News & Honours


Dr. Neely Panton talk on “Universal Access to Surgery”
Dr. Neely Panton (Head, General Surgery) was invited to participate in a panel discussion on “Universal Access to Surgery: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Washington DC on October 17th. He gave a presentation entitled “ Access to Surgery: The Canadian Experience”. Dr. Morad Hameed was […] Read More >


Dr. Morad Hameed announced as new CAGS President
Dr. Morad Hameed (General Surgery) is the new president of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons Dr. Hameed is a trauma surgeon and intensivist at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) whose research focuses on systems of trauma care and acute care surgery, including electronic injury surveillance. Dr. Hameed’s research teams have received grants from the […] Read More >


Surgery Fellow Awarded Research Grant
Dr. Francois Letarte, a Colorectal Surgery Fellow working with Dr. Carl Brown (General Surgery) and the colorectal group at Providence Health, has won the Canadian Society of Colorectal Surgeons 2016 Clinical Research Grant for his proposal Day care ileostomy closure surgery – a multicentre randomized controlled trial. Read More >


UBC researchers develop drug to treat scarring and autoimmune diseases
An anti-scarring drug invented by UBC researchers will soon complete testing to determine its safety in humans as a topically administered drug. This marks the first time UBC researchers have conducted clinical testing of a drug they developed without industry sponsorship. “Our discovery marks a significant medical breakthrough toward the treatment of scars and autoimmune […] Read More >


Synthetic heart valves will help doctors improve surgical skills
A UBC invention has made it possible for doctors to vastly improve their bypass surgery techniques without relying on animals. Full Story. Read More >


Dr. Garth Warnock – Paul Lacy Memorial Lecture – 2017 International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association
Dr. Garth Warnock (General Surgery) has been chosen to deliver the Paul Lacy Memorial Lecture at the 2017 International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) congress at Oxford, UK.   This biennial lecture is awarded to a clinician and/or scientist who has made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of experimental and/or human islet transplantation.  […] Read More >


Doctors of BC Silver Medal of Service Award
Dr. David Fairholm is the recipient of the Doctors of BC Silver Medal of Service Award. This award is to recognize long and distinguished service to the Doctors of BC, or outstanding contributions to medicine and/or medical/political involvement in British Columbia or Canada, or outstanding contributions to the welfare of the people of British Columbia […] Read More >


Dignan Award from the Royal College
Dr. Nadine Caron, (General Surgery) has received the very prestigious Dignan Award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Read More >


Congratulations to Our Recent Graduates and Award Winners
On June 13, 2016 the UBC Department of Surgery gathered together for their annual Academic Year End Celebration. A number of the UBC Department of Surgery Awards were presented and recent graduates were also recognized. Read More >


Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Sheina Macadam
Dr. Sheina Macadam, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery Read More >


Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award
Dr. Francis Lynn (General Surgery) has received the 2016 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Basic Science. Read More >