Carol-Ann Vasilevsky

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor of Surgery, McGill University

Assistant Professor of Oncology, McGill University

Fellow of American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons

Carol-Ann Vasilevsky
Contact Information
Email address: 
carol-ann.vasilevsky [at]
514-340-8222 x 24636
Jewish General Hospital (JGH)
General surgery and oncology
Hospital title: 
Director of the Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Clinical Interests: 

advanced endoscopy, surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis as well as complicated redo surgery for these problems


Dr. Carol-Ann Vasilevsky earned her MDCM at McGill University where she also completed her residency in General Surgery. She subsequently obtained her subspecialty training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

She is certified in both General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and holds  a specialist certificate in colorectal surgery from the College des Medicines du Quebec. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is a member of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. She served as President of the Canadian Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons and has sat on the administrative council of the Association Quebecoise de Chirurgie.

Selected publications: 

1: Garfinkle R, Lachance S, Vuong T, Mikhail A, Pelsser V, Gologan A, Morin NA,
Vasilevsky CA, Boutros M. Is the Pathologic Response of T3 Rectal Cancer to
High-Dose-Rate Endorectal Brachytherapy Comparable to External Beam Radiotherapy?
Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 Mar;62(3):294-301. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001220.
PubMed PMID: 30741768.

2: Garfinkle R, Morin N, Ghitulescu G, Vasilevsky CA, Boutros M. From Endoscopic
Detorsion to Sigmoid Colectomy-The Art of Managing Patients with Sigmoid
Volvulus: A Survey of the Members of the American Society of Colon and Rectal
Surgeons. Am Surg. 2018 Sep 1;84(9):1518-1525. PubMed PMID: 30268187.

3: Garfinkle R, Abou-Khalil M, Bhatnagar S, Wong-Chong N, Azoulay L, Morin N,
Vasilevsky CA, Boutros M. A Comparison of Pathologic Outcomes of Open,
Laparoscopic, and Robotic Resections for Rectal Cancer Using the ACS-NSQIP
Proctectomy-Targeted Database: a Propensity Score Analysis. J Gastrointest Surg.
2019 Feb;23(2):348-356. doi: 10.1007/s11605-018-3974-8. Epub 2018 Sep 27. PubMed
PMID: 30264386.

4: Lachance S, Abou-Khalil M, Vasilevsky CA, Ghitulescu G, Morin N, Faria J,
Boutros M. Outcomes of Ileal Pouch Excision: an American College of Surgeons
National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) Analysis. J
Gastrointest Surg. 2018 Dec;22(12):2142-2149. doi: 10.1007/s11605-018-3844-4.
Epub 2018 Jul 31. PubMed PMID: 30066066.

5: Garant A, Florianova L, Gologan A, Spatz A, Faria J, Morin N, Vasilevsky CA,
Vuong T. Do clinical criteria reflect pathologic complete response in rectal
cancer following neoadjuvant therapy? Int J Colorectal Dis. 2018
Jun;33(6):727-733. doi: 10.1007/s00384-018-3033-7. Epub 2018 Mar 30. PubMed PMID:

6: Garfinkle R, Boutros M, Ghitulescu G, Vasilevsky CA, Charlebois P, Liberman S,
Stein B, Feldman LS, Lee L. Clinical and Economic Impact of an Enhanced Recovery
Pathway for Open and Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A.
2018 Jul;28(7):811-818. doi: 10.1089/lap.2017.0677. Epub 2018 Feb 16. PubMed
PMID: 29451415.

7: Abou Khalil M, Boutros M, Nedjar H, Morin N, Ghitulescu G, Vasilevsky CA,
Gordon P, Rahme E. Incidence Rates and Predictors of Colectomy for Ulcerative
Colitis in the Era of Biologics: Results from a Provincial Database. J
Gastrointest Surg. 2018 Jan;22(1):124-132. doi: 10.1007/s11605-017-3530-y. Epub
2017 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 28808892.

8: Garfinkle R, Abou-Khalil J, Morin N, Ghitulescu G, Vasilevsky CA, Gordon P,
Demian M, Boutros M. Is There a Role for Oral Antibiotic Preparation Alone Before
Colorectal Surgery? ACS-NSQIP Analysis by Coarsened Exact Matching. Dis Colon
Rectum. 2017 Jul;60(7):729-737. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000851. PubMed PMID:

9: Fung A, Trabulsi N, Morris M, Garfinkle R, Saleem A, Wexner SD, Vasilevsky CA,
Boutros M. Laparoscopic colorectal cancer resections in the obese: a systematic
review. Surg Endosc. 2017 May;31(5):2072-2088. doi: 10.1007/s00464-016-5209-y.
Epub 2016 Oct 24. Review. PubMed PMID: 27778169.

10: Garfinkle R, Kugler A, Pelsser V, Vasilevsky CA, Morin N, Gordon P, Feldman
L, Boutros M. Diverticular Abscess Managed With Long-term Definitive Nonoperative
Intent Is Safe. Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Jul;59(7):648-55. doi:
10.1097/DCR.0000000000000624. PubMed PMID: 27270517.


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