St. Michael's Hospital

Nancy Baxter, MD, PhD, FRCS, FACRS 
Interim Head, Division of General Surgery
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
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Introduction
Dr. N. Baxter
The Division of General Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital is comprised of 12 surgeons with expertise in trauma and emergency surgery, critical care, breast disease, colorectal, hernia, and bariatric surgery. We also have expertise in advanced minimally invasive surgery (MIS) of the UGI tract and bariatric surgery. All of our surgeons are members of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.

St. Michael's Hospital is the trauma centre serving the downtown core and South Central Ontario. It is one of only two adult Level 1 trauma centres in Toronto and cares for approximately 700 injured patients annually. Academic focus in this area is concentrated in areas of simulation & education, trauma system design, quality and performance improvement, and tele-resuscitation.

Our surgeons with an interest in breast disease provide care through our CIBC Breast Centre. This Centre is one of the busiest in the province of Ontario, providing state of the art care to women with breast disease, including minimally invasive biopsy and surgery. The Centre has close to 14 000 visits per year and performs close to 12 000 mammograms per year.

Our colorectal surgeons collaborate closely with the Division of Gastrointestinal Medicine to provide excellent and comprehensive care to patients with inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) and colon and rectal cancer. There is particular interest and expertise in sphincter preserving operations in patients with IBD and rectal cancer and in the operative management of faecal incontinence. Our academic focus in this area relates to health services research, clinical epidemiology and fellowship training.

Our advanced MIS program focuses primarily on diseases of the UGI tract including gastric cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and bariatric surgery. Our academic focus in this area relates to surgical simulation, robotics and advancing minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Faculty
Ahmed, N., Assoc. Prof.
Ali, J. , Prof.
Baxter, N., Assoc. Prof.
Bohnen, J., Prof.
Burnstein, M., Assoc. Prof.
de Montbrun, S., Asst. Prof.
George, R., Assoc. Prof.
Grantcharov, T., Assoc. Prof.
Koo, J., Assoc. Prof.
Lawless, B., Asst. Prof.
Marshall, J., Prof.
Mustard, R., Assoc. Prof.
Rezende-Neto, J., Assoc. Prof.
Rizoli, S., Assoc. Prof.
Rotstein, O
., Prof.
Scheer, A., Asst. Prof
Simpson, J., Asst. Prof

Professional Organizations
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
American College of Surgeons
Canadian Association of General Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Trauma Association of Canada