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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

Aug
2020

A Statement from the Department of Surgery on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness

Please take a moment to review the Department of Surgery's Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness:  EDI Statement Department of Sur...

Jul
2020

Cell Stem cell publication from Singh Lab

Singh Lab publishes Cell Stem Cell paper "The Rational Development of CD133-Targetting Immunotherapies for Glioblastoma" May 27th, 2020

Jun
2020

Dr. Brad Petrisor Named New Director of the International Surgery Desk

Congratulations to Dr. Brad Petrisor, Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, who will assume the role of director of McMaster's International Surgery Desk...

Jan
2020

In Memoriam: Dr. Gloria Isaza

Original text: https://www.arbormemorial.ca/dbancaster/Obituaries/gloria-isaza/43596 With her family at her side, Gloria sadly passed away on...

Quick Facts

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The number of years the Department has existed.

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The number of divisions that the Department is comprised of.

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

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The number of publications produced by our faculty last year.

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