Dr. James P. Villeneuve

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Dr. James P. Villeneuve
Program Director and Associate Professor
Active staff of Thoracic Surgery at The Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa
Assistant professor


The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus, Room 6359, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8L6
613-798-5555 ext. 74035

Administrative Assistant: Emily Masson - [email protected]


Dr. Patrick James Villeneuve is a Thoracic Surgeon at The Ottawa Hospital and Associate Professor at The University of Ottawa.  He joined Thoracic Surgery in 2012 after completion of residency training at The University of Ottawa and fellowship training at UZ Leuven in Belgium.  Dr. Villeneuve has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa and is a Senior Clinical Investigator in the Cancer Therapeutics Program. His clinical and research interests include robotic thoracic surgery, oncologic outcomes and quality improvement and the treatment of lung, esophageal, gastric, mesothelial and thymic malignancies. He is currently the Program Director for the Thoracic training program at the University of Ottawa and Quality Improvement Lead for Thoracic Surgery.

Administrative appointments

  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (2011)
  • Membership: Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons (CATS), European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS), Society for the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Fellowship training

  • Thoracic surgery, UZ Leuven, Leuven Belgium (2012)

Residency training

  • FRCSC Thoracic surgery, University of Ottawa (2011)
  • FRCSC General surgery, University of Ottawa (2009)

Medical doctorate

  • MDCM, McGill University (2002)

Other degrees

  • PhD, Biochemistry, University of Ottawa (2010)
  • Clinical Investigator Program (CIP), Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (2006)  

Research interests

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophagogastric cancer
  • Thymic neoplasms
  • Mesothelioma
  • Surgical oncology
  • Molecular biology
  • Translational research