Dr. Liane S Feldman
Edward W. Archibald Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, McGill University
AB, MD CM
Our multidisciplinary surgical outcomes research group focuses on improving patient recovery and other outcomes of abdominal surgery. We perform clinical trials examining the effectiveness of interventions including minimally invasive surgery, enhanced recovery pathways and mobile applications on improving recovery after abdominal surgery. We also investigate interventions to improve surgical techniques simulations and the development of novel video-based performance assessment tools.
Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery
Dr. Liane Feldman is the Edward W. Archibald Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at McGill University and Surgeon-in-chief at the McGill University Health Centre.
Dr. Feldman’s clinical focus is minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery. Her patient-centered clinical research program focuses on improving recovery and other outcomes of abdominal surgery. This includes measurement of patient-centered outcomes during surgical recovery; optimization of perioperative care processes; and technology-enabled assessment and improvement of operative performance. Dr Feldman established a multidisciplinary group implementing evidence-based Enhanced Recovery perioperative care plans at the McGill University Health Centre, which was recognized as a leading practice by Accreditation Canada. She was a James IV Travelling Surgeon and received the Canadian Association for Medical Education National Award. She is a member of the executive council of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) where she is now serving as President. She has had leadership roles at the Canadian Association of General Surgeons, the Fellowship Council, and the American College of Surgeons, where she co-chaired the ERIN (Enhanced Recovery in NSQIP) collaborative helping hospitals implement care pathways to improve resource use and outcomes.
Dr. Feldman is author of over 300 articles, book chapters and videos and is co-editor of three books including The SAGES/ERAS Society manual on Enhanced Recovery for Gastrointestinal Surgery.