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Division of Thoracic and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

The Division of Thoracic and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery is a busy clinical program based at the Montreal General Hospital. The division provides state-of-the-art patient care for a wide range of malignant and non-malignant lung, chest, esophageal and gastric diseases, and is a North American and international leader in many of these fields. As an affiliate of the McGill University School of Medicine, the service functions as an active clinical teaching unit for residents, fellows and medical students, and is widely regarded for its robust clinical and basic science research productivity.


Upcoming Event

the 6th annual symposium on upper gastro-intestinal cancers


We are pleased to invite you to the McGill’s 6th Annual Symposium on Upper Gastro-Intestinal Cancers held in Montreal at the Omni Mont-Royal Hotel on October 28, 2023.


The symposium aims to gather healthcare professionals of different disciplines to share their insights and latest research in the clinical management of esophageal and gastric malignancies.


We are looking forward to seeing you!

The Division of Thoracic and Upper GI Surgery welcomes its newest recruit Sara Najmeh MDCM, MSc, FRCSC

It is with great pleasure that we announce the recruitment of Dr. Sara Najmeh to the McGill Division of Thoracic and Upper GI Surgery. A native of Damascus Syria, Dr. Najmeh came to Montreal in 2004 for university studies in Physiology. Over the ensuing decade and a half, she completed undergraduate, medical school, and general surgery training all at McGill University.  During the latter she undertook a Masters in Experimental Surgery investigating the role of innate immunity in cancer progression. Sara returns to McGill after completing a three-year fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Duke University in Durham North Carolina, widely considered one of the World’s leading centres for such clinical training.  Over the course of her time both at McGill and at Duke, Sara was universally regarded as an outstanding physician with excellent clinical acumen, superb technical ability, and exemplary interpersonal skills. [Read More]

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