McGill surgical team in operating theatre

Welcome to the Department of Surgery

We are committed to providing an inclusive environment where all feel welcomed, respected and safe. As members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, this is at the heart of who we are and what we do.

Welcome to the Department of Surgery

The Mission of the Department of Surgery is the pursuit of excellence in comprehensive, patient-centered surgical care, teaching, research and evaluation of technology. The Department’s foremost responsibility is to its patients. To fulfill its larger role, the Department must also lead in the development of new knowledge and techniques, in the transmission of these to its communities of students, and in their application for the benefit of society at large.

Cold Steel: Canadian Journal of Surgery Podcast

We were lucky enough in June to interview a true Canadian icon, Dr. Liane Feldman! 

Dr. Liane Feldman on SAGES presidency, future of MIS, and FUSE program.

Dr. Fried recipient of the 2021 Duncan Graham Award

Dr. Gerry Fried will be the 2021 recipient of the Duncan Graham Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Clinical Divisions

The McGill Department of Surgery is part of a teaching, research and clinical network. Our surgeons collaborate with other disciplines to offer patient centered surgical care.



Undergraduate and Postgraduate Surgical Education Teams are constantly developing innovative ways to educate the new generation of learners using simulation and multimedia strategies. We have a tradition of integrating medical students in the surgical care team.


The Experimental Surgery division functions as the research arm of the Department of Surgery, coordinating research training and representing the research interests of the Department at the Faculty of Medicine.

**NEW** Surgery Specific Merchandise from Le James Store!


Click on the item for full description and ordering from the McGill Le James Store.

Please note you may pre order today. ITEMS WILL ARRIVE IN JANUARY.

Kudos to Experimental Surgery

Dheeksha Reddy

Degree: Experimental Surgery
Hometown: Ottawa and Iqaluit

What I loved most about studying at McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences: The support and the wide range of opportunities that we get to explore. The courses provide a platform for us to create, develop and grow. It makes sure we think out of the box and come up with the best outcomes possible.

A wonderful memory I’ll never forget: I never felt so happy, satisfied and confident about myself as much as I felt here. I can express myself with no hesitation. I am honestly sad that I am completing my education and will be graduating but if I get a chance to stay back I definitely will.

And a few shout outs… Favourite professor: Dr. Fackson Mwale – the guiding light. Never did anyone guide and support me as much as he did. Micha Huynh: my greatest supporter and always there for her students. Sharon Tuner: if I have any trouble, I reach out to her. And finally, my supervisors – Elif Bilgic (project supervisor) and Laura Epure – (internship supervisor).

What’s next? Hopefully medicine and giving back to my community. If not, I definitely would continue my education within the faculty (PhD). I know I am in the right hands!  

New Release! 

Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I am presenting you our
Department of Surgery Annual Report for 2021.

English version: Annual Report 2021 (PDF)

I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I did and please feel free to share!

Liane S Feldman MDCM FACS FRCS



A newsletter for the McGill Department of Surgery and its alumni and friends.

Read more in our latest issue from Fall 2021

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