Gerald Fried, MD, CM, FRCSC, FACS, FCAHS (Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery)

Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Dr. Gerald Fried is the Edward W. Archibald Professor and Chairman of the McGill University Department of Surgery in Montreal, Canada. He established Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) as a clinical and academic program at McGill. His group has made significant contributions to surgical education, simulation, introduction of innovation into clinical practice, and the development of enhanced recovery practices to maximize benefits of MIS. The Deans of Canadian Medical Schools awarded Dr. Fried the “John Ruedy Award” for Innovation in Medical Education. He has won multiple teaching awards and has been active in Surgical Education at the American College of Surgeons, SAGES and other major specialty groups. His group has developed metrics of procedural performance and led development of the manual skills component of the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Program, a requirement for certification in surgery in the U.S. 

Dr. Fried has served as President of SAGES, Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Central Surgical Association; he is a Regent of the American College of Surgeons. He was elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the Canadian equivalent of the Institute of Medicine. He has given over 300 invited lectures internationally and published widely on MIS and surgical education.