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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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Grand Rounds

  • Vascular Surgery Grand Rounds: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at the Civic Campus
    • Mark Rockley, MD FRCSC MSc RPVI, Assistant Professor, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of Ottawa
    • Fostering Interdisciplinary Surgical Teams
  • Cardiac Surgery Grand Rounds: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at the Civic Campus
  • General Surgery Grand Rounds: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at the Civic/General Campus
  • Perioperative Inter-professional Rounds: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at the TBD Campus
  • Thoracic Surgery Grand Rounds: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at the General Campus
  • Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at the Civic/General Campus

Awards of Excellence

DoS Grant Competitions 2024

  • More information on the 2024 competitions is available here.
  • Thanks to all who submitted grants to the 2023 competition. We received 22 proposals, which are currently under review and notifications will go out in March. We would also like to thank our diverse group of reviewers, which includes external reviewers from the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, members of our Research Committee, and DoS residents and fellows (for the Resident Research Grants). 

Collins Surgical Day 2024

  • Collins Day Abstracts Due: Monday, April 1, 2024 at 23:59. Submit here.
  • Wilbert J Keon Leadership Award Due: Monday, April 1, 2024 at 23:59
  • Collins Surgical Day: Friday, May 24, 2024 (confirmed)
  • Mark your calendar for Collins Surgical Day 2025: May 9, 2025 (confirmed)

 

Departmental events

  • Vascular Surgery Grand Rounds: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at the Civic Campus
  • Cardiac Surgery Grand Rounds: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at the Civic Campus
  • Collins Day Abstracts Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024 at 23:59
  • Wilbert J Keon Leadership Award Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024 at 23:59
  • General Surgery Grand Rounds: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at the Civic/General Campus
  • Perioperative Inter-professional Rounds: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at the TBD Campus
  • Thoracic Surgery Grand Rounds: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at the General Campus
  • Collins Surgical Day: Friday, May 24, 2024  (confirmed) - Urology to Host the Visiting Professor
  • Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at the Civic/General Campus
  • Collins Surgical Day: Friday, May 9, 2025 (confirmed) - Vascular Surgery to Host the Visiting Professor

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:

Mission

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

Values

  • 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)

Heart Institute - 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4W7

Hôpital Montfort - 713 Montréal Rd, Ottawa, ON K1K 0T2