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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Paul Wales, MD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Surgeon
General and Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Director of Trauma Program Management Team
Trauma Program

Research Institute
Senior Associate Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery

Assistant Professor
Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Other Positions

University of Alberta
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Adjunct Professor, Surgery

Phone: 416-813-7654 ext 201490
Fax: 416-813-7477
Email: paul.wales@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Janice Bowers
Alternate Email: janice.bowers@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Paul Wales is a neonatal and paediatric surgeon at The Hospital for Sick Children. He completed medical school and his general surgery residency at the University of British Columbia. He then completed a Paediatric General Surgery Fellowship at SickKids in Toronto followed by a Master's of Science in Epidemiology at The University of Edinburgh. Dr. Wales joined the Division of General Surgery in 2002.

Clinical Care Activities

Dr. Wales is an active member of the Division of General Surgery and participates in the whole spectrum of congenital and acquired disorders of the newborn and child.

Research Interests

  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Intestinal Failure

Research Activities

Dr. Wales' main research focus is in the area of short bowel syndrome and intestinal failure. Dr. Wales is the coordinator of the newly developed Group for the Improvement of Intestinal Function and Treatment (GIFT). This group has created a prospective database to allow clinical outcome studies of neonates with intestinal failure. His basic science interests revolve around the role of GLP-2 in gut adaptation and the creation of an animal model for short bowel syndrome.


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