Specialists in Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Gabriel H. Hirsch MD, FRCPC

Dr. Gabriel Hirsch is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Hirsch obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1977 at the University of Munich, Germany, and a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1983 at the University of Hamburg, Germany.  After a rotating internship at the Royal Alexander Hospital in Edmonton from 1984 – 85, he trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation initially in Edmonton, Alberta, and completed this specialty program at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.  In 1989 he obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in the Specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Hirsch was the Rehabilitation Consultant of the Acute Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Shaughnessy and Vancouver General Hospitals between 1990 and 1998.  He was the Senior Consultant for the Acquired Brain Injury Program at G. F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Vancouver from 1996 to August, 2001. He was the Rehabilitation Consultant for the George Pearson Centre from 1990 – 2015 and he had an active outpatient practice until 2018.  He has a special interest in the management of musculoskeletal and neurological problems.

Dr. Hirsch is a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a member of the British Columbia Medical Association