Dr. Richard Simons
a General and Trauma Surgeon at VGH and Professor in the UBC Division of General Surgery. After MSc and medical degrees from Cambridge University, England and residency training in London, and he worked as a trauma surgeon for the Red Cross in Thailand/Cambodia. He then completed a trauma fellowship and further training in Trauma and General Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr Simons joined UBC in 1996 and has established one of the primary academic trauma programs in Canada supporting undergraduate, residency, fellowship and Canadian Forces Medical Services trauma training. He and his colleagues have developed a strong research program attracting numerous CIHR, NIH and MSHRF grants and reflected in numerous publications. He serves as editorial board member or reviewer on several journals and is active on many national committees. He is the past president of the Trauma Association of Canada, a recent RCPSC McLaughlin-Gallie visiting professor, and was recently awarded the Meritorious Achievement award by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons for his work on establishing trauma systems in BC and Canada.
posted : 2014-November-25