Leader in Medicine

Yannick Grenier


The American Health Council recently appointed Yannick Grenier, FAANS as “Best in Medicine” for her outstanding and impressive contributions to the medical field. A neurosurgeon at Riverhills Neurosciences in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Grenier has spent the last 20 years caring for patients through her expertise in trauma, stroke, oncology, chronic pain, neurovascular, neuromodulation, Parkinson’s Disease, tumors, patient care and medicine.

Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Dr. Grenier became interested in integrative medicine during her early academic years. She wanted the opportunity to improve recovery time after procedures to help save and improve others’ quality of life. After graduating from McGill University, Dr. Grenier enrolled at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill. After completing a rigorous academic and medical coursework, she graduated with a master’s degree in medicine in 1993. She completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and studied neuromodulation and functional neurosurgery at Stanford University.

Once Dr. Grenier settled in Cincinnati, she immediately began implementing her knowledge and skills to ensure that patients who suffer from chronic pain receive high-quality care. She continues to evolve in the field of Neuromodulation and is a fellow for the American College of Surgeons. Her fruitful career is a product of her passion, determination and dedication. She attributes her success to her work ethic, as she believes she is a natural fit for her profession.

Dr. Grenier is a member of several organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the American Medical Association, the International Neuromodulation Society and the Movement Disorder Society. She ensures to continue to help others in her personal life as she actively helped establish U Cope, a Utica, N.Y., chronic pain support group established in 2015. Aside from contributing to charitable organizations, Dr. Grenier enjoys riding horses, canoeing and yoga.

Overall, she is incredibly proud of the work she has done in the last 20 years. To continue her successful momentum, Dr. Grenier plans to work with new methodologies and breakthroughs in stereotactic spine and functional surgery techniques. Above all, she looks forward to helping those in need.

Neurosurgeon at Riverhills Neuroscience

  • Riverhills Neuroscience’s coordinated team of Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Interventional Pain Management Specialists, Rehabilitation Services, Diagnostic Services and Behavioral Medicine work to provide the very best care, tailored to the specific needs of each patient.
  • Riverhills Neuroscience is the region’s largest independent provider of comprehensive neuroscience care—providing complete diagnosis, education, treatment, and rehabilitation for individuals with diseases and injuries of the nervous system

Source: Riverhills Neuroscience

Professional Accomplishments

  • Attended the International Neuromodulation Society’s Chronic Pain convention in Scotland
  • Fellow, the American College of Surgeons
  • Won the Epifellow Award at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine