Dr. Liane S. Feldman

Academic title(s): 

Professor, Department of Surgery, McGill University

Director, General Surgery Clinical Teaching Unit, Montreal General Hospital

Director, Division of General Surgery at the MUHC and McGill University

Program Director, MIS Fellowship Program

Dr. Liane S. Feldman
Contact Information
Phone: 
514-934-1934 Ext 48004
Email address: 
liane.feldman [at] mcgill.ca
Biography: 

Dr. Liane Feldman is Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of General Surgery at McGill University. She holds the Steinberg-Bernstein Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Innovation at the McGill University Health Centre where her clinical focus is advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery. She is also the Program Director for the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Feldman’s clinical and research interests center on the measurement and improvement of recovery and other outcomes of gastrointestinal surgery. This includes measurement of patient-centered outcomes during surgical recovery; training and assessment of surgeons in laparoscopic techniques; and organization of perioperative care processes. Dr. Feldman established the multidisciplinary group implementing evidence-based Enhanced Recovery perioperative care plans for the Department of Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre, which was recognized as a leading practice by Accreditation Canada. She represented Canada as the James IV Travelling Surgeon in 2010 and received the Canadian Association for Medical Education National Award for “distinguished contribution to medical education.” She is a member of the executive council of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) where she currently serves as Treasurer. She has had leadership roles at the Canadian Association of General Surgeons, the Fellowship Council and the American College of Surgeons, where she co-chaired the ERIN (Enhanced Recovery in NSQIP) collaborative helping hospitals implement care pathways to improve resource use and outcomes.

 

Dr. Feldman is author of 250 articles, book chapters and videos and is co-editor of three books, including The SAGES/ERAS Society manual on Enhanced Recovery for Gastrointestinal Surgery.

 

Location: 
Montreal General Hospital (MGH)
Hospital title: 
Professor of Surgery
Division: 
General surgery
Office: 
L9-309
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: Ban KA, Berian JR, Liu JB, Ko CY, Feldman LS, Thacker JKM. Effect of Diagnosis
on Outcomes in the Setting of Enhanced Recovery Protocols. Dis Colon Rectum. 2018
Jul;61(7):847-853. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001102. PubMed PMID: 29878952.


3: Djuimo M, Feldman LS, Andonian S. Ureteral Obstruction Secondary to an
Appendiceal Mucocele: A Case Report and Literature Review. J Endourol Case Rep.
2018 May 1;4(1):78-81. doi: 10.1089/cren.2018.0022. eCollection 2018. PubMed
PMID: 29845117; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5969513.


4: Alam R, Figueiredo SM, Balvardi S, Nauche B, Landry T, Lee L, Mayo NE, Feldman
LS, Fiore JF Jr. Development of a patient-reported outcome measure of recovery
after abdominal surgery: a hypothesized conceptual framework. Surg Endosc. 2018
Dec;32(12):4874-4885. doi: 10.1007/s00464-018-6242-9. Epub 2018 May 17. PubMed
PMID: 29777351.


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.


6: Bilgic E, Endo S, Lebedeva E, Takao M, McKendy KM, Watanabe Y, Feldman LS,
Vassiliou MC. A scoping review of assessment tools for laparoscopic suturing.
Surg Endosc. 2018 Jul;32(7):3009-3023. doi: 10.1007/s00464-018-6199-8. Epub 2018
May 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 29721749.


7: Habbous S, Arnold J, Begen MA, Boudville N, Cooper M, Dipchand C, Dixon SN,
Feldman LS, Goździk D, Karpinski M, Klarenbach S, Knoll GA, Lam NN, Lentine KL,
Lok C, McArthur E, McKenzie S, Miller M, Monroy-Cuadros M, Nguan C, Prasad GVR,
Przech S, Sarma S, Segev DL, Storsley L, Garg AX; Donor Nephrectomy Outcomes
Research (DONOR) Network. Duration of Living Kidney Transplant Donor Evaluations:
Findings From 2 Multicenter Cohort Studies. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018
Oct;72(4):483-498. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.01.036. Epub 2018 Mar 24. PubMed
PMID: 29580662.


8: Feldman LS, Carli F. From Preoperative Assessment to Preoperative Optimization
of Frailty. JAMA Surg. 2018 May 16;153(5):e180213. doi:
10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0213. Epub 2018 May 16. PubMed PMID: 29562059.


9: Bilgic E, Takao M, Kaneva P, Endo S, Takao T, Watanabe Y, McKendy KM, Feldman
LS, Vassiliou MC. Development of a Model for the Acquisition and Assessment of
Advanced Laparoscopic Suturing Skills Using an Automated Device. Surg Innov. 2018
Jun;25(3):286-290. doi: 10.1177/1553350618764221. Epub 2018 Mar 20. PubMed PMID:
29557252.


10: Lee L, Liberman S, Charlebois P, Stein B, Kaneva P, Carli F, Feldman LS. The
impact of complications after elective colorectal resection within an enhanced
recovery pathway. Tech Coloproctol. 2018 Mar;22(3):191-199. doi:
10.1007/s10151-018-1761-x. Epub 2018 Mar 5. PubMed PMID: 29508102.



11: 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.


12: Gómez-Izquierdo JC, Trainito A, Mirzakandov D, Stein BL, Liberman AS,
Charlebois P, Pecorelli N, Feldman LS, Carli F, Baldini G. In Reply.
Anesthesiology. 2018 Mar;128(3):683-685. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000002051.
PubMed PMID: 29438253.


13: Karimian N, Moustafa M, Mata J, Al-Saffar AK, Hellström PM, Feldman LS, Carli
F. The effects of added whey protein to a pre-operative carbohydrate drink on
glucose and insulin response. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2018 May;62(5):620-627.
doi: 10.1111/aas.13069. Epub 2018 Jan 28. PubMed PMID: 29377065.


14: Wischmeyer PE, Carli F, Evans DC, Guilbert S, Kozar R, Pryor A, Thiele RH,
Everett S, Grocott M, Gan TJ, Shaw AD, Thacker JKM, Miller TE, Hedrick TL, McEvoy
MD, Mythen MG, Bergamaschi R, Gupta R, Holubar SD, Senagore AJ, Abola RE,
Bennett-Guerrero E, Kent ML, Feldman LS, Fiore JF Jr; Perioperative Quality
Initiative (POQI) 2 Workgroup. American Society for Enhanced Recovery and
Perioperative Quality Initiative Joint Consensus Statement on Nutrition Screening
and Therapy Within a Surgical Enhanced Recovery Pathway. Anesth Analg. 2018
Jun;126(6):1883-1895. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002743. PubMed PMID: 29369092.


15: Hedrick TL, McEvoy MD, Mythen MMG, Bergamaschi R, Gupta R, Holubar SD,
Senagore AJ, Gan TJ, Shaw AD, Thacker JKM, Miller TE, Wischmeyer PE, Carli F,
Evans DC, Guilbert S, Kozar R, Pryor A, Thiele RH, Everett S, Grocott M, Abola
RE, Bennett-Guerrero E, Kent ML, Feldman LS, Fiore JF Jr; Perioperative Quality
Initiative (POQI) 2 Workgroup. American Society for Enhanced Recovery and
Perioperative Quality Initiative Joint Consensus Statement on Postoperative
Gastrointestinal Dysfunction Within an Enhanced Recovery Pathway for Elective
Colorectal Surgery. Anesth Analg. 2018 Jun;126(6):1896-1907. doi:
10.1213/ANE.0000000000002742. PubMed PMID: 29293183.


16: Abola RE, Bennett-Guerrero E, Kent ML, Feldman LS, Fiore JF Jr, Shaw AD,
Thacker JKM, Gan TJ, Miller TE, Hedrick TL, McEvoy MD, Mythen MG, Bergamaschi R,
Gupta R, Holubar SD, Senagore AJ, Wischmeyer PE, Carli F, Evans DC, Guilbert S,
Kozar R, Pryor A, Thiele RH, Everett S, Grocott M; Perioperative Quality
Initiative (POQI) 2 Workgroup. American Society for Enhanced Recovery and
Perioperative Quality Initiative Joint Consensus Statement on Patient-Reported
Outcomes in an Enhanced Recovery Pathway. Anesth Analg. 2018
Jun;126(6):1874-1882. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000002758. PubMed PMID: 29293180.


17: Berian JR, Ban KA, Liu JB, Sullivan CL, Ko CY, Thacker JKM, Feldman LS.
Association of an Enhanced Recovery Pilot With Length of Stay in the National
Surgical Quality Improvement Program. JAMA Surg. 2018 Apr 1;153(4):358-365. doi:
10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4906. PubMed PMID: 29261838; PubMed Central PMCID:
PMC5933392.


18: Feldman LS, Carli F. From Preoperative Assessment to Preoperative Optimization
of Frailty. JAMA Surg. 2018 May 16;153(5):e180213. doi:
10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0213. Epub 2018 May 16. PubMed PMID: 29562059.


19: Feldman LS, Lee L, Fiore J Jr. What outcomes are important in the assessment
of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways? Can J Anaesth. 2015
Feb;62(2):120-30. doi: 10.1007/s12630-014-0263-1. Epub 2014 Nov 13. Review.
PubMed PMID: 25391733.


20: Feldman LS, Delaney CP. Laparoscopy plus enhanced recovery: optimizing the
benefits of MIS through SAGES 'SMART' program. Surg Endosc. 2014
May;28(5):1403-6. doi: 10.1007/s00464-013-3415-4. Epub 2014 Mar 21. Review.
PubMed PMID: 24651892.


21: Feldman LS, Brunt LM, Fuchshuber P, Jones DB, Jones SB, Mischna J, Munro MG,
Rozner MA, Schwaitzberg SD; SAGES FUSE™ Committee. Rationale for the fundamental
use of surgical Energy™ (FUSE) curriculum assessment: focus on safety. Surg
Endosc. 2013 Nov;27(11):4054-9. doi: 10.1007/s00464-013-3059-4. Epub 2013 Jul 17.
PubMed PMID: 23860606.


22: Feldman LS, Shihab HM, Thiemann D, Yeh HC, Ardolino M, Mandell S, Brotman DJ.
Impact of providing fee data on laboratory test ordering: a controlled clinical
trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 May 27;173(10):903-8. doi:
10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.232. PubMed PMID: 23588900.


23: Feldman LS, Fuchshuber P, Jones DB, Mischna J, Schwaitzberg SD; FUSE
(Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy™) Task Force. Surgeons don't know what they
don't know about the safe use of energy in surgery. Surg Endosc. 2012
Oct;26(10):2735-9. Epub 2012 Apr 27. Erratum in: Surg Endosc. 2013 Jan;27(1):349.
PubMed PMID: 22538677.


24: Feldman LS. Laparoscopic splenectomy: standardized approach. World J Surg.
2011 Jul;35(7):1487-95. doi: 10.1007/s00268-011-1059-x. Review. PubMed PMID:
21424869.


25: Feldman LS, Cao J, Andalib A, Fraser S, Fried GM. A method to characterize the
learning curve for performance of a fundamental laparoscopic simulator task:
defining "learning plateau" and "learning rate". Surgery. 2009 Aug;146(2):381-6.
doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2009.02.021. Epub 2009 Jun 25. PubMed PMID: 19628099.


26: Feldman LS, Kaneva P, Demyttenaere S, Carli F, Fried GM, Mayo NE. Validation
of a physical activity questionnaire (CHAMPS) as an indicator of postoperative
recovery after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surgery. 2009 Jul;146(1):31-9. doi:
10.1016/j.surg.2009.02.019. PubMed PMID: 19541008.


27: Feldman LS, Demyttenaere SV, Polyhronopoulos GN, Fried GM. Refining the
selection criteria for laparoscopic versus open splenectomy for splenomegaly. J
Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2008 Feb;18(1):13-9. doi: 10.1089/lap.2007.0050.
PubMed PMID: 18266568.

 

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Areas of interest: 

Research interest:surgical outcomes, physiology, education

Clinical Interests: 

solid organ surgery, gastric surgery, hernia

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