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. 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 .
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Gomez, D, Stukel, TA, Baxter, NN, Acuna, SA, Wilton, AS, Treleaven, D et al.. A Population-Based Analysis of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Solid Organ Transplantation in Ontario, Canada: Policy Response and Changes in Volume and 90-Day Outcomes. Ann Surg Open. 2023;4 (1):e230. doi: 10.1097/AS9.0000000000000230. PubMed PMID:37600867 PubMed Central PMC10431431.
  6. Adams-McGavin, RC, Tafur, M, Vlachou, PA, Wu, M, Brassil, M, Crivellaro, P et al.. Interrater Agreement of CT Grading of Blunt Splenic Injuries: Does the AAST Grading Need to Be Reimagined?. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2024;75 (1):171-177. doi: 10.1177/08465371231184425. PubMed PMID:37405424 .
  7. Naveed, A, Gomez, D, Rezende-Neto, J, Ahmed, N, Beckett, A. Advanced Non-compressible Torso Hemorrhage Management is Combat Casualty Care's Moon Shot. Mil Med. 2023; :. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usad193. PubMed PMID:37279514 .
  8. Gomez, D, Naveed, A, Rezende, J, Dennis, BM, Kundi, R, Benjamin, E et al.. Titratable partial aortic occlusion: Extending Zone I endovascular occlusion times. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023;95 (2S Suppl 1):S36-S40. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000004064. PubMed PMID:37221638 PubMed Central PMC10389312.
  9. Fu, R, Sutradhar, R, Li, Q, Kamalraj, P, Dare, A, Hanna, TP et al.. Early survival for patients newly diagnosed with cancer during COVID-19 in Ontario, Canada: A population-based cohort study. Cancer Med. 2023;12 (10):11849-11859. doi: 10.1002/cam4.5861. PubMed PMID:36999960 PubMed Central PMC10242323.
  10. Simpson, AN, Gomez, D, Baxter, NN, Miazga, E, Urbach, D, Ramlakhan, J et al.. Patient, family and professional suggestions for pandemic-related surgical backlog recovery: a qualitative study. CMAJ Open. 2023;11 (2):E255-E266. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20220109. PubMed PMID:36918209 PubMed Central PMC10019322.
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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