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. Telesnicki, TT, Simpson, AN, de Mestral, C, Baxter, NN, Urbach, DR, Gomez, D et al.. Recommendations for Recovery of the COVID-19 Pandemic-related Diagnostic, Screening, and Procedure Backlog in Ontario: A Survey of Healthcare Leaders. Clin Invest Med. 2024;47 (2):4-11. doi: 10.3138/cim-2024-2655. PubMed PMID:38958478 .
  2. Gomez, D, Feng, JJ, Cheok, S, Shah, I, Dicharry, H, Cote, DJ et al.. Incidence of brain metastasis according to patient race and primary cancer origin: a systematic review. J Neurooncol. 2024; :. doi: 10.1007/s11060-024-04748-6. PubMed PMID:38896356 .
  3. Adams-McGavin, RC, Naveed, A, Kishibe, T, Beckett, A, Nauth, A, Hsu, J et al.. Management of non-union of rib fractures secondary to trauma: A scoping review. Injury. 2024;55 (7):111553. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2024.111553. PubMed PMID:38762403 .
  4. McIver, R, Erdogan, M, Parker, R, Evans, A, Green, R, Gomez, D et al.. Effect of trauma quality improvement initiatives on outcomes and costs at community hospitals: A scoping review. Injury. 2024;55 (6):111492. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2024.111492. PubMed PMID:38531721 .
  5. Nantais, J, Baxter, NN, Saskin, R, Calzavara, A, Gomez, D. Short- and long-term outcomes of acute diverticulitis in patients with transplanted kidneys. Colorectal Dis. 2024;26 (4):734-744. doi: 10.1111/codi.16941. PubMed PMID:38459424 .
  6. Hylands, M, Gomez, D, Tillmann, B, Haas, B, Nathens, A. Surgical stabilization of rib fractures for flail chest: Analysis of center-based variability in practice and outcomes. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2024;96 (6):882-892. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000004254. PubMed PMID:38196120 .
  7. Hamghalam, M, Moreland, R, Gomez, D, Simpson, A, Lin, HM, Jandaghi, AB et al.. Machine Learning Detection and Characterization of Splenic Injuries on Abdominal Computed Tomography. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2024; :8465371231221052. doi: 10.1177/08465371231221052. PubMed PMID:38189316 .
  8. Brière, R, Émond, M, Benhamed, A, Blanchard, PG, Drolet, S, Habashi, R et al.. 2023 Canadian Surgery Forum: Sept. 20-23, 2023. Can J Surg. 2023;66 (6 Suppl 1):S54-S136. doi: 10.1503/cjs.014223. PubMed PMID:38173057 PubMed Central PMC10718225.
  9. Habbous, S, Gomez, D, Urbach, D, Hellsten, E. Scheduled and urgent inguinal hernia repair in Ontario, Canada between 2010 and 2022: Population-based cross sectional analysis of trends and outcomes. PLoS One. 2023;18 (12):e0296258. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0296258. PubMed PMID:38134127 PubMed Central PMC10745156.
  10. Stephenson, R, Sarhangian, V, Park, J, Sankar, A, Baxter, NN, Stukel, TA et al.. Evolution of the surgical procedure gap during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, Canada: cross-sectional and modelling study. Br J Surg. 2023;110 (12):1887-1889. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znad289. PubMed PMID:37724806 PubMed Central PMC10638533.
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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