McGill University


The growth in the specialty of Colon and Rectal Surgery is seeing an increasing demand for training of surgeons. McGill University is one of five Royal College accredited colorectal surgery training programs across Canada. At McGill, there is a large volume and variety of patients with a wide referral base that covers the entire breadth of advanced colon and rectal surgery. There is considerable exposure to all aspects of Colon and Rectal Surgery, including benign and malignant disease, endoscopy, reoperative surgery and minimal access surgery (laparoscopy, TEM, TaTME). The complexity and abundance of these colorectal surgeries provide a rich learning opportunity for a Colorectal Surgery trainee.

The McGill University CRS Residency is a 2 year program, including a research year. Many residents pursue a graduate degree during their research year.

For additional information about the program, or about the application process, please visit

Faculty Listing

Dr. Marylise Boutros
Dr. Patrick Charlebois
Dr. Julio Faria
Dr. Gabriela Ghitulescu
Dr. Lawrence Lee
Dr. Sender Liberman
Dr. Nancy Morin
Dr. Allison Pang
Dr. Barry Stein
Dr. Carol-Ann Vasilevsky

Recent Fellow Placement

Recent Fellow Publications

Marylise Boutros, MD
Jessica McCaffrey
McGill University Health Center
1650 Cedar Avenue, L9.420
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G1A4

Number of Positions Offered:

  • Clinical: 2 (1 year research, 1 year clinical)
  • Research: None

Accreditation Status

Next Scheduled (Self-Study) Visit

Case Numbers – Past Five Years

Abdominal Procedure 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Segmental Colectomy
Laparoscopic Resection
Low Anterior Resection
Abdominoperineal Resection
Proctocolectomy Total
Proctocolectomy w/Ileostomy
Proctocolectomy w/Ileoanal Reservoir
Prolapse Repair Total
Prolapse Repair Abdominal
Prolapse Repair Perineal
Stomas Total
Stomas Complications
Pelvic Dissections
Abdominal Procedure Total
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Colonoscopy Total
Colonoscopy Diagnostic
Colonoscopy w/Intervention
Pelvic Floor Evaluation
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor Total
Anorectoal Procedure 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20
Endorectal Advancement Flap
Fecal Incontinence Procedures
Internal Sphincterotomy
Transanal Excision
Anorectoal Procedure Total