Dr. David Gomez is an Acute Care and Trauma surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital,  a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Surgery,  Adjunct Scientist at ICES, and an Associate member of the Institute for Medical Science.

His main research interests include the evaluation of enablers and barriers of access to timely and quality emergency surgery. Dr Gomez is highly experienced in the use of population-based administrative data and devotes 60% of his time to research.

Please note: Dr. Gomez is not accepting any summer students at this time

Recent Publications

  1. Gomez, D, Acuna, SA, Joseph Kim, S, Nantais, J, Santiago, R, Calzavara, A et al.. Incidence and Mortality of Emergency General Surgery Conditions Among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients in Ontario, Canada: A Population-based Analysis. Transplantation. 2022; :. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000004299. PubMed PMID:36117253 .
  2. Strauss, R, Menchetti, I, Nantais, J, Saunders, N, Snider, C, Lightfoot, D et al.. Repeat assault injuries: A scoping review of the incidence and associated risk factors. Injury. 2022;53 (10):3078-3087. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2022.08.019. PubMed PMID:35995608 .
  3. Fu, R, Kamalraj, P, Li, Q, Hallet, J, Gomez, D, Sutradhar, R et al.. The Changing Face of Cancer Surgery During Multiple Waves of COVID-19. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2022;6 (5):. doi: 10.1093/jncics/pkac062. PubMed PMID:35980176 PubMed Central PMC9454672.
  4. Schellenberg, M, Ball, CG, Owattanapanich, N, Emigh, B, Murphy, PB, Moffat, B et al.. Diagnosis and Management of Bile Leaks after Severe Liver Injury: A Trauma Association of Canada (TAC) Multicenter Study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022; :. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003765. PubMed PMID:35972141 .
  5. Nantais, J, Mansour, M, de Mestral, C, Jayaraman, S, Gomez, D. Administrative codes may have limited utility in diagnosing biliary colic in emergency department visits: A validation study. Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2022;26 (3):277-280. doi: 10.14701/ahbps.21-171. PubMed PMID:35851329 PubMed Central PMC9428434.
  6. Bradley, NL, Leeper, WR, Roberts, D, Ball, CG, Beckett, A, Engels, P et al.. Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta in Canada: a context-specific position paper from the Canadian Collaborative for Urgent Care Surgery (CANUCS). Can J Surg. ;65 (3):E310-E316. doi: 10.1503/cjs.015319. PubMed PMID:35545282 PubMed Central PMC9259435.
  7. de Oliveira, C, Macpherson, A, Hepburn, CM, Huang, A, Strauss, R, Liu, N et al.. Healthcare utilization and costs following non-fatal powdered and non-powdered firearm injuries for children and youth. Eur J Pediatr. 2022;181 (6):2329-2342. doi: 10.1007/s00431-022-04429-4. PubMed PMID:35246737 PubMed Central PMC9110444.
  8. Gomez, D, Nantais, J, Telesnicki, T, de Mestral, C, Wilton, AS, Stukel, TA et al.. A Population-based Analysis of the COVID-19 Generated Surgical Backlog and Associated Emergency Department Presentations for Inguinal Hernias and Gallstone Disease. Ann Surg. 2022;275 (5):836-841. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005403. PubMed PMID:35081578 PubMed Central PMC9083314.
  9. de Mestral, C, Gomez, D, Wilton, AS, Lee, DS, Albalawi, Z, Austin, PC et al.. A Population-Based Analysis of Diabetes-Related Care Measures, Foot Complications, and Amputation During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ontario, Canada. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5 (1):e2142354. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.42354. PubMed PMID:34985514 PubMed Central PMC8733837.
  10. Gabbe, BJ, Veitch, W, Mather, A, Curtis, K, Holland, AJA, Gomez, D et al.. Review of the requirements for effective mass casualty preparedness for trauma systems. A disaster waiting to happen?. Br J Anaesth. 2022;128 (2):e158-e167. doi: 10.1016/j.bja.2021.10.038. PubMed PMID:34863512 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Surgeon, Division of General Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Scientist, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences