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neurosurgeon CHUM

Full Clinical Professor and Head of the Division of Neurosurgery Department of Surgery, Université de Montréal

Research Interests

  • The results and consequences of insular surgery for epilepsy. 
  • Pre and post operative imaging. 
  • Nanoparticles and epilepsy. 
  • Intraoperative optical imaging. 
  • Vascular consequences of surgery for epilepsy. 


Dr. Bouthillier is full clinical professor in the department of surgery at the Université de Montréal and head of the neurosurgery division. He has been a neurosurgeon at the CHUM since 1995. After completing a residency in neurosurgery and a master's degree in neurological sciences at the University of Montreal, he completed additional training at the University of Cincinnati and Yale University. He specializes in the surgical treatment of epilepsy and brain tumours. His fields of research and development include surgery of the insula (peri-sylvian), and localization of epileptic foci. He is responsible for fellowship training in epilepsy surgery at the CHUM. Dr. Bouthillier is the outgoing president of the Association de neurochirurgie du Québec and was director of the neurosurgery training program. Dr. Bouthillier has carried out several fundraisers with the Fondation du CHUM and the Canadian League Against Epilepsy to support epilepsy research. Dr. Bouthillier is co-author of more than 70 publications (including 3 on the cover page) and 7 book chapters. He has been a guest speaker on more than 50 occasions and has participated in more than 80 reports in various media. Dr. Bouthillier won the 2016 Senior Research Mentor Award from the University Department of Surgery.



The mission of the Neuroscience research theme is to elucidate the biological, environmental and social mechanisms of neurological diseases and to develop novel and innovative therapies to prevent, treat or cure them. The research activities are grouped into five themes, incorporating clinica…

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