Canadian Medical Association

Toronto; University of Toronto (U of T), 1972; neurosurgery. Died Jan. 15, 2022, aged 74. Survived by his wife Gina, 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “Fred lived and breathed neurosurgery. It was his life, his passion, his fire. He impacted countless lives with a tireless dedication to his patients, and a passion for innovation and for mentorship of the next generation of neurosurgeons. . . . He was a full professor at the U of T, practising in the Division of Neurosurgery, Krembil Brain Institute, Toronto Western Hospital. He authored more than 100 publications and over 25 book chapters, and received countless accolades and honours. Dr. Gentili was a pioneer in his field. He was named the first director of the Skull Base Centre (U of T) and was a founding member of the North American Skull Base Society.”

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