Greg HirschM.D., FRCS-C




Greg is a graduate of The Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1984) and completed his General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery training at The Massachusetts General Hospital (1992 and 1995). He completed a vascular biology fellowship with Morris Karnovsky at Harvard Med School in The Department of Pathology (1987-1990). He came to Dalhousie University/Victoria General Hospital in Halifax in 1995 and currently holds a rank of Professor of Surgery.

He has an active clinical practice with interests in mitral valve repair. He has had an active research career including translational basic science in the pathobiology of transplant atherosclerosis and more recently in both outcomes and health policy research. In the past ten years Greg has focused on the outcomes of older patients living with frailty who undergo cardiac surgery, decisional regret amongst those patients, and the implementation of shared decision making.

Greg has led the Division of Cardiac Surgery from 2005-2018 and more recently is the Provincial Director of The Perioperative Network at Nova Scotia Health, where he leads the National Surgery Quality Improvement Programme for the Province, the Vascular Quality Initiative, and more recently is working to establish central intake and booking for surgical patients in the province. He is the very proud father of five wonderful kids and is an avid sailor and hiker.