In the Surgery and Critical Care Program, we provide world-class health care and conduct groundbreaking 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.


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. 


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 7 research institutes at UHN:

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