Dr. Tarek Razek

Academic title(s): 

Trauma and General Surgeon

Dr. Tarek Razek
Contact Information
514-934-1934, ext 43675
Email address: 
tarek.razek [at] muhc.mcgill.ca

Dr. Tarek Razek is trauma/general surgeon and intensivist who is the current Director of the Adult Trauma Program at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). He completed his surgical training at McGill University and his trauma surgery/ICU fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

He is a co-director of the Centre for Global Surgery at the MUHC. He actively participates in surgical and trauma development programs in Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Malawi, Ukraine, Haiti, Chile, Uruguay, Nepal and Mexico.

Montreal General Hospital (MGH)
Hospital title: 
Director of the Adult Trauma Program at the McGill University Health Centre
General surgery
Selected publications: 

Bracco D, Deckelbaum D, Artho G, Khwaja K, Mulder DS, Gruska J, Razek T.
Additional and repeated computed tomography in interfacility trauma transfers:
Room for standardization. Surgery. 2018 Oct;164(4):872-878. doi:
10.1016/j.surg.2018.07.007. Epub 2018 Aug 25. PubMed PMID: 30149940.

2: GlobalSurg Collaborative. Laparoscopy in management of appendicitis in high-,
middle-, and low-income countries: a multicenter, prospective, cohort study. Surg
Endosc. 2018 Aug;32(8):3450-3466. doi: 10.1007/s00464-018-6064-9. Epub 2018 Apr
5. PubMed PMID: 29623470; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6061087.

3: Coccolini F, Roberts D, Ansaloni L, Ivatury R, Gamberini E, Kluger Y, Moore
EE, Coimbra R, Kirkpatrick AW, Pereira BM, Montori G, Ceresoli M, Abu-Zidan FM,
Sartelli M, Velmahos G, Fraga GP, Leppaniemi A, Tolonen M, Galante J, Razek T,
Maier R, Bala M, Sakakushev B, Khokha V, Malbrain M, Agnoletti V, Peitzman A,
Demetrashvili Z, Sugrue M, Di Saverio S, Martzi I, Soreide K, Biffl W, Ferrada P,
Parry N, Montravers P, Melotti RM, Salvetti F, Valetti TM, Scalea T, Chiara O,
Cimbanassi S, Kashuk JL, Larrea M, Hernandez JAM, Lin HF, Chirica M, Arvieux C,
Bing C, Horer T, De Simone B, Masiakos P, Reva V, DeAngelis N, Kike K, Balogh ZJ,
Fugazzola P, Tomasoni M, Latifi R, Naidoo N, Weber D, Handolin L, Inaba K, Hecker
A, Kuo-Ching Y, Ordoñez CA, Rizoli S, Gomes CA, De Moya M, Wani I, Mefire AC,
Boffard K, Napolitano L, Catena F. The open abdomen in trauma and non-trauma
patients: WSES guidelines. World J Emerg Surg. 2018 Feb 2;13:7. doi:
10.1186/s13017-018-0167-4. eCollection 2018. Review. PubMed PMID: 29434652;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5797335.

4: Wang Y, Stanek A, Grushka J, Fata P, Beckett A, Khwaja K, Razek T, Deckelbaum
DL. Incidence and factors associated with development of heterotopic ossification
after damage control laparotomy. Injury. 2018 Jan;49(1):51-55. doi:
10.1016/j.injury.2017.11.033. Epub 2017 Nov 26. PubMed PMID: 29191669.

5: St-Louis E, Bracco D, Hanley J, Razek T, Baird R. Development and validation
of a new pediatric resuscitation and trauma outcome (PRESTO) model using the U.S.
National Trauma Data Bank. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Oct 12. pii:
S0022-3468(17)30661-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.10.039. [Epub ahead of print]
PubMed PMID: 29092771.

6: Fleiszer D, Hoover ML, Posel N, Razek T, Bergman S. Development and Validation
of a Tool to Evaluate the Evolution of Clinical Reasoning in Trauma Using Virtual
Patients. J Surg Educ. 2018 May - Jun;75(3):779-786. doi:
10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.08.024. Epub 2017 Sep 18. PubMed PMID: 28927667.

7: Madani A, Gips A, Razek T, Deckelbaum DL, Mulder DS, Grushka JR. Defining and
Measuring Decision-Making for the Management of Trauma Patients. J Surg Educ.
2018 Mar - Apr;75(2):358-369. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.07.012. Epub 2017 Jul 26.
PubMed PMID: 28756147.

8: McKendy KM, Lee LF, Boulva K, Deckelbaum DL, Mulder DS, Razek TS, Grushka JR.
Epidural analgesia for traumatic rib fractures is associated with worse outcomes:
a matched analysis. J Surg Res. 2017 Jun 15;214:117-123. doi:
10.1016/j.jss.2017.02.057. Epub 2017 Mar 6. PubMed PMID: 28624032.

9: GlobalSurg Collaborative . Determinants of morbidity and mortality following
emergency abdominal surgery in children in low-income and middle-income
countries. BMJ Glob Health. 2016 Dec 12;1(4):e000091. doi:
10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000091. eCollection 2016. Erratum in: BMJ Glob Health. 2017
Jan 30;2(1):. PubMed PMID: 28588977; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5321375.

10: Sivakumaran L, Ayinde T, Hamadini F, Meterissian S, Razek T, Puckrin R, Munoz
J, O'Hearn S, Deckelbaum DL. Support infrastructure available to Canadian
residents completing post-graduate global health electives: current state and
future directions. Can Med Educ J. 2016 Dec 5;7(3):e41-e50. eCollection 2016 Dec.
PubMed PMID: 28344708; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5342887.

11: Duceppe MA, Williamson DR, Elliott A, Para M, Poirier MC, Delisle MS,
Deckelbaum D, Razek T, Desjardins M, Bertrand JC, Bernard F, Rico P, Burry L,
Frenette AJ, Perreault M. Modifiable Risk Factors for Delirium in Critically Ill
Trauma Patients. J Intensive Care Med. 2017 Jan 1:885066617698646. doi:
10.1177/0885066617698646. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28335673.

12: St-Louis E, Deckelbaum DL, Baird R, Razek T. Optimizing the assessment of
pediatric injury severity in low-resource settings: Consensus generation through
a modified Delphi analysis. Injury. 2017 Jun;48(6):1115-1119. doi:
10.1016/j.injury.2017.03.013. Epub 2017 Mar 15. Review. PubMed PMID: 28330737.

13: Dufresne P, Moore L, Tardif PA, Razek T, Omar M, Boutin A, Clément J. Impact
of trauma centre designation level on outcomes following hemorrhagic shock: a
multicentre cohort study. Can J Surg. 2017 Feb;60(1):45-52. PubMed PMID:
28234589; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5373742.

14: St-Louis E, Séguin J, Roizblatt D, Deckelbaum DL, Baird R, Razek T.
Systematic review and need assessment of pediatric trauma outcome benchmarking
tools for low-resource settings. Pediatr Surg Int. 2017 Mar;33(3):299-309. doi:
10.1007/s00383-016-4024-9. Epub 2016 Nov 21. Review. PubMed PMID: 27873009.

15: Madani A, Pecorelli N, Razek T, Spicer J, Ferri LE, Mulder DS. Civilian
Airway Trauma: A Single-Institution Experience. World J Surg. 2016
Nov;40(11):2658-2666. PubMed PMID: 27255938.

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