Sebastien Gilbert (Division Head - Thoracic)


Sebastien Gilbert (Division Head - Thoracic)
Division Head


Room: The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8L6
Office: 613-737-8845


Administrative Assistant:

Shantel Mudge -

Office: 613-737-8899 ext. 74054


Dr. Sebastien Gilbert is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa and Division Head of Thoracic Surgery.  

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
  • Certification in Thoracic Surgery: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Certification in Thoracic Surgery: American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Certification in General Surgery: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Certification in General Surgery: American Board of Surgery
  • Member of Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS), Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons (CATS), General Thoracic Surgery Club (GTSC), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), College des Medecins du Quebec (CMQ),Canadian Medical Association (CMA), Ontario Medical Association (OMA)


Dr. Gilbert graduated from McGill University medical school in Montréal, Québec.  He completed his general surgery residency at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He obtained further training in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.  He completed additional specialty fellowships in advanced minimally invasive thoracic surgery and in lung transplantation.  Dr. Gilbert began his career as a thoracic surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh.  He then joined the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Ottawa Hospital in 2010.  He currently holds the rank of Professor of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa.

Research and Clinical Interest

Dr. Gilbert's primary focus is minimally invasive aerodigestive surgery which consists in the use of bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy, thoracoscopy, and the laparoscopy in the treatment of diseases affecting the lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, and stomach.  He is interested in the refinement and development of new and existing minimally invasive approaches to the treatment of diseases such as, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, lung cancer, mediastinal tumors, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatus hernia, achalasia and esophageal diverticulum.

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