North York General Hospital

Nancy K. Down MD, FRCSC, FACS
Division Head, General Surgery
North York General Hospital, Toronto

The Division of General Surgery at NYGH supports the Hospital’s role as a community teaching hospital. We are proud of our involvement in training both Family Practice Residents and General Surgery Residents.

NYGH is a very busy community hospital. Our emergency room sees around 100,000 visits per year. This provides a large exposure to a wide variety of emergent surgical care. Our service includes several practitioners who focus on Acute General Surgery to provide optimal surgical care in a timely fashion.

NYGH is home to the BMO Financial Group Breast Diagnostic Center. We provide surgical care to over 650 patients with breast cancer per year.
Our endoscopy unit is a high volume unit. Our general surgeons do a high volume of gastrointestinal surgery including both benign and malignant cases. Minimally invasive surgery is an integral part of the practice.

As a community hospital we pride ourselves on providing a wide range of care of general surgery including routine and complex care. Paediatric Surgery is provided in partnership with Sick Kids.
Surgical Residents are involved in all phases of care, including emergency consultation, ambulatory office experience, endoscopy and excellent operative exposure.


Dr. Yasser Botros
Dr. Nicholas Colapinto
Dr. Nancy Down
Dr. Stan Feinberg
Dr. Ian Forrest
Dr. Noelle Grace ( Paediatric Surgery)
Dr. Sharifa Himidan ( Paediatric Surgery)
Dr. Simon Iu
Dr. Neelesh Jain
Dr. Donna McRitchie
Dr. David Smith
Dr. Lloyd Smith
Dr. Peter Stotland
Dr. Shima Kassirian
Dr. Fahima Osman