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Jerry P. Krcek

Jerry P. Krcek

BA, MSc, PhD (Med Sci), MD, FRCSC

Associate Professor
Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, and Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science, University of Manitoba

Dr. Krcek's post-secondary education began at the University of Western Ontario where he received a BA from the Faculty of Science and an MSc in Anatomy. In 1982 he completed a PhD in Medical Science at the University of Calgary. He was awarded an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Fellowship and went to McMaster University to carry out post-doctoral research in Immunology. He returned to Calgary where he attended Medical School while continuing with further post-doctoral research in Immunology. He received his MD degree in 1986. After an internship year in Internal Medicine he completed his residency in Neurosurgery in Calgary in 1992.

He became a member of the staff of the Calgary General and Alberta Children's Hospitals. After closure of the General Hospital he joined the Foothills Neurosurgeons and the Calgary Regional Health Authority. While at Foothills Hospital his focus turned to Stereotactic Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology. After further training in Functional Stereotactic surgery with Drs. Tasker and Lozano in Toronto he developed the Surgical Movement Disorders Program in Calgary. He also taught Anatomy at the University of Calgary Medical School and was Director of Neuroscience Undergraduate Medical Education.

In July 2003 Dr. Krcek joined the Neurosurgery Section of the Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba. His main focus is Stereotactic/Functional Neurosurgery and Neuro-Oncology. He is involved in collaborative Basic Science and Translational Research with members of the Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science, where he has a cross-appointment. The research involves investigations of the biological characteristics, behaviour and treatment of primary, metastatic and recurrent brain tumours. Studies regarding mechanisms of brain tumour resistance to Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy as well as novel ways of delivering Chemotherapy into brain tumours using nano-technology are currently being done. He also teaches Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy in the Residency Training Program and assists with Neuroanatomy teaching at the Medical School.

Dr. Krcek can be reached at:

GB103C-820 Sherbrook Street
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9
Telephone: (204) 787-7175
Fax: (204) 783-7356

GB105-820 Sherbrook Street
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9
Telephone: (204) 787-7175
Fax: (204) 787-3851


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