Erik D. Skarsgard, MD MSc FACS FAAP FRCSC

Co-Director of Centre for Surgical Research, Department of Surgery, UBC

Surgeon in Chief and Active Staff, BC Children’s Hospital

City: Vancouver
Hospital Authority: Provincial Health Services

Clinical Office Address:
K0-123 ACB – 4480 Oak St.
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

Phone: 604.875.3744    Fax: 604.875.2721


Special Interests

  • Fetal surgery
  • Chest wall disorders in children
  • Fetal gene therapy for monogenic disorders in an animal model.
    This research uses animal models to study gene delivery to respiratory and gastrointestinal epithelium in utero.
    This research has potential clinical application to those monogenic metabolic disorders (such as cystic fibrosis) that are amenable to prenatal diagnosis
  • Neonatal surgical outcomes research. In conjunction with the Centre for Applied Health Research and Evaluation, Child and Family Research Institute, Dr Skarsgard has developed a CIHR-funded, Canada-wide pediatric surgical network (CAPSNET) to study fetal diagnosis, treatment and outcome of babies with gastroschisis and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.