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David Szalay

Professional Organizations

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Hamilton Academy of Medicine
  • Association for Registered Diagnostic Sonographers
  • Society for Vascular Surgery

Research Interests

  • Clinical Practice of Vascular Surgery — comprehensive management of all aspects of peripheral arterial and venous disease to include assessment, non-invasive imaging, and surgical and endovascular management.
  • Undergraduate, Post-graduate and Continuing Medical Education — didactic and clinical skills instruction to medical students, surgical trainees and practising surgeons. Educational research with a focus on the instruction, maintenance, and evaluation of surgical skills. Founding member of MacSERG (McMaster Surgical Education Research Group)
  • Clinical research — participation in clinical research projects and clinical reviews pertaining to current and future management of peripheral vascular disease.
  • Administration — involvement in local, provincial, and national initiatives related to the infrastructure and delivery of contemporary vascular care.


  • Active Staff and Head of Clinical Service, Vascular surgery, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton Ontario
  • Active Staff and Head of Clinical Service, Vascular surgery, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton Ontario

Administrative Appointments

  • Division Head, Vascular Surgery, Hamilton Health Sciences

Featured Publications

  • VISION Investigators. Association between postoperative troponin levels and 30-day mortality among patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. JAMA. June 2012; 307: 2295-2304.
  • Dath D, Hoogenes J, Matsumoto E, Szalay D. Exploring How Surgeon Teachers Motivate Learners in the Operating Room. Abstracts from the Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of Surgical Education (ASE).Teaching and Learning in Medicine: An International Journal. October 2012. 24: 4, 370-375.
  • Deepak Dath, M.D., M.Ed., Jen Hoogenes, M.S., Ph.D.(c), Edward D. Matsumoto, M.D., M.Ed., David A. Szalay, M.D., M.Ed. Exploring how surgeon teachers motivate residents in the operating room. American Journal of Surgery, 2013 Feb; 205(2): 151-5

Accepted for Publication

  • Harlock J , Qadura M, Lee G, , Szalay D. Infected Aortic Stent Graft with Propionibacterium Acnes. Accepted Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, March 2013.
  • Qadura M, Pervaiz F, Harlock J, Al-Azzoni A, Farrokhyar Fd, Kahnamoui K, Szalay D, Rapanos T. Mortality and Re-intervention rates following elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Accepted Journal of Vascular Surgery, February 2013.

Other Academic and Educational Activities

  • Past Chair of Section of Vascular surgery, Ontario Medical Association 2010-2011
  • Past Vice-Chair of Vascular Surgery Examination Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 2006-2011
  • Past Academic Program Director, Vascular Surgery, McMaster University 2006-2011


  • B.Sc. — University College at University of Toronto.
  • M.D. — Doctor of Medicine Program, University of Toronto.
  • Comprehensive Surgical Internship — Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.
  • FRCS(C) General Surgery — Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto.
  • Masters in Education for Health Care Professionals — Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
  • Fellowship in Vascular Surgery — University of Toronto.
  • Registered Vascular Technologist — American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.



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