Meet Our Experts

Mark Matishak M.D.

Brain Surgeon

An avid cyclist, skier, snowboarder and kitesurfer, Dr. Matishak received his MD from the University of Alberta and completed his neurological surgery residency at the University of British Columbia where he is now a Clinical Instructor with the Faculty of Medicine. While in medical school, he began to have difficulty skiing, then walking, and eventually ended up in a wheelchair. Finally diagnosed with a spinal tumour, he had high-risk surgery that allowed him to regain his mobility … and be inspired to become a neurosurgeon himself.
Recent Blog Posts

Areas of Expertise

neurological surgery


Royal Columbian Hospital


University of Alberta
University of British Columbia