Arlan H. Mintz, MD, MSc, FRCS (C), FACS, FAANS
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Neurosurgical Oncology
Surgical Director, CyberKnife, Capital Health
Dr. Mintz, director of neurosurgical oncology and surgical director of CyberKnife at Capital Health, joined the healthcare system’s Capital Institute for Neurosciences from the University of Pittsburgh where he was an associate professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and director of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Adult Neurosurgical Oncology Program.
Dr. Mintz is board certified in neurological surgery in both the United States and Canada and specializes in the treatment of brain and spine tumors. He treats patients with both primary tumors, benign and malignant in nature, and metastatic brain tumors which are the result of cancer that has spread from another location in the body. In determining surgical options for his patients, Dr. Mintz offers comprehensive treatment options including awake craniotomies using cortical mapping, minimally invasive approaches removing tumors with the least amount of disruption to surrounding brain tissue by using endoscopic and microscopic port surgery, and non-invasive radiosurgery using CyberKnife®
While at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Mintz served as training program director for the minimally invasive neurosurgery center and established an international fellowship program. He was an instructor in courses on Trilogy and True Beam radiosurgery and led the CyberKnife neurosurgical program to achieve status as the world’s most active CyberKnife.
Dr. Mintz has published numerous academic basic science and clinical research articles and has lectured internationally and nationally in addition to being an active researcher in the area of brain tumors.
Dr. Mintz completed his undergraduate education at the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science specialist degree in neurosciences. Dr. Mintz then completed his Master of Science degree in neurophysiology at the University of Toronto, the findings of which were published in Science.
He then received his medical degree from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. During his residency, Dr. Mintz also completed an additional Master of Science degree in clinical epidemiology and clinical trial design, also at McMaster University.
Following his residency, Dr. Mintz joined the faculty at McMaster University where he held the position of clinical assistant professor in neurosurgery and where he served as chair of the Neuro-Oncology Disease Site Group at Hamilton Regional Cancer Center. Following his tenure at McMaster University, Dr. Mintz joined Trillium Hospital in Toronto where he developed an Awake Craniotomy Program and led the hospital’s neuro-oncology program.
While in Canada, Dr. Mintz previously served as chair of the Ontario Medical Associations’ Section of Neurosurgery. He was the lead author on the largest randomized controlled trial examining the role of surgery and radiation in the treatment of brain metastasis. Dr. Mintz was also a member of the Neuro-Oncology Practice Guideline Committee for Cancer Care Ontario and was the lead author on the Brain Metastasis and Gliadel Wafer Practice Guidelines. He is also a former board member of the Specialist Coalition of Ontario.
Dr. Mintz is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Tumor Section, the Society of Neuro-Oncology, the North American Skull Base Society, CyberKnife Society, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.