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Gord Gubitz

Gord Gubitz

Professor of Medicine (Neurology)

Member Bio

Gord Gubitz is a Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Canada. On a good day, he is 5 feet 10 inches tall, with hazel eyes and a markedly receding hairline… He is a Gemini (Sagittarius rising), and generally votes on the left side of the political spectrum. 

Gord completed his medical education at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. In order to satisfy undeniable obsessive-compulsive traits, he trained to become a Neurologist at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He joined the Division of Neurology at Dalhousie University in January 2000, after completing a two-year term as the Cochrane Collaboration Stroke Research Fellow at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

He works as an attending physician on the Acute Stroke Unit in Halifax and is the Director of the Outpatient Neurovascular Clinic. He spends altogether too much time in the Emergency Department. Apart from clinical care, which focuses almost exclusively on cerebrovascular disease, he is involved in stroke-related education and research. He is currently the Program Director for Adult Neurology training at Dalhousie University, which is much like child-rearing but without the diapers. 

Dr. Gubitz is a member of the Dalhousie University Research Ethics Board, and is a volunteer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, working on the Steering Committee of the Canadian Best Practices Recommendations for Stroke Care. He is Vice-Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Examination Committee for Neurology, and is a member of Royal College International – an initiative which strives to promote the highest standards of post-graduate training for medical professionals. He is the Past Chair of the Education Committee of the Canadian Stroke Consortium. He is Co-Chair of the World Stroke Organization Education Committee. 

When not at work, Dr. Gubitz enjoys swimming, digging in the garden, searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, Broadway musicals, and very, very dry gin martinis. He is in complete denial about his job-related stress but is ok with that. He is not very fond of cats. 

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