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Ian Cote, M.D.

General Information

Ian  Cote, M.D.


  • Fax: 305-243-3337


  • Neurological Surgery



Clinical Areas

-Complex spine surgery


-Minimally invasive spine surgery


-Peripheral nerve surgery




  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Chief Spine Service JSCH
  • Co-director of NRS at JSCH

Research Interests

-Brachial plexus injuries

-Cubital Tunnel syndrome

-Artificial Disc Replacement

-Back Pain

-Spinal Vascular Malformations

-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

-Cervical Myelopathy and Radiculopathy

-Complex Spinal Surgery

-Compression Fracture

-Degenerative Disc Disease

-Intraoperative Neuro-Monitoring

-Minimally Invasive Surgery

-Metastatic Tumors of the Spine

-Peripheral Nerve Surgery

-Spinal Cord Tumors

-Spinal Cord Injury

-Spinal Instrumentation

-Spinal Fusion 


University of Ottawa Division of Neurosurgery

University of Miami MILLER School of Medicine

Complex Spine Surgery Fellowship

Peripheral Nerve Surgery Fellowship

University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine


Dr. Ian Côté, MD, is a neurological surgeon who specializes in the surgical treatments of spine and peripheral nerve diseases.

He joins the UM Department of Neurosurgery and serves as co-director of Neurosurgery at Jackson South Community Hospital (JSCH). He also serves as JSCH Chief of Spine Services and has headed the development of a state-of-the art spine surgery facility which includes minimally invasive spine surgery, image guidance technology, robotics, complex spinal instrumentation, spinal implants and osteobiologics to promote bone healing. He is also a proponent of intraoperative safety, utilizing cutting edge neuro-monitoring techniques.

Dr Côté obtained his medical doctorate at the University of Ottawa, and completed his neurosurgical residency at The Ottawa Hospital and Children’s Hospital
of Eastern Ontario. He was awarded a dual fellowship in complex spine and peripheral nerve surgery which he completed at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He obtained board certification and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

He has roots in the Canadian and Haitian communities, and is fluent in both French and English. He has taken part in international efforts to bring neurosurgical treatment to patients in Haiti, and is proficient in providing cost- effective care.

Dr Côté sees patients at Jackson South Community Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital. 


Patient Comments

Dr Cote was always professional/informative and attentive.



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