Surgical and Interventional Sciences (SIS)

The Surgical and Interventional Sciences Program (SIS) brings together basic, translational, and clinical research experts who are pushing the frontiers of interventional medicine. More than 50 researchers work together with trainees and staff to expand knowledge in surgical procedures and trauma medicine.

Within the SIS Program, clinicians, scientists and engineers work together to develop innovative technologies that enable safer and more effective treatments for patients. These multidisciplinary research projects support a broad spectrum of innovative applications in the field of medicine, ultimately ensuring safer and more accessible treatments for patients.

The SIS Program is located within the Montreal General Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre. Its members collaborate with the Clinical Innovation Platform (CLIP) to optimize the translational capacity of research. The program’s researchers are members of multiple departments and divisions, including the Departments of Surgery, Otolaryngology, Diagnostic Radiology, Pediatric Surgery, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, as well as Biomedical Engineering.

The mission of the SIS Program includes the advancement of science in operative imaging and sensing, data fusion and extraction, human-technology interfaces, interventional instrumentation, and guided surgical navigation.

Review our research highlights and publications in the 2023 RI-MUHC Annual Report.

More selections: 20222021; 2020.

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We are proud to celebrate the scientific achievements of our researchers and trainees in publications, grant competitions, honors and awards, and appointments, as well as in the mainstream press.

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The SIS Program organizes and supports numerous speakers, seminars, and symposia throughout the year.

Research Initiatives

Researchers in the SIS program are involved in a multitude of research initiatives, including:

Clinical Innovation Platform (CLIP) logo

The Clinical Innovation Platform (CLIP), powered by National Bank at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre is a state-of-the-art facility within the Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC (MGH), designed to help health tech startups develop and grow.

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The Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning uses medical simulation technologies to enhance the skills of health care professionals. Fully integrated into McGill's medical and health sciences programs, it provides hands-on training without risk to patients.

Peri-Operative Program (POP) logo

The Peri-Operative Program (POP) is a structured, personalized prehabilitation program designed to help patients both prepare for – and recover faster from – major surgery.

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The Surgical Innovation Program is a graduate program delivered jointly by McGill University’s Department of Experimental Surgery, the École de technologie supérieure, the John Molson School of Business and the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University.

Contact the SIS Program

Contact the SIS Program at the RI-MUHC. We are happy to hear from you!

Anne Mathiot
Anne Mathiot

Program Manager

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About the RI-MUHC

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and healthcare research centre. The Institute, which is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) – an academic health centre located in Montreal, Canada, that has a mandate to focus on complex care within its community. The RI-MUHC supports over 460 researchers and close to 1,200 research trainees devoted to a broad spectrum of fundamental, clinical and health outcomes research at the Glen and the Montreal General Hospital sites of the MUHC.