Tyler Chesney

MD, MSc

Investigator

Biography

Tyler Chesney is a colorectal and gastrointestinal surgical oncologist at St. Michael’s Hospital, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Surgery, and Investigator at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. He completed medical school at McMaster University in 2013 and a Master of Science at Queen’s University focusing on knowledge translation in cognitive aging and dementia. He completed residency in General Surgery at the University of Toronto in 2018, and Complex General Surgical Oncology at the University of Toronto in 2020.

He has a longstanding commitment to caring for older adults including volunteer work with Alzheimer Society and Hospice, leadership of the geriatrics interest group in medical school, and research and clinical activity as a surgical trainee. Now, he is a member of the Canadian Network on Aging and Cancer (CNAC), the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) Surgical Ad-Hoc Committee, and the Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology (CSSO) Executive Committee.  He has a strong interest in building collaborative networks within Canada to enhance the care of surgical oncology patients. His ongoing clinical and scholarly work aims to build clinical capacity of geriatric surgical oncology and advance the care of older adults with cancer within Canada. At St. Michael’s he is helping to build the Older Adults Surgery & Oncology Program (OSOP), and creating cross-specialty learning events between surgery and geriatrics trainees.

Recent Publications

  1. Hirpara, DH, Kidane, B, Louie, AV, Zuk, V, Darling, G, Rousseau, M et al.. Long-Term Dependency in Older Adults after Surgery or Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Ann Surg. 2022; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005660. PubMed PMID:35968895 .
  2. Chesney, TR, Wong, C, Tricco, AC, Wijeysundera, DN, Ladha, KS, Kishibe, T et al.. Frailty assessment tools for use by surgeons when evaluating older adults prior to surgery: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (7):e061951. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061951. PubMed PMID:35896291 PubMed Central PMC9335057.
  3. Wijeysundera, DN, Alibhai, SMH, Ladha, KS, Puts, MTE, Chesney, TR, Daza, JF et al.. Functional Improvement Trajectories After Surgery (FIT After Surgery) study: protocol for a multicentre prospective cohort study to evaluate significant new disability after major surgery in older adults. BMJ Open. 2022;12 (6):e062524. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-062524. PubMed PMID:35732384 PubMed Central PMC9226941.
  4. Jung, F, Lee, M, Doshi, S, Zhao, G, Cheung, KLT, Chesney, T et al.. Neoadjuvant therapy versus direct to surgery for T4 colon cancer: meta-analysis. Br J Surg. 2021;109 (1):30-36. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znab382. PubMed PMID:34921604 .
  5. Donison, V, Chesney, TR, Wills, A, Santos, B, McLean, B, Alqurini, N et al.. Self-management interventions for issues identified in a geriatric assessment: A systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022;70 (4):1268-1279. doi: 10.1111/jgs.17601. PubMed PMID:34902156 .
  6. Tillmann, BW, Hallet, J, Guttman, MP, Coburn, N, Chesney, T, Zuckerman, J et al.. Correction to: A Population-Based Analysis of Long-Term Outcomes Among Older Adults Requiring Unexpected Intensive Care Unit Admission After Cancer Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2022;29 (5):3192. doi: 10.1245/s10434-021-11006-w. PubMed PMID:34817773 .
  7. Chesney, TR, Hallet, J. Associations of Preoperative Frailty With Cancer and Noncancer Deaths of Older Adults Following Surgery for Cancer-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2022;157 (1):83. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4409. PubMed PMID:34495303 .
  8. Tillmann, BW, Hallet, J, Guttman, MP, Coburn, N, Chesney, T, Zuckerman, J et al.. A Population-Based Analysis of Long-Term Outcomes Among Older Adults Requiring Unexpected Intensive Care Unit Admission After Cancer Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021;28 (12):7014-7024. doi: 10.1245/s10434-021-10705-8. PubMed PMID:34427823 .
  9. Behman, R, Chesney, T, Coburn, N, Haas, B, Bubis, L, Zuk, V et al.. Minimally Invasive Compared to Open Colorectal Cancer Resection for Older Adults: A Population-based Analysis of Long-term Functional Outcomes. Ann Surg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005151. PubMed PMID:34417359 .
  10. Guidolin, K, Covelli, A, Chesney, TR, Draginov, A, Chadi, SA, Quereshy, FA et al.. Apical lymphadenectomy during low ligation of the IMA during rectosigmoid resection for cancer. Surg Open Sci. 2021;5 :1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.sopen.2021.06.002. PubMed PMID:34337371 PubMed Central PMC8313841.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Department of Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto