The Thoracic Division continues to be busy with surgeries, teaching and research activities. Our locum completed their term in April 2022, which reduced the division to two surgeons, however, a new hire has been identified, with an anticipated start date of August 2022. We have also offered a fellowship to a general surgeon from Saudi Arabia.
Our DICE trial, which is examining video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery decertification versus interventional radiology-guided chest tube insertion for the management of empyema, continues, as does other research in pleural space infections and endoscopic therapy for esophageal cancer.
We continue to stay on top of surgeries, providing our patients with timely care and treatment.
Faculty Member - Area of Interest
Esophageal Cancer, Benign Disease of the Esophagus, Lung Cancer and Endobronchial Ultrasound
Perioperative Outcomes, Access to Care, and Global Surgery
Dr. K. Reid (Division Chair)
The Department of Surgery Trust in support of the Division of Thoracic Surgery
Established to enhance teaching and scholarly activity, purchase equipment, and clinical and pedagogical research, in the Division of Thoracic Surgery, in the Department of Surgery at Queen's University.