Dr. Simon Bergman, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Investigator, Lady Davis Institute
Assistant Professor of Surgery, McGill University
Department of Surgery, Jewish General Hospital

Dr. Bergman's Publications Indexed on PubMed
Dr. Bergman obtained his medical degree from McGill University in 2001 and pursued his postgraduate training in general surgery. During this time, he obtained an M.Sc., funded by the Surgical Scientist in Experimental Surgery, focusing on surgical recovery and patient-centered outcomes. In 2008, he completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at The Ohio State University, which included research in technology assessment and bariatric surgery. In 2008, Dr. Bergman returned to Montreal to become Assistant Professor of Surgery at McGill University and a clinician-scientist in the Department of Surgery at the Jewish General Hospital and Lady Davis Institute. He is also an investigator at Solidage: McGill University/Université de Montréal Research Group on Frailty and Aging.

Major Research Activities

Dr. Bergman’s main research interests are the impact of surgery on elderly patients, and evaluating the quality of care received by this population and how it may be optimized. In addition, he has studied the use of patient-centered outcomes in describing surgical recovery in this population, as well as the outcomes of elderly patients with biliary disease. He has also studied the relationship between pre-operative cognitive impairment and the development of post-operative delirium.

He maintains an interest in educational research, and is responsible for the development and assessment of the continuing medical education (CME) materiel offered at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) annual meeting. In addition, he is involved in learning curve analysis in laparoscopic surgery, as well as the impact of research training during surgical residency.

Recent Publications

Bergman S, Deckelbaum D, Lett RR, Haas B, Demyttenaere SV, Munthali V, Mbembati N, Museru L, Razek T. Assessment of the Trauma Team Training Program in Tanzania. Journal of Trauma 2008; 65(4): 879-883.

Bergman S, Fix DJ, Volt K, Roland JC, Happel L, Reavis KM, Cios TJ, Ho V, Evans A, Narula VK, Hazey JW, Melvin WS. Do gastrotomies require repair following endoscopic transgastric peritoneoscopy? A controlled study. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2010; 71(6): 1013-1017.

Bergman S, Sourial N, Vedel I, Hanna WC, Fraser SA, Newman D, Bilek AJ, Galatas C, Marek JE, Monette J. Gallstone disease in the elderly: Are older patients managed differently? Surgical Endoscopy 2011; 25(1): 55.

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