About Us

The Department of Surgery has approximately 260 full-time faculty, 50 part-time faculty, 140 adjunct faculty and 40 research scientists located both on campus and at our six fully affiliated teaching hospitals and two partially affiliated teaching hospitals. Our large faculty contributes extensively to our three core missions: excellent clinical care, outstanding research productivity and the delivery of state of the art educational programs. Our Department receives approximately over $46 million annually of external peer-reviewed funding. We have a Surgeon Scientist Program aimed at providing master's or doctoral level training for our surgical trainees. There are 35 trainees registered in this research stream. We train approximately 200 residents and 175 fellows per year.

The University of Toronto has a large program in educational scholarship and a vibrant Surgical Skills Centre.  With this strong platform for future success, the University of Toronto Department of Surgery aspires to continue to be a leading Department in academic surgery nationally and internationally.