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Ongoing Areas of Research


Cardiac Surgery

  • Vascular events In Surgery patIents cOhort evaluatioN – Cardiac Surgery (VISION Cardiac Surgery) Study
  • Haloperidol Prophylaxis in Cardiac Surgery for Patients at Risk for Delirium: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study
  • Left Atrial Appendage Occulusion Study (LAAOS) III Vanguard

General Surgery

  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effect of Simethicone on Postoperative Ileus in Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery: A Pilot Study
  • The relationship between socioeconomic status and primary care model on the presentation and management of breast cancer in Hamilton: A pilot study
  • Development of video scenarios for teaching in complex environments
  • Quality Initiative in Breast Cancer Surgery (QIBCS)
  • Does Mode of Transport Confer a Mortality Benefit to Trauma Patients?: Characteristics and Outcomes at a Single Ontario Lead Trauma Hospital
  • Teaching Surgical Residents How to Teach: a Novel Approach to a Longstanding Problem
  • Developing a tool to evaluate trauma team leader performance during trauma resuscitation: Assessing reliability
  • From Words to Wards: The Design and Validation of a Pocket Card for Surgeons to Improve Teaching Around the Intrinsic CanMEDS Roles


  • Therapeutic targeting of Sox2+ treatment refractory stem cells in sonic hedgehog- dependent pediatric medulloblastoma
  • The Role of Histones in the Development of Pediatric Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma
  • Clonal evolution of medulloblastoma BTICs in response to therapy: Discovering the refractory BTIC population through genes regulating stem cell self-renewal
  • Identification of brain metastasis-initiating cells and regulators of brain metastasis from lung cancer
  • Sox2 marks the treatment-refractory population on Shh-dependent medulloblastoma stem cells
  • The Role of Histones in the Development of Pediatric Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma
  • Development of new imaging agents and therapeutic platforms for improving clinical outcomes for brain tumour patients


  • Online Ophthalmology Module development for McMaster Undergraduate Medicine Program


  • Prevalence of abuse and intimate partner violence surgical evaluation  (PRAISE-2)
    A translational study of the first effective neoadjuvant systemic agent in Giant Cell Tumor of Bone
  • Ultrasound for Sarcoma Discovery of Local Recurrence (UNCOVER): A Feasibility Pilot Study.
  • PlasticEvidence: A Plastic Surgery Evidence-Database
  • Development of a treatment decision aid for elderly proximal humerus fracture patients
  • Central adjudication of deep postoperative infection following limb salvage surgery
  • The Prophylactic antibiotic regimens in tumour surgery (PARITY)
  • Femoroacetabular Impingment Randomised Controlled Trail (FIRST) 
    International Femoroacetabular impingement optimal care update survey
  • International Orthopaedic Multicenter Study in Fracture Care (INORMUS)
  • FAITH-2: A Multi-Centre Factorial Randomized Trial Comparing Sliding Hip Screws versus Cancellous Screws AND Vitamin D versus Placebo on Revision Surgery Rates and Quality of Life in the Young Adult (Ages 18-60) Femoral Neck Fractures 
  • Cost-effectiveness Analysis of the Utility of Arthroscopic Management of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) versus Open Surgical Approaches
  • The Hip Fracture Evaluation with Alternatives of Total Hip Arthroplasty Versus Hemi-Arthoplasty (HEALTH)

Pediatric General Surgery

  • Do glycerin suppositories decrease the time to full enteral feeds in premature infants? A pilot study for a multicenter randomized placebo-controlled trial


  • Satellite cells in sensory protected muscle
  • Obstetrical Brachioplexus Injury: A national guideline strategy

Thoracic Surgery

  • Does Intense Surveillance Improve the Rates of Therapeutic Re-Intervention After Lung Cancer Surgery: A Pilot Study For the Intense-CT Trial
  • Incentive Spirometry Added to Physiotherapy to Reduce Postoperative Pulmonary Complications after Lung Surgery: A Prospective Blinded Randomized Trial
  • Evaluation of a patient-focused, nurse navigated esophageal cancer disease management pathway program
  • Extended out-of-hospital low-molecular-weight heparin prophylaxis against Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolus in patients undergoing major lung resection: A pilot study to evaluate the incidence of DVT and PE after major lung resections


  • Robotic surgical skill acquisition in trainees: A comparison of two robotic simulators and evaluation of skills transfer to a simulated robotic task in the operating room
  • Investigation into the effects of different modes of androgen-deprivation therapy on the development of cardiovascular disease in a mouse model
  • Expertise−Based Randomized Controlled Trial of Scrotal Versus Inguinal (Standard) Orchidopexy on Postoperative Pain: EXPRESSO Trial
  • The role of blood borne microvesicles in prostate cancer associated coagulopathy

Vascular Surgery

  • Understanding the Immune Micro-Environment of the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm​

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