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).
Can J Surg. 2019 Dec 01;62(6):019318
Urbach, DR, Karimuddin AA, Wei A, Zabolotny BP, Lefebvre G, Walsh M, Hameed M, Fata P, Chaudhury P, McLeod RS, Cleary SP
JAMA Surg. 2019 Oct 02;:
Dossa F, Simpson AN, Sutradhar R, Urbach DR, Tomlinson G, Detsky AS, Baxter NN
Diabetes. 2019 Sep 10;:
Stahel P, Nahmias A, Sud SK, Lee SJ, Pucci A, Yousseif A, Yosseff A, Jackson T, Urbach DR, Okrainec A, Allard JP, Sockalingam S, Yao J, Barua M, Jiao H, Magi R, Bassett AS, Paterson AD, Dahlman I, Batterham RL, Dash S
BMJ. 2019 Aug 05;366:l4700
Urbach DR, Dimick JB, Haynes AB, Gawande AA
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Apr 18;:
Bongers PJ, Kluijfhout WP, Devon K, Rotstein LE, Vriens MR, Urbach DR, Pasternak JD
Can J Surg. 2019 Mar 22;62(3):1-3
Roy M, Novak CB, Urbach DR, McCabe SJ, von Schroeder HP, Okrainec K
JAMA Oncol. 2019 Mar 21;:
Dixon PR, Tomlinson G, Pasternak JD, Mete O, Bell CM, Sawka AM, Goldstein DP, Urbach DR
Urol Oncol. 2019 Feb 13;:
Sayyid RK, Alibhai SMH, Sutradhar R, Eberg M, Fung K, Klaassen Z, Goldberg H, Perlis N, Madi R, Terris MK, Urbach DR, Fleshner NE
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Feb;143(2):350e-358e
Roy M, Okrainec K, Novak CB, von Schroeder HP, Urbach DR, McCabe SJ
BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 Oct 31;:
Cornejo-Palma D, Urbach DR, David R Urbach



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