Division of General Surgery

Dr. Sean Cleary

Message from the Chair

It is my honour to welcome you to the Division of General Surgery at the University of Toronto.

Our Division is comprised of 79 surgeons and 6 full time researchers associated with 7 fully-affiliated and 3 partially-affiliated hospitals. Our diverse, highly-skilled and talented faculty and trainees deliver surgical care to patients across the spectrum of disease, from the common surgical procedures to highly specialized complex operations.

Increasingly, our clinical activities, programs and initiatives are structured in a programmatic approach that spans across institutions affiliated with University of Toronto. Our mandate is to provide world-class innovative patient care, conduct impactful research and provide exceptional training to the next generation of doctors and surgeons. We aim to carry out our mandate in a manner that is inclusive and respectful of diversity in all its forms.

Sean Cleary, M.D, MSc, MPH, FRCSC, FACS

Bernard & Ryna Langer Chair, Division of General Surgery 
University of Toronto


The origin and development of the Division of General Surgery is intimately involved with the life of Dr. William Edward Gallie.

View our Compendium of Surgeon Scientists and Surgeon Scientist Program (SSP) Residents in the Division of General Surgery

We have 10 hospital sites in a range of locations across the GTA.

The residency training program in General Surgery at the University of Toronto is the largest and perhaps most diverse of its kind in Canada.

Learn more about our Fellowship Programs.

Learn more about our involvement with Undergraduate Education.

Upcoming Events

47th Division of General Surgery Annual Assembly

  • Friday, May 10th, 2024
  • Delta Hotel Toronto (75 Lower Simcoe Street)
  • Event program found here.