We are a team of health care professionals dedicated and committed to treating patients with brain tumours and improving the overall outcomes and management of the disease burden. We have a vision and pursuit to understand why tumours develop and to create new treatment strategies.


Dr. Gelareh Zadeh is a Professor at the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, and Head of Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital. She leads Surgical Oncology at Princess Margaret Cancer Center and is a Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Research Institute.

She holds the Wilkins Family Chair in Brain Tumor Research focusing on building surgical clinical trials for brain tumor patients.

Internationally, she is the President of the Society for Neuro-Oncology and Editor-in-Chief of Neuro-Oncology Advances, an open access journal of Society of Neuro-Oncology and European Association of Neuro-Oncology.

Her clinical practice focuses on Skull Base Neuro-Oncology, with dedicated general brain tumour clinic and many multidisciplinary clinics that she has established at UHN such as skull base, pituitary, brain metastases, gamma knife, and neurofibromatosis clinic.



Dr. Gelareh Zadeh named one of Canada’s Most Influential Women in 2021 Top 25 Women of Influence. The annual award recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of Canada’s self-identified women and gender-diverse role models.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science Event

Dr. Gelareh Zadeh will be presenting about the Use of Methylation to Change Brain Tumor Management at KBI Neuroscience Rounds on Thursday, February 11, 2021

The push for more female neurosurgeons CTV Interview
Dr. Gelareh Zadeh, a neurosurgeon-scientist at Toronto Western Hospital and the University Health Network, talks about importance of getting more women involved in neurosurgery.

Gelareh Zadeh becomes first female chair of neurosurgery at University of Toronto
Gelareh Zadeh speaks about the first time she observed a brain operation the same way one might describe discovering a precious jewel.

Happy Holidays from Zadeh Lab!

2020 Lab Secret Santa via Zoom

Wishing you a wonderful holiday. All the best in 2021!

International Day of Women and Girls in Science Event