Dr. Patrick Charlebois

Academic title(s): 

Site Director of the Department of Surgery for the Montreal General Hospital

Dr. Patrick Charlebois
Contact Information
Phone: 
514-934-8486
Email address: 
patrick.charlebois [at] mcgill.ca
Biography: 

Patrick Charlebois, MD joined the MUHC division of General Surgery as a Colon and Rectal Surgeon in 2003. He is the current Site Director of the Department of Surgery for the Montreal General Hospital. He holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Surgery and Oncology at McGill.

His specialty interests include surgical and endoscopic treatment of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and anorectal surgery. His practice focuses on minimally invasive techniques used to treat these surgical conditions. His main research interests are mainly in the field of modern management of rectal cancer, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), Minimally Invasive Surgery and Multimodal Prehabilitation.

Dr. Charlebois earned his medical degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He then completed residency in General Surgery at McGill. His subspecialty training in Colon & Rectal Surgery was obtained in Chicago, Illinois at the Cook County, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

Dr. Charlebois is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery.  He sits on the executive committee of the Association Québecoise de Chirurgie.  He also has been an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada for General Surgery.

Location: 
Montreal General Hospital (MGH)
Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH)
Hospital title: 
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Oncology
Division: 
General surgery
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: 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.


5: 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.


6: 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.


7: Lee L, Mata J, Droeser RA, Kaneva P, Liberman S, Charlebois P, Stein B, Fried
GM, Feldman LS. Incisional Hernia After Midline Versus Transverse Specimen
Extraction Incision: A Randomized Trial in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic
Colectomy. Ann Surg. 2018 Jul;268(1):41-47. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002615.
PubMed PMID: 29166359.


8: Pecorelli N, Fiore JF Jr, Kaneva P, Somasundram A, Charlebois P, Liberman AS,
Stein BL, Carli F, Feldman LS. An app for patient education and self-audit within
an enhanced recovery program for bowel surgery: a pilot study assessing validity
and usability. Surg Endosc. 2018 May;32(5):2263-2273. doi:
10.1007/s00464-017-5920-3. Epub 2017 Nov 2. PubMed PMID: 29098431.


9: Mata J, Fiore JF Jr, Pecorelli N, Stein BL, Liberman S, Charlebois P, Feldman
LS. Predictors of adherence to enhanced recovery pathway elements after
laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Surg Endosc. 2018 Apr;32(4):1812-1819. doi:
10.1007/s00464-017-5865-6. Epub 2017 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 28916861.

Areas of interest: 

Reserch interests: modern management of rectal cancer, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), Minimally Invasive Surgery and Multimodal Prehabilitation

Clinical Interests: 

surgical and endoscopic treatment of colorectal cancer,

inflammatory bowel disease and anorectal surgery,

minimally invasive techniques used to treat these surgical conditions

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