Dr. Liane Feldman

Liane S. Feldman MDCM, FACS, FRCS

Dr. Liane Feldman is Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of General Surgery at McGill University. She holds the Steinberg-Bernstein Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Innovation at the McGill University Health Centre where her clinical focus is advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery. She is also the Program Director for the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Feldman’s clinical and research interests center on the measurement and improvement of recovery and other outcomes of gastrointestinal surgery. This includes measurement of patient-centered outcomes during surgical recovery; training and assessment of surgeons in laparoscopic techniques; and organization of perioperative care processes. Dr. Feldman established the multidisciplinary group implementing evidence-based Enhanced Recovery perioperative care plans for the Department of Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre, which was recognized as a “leading practice” by Accreditation Canada. She represented Canada as the James IV Travelling Surgeon in 2010 and received the Canadian Association for Medical Education National Award for “distinguished contribution to medical education.” She is a member of the American Surgical Association and a member of the executive of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) where she currently serves as vice president. She has had leadership roles at the Canadian Association of General Surgeons and the Fellowship Council.

Dr. Liane Feldman is author of over 200 articles, book chapters and videos and is editor of two books, including The SAGES/ERAS Society manual on Enhanced Recovery for Gastrointestinal Surgery. She co-chaired SAGES Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) promoting safer use of surgical energy devices. She is chair of SAGES SMART Enhanced Recovery task force and a leader of the ERIN (Enhanced Recovery in NSQIP) collaborative helping hospitals implement care pathways to improve resource use and outcomes.




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