Research Interestssurgical education, surgical simulation, assessment of technical skills, minimally invasive surgery
Clinical InterestsMinimally invasive surgery, Upper GI Surgery
My research focuses on development, validation and implementation in practice of novel methods for training and assessment of surgical skills. The surgical skills lab at St. Michael's Hospital includes state-of-the-art virtual reality computer simulators and box-trainer modules for basic and advanced laparoscopic procedures. Our current activities aim at investigating the impact of evidence-based training curriculum on the quality and speed of skills acquisition in minimally invasive surgery.
I am currently supervising two PhD students, one at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and one at Aarhus University, Denmark. I am also co-supervsing a M.Ed. student at University of Toronto/OISE.
1. Member of the Educational Committee of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery
2. Member of European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons work group for evaluation and implementation of simulators in skills training programmes
3. Honorary Fellow in Surgery, Imperial College, London, UK