About Us

The mission of the UBC Department of Surgery is to serve the surgical care needs of our local and global communities, and to improve health outcomes through basic and clinical research, education of medical professionals, and innovation in clinical techniques, technology, and health systems.

Department Head’s Message

Read a message from the Department Head, Dr. Gary Redekop.


The Department of Surgery is supported by a committed leadership team working to provide strategic direction across the various education and research programs.

Past Department Heads

Past leaders have ensured the Department of Surgery is at the forefront of innovation in surgical education and research.

Orientation and Resources

A comprehensive range of services, resources and information is available to equip staff and faculty to grow, develop and succeed.

News & Honours

Read the latest news and accomplishments of the Department of Surgery.


The Department of Surgery celebrates learners, faculty and staff by honouring exceptional performance through various awards.

Strategic Plan

The Department of Surgery Strategic Plan for 2022-2025 is based on consultation and feedback from a wide cross-section of faculty who participated through surveys, focus groups, and direct communication.

Career & Appointment Opportunities

The Department of Surgery is committed to transparent, fair and equitable treatment of our staff and faculty with their initial appointments and career advancement.

Administrative Contacts

A team of faculty and staff administrators are committed to responding to questions.