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About the Surgery and Critical Care Program

​​​​​​In the Surgery and Critical Care Program, we provide world-class health care and conduct ground-breaking research through our departments and their specialized divisions:

You can also learn more about our clinics for patients and their families.​

 

Health Care Professionals

The Sprott Department of Surgery is one of the largest surgical programs in Canada. We conduct more than 25,000 operations a year. Our department is known for performing some of the most technically difficult procedures anywhere in the world.

Our Critical Care units provide intensive care support to the medical and surgical programs at Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals. Both sites have some of the most complex cases in the country.

The Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management provides state-of-the-art anesthesia to effectively treat some of the most critically ill patients in Toronto and beyond, helping the Surgery and Critical Care Program maintain its position as a global health care leader.

 

Education

We offer world-class residency, fellowship and continuing education opportunities for health care professionals looking to further their knowledge and experience in the areas of Surgery, Anesthesia and Pain Management and Critical Care​.

Led by some of the world's health care leaders, the Surgery and Critical Care Program is integrated with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, which is consistently recognized for its world-class excellence in education and research. Based on the impact of its published research, the faculty was ranked 1st in Canada and 9th overall in the world in 2011 by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT).
 

Research/Innovation

We conduct cutting-edge research as part of Canada's largest research hospital.

UHN's research vision is to have global impact in biomedical and health care research. To make this vision a reality, innovative research teams are encouraged to pursue scientific excellence and entrepreneurial opportunities, and are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure.

We work closely with each of the 5 research institutes at UHN:

 
Together, these institutes represent research excellence and include (as of 2014):

  • 883 researchers
  • 1,442 trainees
  • 1,628 support staff
  • 981,953 square feet of research space
  • 2,910 total publications
  • $344.4 million in total research funding