Women’s College Hospital provides General Surgery services for conditions such as gall bladder disease, hernias, and anorectal conditions.
While all of our surgeons perform surgical procedures at Women’s College Hospital, some of our surgeons also work in the Women’s College Hospital clinics, and other surgeons have their clinics at other hospitals.
David Urbach MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Professor of Surgery and Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
Director of Perioperative Services
David Urbach is Chief of Surgery and Director of Perioperative Services at Women’s College Hospital, and Professor of Surgery and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at The University of Toronto. His clinical practice focuses on minimally invasive surgery, particularly gastrointestinal, hernia, adrenal and obesity surgery. He is a Senior Fellow at the Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV), and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). His research program focuses on surgery-related health services research, including measurement of the quality and outcomes of surgical care, and methods for the evaluation of surgery and other health technologies.
Office: Administrative – 416-323-7712 Clinical: 416-323-7309
Karen Devon MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Assistant Professor and Medical Director of the Endocrine Surgery Program at Women’s College Hospital
Endocrine and General Surgery
Since joining Women’s College Hospital in 2012 Karen continues to be actively involved in various leadership roles including Undergraduate Medical Education Coordinator for Surgery at WCH, Co-Director of the MHSc Bioethics course, and the promotion of humanism and professionalism in surgery. She led the interdisciplinary team that received the 2016 WCH Excellence in Collaborative Innovation Award for the development of the Outpatient Thyroid Surgery Program at WCH. She leads the Department of Surgery Ethics Group, and facilitates the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Surgeon in Society Program. Recognized internationally for excellence in patient care, innovation, research and education
Office: 416-323-6400 ext 7352
Dr. David Lim
Dr. David Lim is a Breast Surgical Oncologist and General Surgeon and Women’s College Hospital’s Interim Division Head for the Henrietta Banting Breast Centre. He is currently a Postgraduate Fellow within the Canadian Institute of Health Research at the Women’s College Research Institute collaborating on breast cancer research.
- Dr. Jesse Pasternak
- Dr. Ted Ross
- Dr. Jaime Escallon
- Dr. Michael Reedijk