Clinical Programs

We serve three overarching mandates: Clinical Care, Surgical Education, and Clinical & Basic Science Research. Through a collaborative and collegial approach our faculty strives to achieve excellence in clinical care, while fostering an environment that also supports an educational and research mandate.

  • The Division of General Surgery provides clinical care to residents of Ottawa-Carleton and is a referral centre for tertiary subspecialty care for Eastern Ontario.
  • The General Surgery Residency Training Program at the University of Ottawa is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited program.
  • The division of general surgery supports an active research program.

Pediatric General Surgery

Our division is committed to high quality patient care, education and research. The Royal College approved pediatric surgical training program and has been training Pediatric Surgeons since 1987.


Highlights - Clinical

  • 28 surgeons
  • 6 fully integrated clinical subspecialty units (each with 3-6 surgeons) working in a collaborative model of shared care of patients:
    • Core Surgery (ACS/Trauma/AWR)
    • Breast Surgical Oncology
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • Foregut and Bariatric Surgery
    • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
    • General Surgical Oncology
  • Clinical services at The Ottawa Hospital's three campuses (Civic Campus, General Campus, and the Riverside ambulatory care campus), as well as the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
    • CHEO is the only Paediatric referral center for Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec
    • A catchment population of over 600.000 children 18 yrs and under
    • From prenatal consults to patients up to 18 years of age.
    • Performs over 1200 surgical procedures annually
    • Sees over 3700 patients in the outpatient clinic annually

Highlights - Education

  • For trainees interested in academia, our program offers a thesis-based surgeon scientist program with a choice of focus:
    • basic science
    • clinical epidemiology
    • surgical education
  • training of undergraduate medical students and clinical clerks
  • fellowship training in various areas of specialty focus

Highlights – Research

  • 3 areas of research include:
    • basic science
    • clinical outcomes
    • surgical education.
  • Faculty members hold affiliations with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Department of Innovation in Medical Education, and Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology.
  • Host an annual divisional research day to showcase yearly activity, and recognize trainees and faculty for outstanding achievement in research.
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