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, Nenshi, R, Jerath, A, Gomez, D. Structures, processes and models of care for emergency general surgery in Ontario: a cross-sectional survey. CMAJ Open. ;9 (4):E1026-E1033. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20200306. PubMed PMID:34815257 PubMed Central PMC8612654.
  2. Saunders, NR, Moore Hepburn, C, Huang, A, de Oliveira, C, Strauss, R, Fiksenbaum, L et al.. Firearm injury epidemiology in children and youth in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study. BMJ Open. 2021;11 (11):e053859. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053859. PubMed PMID:34794997 .
  3. Ho, J, Mansour, M, Gomez, D. Subway-related trauma at a level 1 trauma centre in Toronto, Ontario. Can J Surg. ;64 (6):E588-E593. doi: 10.1503/cjs.020219. PubMed PMID:34728524 PubMed Central PMC8565880.
  4. Strauss, R, Sutradhar, R, Gomez, D, Luo, J, Snider, C, Saunders, NR et al.. Factors associated with experiencing reassault in Ontario, Canada: a population-based analysis. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2021; :. doi: 10.1136/jech-2021-216964. PubMed PMID:34620700 .
  5. Rezende-Neto, J, Doshi, S, Gomez, D, Camilotti, B, Marcuzzi, D, Beckett, A et al.. A novel inflatable device for perihepatic packing and hepatic hemorrhage control: A proof-of-concept study. Injury. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2021.08.027. PubMed PMID:34507832 .
  6. Jacob-Brassard, J, Al-Omran, M, Haas, B, Nathens, AB, Gomez, D, Dueck, AD et al.. A multicenter retrospective cohort study of blunt traumatic injury to the common or internal carotid arteries. Injury. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2021.07.035. PubMed PMID:34376278 .
  7. Elsolh, B, Ko, M, Cheung, V, Gomez, D. Oesophageal rupture from a pneumatic blast injury: an unusual mechanism of blunt oesophageal trauma. BMJ Case Rep. 2021;14 (6):. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-242218. PubMed PMID:34116992 PubMed Central PMC8201980.
  8. Gomez, D, Simpson, AN, Sue-Chue-Lam, C, de Mestral, C, Dossa, F, Nantais, J et al.. A population-based analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on common abdominal and gynecological emergency department visits. CMAJ. 2021;193 (21):E753-E760. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202821. PubMed PMID:34035055 PubMed Central PMC8177921.
  9. 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 PubMed Central PMC8103389.
  10. 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 .
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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