Dr. Marc Del Bigio

Marc Del Bigio, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Pathology

Professor, Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba

Fellow - Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS) 2017                                                                                                                Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neuropathology 2004-2017                                                                                                            Manitoba Medical Service Foundation Research Professorship 2001-2004 

1993 FRCPC (Neuropathology); 1987 PhD; 1982 BSc.(Med); 1982 MD


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Mail: 401 Brodie Centre, 727 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3E 3P5


Dr. Del Bigio is a practicing neuropathologist. He is a recognized leader in the clinical community having chaired the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Specialty Committee in Neuropathology from 2008-2014, served as President of the Canadian Association of Neuropathologists from 2015-2018, and currently serves as a Council Member for the International Society of Neuropathology. Dr. Del Bigio is author of >230 peer reviewed scientific papers and .20 book chapters. He is recipient of many research and equipment grants from local agencies, Heart and Stoke Foundation Canada, CHIR, NSERC, CFI, and NIH.

Clinical and Research Interests: The broad theme of Dr. Del Bigio's  research work is to understand how insults of various types affect the immature nervous system differently from the mature nervous system. Concurrent studies are conducted using human tissue (especially autopsy material) and animal/cell culture models. Specific research underway includes:

1) Preclinical studies of pharmacologic therapy for hydrocephalus
2) Pathogenesis of shunt obstruction in hydrocephalus
3) Pathogenesis of immature brain damage due to hemorrhage
4) Pathology and pathogenesis of brain abnormalities associated with in utero alcohol exposure
5) Pathogenesis of rare brain diseases
6) Human neuropathology in population health (e.g. encephalitis, substance abuse, epilepsy, brain injury)


Technical/Research Staff:
Dr. Xiaoyan Mao