Improving children's health through research

In the Division of Pediatric General & Thoracic Surgery, our faculty members are devoted to research aimed at improving the health of children with surgical problems.

Our division offers opportunities for medical students, and general surgery and pediatrics residents to develop research projects of varying complexity under the mentorship of our faculty. Members of our division mentor in the Dalhousie RIM (Research in Medicine) program and the Royal College-accredited CIP (Clinician Investigator Program).

Pediatric Surgery fellows are expected to conduct at least one research project during their training, leading to the presentation of an abstract at the national or international level, as well as publication of a manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal.

Key areas of research interest:

Dr. Rodrigo Romao

  • Epidemiology and long-term outcomes of congenital anomalies
  • Treatment of Wilms tumour and other pediatric surgical oncology topics

Dr. Dafydd Davies

  • Management of congenital lung lesions
  • Surgical education and online training resources
  • Evidence-based practice in minimally invasive surgery