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Saurabh Saluja

Title: Staff Surgeon, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery
Designations: MD, MPP
Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 404310
Fax: 416-813-7477
Alternate Contact Name: Elizabeth Greczylo
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 404310
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U of T Positions: Assistant Professor of Surgery


Dr. Saurabh Saluja is Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and Staff Surgeon in the Division of Paediatric General and Thoracic surgery at SickKids. He trained in adult general surgery at Weill Cornell in New York City, followed by training in paediatric surgery at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. He then pursued additional training at Sydney Children’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Saluja has clinical interests in Surgical Oncology and is dedicated to providing compassionate, high quality, safe, care for all his patients. In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Saluja has interests in health policy and global surgery.


Dr. Saluja’s research interest is in health policy, global health, and health equity. He is interested in understanding health systems and how they can be optimised amongst resource constraints. Currently, he has projects that seek to understand how children move between hospitals to reach surgical care. He hopes to develop systems that allow children to receive the best care possible, while limiting the burden incurred by families and the cost to the health system when children are transferred. He is interested in exploring this in high, middle, and low-income country settings. His research and clinical experiences span several countries, including Australia, Brazil, Uganda, and the United States.


  1. Souza JE, Ferreira RV, Saluja S, Amundson J, Citron I, Truche P, Zimmerman K, Jenny HE, Bowder AN, Gomes PHS, Correia JO, Meara J, Alonso N. Surgical capacity assessment in the state of Amazonas using the surgical assessment tool. Cross-sectional study. Rev Col Bras Cir. 2022 Sep 19 doi: 10.1590/0100-6991e-20223368
  2. Saluja S, Rudoflson N, Massenburg BB, Meara JG, Shrime MG. The impact of physician migration on mortality in low- and middle-income countries: an economic modelling study. BMJ Global Health. 2020 Jan 7;5(1):e001535 PMID: 32133161 
  3. Roa L, Citron I, Ramos JA, Correia J, Feghali B, Amundson JR, Saluja S, Alonso N, Vaz Ferreira R. Cross-sectional study of surgical quality with a novel evidence-based tool for low-resource settings. BMJ Open Qual. 2020 Mar;9(1). pii: e000880. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2019-000880. PMID: 32188740 
  4. Omling E, Salo M, Saluja S, Bergbrant S, Olsson L, Bjork J, Hagander L. A Nationwide cohort study of outcome after pediatric appendicitis. Eur J Pediatr Surg 2020 Jun; doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1712508. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32590867  
  5. Guilloux AGA, Ramos JA, Citron I, Roa L, Amundson J, Massenburg BB, Saluja S, Miotto BA, Alonso N, Scheffer MC. Profiling recent medical graduates planning to pursue surgery, anesthesia and obstetrics in Brazil. BMC Med Educ. 2019 May 8;19(1):136. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1562-6. PMID: 31068165 

View a full list of Saurabh Saluja's publications on PubMed

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