Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Dr Diederick Jalink

Dr Diederick Jalink, General Surgeon, Queen's University, Kingston General HospitalUniversity Position:
Associate Professor, General Surgery
Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Current Appointment:
Attending Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital
Attending Staff, Kingston General Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest:
ERCP, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Min Access Surgery, Pancreatric Surgery

Areas of Research Interest:



Contact Information:
Burr 2 Room 076
Kingston General Hospital
76 Stuart Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 2V7
Tel: (613) 549-6666 ext 7661
Fax: (613) 548-2500

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Fellowship:
• July 1995 to June 1996   
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

• July 1996 to June 1997   
Transplantation/ERCP Fellowship, University of Western Ontario

• July 1997 to Dec 1997   
Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship, McMaster University Hospital


Residency:
• July 1990 to June 1995    General Surgery Residency, University of Calgary/Foothills Hospital


Medical School Graduation:
• Aug 1986 to May 1989    Medical Degree, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary


Professional Memberships:
• 1989 to 1995            Alberta Medical Association
• 1989 to 1995            Canadian Medical Association
• 1989 to 1995            Canadian Medical Protective Association
• 1992 to 1997            American College of Surgeons Candidate Group
• 1996 to Present        Fellow of the Royal College of  Physicians and Surgeons
• 1996 to Present        Canadian Association of General Surgeons
• 1996 to Present        Canadian Medical Protective Association
• 1998 to 2001            American College of Surgeons Associate Fellow
• 1998 to Present        American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
• 1998 to Present        Ontario Medical Association
• 1998 to Present        Canadian Medical Association
• 2000 to Present        Ontario Association of General Surgeons
• 2001 to Present        Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
• 2002 to Present        Canadian Association of University Surgeons
• 2003 to Present        Canadian Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Club
• 2007 to Present        Canadian Society for Surgical Oncology


Committees (National):
• 2006 to Present        CAGS Hepatobiliary and Transplant Committee
• 2008                          RCPSC Foundations of Surgery Committee

Committees (Provincial):
• 2000 to Present        Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Working Group, Cancer Care Ontario                                       Surgical Oncology Program
• 2004 to Present        Hepatobiliary Expert Panel, Cancer Care Ontario, Development of                                     HPB surgery standards document

Committees (Queen's University):
• 1999 to Present        Post-graduate Medical Education Committee
• 1999 to Present        Basic Clinical Year 1 Sub-committee
• 1999 to Present        General Surgery Residency Training Committee
• 1999 to Present        General Surgery Resident Selection Committee
• 1999 to Present        Core Surgery Residency Training Committee
• 1999 to Present        Emergency Medicine Residency Training Committee
• 2003 to Present        Gastrointestinal Residency Training Committee
• 2004                          Critical Care Residency Training Program Review Committee
• 2004                          Chair, General Internal Medicine (PGY4) Residency Training                                                Program Review Committee
• 2005                          Basic Clinical Year One Quota’s Subcommittee

Committees (Faculty):
• 1999                         Renal Transplant Review Committee
• 2008                         Surgical Headship Search Committee

Committees (Departmental):
• 1999 to Present        Surgical Council
• 2005 to Present        Quality and Utilization Improvement Committee
• 2008                          Department of Surgery Finance Committee

Committees: (Hospital):
• 1998 to Present        Laparoscopic Advisory Committee
• 1999 to 2001            Patient Anaesthetic Recovery & Same Day Admission Committee
• 2001 to Present        General Surgery Joint Practice Committee
• 2004 to 2006            Endoscopy Joint Practice Committee
• 2005 to 2007            KGH Collaborative Care Planning Whipple’s Procedure Working                                         Group


Awards and Distinctions:
• 1982       Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, Calgary, Alberta
• 1984       University of Calgary Undergraduate Merit Award
• 1985       University of Calgary Undergraduate Merit Award
• 1985       Bernice Dornan Prize in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Calgary
• 1986.9    Nat Christie Medical Entrance Award, University of Calgary
• 1989       Lange Medical Publications Award, University of Calgary
• 1991       Award of Excellence, University of Calgary Surgeons' Day
• 1995       McPhedran Award, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary
• 1995       CSCI/SCRC Resident Research Award, University of Calgary
• 1995       Ruth Rannie Award, University of Calgary Surgeons' Day
• 2000       Pairo Teaching Award
• 2004       Clinical Skills Teachers in the School of Medicine Award of Excellence in                             Teaching Phase 2E
• 2006       Clinical Skills Teachers in the School of Medicine Award of Excellence in                           Teaching Phase 2E
• 2007       Faculty Phase III Surgery Teaching Award
• 2008       Faculty Phase III Surgery Teaching Award


Other Positions:
• 1999 to Present   
Core Surgery Program Director

• 1999 to Present   
Coordinator, Retrieval of Heart Valves for Non-heart Beating Donors

• 1999 to Present    
National Faculty, Centre Minimally Invasive Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

• 2000 to 2004   
Coordinator, Liver Tumor Group

• 2001 to Present    
Service Chief, General Surgery Clinical Teaching Unit 2

• 2002 to Present   
Co-chair, GI Disease Site Team, KRCC

• 2006 to Present       
Trauma Team Leader

• 2008           
Interviewer for Queen’s Medical School Admissions

• 2008           
Examiner for the Royal College Examination in General Surgery


Research Grants:
• Effect of N2O on nausea, vomiting, and surgical conditions during laparoscopic cholecystectomy using a desflurance based anaesthetic.  Principle Investigator Dr. David Mark, 1999

• Local PI for PETCAM Trial (OCOG- per patient funding), 2007


Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Bardell T, Jalink DW, Hurlbut DJ, Mercer CD.  Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor:  Varied Presentation of a Rare Disease.  Canadian Journal of Surgery 49(4):286-289, 2006.

Bardell T, Hookey LC, Jalink D, Hurlbut DJ, Paterson WG.  GI stromal tumor unmasked by argon plasma coagulation of vascular ectasia.  Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 59:920-3, 2004

Sobolev B, Mercer CD, Brown P, Fitzgerald M, Jalink D, Shaw R.  Risk of emergency admission while awaiting elective cholecystectomy.  CMAJ 169(7):662-665, 2003.

Jalink DW, Urbanski S, Lee SS.  Hyperdynamic circulation of rat biliary cirrhosis is reversed by bilioenteric anastomosis.  Journal of Hepatology 25(6):924-31, 1996.


Abstracts:
Barnes A, Mercer CD, Hopman WM, Mercer M, Jalink D.  Time to Complications in Patients Awaiting Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.  CJS Vol. 51, Suppl:  39, 2008

Bardell T, Jalink DW, Hopman WM, Mercer CD.  Waiting times and conversion rates in urgent laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  CJS Vol. 48, Suppl.: 16, 2005.

Jalink DW, Henderson JM, Mayes JT, Walsh RM, Vogt DP.  Long-term follow-up demonstrates a high incidence of recurrence following liver resection for colorectal metastasis.  Hepatology 24(4)pt.2:127A, 1996.

Jalink DW, Lee SS.  Hyperdynamic circulation of rat biliary cirrhosis is reversed by bilioenteric anastomosis.  Hepatology 20(4)Pt.2:101A, 1994.

Sutherland F, Zhang Y, Jalink D, Kelly S, Shaffer E.  The effect of ursodeoxycholic acid (URSO) on liver transplant rejection in the rat.  Clinical and Investigative Medicine 16(4)Supp.:B139, 1993.


Current Research Submissions:
The Queen’s Closure: A novel technique for closure of endoscopic gastrotomy for Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery, Accepted, In press, Endoscopy. Also accepted as an abstract for CDDW

A reliable and safe gastrotomy closure technique assessed in a porcine survival model: Success of the Queen’s Closure. Submitted, but also accepted as an abstract for Canadian Digestive Diseases Week

Improving quality and access to care in liver resection for metastatic colorectal cancer in Ontario, Research Grant submitted and accepted by the AFP Innovation Fund


Invited Presentations:
International
Advances in the Surgical Management of the Metastatic Disease to the Liver.  Presented at the International College of Surgeons North American Congress, Montreal, Quebec, 2003.

Long-term follow-up demonstrates a high incidence of recurrence following liver resection for colorectal metastasis.  Presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 1996.

Hyperdynamic circulation of rat biliary cirrhosis is reversed by bilioenteric anastomosis. Presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 1994.

National
Time to Complications in Patients Awaiting Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.  A.Barnes, C.D. Mercer, W.M. Hopman, M. Mercer, D. Jalink.  Canadian Surgical Forum, Halifax, NS, 2008

Osteoclast-like Giant Cell Tumor of Pancreas with Osteochondroid Differentiation:  Case Report and Literature Review.  Marduch M, Dexter D, Jalink D, Louw J, Vanner S, Hurlbut D.  Canadian Association of Pathology Conference, Victoria, 2005.

Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cysts.  Hepatobiliary Symposium, Canadian Surgical Forum, Ottawa, Ontario, 2004.

Approach to a liver mass.  Meet the Professor Breakfast, Canadian Surgical Forum, London, Ontario, 2002.

Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy.  Royal College Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, 1999.

The effect of ursodeoxycholic acid (URSO) on liver transplant in the rat.  Presented at the CAGS Resident Research Meeting, Banff, Alberta, 1993.

Provincial:
Preoperative localization of lower gastrointestinal bleeding.   Presented at the University of Calgary Surgeons Day, Calgary, Alberta, 1991.


Continuing Medical Education:
• Oncology Grand Rounds.  Approaches to Metastatic Liver Disease. March 2001
• Palliative Grand Rounds.  Management of Metastatic Liver Disease.  2002


Other Scholarly Activities:
Teaching
• 1998 to Present        Preceptor/Examiner for Clinical Skills 1 and 2
• 1999 to Present        Lecturer for Meds 432

Journal Clubs
• 1998 to Present        Preceptor, General Surgery Monthly Journal Club
• 1998 to Present        Attendee, GIDRU Monthly Journal Club


Certificates:
• 1988-9  Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Alberta Division of the                                       Canadian Heart Foundation
• 1989     Paediatric Advanced Life Support
• 1990     Advanced Trauma Life Support
• 2006     Advanced Trauma Life Support
• 2007     ATLS Instructor


Continuing Medical Education Courses:
• 1993     RCPSC Meeting, Vancouver, BC
• 1993     ACS Meeting, San Francisco, CA
• 1994     AHPBA/AASLD Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
• 1995     AHPBA/AASLD Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
• 1996     RCPSC Meeting, Halifax, NS
• 1996     AHPBA/AASLD Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
• 1996     Intra-corporeal suturing course, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
• 1996     Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery course, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
• 1998     Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions, Queen’s University
• 1998     11th International Course on Therapeutic Endoscopy, Wellesley Hospital
• 1999     Royal College Meeting, Montreal, QC
• 1999     AHPBA/AASLD Meeting, Dallas, Texas
• 2000     Royal College Meeting, Edmonton, AB
• 2000     AHPBA/AASLD Meeting, Dallas, Texas
• 2001     TIPS, Queen’s University
• 2002     Canadian Surgical Forum, London, ON
• 2002     Educational Dossiers for Development and Promotion, Queen’s University
• 2002     CanMeds Roles:  Health Advocate, Queen's University
• 2003     4th Americas meeting of the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association,                   Miami Beach, Florida
• 2003     International College of Surgeons North American Congress, Montreal,                             Quebec
• 2003     American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois
• 2004     Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair Workshop, Toronto, Ontario
• 2004     International HepatoPancreaticoBiliary Association Congress, Washington, DC
• 2004     Canadian Surgical Forum, Ottawa, Ontario
• 2005     IMG’s, Queen’s University
• 2006     International HepatoPancreaticoBiliary Association Congress, Edinburgh,                         Scotland
• 2006     ATLS Provider’s Course
• 2007     Canadian Surgical Forum, Toronto, Ontario
• 2008     ATLS Instructor’s Course, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
• 2008     AHPBA  Consensus Conference on Resectable and Borderline Resectable                         Pancreatic Cancer, Orlando, Florida, USA
• 2008     Canadian Society for Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario
• 2008     Canadian Surgical Forum, Halifax, Nova Scotia