Division of General Surgery

Carol Swallow

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Division of General Surgery at the University of Toronto. I am pleased to be able to provide you with an overview of our Division which is comprised of 79 surgeons and 6 full time researchers. Our faculty is spread over 7 fully affiliated and 3 partially affiliated hospitals. Surgical teams in these units manage a broad range of disease expanding the spectrum from common general surgical procedures to highly complex procedures that are only done in specialized centres. Increasingly, our clinical activities, programs and initiatives are structured in a programmatic approach that spans institutions. Our mandate is to continuously contribute to improving the care of patients with surgical needs. We benefit from an enormously talented breadth of faculty that have wide ranging areas of expertise. 

Dr. Carol Swallow
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

46th Division of General Surgery Annual Assembly
Thursday, May 18th, 2023
Program found here.