null Gerald Fried, MD

Investigator, RI-MUHC

Surgical and Interventional Sciences Program

Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Surgery, Division of Adult General Surgery, MUHC



surgical education • simulation • patient safety

Research Focus

My research focuses on the use of simulation, including manikins, part-task trainers, serious games, and mixed reality to train and evaluate surgical and procedural skills. We have developed simulations to provide training and assess foundational surgical and endoscopic skills and have shown that training with simulation enhances skills in the operating room and endoscopy suite. We are also studying the value of simulation training on the safety, quality, effectiveness and efficiency of surgical care.

Selected Publications

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  • Sroka G., Feldman L.S., Vassiliou M.C., Kaneva P.A., Fayez R., Fried G.M.: Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery simulator training to proficiency improves laparoscopic performance in the operating room-a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Surgery. 199(1): 115-120, 2010.

  • Bilgic E, Okrainec A, Valanci S, Di Palma A, Fecso A, Kaneva P, Masino C, Watanabe Y, Vassiliou MC, Feldman LS, Fried GM: Development of a simulation curriculum to teach and assess advanced laparoscopic suturing skills using telesimulation: a feasibility study. Surg Endosc. 2022 Jan 8:1-8.

  • Langerman A, Hammack-Aviran C, Cohen IG, Agarwala AV, Cortez N, Feigenson NR, Fried GM, Grantcharov T, Greenberg CC, Mello MM, Shuman AG. Navigating a Path Toward Routine Recording in the Operating Room. Ann Surg. 2023 Sep 1;278(3): e474-e475.

  • Tokuno J, Valanci-Aroesty S, Uchino H, Ghitulescu G, Sirois C, Kaneva P, Fried GM, Carver TE. Teaching Chest Tube Insertion by Blended Learning: A Multi-Dimensional Analysis. Surg Innov. 2023 Nov 13:15533506231211049. doi: 10.1177/15533506231211049. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37955277.

  • Bilgic, E., Okrainec, A., Paige, J., Balvardi S, Valanci S, Masino C, Kaneva P, Alabri M, McKendy KM, Watanabe Y, Vassiliou MC, Fried GM. Establishing validity evidence for device-assisted advanced laparoscopic suturing tasks using simulation. Surg Endosc. 2022 Dec;36(12):9099-9105.