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Department of Surgery

The vision of the Department of Surgery is to provide leading surgical care through our innovative, inclusive and collaborative academic programs in quality improvement, research, education and wellness.
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  • Congratulations to Dr. Rodney Breau - FoM Clinical Researcher of the Year 2022

  • Congratulations to those recognized in 2022:
    • Above and Beyond the Call Award: Dr. Kevin Smit
    • Resident and Fellow Award: Dr. Peter Vo
    • Administrative Assistant Recognition Award: Norma MacLean
    • Professionalism Collegiality Award: Dr. Tim Brandys
  • 2022 Wolves’ Den Grant went to Dr. Simon Garceau for Routine Psycho-Periprosthetic Joint Infection Care: A Multidisciplinary Care Model.
  • The 2022 Researcher of the Year was Dr. George Grammatopoulos.
  • Dr. Donna Maziak was named Research Mentor of the Year.
  • David Yachnin (Urology) was named Research Personnel of the Year.

  • The competition is now closed and proposals are being evaluated.

    • Research Program Awards ($120k - Matching funds required)
    • Big Data Grants ($25k - Matching funds required)
    • Surgical Seed Grants ($25k)
    • Junior Faculty Grants ($25k)
    • Resident Research Grants ($5k)
  • Grand Rounds: March 24, 2023 - Plastics Surgery

  • Collins Day Abstracts Deadline: April 1, 2023 at 23:59

  • Grand Rounds: April 7, 2023 - Perioperative Interprofessional Rounds

  • Grand Rounds: April 28, 2023 - General Surgery

  • Collins Day: May 19, 2023 

  • Grand Rounds: May 26, 2023 - Thoracic Surgery

  • Grand Rounds: June 30, 2023 - Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Collins Day: May 10, 2024  (confirmed)

  • Collins Day: May 9, 2025 (confirmed)

About us

The Department of Surgery has eight academic divisions (including both adult and pediatric divisions of surgery), each with residency training and fellowship positions.

The Department of Surgery has made great strides in the development of minimally invasive techniques in all divisions, and are at the forefront of this movement in Canada.

In the current strategic plan, there are tremendous efforts toward quality and patient safety. The Ottawa Hospital is the first Health Sciences Centre in Canada to join the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) in its multispecialty, high-volume option.

We are also proud of our new training facility. The University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC) is a partnership of The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. It is the largest centre in Canada (22,000 sq. feet) and one of the largest in North America. The uOSSC will enhance patient safety by improving the education opportunities for surgeons and forming best clinical practice through innovative research. The Centre has a superb complement of PhD educators and researchers along with many Faculty members with a Master’s in Education background to oversee the rapid development of its activities.

In 2019, the academic department adopted new vision and mission statements, as follows:

We deliver outstanding and compassionate surgical care by:

  • Striving for continuous quality of care improvements

  • Empowering surgeon researchers, educators & administrators

  • Providing exceptional educational programs

  • Pursuing ongoing professional development & technical mastery

  • Inspiring wellness & balance

  • Respect

  • Commitments to Quality & Teamwork

  • Compassion

Contact us

Department of Surgery

Faculty List
Staff List (including the Office of Education)

Executive Assistant (for Academic Inquiries):
Suzanne Eljaji
[email protected]

The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus
501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6

For Clinical Inquiries: 613-737-8899

Our campus locations

The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9 (open in Google Maps)

The Ottawa Hospital - General Campus
501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6 (open in Google Maps)

The Ottawa Hospital - Riverside Campus
1967 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, ON K1H 7W9 (open in Google Maps)

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
401 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1 (open in Google Maps)