David Gomez


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Please note: Dr. Gomez is not accepting any students at this time.

Dr. David Gomez is an acute care and trauma surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital and a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Surgery as well as an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. His research interests include the evaluation of enablers and barriers of access to timely and quality emergency surgery.

Recent Publications

  1. Nantais, J, Gabbe, BJ, Nathens, A, Gomez, D. The Current Status of Disaster Preparedness in Canadian Trauma Centers. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020; :. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002807. PubMed PMID:32467470 .
  2. Gabbe, BJ, Veitch, W, Curtis, K, Martin, K, Gomez, D, Civil, I et al.. Survey of major trauma centre preparedness for mass casualty incidents in Australia, Canada, England and New Zealand. EClinicalMedicine. 2020;21 :100322. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100322. PubMed PMID:32382716 PubMed Central PMC7201027.
  3. Nantais, J, Skelhorne-Gross, G, Jimenez, C, Ahmed, N, Gomez, D. Bilioptysis due to a single transcavitary thoracoabdominal gunshot wound. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2020;5 (1):e000425. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2019-000425. PubMed PMID:32072019 PubMed Central PMC6996785.
  4. Tovmassian, D, Hameed, AM, Ly, J, Pathmanathan, N, Devadas, M, Gomez, D et al.. Process measure aimed at reducing time to haemorrhage control: outcomes associated with Code Crimson activation in exsanguinating truncal trauma. ANZ J Surg. 2020;90 (4):481-485. doi: 10.1111/ans.15650. PubMed PMID:32048430 .
  5. Behman, R, Karanicolas, PJ, Nathens, A, Gomez, D. Hospital-level Variation in the Management and Outcomes of Patients With Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction: A Population-Based Analysis. Ann. Surg. 2019; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003739. PubMed PMID:31850993 .
  6. Grenier, L, Beyler, M, Platas-Iglesias, C, Closson, T, Gómez, DE, Seferos, DS et al.. Highly Stable and Inert Complexation of Indium(III) by Reinforced Cyclam Dipicolinate and a Bifunctional Derivative for Bead Encoding in Mass Cytometry. Chemistry. 2019;25 (67):15387-15400. doi: 10.1002/chem.201903969. PubMed PMID:31479536 .
  7. Dare, AJ, Irving, H, Guerrero-López, CM, Watson, LK, Kolpak, P, Reynales Shigematsu, LM et al.. Geospatial, racial, and educational variation in firearm mortality in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia, 1990-2015: a comparative analysis of vital statistics data. Lancet Public Health. 2019;4 (6):e281-e290. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(19)30018-0. PubMed PMID:31126800 .
  8. Gomez, D, Larsen, K, Burns, BJ, Dinh, M, Hsu, J. Optimizing access and configuration of trauma centre care in New South Wales. Injury. 2019;50 (5):1105-1110. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2019.02.018. PubMed PMID:30846283 .
  9. Skelhorne-Gross, G, Gomez, D. Perforated appendicitis in the setting of a massive ventral hernia, morbid obesity, and multiple severe comorbidities: challenges in acute management. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2019;4 (1):e000243. doi: 10.1136/tsaco-2018-000243. PubMed PMID:30740533 PubMed Central PMC6347851.
  10. Gomez, D, Sarrami, P, Singh, H, Balogh, ZJ, Dinh, M, Hsu, J et al.. External benchmarking of trauma services in New South Wales: Risk-adjusted mortality after moderate to severe injury from 2012 to 2016. Injury. 2019;50 (1):178-185. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2018.09.037. PubMed PMID:30274757 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Surgeon, Division of General Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Scientist, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences