The Division of General Surgery provides clinical care to residents of Ottawa-Carleton and is a referral centre for tertiary general surgical care for Eastern Ontario.

Our Division provides clinical services and medical teaching at The Ottawa Hospital’s three campuses (Civic, General in-patient beds and ambulatory facility at the Riverside) as well as the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Our 33 faculty members have a range of subspecialty interests including critical care and trauma, colorectal surgery, gastrointestinal hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, oncology, surgical nutrition, surgical oncology and breast surgery. Some of our faculty surgical oncologists are affiliated with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, providing expertise to the Breast Oncology Program, the Melanoma Oncology Program and the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program.

Our postgraduate residency program follows the specialty training requirements and objectives specified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. A feature of our postgraduate education is that we provide two streams of training: one is the “General Surgery Residency,” the second is the “Northeastern Ontario Residency” (which is designed to meet the specific requirements of surgeons who intend to practice in smaller or more remote communities).

The Division of General Surgery’s mission is to continue to provide excellence in fulfilling its academic mandate and meeting the patient-care needs at The Ottawa Hospital and at CHEO.