Dr. Alim P. Mitha is an associate professor at the University of Calgary. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and after graduating from medical school at the University of Alberta, completed his residency training in Neurosurgery at the University of Calgary. During that time, he also completed a Masters of Science degree with a focus on Biomedical Engineering at Harvard University and a research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Thereafter, he completed an additional two years of clinical subspecialty training at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Spetzler. Since 2011, he has been practicing as a Cerebrovascular, Endovascular, and Skull Base Neurosurgeon at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. He is the scientific leader of a research laboratory at the University of Calgary affiliated with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and Libin Cardiovascular Institute, that focuses on biomedical device development.