Department of Surgery

The UBC Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery educates students at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, and pursues research to make innovative advancements in knowledge and practice to improve health.

Specialty training programs are offered in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology and Developmental Radiotherapeutics, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery.


Master's Students

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Caron, Nadine health policy; special health needs and disparities of rural, remote, northern and Aboriginal communities.
Cheifetz, Rona Surgical oncology; Education
Chung, Stephen Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, transplantation, transplant immunology
Crook, Juanita Radiation Oncology and Developmental Radiotherapeutics
Davis, Noelle cancer surgery and surgical oncology, Surgical oncology, Head and neck cancer
Fradet, Guy Blood Flow and Transfusions, Cardiovascular Diseases, Political and Administrative Organization, Change Management (Structural, Technological and Cultural), Health Information Systems, Health Policies, Resource Allocation, Leadership, Evaluation, Analysis and Project Management
Garnis, Catherine Cancer biology; Tumor progression; Oral premalignant lesions; Head and neck cancer; RNA biology, microRNAs; Alternative splicing; Biomarkers
Ghahary, Aziz Cell transplantation, diabetes, scaffold, skin substitute, wound healing
Hameed, Morad Trauma Surgery; Emergency General Surgery; Critical Care Medicine; Public Health
Hoffman, Bradford Understanding how the genes critical to endocrine pancreas development, as well as ?-cell function and proliferation are regulated is essential for the development of novel strategies for the production of insulin-secreting cells, and for improving the efficacy of available transplantable material.
Honey, Christopher Richard Neurosurgery, deep brain stimulation, trigeminal neuralgia, menifacial spasm, movement disorders, mood, pain
Hsiang, York Photodynamic therapy, intimal hyperplasia, arterial restenosis and remodelling, endovascular surgery, research, education
Jia, William Wei-Guo Brain tumour, Oncolytic virotherapy, Virus mediated genetherapy, Degenerative neurological diseases, Drug discovery from natural products, neurosurgery
Johnson, James diabetes, hormones, cell biology, signal transduction, apoptosis or programmed cell death, heart failure, heart disease, calcium signalling, pancreatic cancer, obesity, longevity, imaging, Causes of type 1 and type 2 diabetes at a molecular level discovery of genes and associated gene networks linked to diabetes risk and by known risk factors that predispose individuals to diabetes
Kieffer, Tim Diabetes
Levings, Megan Immune homeostasis
Luciani, Dan Diabetes, Diabetes, Pancreatic beta-cell function and failure, Mitochondrial physiology, Cell calcium signalling, Cell stress signalling, Mechanisms of cell death, Autophagy
Lynn, Francis diabetes, ß-cell development, ß-cell biology, Human pluripotent stem cells, CRISPR/Cas, transcriptional regulation
McDonald, Patrick clinical pediatric neurosurgery, surgical ethics, pediatric hydrocephalus, concussion and mild traumatic brain injury, bioethics, neuroethics
Meloche, Mark Transplantation, general surgery
Meneghetti, Adam
Mui, Alice Inflammatory Signalling Pathways
Nunez, Desmond Neurodegenerative Diseases, Inflammatory Respiratory Diseases, Age Related Hearing Loss , Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Recurrent Acute Otitis Media
Olson, Robert Radiotherapy, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Epidemiology, Community Health / Public Health, Social Determinants of Cancer, patient reported outcomes, health services delivery, stereotactic radiotherapy, clinical trials
Phang, P Terence Colorectal cancer surgery, clinical research, diagnostic imaging, laparoscopy, sphicter-preserving resection, transanal microsurgery, medical education
Pickles, Thomas Radiation Oncology and Developmental Radiotherapeutics
Qayumi, Abdul Karim Device development and testing; Long-term survival of donor organs; Interactive teaching program development
Redekop, Gary Clinical trials in stroke and cerebrovascular disease, neurosurgery
Regehr, Glenn Adult Education and Continuing Education, Professional Trajectories, medical education , health professional education, professional identity formation, authentic workplace assessment, clinical reasoning
Scudamore, Charles Pancreas, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, transplantation
Sidhu, Ravinder Vascular surgery, Medical education research, Postgraduate assessment and evaluation
Skarsgard, Erik Fetal surgery, Chest wall disorders in children, birth defects, neonatal surgical outcomes, perinatal networks, prenatal diagnosis and intrauerine surgery
Steinbok, Paul Cerebral Palsy, Outcomes of interventions in treatment of children with spastic cerebral palsy, Assessment of infants with occipital plagiocephaly, pediatric neurosurgery, craniosynostosis treatment, epilepsy surgery, tethered cord, Chairi malformation , brain tumours
Tamber, Mandeep
Taylor, David Noninvasive vascular diagnosis, Endovascular therapy, Athletic injury
Verchere, Bruce Diabetes research, pediatrics, Beta cell survival and function
Webber, Eric Pediatric surgery, Surgical education, post-graduate medical education, pediatric gastric surgery, delivery of healthcare services, hepatology
Wiseman, Sam Michael Surgical oncology, endocrine surgeyr, general surgery, clinic/translational research, education/teaching
Yee, John Lung transplantation, thoracic oncology, pulmonary surgery