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Ian Cote, MD, Neurosurgery, Miami, FL, University of Miami Hospital


Neurosurgery Miami, FL

Brain & Spinal Tumor, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery, Peripheral Nerve

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery - University of Miami, Director of Neurosurgery/Chief of Spine Surgery Jackson South Medical Center

Overview of Dr. Cote

Dr. Ian Cote, MD, is a neurological surgeon who specializes in the surgical treatments of spine and peripheral nerve pathologies. He joins the UM Department of Neurosurgery and serves as Director of Neurosurgery at Jackson South Medical Center (JSMC) as well as the JSMC Chief of Spine Service. He has headed the development of a state-of-the art spine surgery facility, which includes minimally invasive spine surgery, image guidance technology, complex spinal instrumentation, disc replacement surgery, osteobiologics to promote bone healing and is a proponent of intraoperative safety, utilizing cutting edge neuro-monitoring techniques. Dr. Cote 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. Cote sees patients at Jackson South Medical Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami’s Spine and Brain Clinic.

Education & Training

  • University of Miami/Jackson Health System
    University of Miami/Jackson Health SystemFellowship, Spine Surgery, 2014 - 2015
  • University of Miami/Jackson Health System
    University of Miami/Jackson Health SystemFellowship, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, 2014 - 2015
  • University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
    University of Ottawa Faculty of MedicineClass of 2008

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2015 - 2023
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of CanadaFellow of Neurosurgery
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of CanadaFellow of Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • C.A.R.E. patient satisfaction award Jackson South Community Hospital, 2018
  • Residents' Excellence in Teaching Award University of Ottawa, 2013
  • PAIRO Trust Fund - Resident Teaching Award Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario, 2013

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Diagnosis Please: Case 216 (Hypertrophic Spinal Pachymeningitis)  
    Van der Pol CB., Chakraborty S., Cote I., Radiology, 2014

Books/Book Chapters


  • Board of Director - Member at Large, Florida Neurosurgical Society 2018 - Present
  • Neurosurgery Representative, UM Medical School Faculty Council 2016 - Present
  • At-Large Representative, UMMG Leadership Council 2015 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Creole, French

Hospital Affiliations