A pioneering neurosurgeon and technological visionary
Dr. William Feindel had a brilliant career in neurosurgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute, University Hospital in Saskatoon and at McGill University. His research focused on the application of the successive new scanning methods that were becoming available for imaging the human brain: Computer Aided Tomography (CAT); Positron Emission Tomography (PET); Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Through his work with Dr. Wilder Penfield in the 1950s, Dr. Feindel discovered the role of the amygdala in patients with temporal lobe seizures. This discovery led to the development of a treatment known as the “Montreal Procedure.”