David R Urbach, MSc, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Developing and Implementing Evaluative Methods for Surgical Procedures
My research activities are focused around the theme of developing and implementing evaluative methods for surgical procedures. My clinical interests are minimally invasive surgery, surgical oncology and the use of new surgical technologies. My research focuses on measuring and improving the quality of surgical procedures, particularly in the area of surgical processes of care. Much of my research involves analysis of administrative health data, which is carried out in collaboration with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).
BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 Oct 31;:
Cornejo-Palma D, Urbach DR, David R Urbach
Hernia. 2018 Sep 22;:
Ramjist JK, Dossa F, Stukel TA, Urbach DR, Fu L, Baxter NN
Int J Obes (Lond). 2018 Sep 21;:
Stahel P, Sud SK, Lee SJ, Jackson T, Urbach DR, Okrainec A, Allard JP, Bassett AS, Paterson AD, Sockalingam S, Dash S
Healthc Manage Forum. 2018 Sep 20;:840470418776995
Urbach DR
World J Surg. 2018 Aug 13;:
Roy M, Corkum JP, Urbach DR, Novak CB, von Schroeder HP, McCabe SJ, Okrainec K
JAMA. 2018 Mar 20;319(11):1162-1163
Ramjist JK, Coburn N, Urbach DR, Govindarajan A, Armstrong KA, Scott AL, Baxter NN
Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Mar;61(3):306-313
Baxter NN, Fischer HD, Richardson DP, Urbach DR, Bell CM, Rochon P, Brade A, Earle CC
Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Jan 24;:
Shiroky JS, Lerner-Ellis JP, Govindarajan A, Urbach DR, Devon KM
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2017 Dec 22;17(1):178
Gagliardi AR, Ducey A, Lehoux P, Turgeon T, Kolbunik J, Ross S, Trbovich P, Easty A, Bell C, Urbach DR
Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2017 Sep 18;:1-7
Gagliardi AR, Takata J, Ducey A, Lehoux P, Ross S, Trbovich PL, Easty A, Bell CM, Urbach DR



Professor, Departments of Surgery and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Adjunct Scientist and Program Lead, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)