morocco (University of Rabat). He was guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Indian Neurological Society in Chandigarh in 2003. He was guest lecturer on Surgical Management of Pituitary Adenomas in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad in 2007. He participated in the Meeting of the International Society of Pituitary Surgeons in Vienna and the 4th Alpe-Adria Neuroradiological Symposium in Colmar, France in the fall of 2007. He has regularly been invited as a neurosurgical guest speaker to the annual Interventional Neuroradiology Symposium, organized by the Hôpital Pasteur, Colmar, France, and currently serves as a member of the organizing committee for the Meeting of the International Society of Pituitary Surgeons, planned for Montreal in June 2012.
BURAK SADE, M.D., GÉRARD MOHR, M.D., JEAN-JACQUES DUFOUR, M.D. Vascular complications of vestibular schwannoma surgery: a comparison of the suboccipital retrosigmoid and translabyrinthine approaches.J Neurosurg 105:200–204, 2006.Jian Gong, MD, Gérard Mohr, MD, Jean L. Vézina, MD Endoscopic pituitary surgery with and without image guidance: an experimental comparison. Surgical Neurology 67 (2007) : 572– 578.R. Marouf, G. Mohr, P. Assimakopoulos, R. Glikstein. Macroadénomes apoplectiques : le devenir de l’hypophyse résiduelle (Apoplectic macroadenomas: The outcome of the residual pituitary gland).Neurochirurgie 56 (2010) 324–330.