null Liane Feldman, MD

Investigator, RI-MUHC, Montreal General Hospital site

Surgical and Interventional Sciences Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

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

Department of Surgery, Division of Adult General Surgery, MUHC



surgery • recovery • outcomes • enhanced recovery after surgery • quality improvement

Research Focus

My research focuses on measuring and improving quality of patient recovery and other outcomes of abdominal surgery; optimization of perioperative care processes; patient activation; and technology-enabled assessment and improvement of operative performance. My patient-centred research group performs clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of interventions including minimally invasive surgery, enhanced recovery pathways, and mobile applications on improving recovery after abdominal surgery. I am internationally recognized for work implementing and evaluating Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs.

Selected Publications

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  • Dumitra T, Ganescu O, Hu R, Fiore Jr. JF, Kaneva P, Mayo N Lee L, Liberman AS, Chaudhury P, Ferri L, Feldman LS. Does patient activation matter? The association between patient activation and healthcare utilization after thoracic and abdominal surgery. JAMA Surg 2020 Nov 4; Online ahead of print.

  • Karimian N, Kaneva P, Donatelli F, Stein B, Liberman AS, Charlebois P, Lee L, Fiore JF Jr, Carli F, Feldman LS. Simple versus complex carbohydrate drink to preserve perioperative insulin sensitivity in laparoscopic colectomy: a randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg. 2020 May;271(5):819-26.

  • Mata J, Pecorelli N, Kaneva P, Moldoveanu D, Gosselin-Tardiff A, Robitaille S, Balvardi S, Lee L, Stein BL, Liberman S, Charlebois P, Fiore JF Jr, Feldman LS. A mobile device application (app) to improve adherence to an enhanced recovery program for colorectal surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Surg Endosc 2020 34(2):742-751.

  • Alam R, Montanez J, Law S, Lee L, Mayo NE, Feldman LS, Fiore JF Jr. Development of a patient-reported outcome measure of recovery after abdominal surgery: a hypothesized conceptual framework. Surg Endosc 2018 Dec; 32(12):4874-4885.

  • Dumitra T, Alam R, Fiore JF Jr, Mata J, Fried GM, Vassiliou MC, Mueller C, Lee L, Feldman LS. Is there a gender bias in the advancement to SAGES leadership? Surg Endosc, 2020 34(1):458-463.