A graduate of the University of Ottawa School of Medicine in 1995, Dr. Massicotte entered the Neurosurgical Training Program at the University of Manitoba immediately after. He transitioned to the University of Toronto for his senior years. During his time in Manitoba Dr. Massicotte completed a Master in Science with the department of surgery. His research focused on white matter changes in the rat model under the supervision of Dr. Marc Del Bigio. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2001. In order to further his interest in spine he under took a fellowship at the Toronto Western Hospital under the direction of Dr. Fehlings. The complex spine fellowship also provided him time with Dr. Lewis and Dr. Rampersaud.
He is now Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, and member of the Division of Neurosurgery at the Toronto Western Hospital. His clinical practice focuses on spine with research interests in outcome measures and medical education. Dr. Massicotte has been appointed medical director for two programs at Altum Health, Back & Neck and Concussion. The latter was an innovation started in collaboration with Dr. Charles Tator.