Walter H. Gotlieb

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Segal Cancer Center, Lady Davis Institute of Research, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Walter H. Gotlieb is presently a Professor of Ob-Gyn and of Oncology at McGill University. He is the Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Jewish General Hospital and Director of Surgical Oncology at McGill University.

He recently completed an executive course in health care management and delivery at Harvard Business School.

Dr. Gotlieb obtained his medical degree summa cum laude at Université Libre de Bruxelles, in his native Belgium, where he went on to obtain board certification in Ob-Gyn.

After spending two years at the National Institutes of Health, where he obtained the National Cancer Institute Award for Outstanding Performance, he performed a three-year fellowship in Gyn-oncology at UCLA.

He was then recruited by Tel Aviv University & Tel Hashomer Hospital, where he co-founded and built up the Department of Gynecologic-Oncology from 1994 to 2003. In 2003, he was recruited by McGill University.

Over his professional career, Dr. Gotlieb obtained a license to practice in Belgium, Israel, California, and Quebec.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is involved in scientific research in ovarian and endometrial cancer as a Project Director at the Lady Davis Research Institute.

Together with his team, and particularly Dr. Lau, they have pioneered and driven “robotic” surgery in gynecologic cancer in Canada. He has lectured around the world, and has proctored robotic surgery multiple times in Canada, China, India, and Israel.

A recipient of several national and international awards in the area of cancer research, Dr. Gotlieb is well published with over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts in reputable international journals, as well as chapters in textbooks on gynecologic cancer.

Dr. Gotlieb is President of the Gynecologic Oncology Society of Canada and Secretary Treasurer of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society. He is also the senior editor of the International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer, and a member of the Editorial Board of Gynecology and Pelvic Medicine.

Terms of Appointment: Jun 2018 - May 2020