null Mirko Gilardino, MD, M.Sc.

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC

Injury Repair Recovery Program

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, MUHC



plastic surgery • craniofacial surgery • surgical safety • cleft lip/palate • competency-based education • surgical education

Research Focus

My research interests include safety measures in craniofacial surgery, optimizing clinical outcomes in cleft lip/palate surgery and in Pierre Robin sequence, craniofacial distraction, surgical simulation and education, and bone engineering for cranial defects.

Selected Publications

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  • ElHawary H, Salimi A, Abdelhamid K, Sarfaraz Z, Gilardino MS. Role of Peer Learning in Students' Skill Acquisition and Interest in Plastic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Nov 27;7(11):e2560. PMID: 31942322.

  • Azzi JL, Thabet C, Azzi AJ, Gilardino MS. Complications of tissue expansion in the head and neck. Head Neck. 2019 Nov 27. doi: 10.1002/hed.26017. PMID: 31773861.

  • Chocron Y, Azzi A, Galli R, Alnaif N, Atkinson J, Dudley R, Farmer JP, Gilardino MS. Routine Postoperative Admission to the Intensive Care Unit Following Repair of Nonsyndromic Craniosynostosis: Is it Necessary? J Craniofac Surg. 2019 Sep;30(6):1631-1634. PMID: 30921065.

  • Aljerian A, Gilardino MS. Treacher Collins Syndrome. Clin Plast Surg. 2019 Apr;46(2):197-205. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2018.11.005. Epub 2019 Jan 30. Review. PMID: 30851751.

  • Gilardino MS, Aldekhayel S, Govshievich A. A Prospective Study Investigating Fistula Rate Following Primary Palatoplasty Using Acellular Dermal Matrix. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Jun 15;6(6):e1826. PMID: 30276053.