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  • Dr. Daniel French, MD MASc FRCSC


Assistant Professor of Surgery
Thoracic Surgeon


Dalhousie University
Queen Elizabeth II Hospital

Research Interests:

Surgical quality outcomes, lung cancer, esophageal cancer

As a thoracic surgeon, Dr. French treats lung and esophageal cancers. A Dalhousie Thoracic Surgery database is being established to prospectively record a complete and accurate dataset of all patients treated for lung and esophageal cancer in Nova Scotia. Continuously review and analysis of this dataset looking at quality outcomes will allow targeted interventions to reduce wait times, improve patient satisfaction and long term survival.

Involvement with BHCRI to date:

Dr. Daniel French is an Associate Member





Queen Elizabeth II Hospital – Victoria Campus 1276 South Park Street Halifax, NS, B3H 2Y9


Toeg H, French DG, Gilbert S, Rubens F. Incidence of sternal wound infection after tracheostomy in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JTCVS. (accepted, in press)

French DG, Buduhan G Has VATS Become Too Expensive? A Cost Analysis of VATS versus Open Lobectomy in a Canadian Tertiary Care Hospital. J Surg Open Access. 2016;2(5).

French DG, Dilena M, LaPlante S, Shamji F, Sundaresan S, Villeneuve J, Seely A, Maziak D, Gilbert S. Optimizing postoperative care protocols in thoracic surgery: best evidence and new technology. J Thorac. 2016;8(Suppl 1):S3-S11.

French DG, Thompson C, Gilbert S. Transition from multiple port to single port VATS anatomic pulmonary resection: early experience and comparison of perioperative outcomes. Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2016;5(2):92-9. 

French DG, Allen PD, Ellsmere JC. The diagnostic accuracy of transabdominal ultrasonography needs to be considered when managing gallbladder polyps. Surgical Endoscopy. 2013;27(11): 4021-5.


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