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Service updates for appointments at WCH

  • If you have an upcoming in person appointment at Women’s College Hospital and you have a fever, cough, or new onset of shortness of breath, have travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days, tested positive for COVID-19, or been instructed to self-isolate by Public Health please do not come to the hospital, call the clinic directly for more information.
  • The hospital is open only to patients with appointments, please see our care partner & visitor restrictions information.
  • Your appointment may be changed to a virtual visit using the telephone or over video. Learn how to set-up a video visit.
  • You will receive a call from us with any changes to your appointment.

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
    General Surgery

    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. Jesse Pasternak 
  • Dr. Ted Ross
  • Dr. Marcus Burnstein
  • Dr. Tulin Cil

     Dr. Tulin Cil is the Division Head of General Surgery at Women’s College Hospital, Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and an Educator Researcher at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education.  Her clinical focus is breast surgical oncology with a special interest in Oncoplastic breast surgery.  She is involved in multiple research activities that include understanding the cognitive processes at work in how surgeons prepare for surgery which will allow for practical implications on how surgical residents and surgeons are trained through continuing medical education.

    Office: 416-946-4501 ext 3984

  • Dr. Jaime Escallon
  • Dr. Michael Reedijk
  • Dr. Allan Okrainec
  • Dr. Todd Penner
  • Dr. Tim Jackson
  • Dr. Sami Chadi

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