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).
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
CMAJ. 2017 Jul 10;189(27):E903-E904
Urbach DR
J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jul 06;:JCO2016698076
Bendzsak AM, Baxter NN, Darling GE, Austin PC, Urbach DR
Ann Surg. 2017 Jun 16;:
Urbach DR
Head Neck. 2017 Jun 07;:
Eskander A, Mifsud M, Irish J, Gullane P, Gilbert R, Brown D, de Almeida JR, Urbach DR, Goldstein DP



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