Dr. Shady Ashamalla obtained his undergraduate Honours degree from the University of Guelph in Biomedical Sciences followed by a Master of Science degree at Queen's University. He then returned to Toronto and completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto. This was followed by a residency in General Surgery also at the University of Toronto. After completing his training in General Surgery he went on to complete advanced fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Surgery followed by a fellowship in Surgical Oncology. His clinical interest is devoted to Lower Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology with a clinical focus on the Minimally Invasive approach. He also has extensive academic experience with surgical education and surgical simulation. His practice is completely devoted to Lower Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology with focus on the advancement of the Minimally Invasive technique within the field of Surgical Oncology. He has been appointed to the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor and Surgeon Educator with academic interests in Surgical Simulation and Knowledge Translation.