Hirsch-Reinshagen, Veronica

Hirsch-Reinshagen, Veronica


Academic Rank(s):Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Affiliation(s): Vancouver General Hospital

Research and Scholarly Interests: Human neuropathology, neuropsychiatric disorders, traumatic spinal cord injury, neuropathology of neurointensive care; histology; immunohistochemistry, digital spatial profiling of proteins

Clinical Interests: include neuropathology, with a specific focus on the histopathological changes in the central nervous system, particularly those involving astrocytes, related to conditions such as traumatic spinal cord injuries

Short Bio

Dr. Veronica Hirsch-Reinshagen is a neuropathologist with a research focus on the histopathological changes that underlie a number of central nervous system disorders including traumatic spinal cord injury. She is particularly interested in the changes that astrocytes, an important type of supporting cell in the brain, undergo in these conditions. She attained her medical degree in Chile and her Ph.D. in neurosciences at UBC. She then refined her clinical and research training by completing specialty training in neuropathology and the two-year UBC Clinician Investigator Program. She has since become a consultant neuropathologist at Vancouver General Hospital and an assistant professor in UBC’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Her main research tools include histology and correlations between clinical presentation, imaging changes and pathological findings.


Academic Background

  • PhD, Experimental Pathology, UBC. 2007
  • MD, Medicine (Graduated with highest honours) Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. 2002

Awards and Recognition

Some of Dr. Hirsch-Reinshagen’s awards and accomplishments include: Dr. Melvyn Bernstein Resident Award for outstanding efforts to resident academic and professional education and/or mentorship (Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC, 2022)





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