Mirko S. Gilardino, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, McGill University and Montreal Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Plastic Surgeon

Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Fun fact about me 

I am a classical pianist.

I love working with children and their families because 
giving an affected child a chance to feel like their peers is worth the struggle.

Hospital information

Awards and distinctions 
  • Recipient: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contribution to the medical field by a Canadian  
  • Honoured as the 2017 “Person of the Year” by the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association
Other appointments 
  • Director, H.B. Williams Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery Unit 
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine
  • Member of American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Canadian and American Societies of Plastic Surgeons
Community Involvement 

Rally 4 Kids Charity



McGill University - BSc (Honours Physiology)

Medical Degree 

McGill University, Faculty of Medicine - MD


McGill University, Plastic Surgery


Pediatric and Adult Craniofacial Surgery - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania


Research interests 

Safety measures in Craniofacial Surgery,  Surgical Education,  Optimizing outcomes in Cleft lip/palate surgery