Associate Professor

Shiva Jayaraman

General Surgery


St. Joseph's Health Centre
30 The Queensway, Suite 221 SSW, Toronto, Ontario Canada M6R 1B5

Dr. Jayaraman completed his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Ottawa in 1998 and medical school at The University of Western Ontario in 2002. He completed his General Surgery Residency at The University of Western Ontario and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 2007. He then stayed in London where he completed a Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Fellowship as well as a Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2009. The focus of his thesis was the design and evaluation of novel instruments for Minimally Invasive Surgery and surgical education. In 2010 he completed a fellowship in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, New York City.

Dr. Jayaraman's main clinical interests are Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgical Oncology, intra-abdominal malignancies, and the application of advanced minimally invasive surgical approaches, including laparoscopy and robotics, to diseases of the liver, pancreas, and biliary tract. In addition to clinical research related to his surgical practice, Dr. Jayaraman's main academic interest is the advancement of surgical technique with the aid of novel technologies. He has expertise in image-guided surgery, robotics, and the design and evaluation of novel surgical instruments. He also has an interest in the improvement of surgical education through technology and simulation.