Dr. Harvey Sigman

Academic title(s): 

Emeritus Professor of Surgery, McGill University

Dr. Harvey Sigman
Contact Information
(514) 340-8222 ext: 28287
Email address: 
harvey.sigman [at] mcgill.ca

Dr. Sigman graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 1957. He trained in GeneralSurgery in the McGill Diploma Course, which included a registrarship at the Postgraduate Medical School,Hammersmith Hospital, London, England. He served as Dr. L.D.Maclean's first chief resident in 1962 at the Royal Victoria Hospital. He began his surgical career at the Jewish General Hospital where he became Chief of the Division of General Surgery (1989-2008).

Education has always been his priority and over the years he has served as Director of Surgical Education at the Jewish General Hospital,(1969- 2002), where he integrated the training of surgical students into the unvi ersity program. He was Assistant Dean,Medical Education and Student Affairs, McGill University,(1993 - 1997);Chair of the Curriculum Committee of the Association for SurgicalEducation,(1995 - 1997); Co-Chair of McGill University Institutional Review Board,(2000 - ). Dr. Sigman introduced laparoscopic surgery to the Division of General Surgery at the Jewish General Hospital in 1990,where he played an important role in creating a coordinated university program to develop teaching and research in this new field. He became a sexual harassment officer at McGill University in 1998,and was Coordinator of the Sexual Harassment Office (2001-2006). He received the McGill University, Department of Surgery Residents' Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1992. He was named to the Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence in its inaugural year (1998). He is a recipient of the Governer General Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal.

Jewish General Hospital (JGH)
General surgery and oncology
Areas of interest: 

Breast Oncology



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