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Department of Surgery

Overall, the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, with significant, nation leading strengths in all domains, remains the lead Department of Surgery within Canada. The clinical strengths are varied and extensive, with expertise in the fields of Transplantation, Trauma Care and Surgical Oncology. This pillar is supported by highly engaged and expert clinical faculty.

Message from the Chair

Carol J. Swallow
I am honoured and delighted to take up my new role as Chair of this world-renowned Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine. So much has been accomplished in the recent past under the leadership of my immediate predecessor, Dr. James T. Rutka. However, many challenges remain on our path towards being the best we can be. My vision is to lead a department of surgery that not only maintains, but surpasses the standards of excellence that we have already attained. Equally important for me is to create an atmosphere of joy in daily, continuous, lifelong learning and collaboration. This absolutely requires that we all feel included and valued.