Dr. Barry L. Stein

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Oncology

Dr. Barry L. Stein
Contact Information
Phone: 
514-934-8466
Email address: 
barry.stein [at] mcgill.ca
Biography: 

Barry L. Stein, MDCM is the director of the Center for Colon and Rectal surgery at the McGill University Health Center.  He holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Surgery and Oncology at McGill University.

His specialty interests include the endoscopic management of polyps, surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.  His practice includes the extensive use of laparoscopic techniques to treat these surgical diseases since 1992. His research interests include the multimodal management of rectal cancer, preoperative radiotherapy for rectal cancer in a watchful waiting program, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prehabilitation in the deconditioned patient.

He also has a special interest in surgical education and served on the General Surgery Residency Training committee for many years as well as served as the Assistant Program Director in General Surgery for many years. He has earned multiple teaching awards at McGill in the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Stein earned his medical degree at McGill University in Montreal and then completed his General Surgery training at McGill.  He subsequently did a 1 year GI fellowship at McGill.  After that he completed 2 years of subspecialty training at the Lahey Clinic, Boston, Massachusetts.  He returned to Montreal and worked at the Jewish General Hospital for 10 years before moving over to the McGill University Health Center and establishing the Center for Colon and Rectal Surgery.

He is certified by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in General Surgery, the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and holds a specialist certificate in Colon and Rectal Surgery from the College des Medecins du Quebec.

Dr. Stein is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Surgeons and the American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery and sits on the medical advisory board of the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada.

Location: 
Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH)
Hospital title: 
Director, Center for Colon and Rectal Surgery, MUHC
Division: 
General surgery
Office: 
DS1.3310 GLEN
Selected publications: 


1: Alhashemi M, Fiore JF Jr, Safa N, Al Mahroos M, Mata J, Pecorelli N, Baldini
G, Dendukuri N, Stein BL, Liberman AS, Charlebois P, Carli F, Feldman LS.
Incidence and predictors of prolonged postoperative ileus after colorectal
surgery in the context of an enhanced recovery pathway. Surg Endosc. 2018 Oct 17.
doi: 10.1007/s00464-018-6514-4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30334165.


2: Alhassan N, Yang M, Wong-Chong N, Liberman AS, Charlebois P, Stein B, Fried
GM, Lee L. Comparison between conventional colectomy and complete mesocolic
excision for colon cancer: a systematic review and pooled analysis : A review of
CME versus conventional colectomies. Surg Endosc. 2018 Sep 12. doi:
10.1007/s00464-018-6419-2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30209606.


3: Gillis C, Fenton TR, Sajobi TT, Minnella EM, Awasthi R, Loiselle SÈ, Liberman
AS, Stein B, Charlebois P, Carli F. Trimodal prehabilitation for colorectal
surgery attenuates post-surgical losses in lean body mass: A pooled analysis of
randomized controlled trials. Clin Nutr. 2018 Jul 9. pii: S0261-5614(18)31201-9.
doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2018.06.982. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30025745.


4: LaSarre B, Kysela DT, Stein BD, Ducret A, Brun YV, McKinlay JB. Restricted
Localization of Photosynthetic Intracytoplasmic Membranes (ICMs) in Multiple
Genera of Purple Nonsulfur Bacteria. MBio. 2018 Jul 3;9(4). pii: e00780-18. doi:
10.1128/mBio.00780-18. PubMed PMID: 29970460; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6030561.


5: Balvardi S, Pecorelli N, Castelino T, Niculiseanu P, Liberman AS, Charlebois
P, Stein B, Carli F, Mayo NE, Feldman LS, Fiore JF Jr. Measuring In-Hospital
Recovery After Colorectal Surgery Within a Well-Established Enhanced Recovery
Pathway: A Comparison Between Hospital Length of Stay and Time to Readiness for
Discharge. Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Jul;61(7):854-860. doi:
10.1097/DCR.0000000000001061. PubMed PMID: 29771797.

Areas of interest: 

multimodal management of rectal cancer,

preoperative radiotherapy for rectal cancer in a watchful waiting program,

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS),

Minimally Invasive Surgery,

Prehabilitation in the deconditioned patient

Clinical Interests: 

Clinical interests: colorectal minimally invasive surgery

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