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Department of Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Dr. Giuseppe  Papia, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FRSCS

Affiliate Scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 683680
Fax: 416-480-5815

Admin Assistant: Libby White
Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 683680
Fax: 416-480-5815

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Dr. Giuseppe Papia
Department of surgery, division of cardiac and vascular surgery
Department of critical care medicine

Dr. Pappia joined the division of cardiac and vascular surgery in 2009.

Upon graduating from the University of Ottawa Medical School, Dr. Papia pursued specialty training in general surgery at the University of Toronto, where he also received a master of science degree in molecular biology as part of the surgeon scientist program. He then pursued subspecialty training in vascular surgery and critical care medicine at the University of Toronto, with further fellowship training in endovascular surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

In 2009, Dr. Papia completed the patient safety officer executive development program at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. His area of academic interest is in patient safety and quality improvement addressing and optimizing potential gaps in postoperative care of vascular and cardiovascular patients.

Dr. Papia is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and functions as a clinician-teacher. He also serves as the physician lead for the cardiovascular intensive care unit.

Dr. Papia serves as a vascular surgery and endovascular surgery consultant, and provides regular general vascular surgery outpatient clinics. His clinical interests include endovascular interventions for complex peripheral vascular disease, aortic disease and carotid disease.

He is also attending as a consultant intensivist in the critical care unit and in the cardiovascular intensive care unit.

Clinical Interests

  • Endovascular aneurysm repair 
  • Branched and fenestrated endovascular repair
  • Peripheral endovascular interventions
  • Carotid disease
  • Cardiovascular and critical care medicine
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian

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  • MD, 1999, University of Ottawa
  • M.Sc. 2003, surgeon scientist program, University of Toronto 
  • FRCSC, 2005, general surgery, University of Toronto
  • FRCSC, critical care medicine, 2007, University of Toronto
  • FRSCS, Vascular Surgery, 2008, University of Toronto
  • Fellowship, endovascular surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 2009
  • Certificate in patient safety and quality improvement, University of Toronto 2009

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Research Focus:

  • Patient safety and quality improvement

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