Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Announcements

  • Queen’s surgical pioneer receives top health science award
    Published Tue Sep 19th 2017

    Queen’s University researcher John Rudan (Surgery) has been formally inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship, one of Canada’s premier academic honours. An internationally recognized trailblazer in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Rudan was selected for his global leadership, academic performance and scientific creativity.

    Kingston doctors perform Canadian first

    Published Wed Aug 2nd 2017

    We are excited to share this recent news article from the Kingston Whig-Standard which profiles The Kingston Health Sciences Centre's recent announcement of its successful completion of the first hybrid cardiac ablation in Canada with our Department of Surgery's Dr Gianluigi Bisleri working with Dr Ben Glover. Please see the full article at the link below!

    The 5th Annual Bruce Fund Scholar Visiting Lecturer Wednesday March 29th, 2017

    Published Mon Mar 13th 2017

    The Queen's University Departments of Surgery and Urology invite you to a special presentation by Dr. Garnette R. Sutherland, MSc, MED, FRCPC, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Calgary

    Dr Garnette Sutherland"What next...? The ...

  • Mark your Calendars! Friday March 31st The Charles Sorbie Department of Surgery Faculty Research Day
    Published Mon Mar 13th 2017

    Friday, March 31 (8 – 4pm) at Ban Righ – lower Levana room.  

    Every year, its main objective is to provide participants with an opportunity to enhance surgical research by familiarizing themselves with the research activities of others within the Department of Surgery at Queen’s University as well as provide research mentorship for our surgical residents. 
    Guest speakers ...

  • Dr Andrew Hamilton member of medical team who brought back to life a Queen's student who froze to death
    Published Tue Feb 21st 2017

    Dr Andrew Hamilton, cardiac surgeon in Queen's Department of Surgery at KGH, was a member of the medical team who miraculously brought back to life a Queen's student who froze to death on a Kingston pier. Full news story below

    Dr Boris Zevin recognized by the American College of Surgeons for his contributions to the new ACS Operative Decision-making Workgroup

    Published Tue Feb 14th 2017

    Dr Rudan wishes to congratulate Dr Boris Zevin for his contributions to an exciting new educational program that is being developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education. This program will specifically focus on intraoperative decision making and on surgical judgment. It will address the higher order cognitive skills to provide the best operative care to patients. The ACS has defined a broad ra...

  • Dr Lindsay Davidson and her team receive The Principal's Educational Technology Award
    Published Mon Dec 12th 2016

    Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf announced that Dr Lindsay Davidson, Associate Professor in our Department of Surgery, along with her team, have been chosen as this year's 'faculty' recipients of the Principal's Educational Technology Award. She has been invited to attend the Teaching Awards Reception on January 25, 2017 where she will be presented with a certificate to honour her innovative use of t...

  • Professor Randy Ellis awarded the August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship at the Technical University of Munich
    Published Wed Oct 5th 2016

    We are pleased to announce that Professor Randy Ellis, The Queen's Research Chair in Computer Assisted Surgery, has been awarded the August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professorship at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) for 2016-2017. He is also appointed as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at TUM.

    This award recognizes the excellence and impact of Professor Ellis's work in computer-a...

  • Congratulations to Dr David Yen
    Published Wed Sep 28th 2016

    Congratulations to Dr David Yen, Orthopaedic Surgeon, on his promotion to Professor in our Queen's Department of Surgery

    Dr David Yen promotion
    Dr Richard Reznick (left), Dr David Yen (centre), Dr John Rudan (right)



  • Queen's Gazette article features the Helliwell Chair, funded through a generous donation from the Paul B. Helliwell Foundation
    Published Mon Aug 29th 2016

    The March 8th edition of the Queen's Gazette features a story (see page 8) on the Helliwell Chair, funded through a generous donation from the Paul B. Helliwell Foundation as well as matched by the surgeons in the Queen's Department of Surgery. "We want to take discoveries that have been proven in the lab and bring them into the operating room," says Department of Surgery Department Head, Dr John Rudan. "We want other ...

  • Dr Ron Levy invited to present at the Innovation Fund Showcase 2016 taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Thursday, November 17, 2016
    Published Mon Aug 8th 2016

    We are very pleased to announce that the Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee (IFPOC) has invited Dr Ron Levy to present a poster on his project entitled Precise evaluation of motor and non-motor dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonian model using the KINARM at the Innovation Fund Showcase 2016 taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Thursday, November 17, ...

  • Dr Lindsay Davidson, Orthopaedic Surgeon, is one of the winners of the Principal's Dream course
    Published Thu Apr 14th 2016

    We are pleased to announce that Dr Lindsay Davidson, Orthopaedic Surgeon in our Department of Surgery, along with Dr Melanie Walker, Senior Research Associate and Epidemiologist in the Cancer Care and Epidemiology Program, are one of the three winners of the Principal's Dream Course Initiative. 

    This initiative offers Queen's faculty members the resources to create and teach the courses they have always...

  • Dr Glykeria Martou joins the Division of Plastic Surgery
    Published Mon Jan 11th 2016

    Dr. Glykeria Martou has recently joined the Division of Plastic Surgery. Her main clinical interest is the reconstruction of oncologic ablative defects. Her reconstructive practice focuses on breast reconstruction, autologous and alloplastic, as well as oncologic and reconstructive treatment of melanoma. One of her main goals is to contribute to the establishment of a leading breast reconstruction program at Kingsto...

  • CBC’s Ontario Morning radio interview with Dr Jay Engel, Breast Surgeon and Chair of Surgical Oncology
    Published Tue Dec 22nd 2015

    On December 10th, 2015 Dr Jay Engel was interviewed on CBC's Ontario Morning radio broadcast. 

    "We are developing a new technique at Queen’s University using Electromagnetic Navigation (EM) to guide us during Breast conservation surgery. This technique allows us to generate a virtual margin around the cancer using ultrasound and EM Navigation shows us exactly where our cutting tool is in rela...

  • 4th Annual Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Visiting Scholar in Surgical Innovation
    Published Thu Sep 3rd 2015

    We are very pleased to announce that our 4th Annual Dr Andrew and Margaret Bruce Visiting Scholar in Surgical Innovation, will be Dr Nick Morrell, of University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Papworth and Addenbrooke's Hospitals. He will give his public lecture entitled "Stepping into the unknown: the era of genomic medicine and stem cells" on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 5PM in ...

  • Dr. David Pichora appointed the Paul B. Helliwell Chair in Orthopaedic Research
    Published Tue Aug 25th 2015

    Dr. David Pichora has been formally appointed as the Paul B. Helliwell Chair in Orthopaedic Research. He is the first recipient of this distinguished appointment.

    As the Helliwell Chair holder, Dr. Pichora will have the opportunity to help continue and improve Orthopaedic Research and to advance the science to the benefit of our citizens. 

  • Tamas Ungi wins the Best Paper Award of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery
    Published Tue Jun 30th 2015

    Tamas Ungi received the Best Paper Award of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery at the 19th ISCAS annual conference at CARS in Barcelona, Spain June 24-27, 2015

    Ungi T, Gauvin G, Yeo CT, Engel CJ, Rudan J, Fichtinger G. Real Time Navigation In Breast Tumor Surgery, Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 29th International Congress, Jun 24-27, Barcelona, Spain, 2015. Appeared in the Interna...

  • Gabrielle Gauvin and Lauren O'Malley featured this month on CAGS Website
    Published Tue Apr 14th 2015

    We are pleased to announce that two of our General Surgery residents are featured this month on the CAGS (Canadian Association of General Surgery) website

    Lauren O'Malley is the first chief resident to be highlighted in the brand new Scrub Caps Off section
    http://www.cags-accg.ca/index.php?page=330

    Gabrielle Gauvin is fe...

  • SEAMO Innovaton Fund Winners
    Published Mon Apr 6th 2015

    Congratulations to two of our Surgical Faculty who won the 2014-15 SEAMO Innovation Fund award.

    Dr Jay Engel for Computer-Assisted Breast Conserving Surgery - Proof of Concept Study on Non-palable Tumors

    Dr Andrew Hamilton for Robotic Technology to Quantify Neurological Outcome After Surgery

    The &nbs...

  • Dr. David Pichora to speak at the Canadian Orthopedic Research Society (CORS) symposium in Vancouver, BC
    Published Thu Mar 12th 2015

    Dr. David Pichora has been invited to speak at the Canadian Orthopedic Research Society (CORS) symposium in Vancouver, BC on Thursday, June 18, 2015.  The CORS symposium focuses on topics that draw interest from the research and clinical membership to provoke discussion and direction and is well attend by the members of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. The focus of this year’s symposium is patient-sp...

  • Gabrielle Gauvin wins in the 2014 Canadian Surgery Forum Poster Competition
    Published Thu Nov 27th 2014

    Congratulations to Gabrielle Gauvin, resident in General Surgery, for winning in the 2014 Canadian Surgery Forum Poster Competition held in September in Vancouver, BC!

    Gabrielle's poster entitled "Real-Time Electromagnetic Navigation for Breast Tumor Resection: Proof of Concept" was selected as the winner for the Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology category. 

    Dr John Rudan appointed as holder of the Britton Smith Chair in Surgery

    Published Wed Nov 19th 2014

    Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed John Rudan as holder of the Britton Smith Chair in Surgery as of June 1, 2014.

    After graduating from Queen's with a BSc in Life Sciences in 1976 and an MD in 1981, Dr. Rudan completed postgraduate training in orthopaedics at Queen's and as a McLaughlin Fellow at the ...

  • William Ersil Resident Research Day
    Published Thu Nov 13th 2014

    Our most recent William Ersil Resident Research Day took place Mon Nov 17, 2014

    Congratulations to the following winners!

    Donald Chow Best Paper in Orthopaedic Surgery - Dr Michael Kempston
    Best Paper in General Surgery - Dr Ayca Toprak
    Best Poster - Dr Michel Taylor

  • 3rd Annual Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Visiting Scholar in Surgical Innovation public lecture
    Published Tue Sep 30th 2014

    Our 3rd Annual Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Visiting Scholar in Surgical Innovation, Dr. Garth Ehrlich, will be giving a public lecture entitled “Man vs. Microbe:  Are We Winning the War of the Genomes?” on Tuesday, October 21st at 5:00 PM in the School of Medicine Building, Lower Level, Room 032A

  • Dr John Rudan reappointed as Head of Department of Surgery
    Published Wed Jun 25th 2014

    We are pleased to announce that Dr John Rudan has been reappointed as Head of Surgery at Queen’s University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care Centre for a second five-year term from July 1, 2014 until June 30, 2019. Click here to read the...

  • Randy Ellis wins the Maurice E Muller Award for Excellence in Computer Assisted Surgery
    Published Mon Jun 23rd 2014

    Congratulations to Randy Ellis for winning the Maurice E. Muller Award for Excellence in Computer Assisted Surgery. The award was presented at the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery 14th Annual Meetin...

  • Dr Richard Reznick awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    Published Mon Apr 7th 2014

    We are pleased to announce that Dr Richard Reznick has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. This is the highest honor the Association can confer and Dr Reznick will be the second Canadian surgeon so designated.

    A full list of current Honorary Fellows can be found Here

  • Dr Jay Engel receives invitation to participate as external examiner for fall General Surgery exams at Kuwait University
    Published Thu Aug 29th 2013

    Kuwait is working with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to develop a fellowship exam process modelled on the Canadian Fellowship exams. Professor Adel Ayed is the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization. He completed his residency in general surgery and fellowship in thoracic surgery in Canada and successfully completed the Royal College exams. As part of th...

  • Douglas Cook receives prestigious fellowship in neurosurgery
    Published Wed Aug 7th 2013

    Dr. Douglas James Cook (Department of Surgery) has been announced as the recipient of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) 2013 Vascular Fellowship. Dr. Cook was the only Canadian named to receive one of six prestigious fellowships from this worldwide professional body.

    Dr. Cook is a new faculty member, starting at Queen’s in May 2013 as an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery - Division of...

  • SCAS Best Poster Award
    Published Thu Jul 4th 2013


    Congratulations to M. Kunz (Queen’s School of Computing), J. Stewart (Queen’s School of Computing), J.F. Rudan (Queen’s Dept of Surgery) and V. Kratky (Queen’s Dept of Ophthalmology) on winning the ISCAS (International Society for Computer Aided Surgery) Best Poster Award for their poster entitled “Faster intraoperative localization of posterior orbital tumours using a patient-specif...