Dr. Anna Maria Derossis
Assistant Professor, Departments of Surgery and Oncology, McGill University
In addition to her clinic duties, Dr. Anna Derossis, who also holds a Master’s degree in Health Profession Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, has an active role in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical educational affairs at the McGill Faculty of Medicine and within the Departments of Surgery and Oncology. She also coordinates the McGill Surgical Oncology fellowship locally at the Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital and has had an appointment in the Centre for Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine since May 2003. Dr. Derossis is a Clinical Investigator on studies from the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP). Her research focuses on sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer and breast cancer education. Her research has also focused on surgical education.
1: Derossis AM, Fried GM, Abrahamowicz M, Sigman HH, Barkun JS, Meakins JL.
Development of a model for training and evaluation of laparoscopic skills. Am J
Surg. 1998 Jun;175(6):482-7. PubMed PMID: 9645777.
2: Derossis AM, Antoniuk M, Fried GM. Evaluation of laparoscopic skills: a 2-year
follow-up during residency training. Can J Surg. 1999 Aug;42(4):293-6. PubMed
PMID: 10459330; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3789000.
3: Derossis AM, Da Rosa D, Schwartz A, Hauge LS, Bordage G. Study habits of
surgery residents and performance on American Board of Surgery In-Training
examinations. Am J Surg. 2004 Sep;188(3):230-6. PubMed PMID: 15450825.
4: Derossis AM, Bothwell J, Sigman HH, Fried GM. The effect of practice on
performance in a laparoscopic simulator. Surg Endosc. 1998 Sep;12(9):1117-20.
PubMed PMID: 9716763.
5: Fried GM, Derossis AM, Bothwell J, Sigman HH. Comparison of laparoscopic
performance in vivo with performance measured in a laparoscopic simulator. Surg
Endosc. 1999 Nov;13(11):1077-81; discussion 1082. PubMed PMID: 10556441.
Research interests: Sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer; Breast cancer education; Surgical education
Surgical Oncology; Breast Cancer; Sentinel Node Biopsy