Department of Surgery Research

The word surgery comes from the Greek "cheirourgia", a combination of the words "cheir" - hand and "ergona" meaning work.  Despite the fact that surgeons like to work with their hands, many scientific discoveries originate from the work of surgeons.

The Department of Surgery is a growing unit within the Max Rady College of Medicine in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.  Our surgeons strive constantly to provide the best clinical care to patients, the most dynamic education program to students and the highest quality research to advance surgical techniques and knowledge.

The Research Office was recently established to help provide support to the surgeon researchers; promote research achievements and opportunities in the department; coordinate the annual grant competition; and annual research day.  Our website is aimed to make available tools and resources to assist surgeons and residents with their research endeavours.  


Department of Surgery
3rd Floor - 825 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB
Canada R3A 1M5
Phone:  (204) 787-1219


Office of Research Services

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Max Rady College of Medicine Research Office

Centre for Healthcare Innovation

Surgery Education Office

Clinician Investigator Program







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Annual Surgery Research Day

January 27, 2021 Dr Bassem Elhassan
January 6 2021    Mr Ross Fisher
January 15 2020  Dr J. Peter Rubin
January 16 2019  Dr Alex Haynes
January 17 2018  Dr James Drake
January 18 2017  Dr Rodney Breau
March 14 2016    Dr Mark Tonelli

Annual Thorlakson Lecture

May 29 2019 Dr Elizabeth van Veen-Berkx
May 30 2018 Dr. Helene Flageole
May 31 2017  Dr Justin Dimick
April 20 2016 Dr Keith Lillemoe

Edge of Science & Medicine Speaker Series

February 11 2019 Dr Daniel Hashimoto
March 8 2018  Dr Blake Alkire
March 5 2017 Dr Gordon Guyatt
March 14 2016 Dr Mark Tonelli


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Pediatric General Surgery

Plastic Surgery

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