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 to provide the highest-quality patient-centered surgical care, perform innovative research, and train the next generation of surgeons and scientists.


Education:  Teaching and training future surgeons

Research: Conducting innovative research in surgery

Clinical Care: Providing quality patient care

Chair-Dr. Feldman with Centennial Banner

Commemorating A Century Of Academic Excellence At
McGill University’s
Department of Surgery!

It was 100 years ago in 1923 that Edward William Archibald was appointed the first Chair of Surgery in McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine. While the size, breadth, and remarkable diversity of the Department members has changed notably over the century, the core values of innovative clinical care, research and education established a century ago, continue to this day.

From historic milestones to innovative practices, each Department Chair has left their mark, shaping our journey of growth and achievement. Our recent celebration at the Ritz Carlton brought together faculty past and present, honoring our collective legacy. Here’s to a century of excellence and to the exciting future ahead!

McGill’s Department of Surgery - Centennial Celebration
February 29, 2024

Click on the link to peruse some lovely moments from the evening’s celebration.

Lorenzo Ferri reappointed Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery at the MUHC and McGill University, FMHS

For full article please see the link below.







Montreal Canadiens doctor saw some of the game's most brutal injuries in 60-year career

After 60 years of service with the Montreal Canadiens, thoracic surgeon Dr. David Mulder retires from his role as the team's head physician.

Silent auction in honor of Dr. David Mulder

The Montreal General Hospital Foundation, in collaboration with the Canadiens and Classic Auctions, will be holding a silent auction in the days leading up to the tribute gala for Dr. Mulder on November 9 at the Bell Centre.


Share your Memories

McGill University has a long and storied history in academic surgery, dating back to the early 20th century! Over the course of our centennial year, the Department of Surgery would like to collect and share some of the amazing stories about the many notable and exceptionally-talented individuals who have played a part in McGill's Department of Surgery over the past 100 years.

We invite you to reflect on your time and involvement at McGill, either as a former resident, fellow, graduate student or faculty member, and share a memory or story with us.

Surgery Research Strategic Plan 2023-2026

The vision is to provide highest-quality patient-centered surgical care, perform innovative research, and train the next generation of surgeons and scientists. The mission is to be Canada’s leading academic surgical department, improving outcomes and quality of care through impactful research, innovation and training.


The Square Knot

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

Read more in our latest issue from Winter-Spring 2023.

Read the current edition of Surgery eNEWS - SUMMER 2023 

Covering June to August 2023

Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I am presenting you our
Department of Surgery Annual Report for 2022 (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

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