General Surgery is charged not only with the responsibility of training its own 41 residents, the Division also provides surgical experience for otolaryngology, Orthopedics, Urology, Cardiac, Plastics, Neurosurgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology residents. The Division provides basic clinical training in the areas of Radiation Oncology, Anaesthesia, Emergency, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology and Anatomic Pathology and provides a month-long surgical experience for 49 Family Practice residents.

The objectives of Residency training are achieved through the five-year Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) program at the University of Alberta. The mission of the surgical training program is to provide individuals with a firm knowledge base as well as the clinical and technical skills necessary to practice the discipline of General Surgery. Upon completion of this training program, the trainee will have obtained the necessary prerequisites set by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for certification in General Surgery.

PGME activities of the Division of General Surgery are maintained through the Office of Surgical Education (OSE).

Program Director: Dr Kamran Fathimani
Program Administrator: Ms Valerie Andriowski

2D2.02 Walter Mackenzie Centre
University of Alberta Hospital
Edmonton AB T6G 2B7

Phone: 780-407-6325
Fax: 780-407-3283

For further details about the program, please visit and

2015- 2016 Resident List

  • PGY-1:
    • Grant, Chantalle
    • Kleiman, Ariella
    • Lai, Krista
    • Li, Mo Yu (Lanny)
    • Nostedt, Jordan
    • Shaw, Ashley
    • Bajwa, Amandeep
  • PGY-2:
    • Dang, Jerry
    • Hopkins, Jessica
    • Kamel, Fady
    • Lesniak, David
    • Saravana-Bawan, Bianka
    • Smart, Taylor
    • Whitlock, Kevin
    • Apte, Sameer
    • Chan, Angela
    • Dykstra, Mark
  • PGY-3:
    • Gamme, Girma (Gary)
    • Lees, Mackenzie
    • Lim, Andrew
    • Switzer, Noah
  • PGY-4:
    • Anderson, Blaire
    • Chau, Johnny
    • Fulton, Courtney
    • Ko, David
    • Perry, Troy
    • Quigley, Philip
    • Razzak, Rene
    • Scharf, Jed
    • van der Westhuizen, Brenden
    • Young, Pang
  • PGY-5:
    • El-Hadi, Mustafa
    • Iio, Brandi
    • Kupper, Suzana
    • Saba, Mike
  • CIP/Research:
    • Byrns, Simon
    • Eamer, Gilgamesh
    • Kuzma, Tamara
    • Laffin, Michael
    • Lester, Erica
    • Lim, David

General Surgery Resident Research Day 2016

The next General Surgery Resident Research Day will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1100 h to 1730 h with an awards reception to follow at The Art Gallery of Alberta. Dr Kamal M.F. Itani for Boston will be our distinguished visiting speaker and judge.

All PGY-1's are expected to present a five-minute case study. All PGY-2, 3 and 4's are expected to present a 15-minute abstract. Each presentation will be followed by a five-minute question period.

The deadline for abstract submission is March 4, 2016. Please submit these via email to Please use the enclosed template for formatting.

Resident Travel Expense Reimbursement - Guidelines and Application Forms

Application for Divisional Funds - PGY-2 to 5 to attend review course or conference

Application for Divisional Funds - PGY-1 to 5 to present at conference