Pamela Hebbard, MD, FRCSC
Dr Hebbard is a general surgical oncologist with CancerCare Manitoba and Shared Health/Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. She has an appointment as an assistant professor of surgery with the University of Manitoba. She was born in Goose Bay, Labrador and grew up there and in St John’s Newfoundland. Her bachelors degree, medical degree and general surgery residency were obtained through Memorial University of Newfoundland, as was a graduate diploma in clinical epidemiology. She then moved to the University of Calgary for a fellowship in general surgical oncology.

Dr Hebbard has been practicing in Winnipeg since 2012. Her clinical focus is on complex GI malignancy, breast cancer, and melanoma. She has research and administrative interests in optimizing surgical quality in cancer delivery. She and her husband are proud parents to daughter Molly and dog Pico, both born and raised Manitobans.

Research Focus
Cancer guideline development and adoption, continuing education for practicing surgeons
Synoptic operative reporting
Surgical outcomes in breast and GI malignancy

University of Manitoba positions
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Interim head, Surgical oncology

Clinical position
Surgical oncologist and General surgeon
-advanced GI malignancy including the lead of the peritoneal malignancy program, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, GIST and other rare tumours
-Breast cancer

Book Chapter
Hebbard, P.C., McConnell, Y.J., Bathe, O.F. (in Press). Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal liver metastases. In: Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy. InTech. ISBN 978-953-307-399-6.


Published Papers
Shariff F, Bischof D, Govindarajan A et al. Evidence-based strategies for the treatment of peritoneal malignancies during health care resource restriction: The COVID-19 Pandemic, Current Oncology (in press)
Eekhoudt CR, Hebbard PC, Tan L, Qiu H, Jassal DS. Peripheral Malignant Nerve Sheath Tumour: At the Heart of the Matter. Can J Cardiol 2020 Jun; 36(6) 967.
Findlay-Shirras LJ, Outbih O, Muzyka CN, Galloway K, Hebbard PC, Nashed M. Predictors of Residual Disease After Breast Conservation Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Jul;25(7):1936-1942.
Delisle M, Rivard J, Hebbard P, McCarthy B, Wirtzfeld D. National survey of mentorship in Canadian general surgery residency programs: Where are we and what do we need? Can Med Educ J. 2017 Dec 15;8(4):e42-e53. eCollection 2017 Dec.
Maniar RL, Sytnik P, Wirtzfeld DA, Hochman DJ, McKay AM, Yip B, Hebbard PC, Park J. Synoptic operative reports enhance documentation of best practices for rectal cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct;112(5):555-60.
Mulder KE et al. Curr Oncol. 2016 Dec;23(6):425-434. Report from the 17th Annual Western Canadian Gastrointestinal Cancer Consensus Conference; Edmonton, Alberta; 11-12 September 2015.

Ahmed S et al. Curr Oncol. 2015 Apr;22(2):e113-23. Consensus statement: the 16th Annual Western Canadian Gastrointestinal Cancer Consensus Conference; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; September 5-6, 2014.

Hebbard, P.C., MacMillan, A., Huntsman, D., Kaurah, P., Carneiro, F., Wen, X., Kwan, A., Boone, D., Bursey, F., Green, J., Fernandez, B., Fontaine, D., Wirtzfeld, D.A. (2009). Prophylactic Total Gastrectomy (PTG) for Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC): The Newfoundland experience with 23 patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 16(7): 1890-5.

Hebbard, P.C., Wirtzfeld, D.A. (2009). Practice patterns and career satisfaction of Canadian female general surgeons. American Journal of Surgery. 197(6): 721-727.

Lynch, H.T., Silva, E., Wirtzfeld, D., Hebbard, P., Huntsman D.A. (2008). Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer: Prophylactic Surgical Oncology Implications. Surgical Clinics of North America 88(4): 759-778.

Hebbard, P.C., Tompkins, B., Curcin, N., Carter, B.A., Wirtzfeld, D.A. (2006). Lymphoscintigraphy as a Means for Planning Radiation Therapy in a Case of Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Buttock. Journal of Surgical Oncology 94: 167-169.

Hebbard, P.C., King, R.R., Malsbury, C.W., Harley, C.W. (2003). Two organizational effects of pubertal testosterone in male rats: transient social memory and a shift away from long-term potentiation following a tetanus in hippocampal CA1. Experimental Neurology 182: 470-475.

Hebbard, P.C. (2000). Pubertal testosterone modulates long-term potentiation and social memory. Honour’s thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Published Guidelines
Brind-Amour A, Dube P, Tremblay, et al.(in press, Current Oncology). Canadian guidelines on the management of colorectal peritoneal metastases : From the Canadian HIPEC Collaborative Group

Mulder KE et al. Curr Oncol. 2016 Dec;23(6):425-434. Report from the 17th Annual Western Canadian Gastrointestinal Cancer Consensus Conference; Edmonton, Alberta; 11-12 September 2015.

Ahmed S et al. Curr Oncol. 2015 Apr;22(2):e113-23. Consensus statement: the 16th Annual Western Canadian Gastrointestinal Cancer Consensus Conference; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; September 5-6, 2014.

Hebbard P.C. (2013). Improving the care of hepatocellular cancer patients: Report from the 15th Annual Western Canadian Gastrointestinal Cancer Consensus Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 5-7. 2013. Oncology Exchange 12: 19-22.

Hebbard, P.C. (2015). Timing to adjuvant chemotherapy: CancerCare Manitoba Adjuvant Breast Cancer Treatment Guidelines. (pending publication)

Dr. Pamela Hebbard
Health Sciences Centre
GF 434 – 820 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg MB, R3A 1R9

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Fax:  (204) 787-8071

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