Dr. David Gomez is an Acute Care and Trauma surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital,  a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Surgery,  Adjunct Scientist at ICES, and an Associate member of the Institute for Medical Science.

His main research interests include the evaluation of enablers and barriers of access to timely and quality emergency surgery. Dr Gomez is highly experienced in the use of population-based administrative data and devotes 60% of his time to research.

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

Recent Publications

  1. Skelhorne-Gross, G, Nantais, J, Ditkofsky, N, Gomez, D. Massive traumatic abdominal wall hernia with significant tissue loss: challenges in management. BMJ Case Rep. 2021;14 (5):. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-242609. PubMed PMID:33952570 .
  2. Choi, WJ, Mansour, M, Gomez, D. Falciform Patch for Laparoscopic Subtotal Cholecystectomy to Decrease Biliary Fistulas: A Technique Review. Ann Surg. 2021;273 (6):e278-e279. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004827. PubMed PMID:33630433 .
  3. Jenkins, L, Mansour, M, Gomez, D. Thoracoabdominal crossbow bolt injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021;90 (5):e119-e120. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003004. PubMed PMID:33105285 .
  4. Gomez, D, Saunders, N, Greene, B, Santiago, R, Ahmed, N, Baxter, NN et al.. Firearm-related injuries and deaths in Ontario, Canada, 2002-2016: a population-based study. CMAJ. 2020;192 (42):E1253-E1263. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200722. PubMed PMID:33077520 PubMed Central PMC7588199.
  5. Nantais, J, Gabbe, BJ, Nathens, A, Gomez, D. The current status of disaster preparedness in Canadian trauma centers. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020;89 (3):e78-e83. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002807. PubMed PMID:32467470 .
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 .
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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