Michael Bleszynski, MSc MD FRCSC

Clinical Instructor – Division of General Surgery
HPB Fellowship Program Director
Active Staff, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery Vancouver General Hospital

Hospital Authority: Vancouver Coastal Health

Clinical Office Address:
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre 5th Floor-2775 Laurel Street Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

Email: Michael.bleszynski@vch.ca

Office Phone: 604-875-4459
Office Fax:


Dr. Michael Bleszynski is a hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgeon, liver and pancreas transplant surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital, and a clinical instructor at the Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Bleszynski completed his medical school at the Jagiellonian University, Medical College in Krakow, Poland. He then completed his Master’s Degree in Surgery and his General Surgery Residency training at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Following surgical residency, he completed a 1-year fellowship in HPB/Transplant at UBC and a 2-year abdominal transplant/HPB fellowship at the University of Toronto.

One of his main focuses is expanding the pancreas transplant program at VGH. His research interests include quality improvement and clinical outcomes in HPB and liver/pancreas transplantation.

His clinical practice includes, HPB oncology (pancreas, liver and bile duct cancers), surgical management of chronic pancreatitis, liver , pancreas and islet cell transplantation.