Serge Makarenko, MD FRCSC

Director, Undergraduate Education in Neurosurgery
Clinical Instructor
Active Staff, Vancouver General Hospital


8123-2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, V5Z 1M9

Phone: 604.875.5235
Fax: 604.875.5280


Dr. Serge Makarenko, Clinical Instructor in the Division of Neurosurgery, was born in Lviv, Ukraine. He moved to Vancouver in 1998 with his family and obtained a degree in Honours Physiology and medical degree from UBC. Following his medical training, Dr. Makarenko did neurosurgery residency in Vancouver, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 2019. He then spent a year as a Clinical Fellow in Skull Base Neurosurgery under the guidance of Dr. William Couldwell in Salt Lake City, Utah. After this, he has returned to Vancouver to join the faculty as a practicing neurosurgeon, specializing in skull base tumors and neuro-oncology.

Clinical Interests

  • Skull base tumours: vestibular schwannomas, meningiomas, pituitary tumours
  • Neuro-oncology: low-/high-grade gliomas, metastatic brain tumours

Research Interests

  • Management of giant pituitary adenomas
  • Surgical outcomes in resection of vestibular schwannomas
  • Quality of Life of patients with brain tumours


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