Yaron Shargall, MD, FRCSC, FCCP

Department of Surgery, McMaster University, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Dr. Shargall was born in Israel and served as a major at the IDF. Subsequently, he completed his medical school and bachelor in medical sciences and immunology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He then completed cardiothoracic residency at the Haddasah University Hospital of Hebrew University Jerusalem followed by cardiac and thoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Toronto. Since 2004 he practiced thoracic surgery at the University of Toronto, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital (both in Toronto). Between 2007 and 2010 he was the director of medical education at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and the associate director of undergraduate education at the department of surgery, University of Toronto. Since October 2010 he has been the University division head of Thoracic Surgery at McMaster University and head of the service of Thoracic Surgery at St. Joseph’s Healthcare. He is also the director of the surgical step-down unit at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton and the director of research in Thoracic Surgery at McMaster. Dr. Shargall is a Professor of Medicine and Surgery at McMaster University and an adjunct Associate Professor of surgery at the University of Toronto. He is the local LHIN 4 (Ontario) thoracic oncology lead, and the chair of the combined European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons task force for Venous Thromboembolic (VTE) disease in Thoracic Surgery.

He holds the Charles Juravinski professorship in Thoracic Surgery and the MI-GMAC chair in Thoracic Surgery, both at McMaster University.

His main research pocus is on perioperative clinical research, including VTE in Thoracic Surgery and post-discharge care and prevention programs.