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James EllsmereMD, MS, FRCSC, FACS

Assistant Professor

Division of General Surgery , School of Biomedical Engineering

Email: james.ellsmere@dal.ca
Phone: 902-473-1886
Mailing Address: 
VICT 8819
1276 South Park Street
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
Research Topics:
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Therapeutic endoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Image guided surgery


  • Fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery (Harvard)
  • Fellowship in Endoscopy (Harvard)
  • Residency (Dalhousie)
  • MD (Dalhousie)
  • MSc (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • BSc (Dalhousie)
  • BEng (Dalhousie)

Research interests

Developing improved techniques for the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal disease.

Clinical interests

  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • ERCP


  • Royal Canadian College of Surgeons and Physicians
  • Canadian Association of General Surgeons
  • Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endscopy

Other employment

  • General and gastrointestinal surgeon, QEII Health Sciences Centre
  • Director, Skills Centre for Health Sciences
  • Director, Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program
  • Director, Bariatric Surgery Program