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WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

Welcome to the Department of Surgery at McMaster University, world leader in the provision of evidence-based surgical education, research and patient care. Our large faculty contributes extensively to the department's ability to provide specialty care for Hamilton and the surrounding communities through St. Joseph's Healthcare and the Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation.

Committed to integrating innovative clinical care, world-leading research and outstanding educational resources, the Department of Surgery aspires to continue to be a leading department in academic surgery nationally and internationally. 

Susan Reid MD, FRCSC Professor & Department Chair

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Dr. Sheila Singh

The Royal Society of Canada has unveiled the newest members of the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists. Among this year's inductees is Neurosurgery's Dr. Sheila Singh. Here she explains the importance of her work, and why she was ultimately chosen for the honour. 

Alumni Spotlight

Dr. William Orovan grew up in Brockville, Ontario and studied at McMaster University, completing a BSc in 1966. Over three decades later, he would go on to become the Chair of McMaster’s Department of Surgery.

Dr. William Orovan MD Chair of Department of Surgery

News

Nov
2018

Dr. Christian Finley awarded the James IV Association of Surgeons 2018 Travelling Fellowship Award

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Oct
2018

Every Day Heroes - Volume 2

When last did you sit to chat with a super h...

Oct
2018

Dr. Brad Petrisor Receives 2018 Royal College Program Director of the Year Award

Dr. Brad Petrisor (Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery) was the recipient of the 2018 Royal College Program Director of the Year award. He spent eight y...

Quick Facts

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The number of years the Department has existed.

11

The number of divisions that the Department is comprised of.

100

The number of full-time faculty on staff at the Department.

371

The number of publications produced by our faculty last year.

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