Tyler Chesney

MD, MSc

Investigator

Biography

Tyler Chesney is a colorectal and gastrointestinal surgical oncologist at St. Michael’s Hospital, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Surgery, and Investigator at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. He completed medical school at McMaster University in 2013 and a Master of Science at Queen’s University focusing on knowledge translation in cognitive aging and dementia. He completed residency in General Surgery at the University of Toronto in 2018, and Complex General Surgical Oncology at the University of Toronto in 2020.

He has a longstanding commitment to caring for older adults including volunteer work with Alzheimer Society and Hospice, leadership of the geriatrics interest group in medical school, and research and clinical activity as a surgical trainee. Now, he is a member of the Canadian Network on Aging and Cancer (CNAC), the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) Surgical Ad-Hoc Committee, and the Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology (CSSO) Executive Committee.  He has a strong interest in building collaborative networks within Canada to enhance the care of surgical oncology patients. His ongoing clinical and scholarly work aims to build clinical capacity of geriatric surgical oncology and advance the care of older adults with cancer within Canada. At St. Michael’s he is helping to build the Older Adults Surgery & Oncology Program (OSOP), and creating cross-specialty learning events between surgery and geriatrics trainees.

Recent Publications

  1. Tillmann, BW, Hallet, J, Guttman, MP, Coburn, N, Chesney, T, Zuckerman, J et al.. ASO Visual Abstract: A Population-Based Analysis of Long-Term Outcomes Among Older Adults Requiring Unexpected Intensive Care Unit Admission After Cancer Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1245/s10434-021-10731-6. PubMed PMID:34495447 .
  2. Chesney, TR, Hallet, J. Associations of Preoperative Frailty With Cancer and Noncancer Deaths of Older Adults Following Surgery for Cancer-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4409. PubMed PMID:34495303 .
  3. Tillmann, BW, Hallet, J, Guttman, MP, Coburn, N, Chesney, T, Zuckerman, J et al.. A Population-Based Analysis of Long-Term Outcomes Among Older Adults Requiring Unexpected Intensive Care Unit Admission After Cancer Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1245/s10434-021-10705-8. PubMed PMID:34427823 .
  4. Behman, R, Chesney, T, Coburn, N, Haas, B, Bubis, L, Zuk, V et al.. Minimally Invasive Compared to Open Colorectal Cancer Resection for Older Adults: A Population-based Analysis of Long-term Functional Outcomes. Ann Surg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005151. PubMed PMID:34417359 .
  5. Guidolin, K, Covelli, A, Chesney, TR, Draginov, A, Chadi, SA, Quereshy, FA et al.. Apical lymphadenectomy during low ligation of the IMA during rectosigmoid resection for cancer. Surg Open Sci. 2021;5 :1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.sopen.2021.06.002. PubMed PMID:34337371 PubMed Central PMC8313841.
  6. Acuna, SA, Dossa, F, Chesney, TR. Long-term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Lavage for Perforated Diverticulitis Remain Unfavorable. JAMA Surg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2021.3305. PubMed PMID:34319375 .
  7. Arora, A, Chadi, SA, Chesney, T. What Should We Recommend for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Adults Aged 75 and Older?. Curr Oncol. 2021;28 (4):2540-2547. doi: 10.3390/curroncol28040231. PubMed PMID:34287279 PubMed Central PMC8293045.
  8. Acuna, SA, Dossa, F, Chesney, TR. Improving the reporting of non-inferiority trials by incorporating non-efficacy benefits: not all on-inferiority trials are created equal. Eur J Epidemiol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1007/s10654-021-00791-z. PubMed PMID:34279730 .
  9. Pang, C, Hallet, J, Chesney, TR, Haas, B, Wright, FC, Conn, LG et al.. Using Social Science Theory Can Change How the Patient Experience Is Viewed in Surgical Care. Ann Surg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005021. PubMed PMID:34171872 .
  10. Acuna, SA, Dossa, F, Chesney, TR. Comments and Concerns on the LASER Trial. JAMA Surg. 2021; :. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2021.2250. PubMed PMID:34106228 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Department of Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
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