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David Urbach

Senior Core Scientist (Full Status)

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Central
  • Primary Care & Health Systems Research Program



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  • FACS
  • MSc, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Toronto
  • MD, University of Toronto

Research Focus

  • Surgery
  • Health technology assessment
  • Health services research
  • Gastrointestinal disorders

Other Affiliations

  • Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director, Perioperative Services, Women’s College Hospital
  • Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute
  • Staff Surgeon, University Health Network
  • Senior Innovation Fellow, Women's College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care

Recent ICES Grants

Recent Awards & Recognition

Recent ICES Publications

Assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on emergency department use for patients undergoing cancer-directed surgeries

Eskander A, Li Q, Yu J, Hallet J, Coburn N, Dare A, Chan KKW, Singh S, Parmar A, Earle CC, Lapointe-Shaw L, Krzyzanowska MK, Hanna TP, Finelli A, Louie AV, Look-Hong N, Irish JC, Witterick I, Mahar A, Urbach DR, Enepekides D, Sutradhar R; on behalf of the Pandemic—Ontario Collaborative in Cancer Research (POCCR). Curr Oncol. 2022; 29(3):1877-89. Epub 2022 Mar 10. DOI:

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