Honouring Surgical Research

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Prestigious award celebrates achievements within the surgical research community.
Posted On: May 14, 2024

This year, at the 50th annual Gallie Day, Dr. Anna Gagliardi, Senior Scientist at UHN’s Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, was honoured with the prestigious Lister Prize.  

Gallie Day is an annual event hosted by the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto to honour and recognize outstanding achievements within the surgical community. The Lister Prize, the most prestigious research award in the Department of Surgery, celebrates an investigator who has shown outstanding and continued productivity of international stature as evidenced by research publications, grants, mentorship, and beyond.  

Dr. Gagliardi's accolade stands as a testament to her unwavering dedication and impactful contributions to surgical research. Through her innovative efforts, she has not only helped advance the frontier of knowledge but has also profoundly impacted patient care and outcomes. Her work, spanning decades, has been a beacon of inspiration for colleagues, students, and collaborators alike. 

Reflecting on the award, Dr. Gagliardi shares, “It is an immense honour to be recognized in this way for the many years of dedicated research—a journey that has been both a profession and a passionate pursuit. This award is a testament to the collective efforts of all those who have supported and inspired me throughout this transformative journey, including esteemed colleagues, diligent students, and invaluable collaborators.” 

Dr. Gagliardi’s work focuses on optimizing the implementation of guidelines, organization, and individual patient and family engagement as well as person-centered care for women. At the University of Toronto, she is a Professor in the Department of Surgery, the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation as well as the Institute of Medical Science.