Current Residents


Oliver earned his BA (Psychology) from the University of Victoria and MSc (Neuroscience) from the University of British Columbia prior to receiving his MD from the University of Toronto.

During medical school, Oliver received the Weber Nimon prize in neurology. With his free time, he enjoys hiking, cycling, skiing, and traveling.

Dr. Mostafa Fatehi

Dr. Mostafa Fatehi

Dr. Fatehi received his MD from the University of Toronto. Prior to this, he had obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in physics and mathematics at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). He has also received a Master of Science degree in molecular genetics from the University of Toronto.

Mostafa was a recipient of the Faculty Association Gold Medal at UPEI and was awarded an NSERC Canada Graduate Student scholarship. In medical school, he received the Herbert Bruce Medal and the Golden Stethoscope Award.

Mostafa enjoys reading, fiction and non-fiction in his free time. His interests include history, politics and economics. He also enjoys playing soccer and has coached teams at various age groups. Mostafa also has a budding interest in hiking.

Dr. Dandurand obtained MD degree at Laval University, Quebec City.

She was a winner of Jaen-Marie-de-Koninck prize for academic and sports excellence at Laval University.

Charlotte is a competitive swimming for 9 years. Short-course butterfly and freestyle specialist and was captain of the female swimming team at Laval University for the last two seasons of her swimming career. She is a winner of silver and bronze medal at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships. She enjoys sports notably swimming, running, and spinning.

Dr. Serge Makarenko

Dr. Serge Makarenko

Dr. Makarenko obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiology and MD degree from the University of British Columbia.

He was a UBC Wesbrook Scholar and received many other academic awards including the Conquer Cancer Foundation ASCO Research Award and a Canada In-Course Millennium Excellence Award.

Serge is an instructor in martial artists with a 2nd Dan Black Belt Taekwondo and 2nd Dan Black Belt Hapkido. He has an instructor license from the International Disabled Self-Defense Association. He also enjoys Ice Hockey, Snowboarding, Soccer and Travelling.

Dr. Stephano Chang

Dr. Stephano Chang

Dr. Chang obtained his MD degree from the University of Toronto. Prior to starting medical school, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in the University of Toronto's Specialist Program in Human Biology (Genes, Genetics, and Biotechnology) with a minor in Philosophy.

He competed at the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World dragon boat championships in 2011 (Tampa Bay, USA) and in 2013 (Szeged, Hungary) as a member of the Canadian national team.

Stephano also enjoys dragon boats, outrigger canoe, paddle boarding and snow boarding.

Dr. Danny Mendelsohn

Dr. Mendelsohn obtained his MD degree from the Schulich School of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario after a obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience (Honours, cum laude) at Dalhousie University and a Master of Science in Neuroscience (cum laude) at Maastricht University.

Dr. Mendelsohn was president of his medical class (2011). He is fluent in Spanish and Hebrew and enjoys music (playing the bass, piano and guitar), biking, skiing, swimming and scuba diving.

Selected Publications:

  1. Mendelsohn DRanjan M, Hawley P, Honey CR (2013) Percutaneous trigeminal rhizotomy for facial pain secondary to head and neck malignancy. Clinical Journal of Pain
  2. Mendelsohn D, Lipsman N, Lozano AM, Taira T, & M Bernstein (2013). The contemporary practice of psychiatric surgery: results from a global survey of functional neurosurgeons.Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, 91(5):306-313.
  3. Mendelsohn D, Haji F, & WP Ng (2011). Isolated unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy. Canadian Journal of Neurological Science.38(5):796-797.
  4. Mendelsohn D, Lipsman N, & M Bernstein (2010). Neurosurgeons’ perspectives on psychosurgery and neuroenhancement: a qualitative study at one center. Journal of Neurosurgery, 113(6):1212-1228.
  5. Mendelsohn D & M Bernstein (2009). Patient safety in surgery. Israeli Journal of Emergency Medicine, 9(2):15-21.
  6. Mendelsohn D, Riedel W, & A Sambeth (2009). Effects of acute tryptophan depletion on memory, attention and executive functions: a systematic review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 33(6):926-952.
  7. Cohen FL, Mendelsohn D, & M Bernstein (2010). Wrong-site craniotomy: analysis of 35 cases and systems for prevention. Journal of Neurosurgery, 113(3):461-473.
  8. Hayhurst C, Mendelsohn D, & M Bernstein (2011). Low grade glioma: a qualitative study of the wait and see approach. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 38(2):256-261.
  9. Hillier M, McLeod S, Mendelsohn D, Moffat B, Smallfield A, Arab A, Brown A, & R Sedran (2011). Emergency medicine training in Canada: a survey of medical students’ knowledge, attitudes and preferences. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 13(4)251-258.
  10. Blanchard MM, Mendelsohn D, & JA Stamp (2009). The HR/LR model: Further evidence as an animal model of sensation seeking.Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 33(7):1145-1154.
  11. Riecke L, Mendelsohn D, Schreiner C, & E Formisano (2009). The continuity illusion adapts to the auditory scene. Hearing Research. 247:71-77.