Dr. Julio Faria

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor, McGill University




Dr. Julio Faria
Contact Information
514-340-8222, ext. 24948
Email address: 
julio.faria [at] mcgill.ca

Julio Faria, MD, is a Colorectal Surgeon at the Jewish General Hospital since July 2001. He oversees the hospital’s Anorectal Physiology Lab and holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Surgery at McGill University.

Dr. Faria earned his medical degree from McGill University. He completed his residency training in General Surgery and spent 5 years at the bench side studying the molecular biology of colorectal cancer at McGill University. His subspecialty training in Colon and Rectal Surgery was obtained at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. 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 specialist certificates in General Surgery and Colon & Rectal Surgery from the Collège des Médecins du Quebec.

Dr. Faria is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He is a past member of the Young Researchers, Continuing Medical Education, and Awards Committees of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Jewish General Hospital (JGH)
Hospital title: 
Colorectal Surgeon
General surgery and oncology
G-305 (JGH)
Selected publications: 

1: 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.

2: 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:

3: Kleiman A, Al-Khamis A, Farsi A, Kezouh A, Vuong T, Gordon PH, Vasilevsky CA,
Morin N, Faria J, Ghitulescu G, Boutros M. Normalization of CEA Levels
Post-Neoadjuvant Therapy is a Strong Predictor of Pathologic Complete Response in
Rectal Cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 Jun;19(6):1106-12. doi:
10.1007/s11605-015-2814-3. Epub 2015 Apr 10. PubMed PMID: 25859755.

4: Melich G, Jeong DH, Hur H, Baik SH, Faria J, Kim NK, Min BS. Laparoscopic
right hemicolectomy with complete mesocolic excision provides acceptable
perioperative outcomes but is lengthy--analysis of learning curves for a novice
minimally invasive surgeon. Can J Surg. 2014 Oct;57(5):331-6. PubMed PMID:
25265107; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4183680.

Areas of interest: 

Molecular Biology of Colon Cancer

Clinical Interests: 

 colorectal stenting and re-operative pelvic surgery,  transanal/transrectal ultrasound, anorectal physiology testing, obstructed defecation

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