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. 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; :. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znad289. PubMed PMID:37724806 .
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 2023; :8465371231184425. doi: 10.1177/08465371231184425. PubMed PMID:37405424 .
  4. 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 .
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Nantais, J, Baxter, NN, Saskin, R, Logsetty, S, Gomez, D. Population-level trends in emergency general surgery presentations and mortality over time. Br J Surg. 2023;110 (9):1057-1062. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znad041. PubMed PMID:36869820 PubMed Central PMC10416690.
  9. Larsen, K, Nolan, B, Gomez, D. A system in crisis: exploring how recent emergency department closures influence potential access to emergency care in Ontario. CJEM. 2023;25 (3):218-223. doi: 10.1007/s43678-023-00460-y. PubMed PMID:36719622 PubMed Central PMC9888742.
  10. Hsu, JM, Tovmassian, D, Hameed, AM, Gomez, D. Red blanket, code crimson, OPSTAT - different names, same process. ANZ J Surg. 2023;93 (4):1116. doi: 10.1111/ans.18193. PubMed PMID:36660873 .
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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