Clinical Spotlight: Daniel Gaudin, MD

Premier Pulse     October 2023

Daniel Gaudin, MD: Neurosurgeon Who Likes to Work with His Hands

What is your clinical specialty?

Neurosurgery and functional neurosurgery

Where did you go to school?

Montreal University - Medicine and Residency  

Montpellier France – Fellowship  

Sherbrooke University – MS

Laval University – Ph.D.  

McGill University- Post-Doctoral

What brought you to Premier Health? 

I wanted to stay in Ohio to develop a large functional neurosurgery practice.

Why did you choose medicine as a career? 

During my Ph.D. in neuroscience, a physician came to work in my lab and asked me why I didn’t go into medicine and told me I would have the option to do clinical research.

Who are the people who influenced and/or mentored you? 

My Ph.D. director of neurosurgery motivated me professionally and shared their knowledge.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you? 

I practiced karate during high school and college.

Where is your hometown?

Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada

What, if any, sports team(s) do you cheer for?

My daughter's volleyball team and horse shows.

What is the last book you read? 

“How Successful People Lead” by John C Maxwell and “AI Revolution of Medicine” by Peter Lee, Carey Goldberg, and Isaac Kohane

What is your favorite song in your playlist?

“Save Me” by Jolly Roll and Laney Wilson, “Georgia On My Mind” by Offenbach, and “N’importe quoi” by Eric Lapointe.

What is your favorite food?

Pasta anytime

What is your favorite hobby?

Building, reading, discovering new places, and lumberjack.

What is your favorite animal, and why?

Dogs because they give affection and are always happy to see us and their unconditional love. Work in progress with horses to please my wife and daughter.

Where is your favorite vacation spot, and why?

Caribbean islands and Mexico because of warm weather and ocean.  

Describe something (a thing, person, place, experience, etc.) for which you are especially thankful:

I grew up in the North Pole in a small town in Canada with mountains.

Pick a side

iPhone or Android?


Early bird or night owl?

Early bird

Beach bum or mountain hiker?  

Beach bum

Dress shoes or tennis shoes?

Dress shoes

Paperback or e-reader?


Coffee or tea?


Cooking or baking?


Sweet or salty?


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