Originally from Southern Ontario, Dr. Carmen Mueller completed medical school and general surgery residency training at the University of Toronto. She came to Montreal to complete one year of specialty training in Minimally Invasive Surgery under renowned mentors Dr. Gerald Fried and Dr. Liane Feldman. During her fellowship training, she developed advanced expertise in laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) for hernia, colorectal, spleen, adrenal, bariatric, gastric and esophageal disorders, as well as learned advanced endoscopic techniques.
Following her fellowship, Dr. Mueller completed a Masters of Education degree at McGill University. Her area of research focused on assessments of endoscopic proficiency.
Dr. Mueller joined McGill University as Assistant Professor of Surgery in July, 2014 and is the recipient of the 3-year Tomlinson Award supporting new academic faculty. She divides her clinical time between St. Mary’s Hospital Centre and the Montreal General Hospital at the McGill University Health Centre. She also frequently provides Acute Care Surgery coverage at the Glen Royal Victoria Hospital performing emergency procedures.
While at McGill, and under the ongoing mentorship of Dr. Lorenzo Ferri, Dr. Mueller has developed extensive clinical expertise in complex, benign and malignant gastroesophageal surgery. She continues to work closely with the Thoracic and Upper GI Surgery Division of the MUHC, providing consultations and surgical care. This unit sees over 250 new cases of gastroesophageal cancer each year, making it one of the highest volume foregut surgery centers in North America.
Having a keen interest in surgical education, Dr. Mueller assumed the role of Specialty Director of Education (Surgery) at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning at McGill in October, 2015. As demand for simulation training in surgery continues to increase, the mandate of this role is to enhance and develop simulation training programs offered across surgical specialties at the university. Dr. Mueller is an active member of the McGill General Surgery Residency Post-Graduate Committee and is committed to curriculum development projects. She consistently receives outstanding teaching evaluations from medical students and residents.
She has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in the fields of surgical education and foregut surgery. Her research interests include curriculum design and assessment, clinical outcomes in upper GI surgery, and the role of motivation in surgical training.
Dr. Mueller is committed to providing exceptional surgical care to her patients, with a focus on individualized treatment and enhanced recovery.
Advanced GI endoscopy and solid organ minimally invasive surgery