Dr. Sender Liberman

Academic title(s): 

Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at McGill University

Dr. Sender Liberman
Contact Information
Phone: 
(514) 934-8486
Email address: 
colorectal [at] muhc.mcgill.ca
Biography: 

Sender Liberman, MD, is the Program Director of the General Residency Program at McGill University. He holds the rank of Associate 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. Liberman 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 in Chicago and Lutheran General Hospital Program.

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. Liberman is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgery. At the Royal College, he is Vice Chair of the Colorectal Surgery Subspecialty Committee and an Examiner for General Surgery. He sits on the Medical Advisory Board of the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada and the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons, and is Member at Large of the Canadian Society of Colon & Rectal Surgery.

Location: 
Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH)
Hospital title: 
Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology
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: 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.


3: 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.


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: 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.


6: 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.


7: 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.


8: 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.


9: Gómez-Izquierdo JC, Trainito A, Mirzakandov D, Stein BL, Liberman S,
Charlebois P, Pecorelli N, Feldman LS, Carli F, Baldini G. Goal-directed Fluid
Therapy Does Not Reduce Primary Postoperative Ileus after Elective Laparoscopic
Colorectal Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Anesthesiology. 2017
Jul;127(1):36-49. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000001663. PubMed PMID: 28459732.

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