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Department of Surgery

General Surgery

Dr. Nicole Look Hong, MD, M.Sc.

Associate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room T2 102
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4210
Fax: 416-480-6002

Administrative Assistant: Aneeta Anwarali
Phone: 416-480-4210


  • B.Sc., 2000, life sciences and music, Queen's University, Canada
  • MD, 2004, University of Toronto, Canada
  • M.Sc., 2008, clinical epidemiology, U of T, Canada
  • Residency, 2010, general surgery, U of T, Canada
  • Fellowship, 2012, surgical oncology, Harvard University, U.S.

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Associate scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Odette Cancer Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Staff physician, division of surgical oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Assistant professor, department of surgery, U of T
  • Associate School of Graduate Studies member, Institute of Health Policy Management & Evaluation

Research Foci:

  • Economic evaluations
  • Qualitative analysis in surgical studies
  • Ablative therapy in breast cancer

Research Summary:

The focus of Dr. Look Hong's research is the improvement of cancer care efficiency through the use of economic appraisals and systematic evaluation of new technologies. She is also interested in the clinical evaluation of new techniques for tumour ablation in breast cancer. She has experience in quantitative economic studies and qualitative methodology.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Wright F, Look Hong N, Baxter N, Beyfuss K, Temple S, Covelli A, Quan ML, Gagliardi A. Indications for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: a Canadian consensus statement using Delphi methodology. Ann Surg. 2018 Feb;267(2):271–279. DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002309.
  2. Behman R,Nathens A, Byrne J, Mason S, Look Hong N, Karanicolas P. Laparoscopic surgery for adhesive small bowel obstruction is associated with a higher risk of bowel injury: a population based analysis of 8,584 patients. Ann Surg. 2017 Sep;266(3):489–498. DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002369.
  3. Elmi M, Nofech-Mozes S, Curpen B, Leahey A, Look Hong N. The cost of efficiency: budget impact analysis of a breast rapid diagnostic unit. Curr Oncol. 2017 Jun;24(3):e214–e219.
  4. Yeung C, Petrella T, Wright F, Abadir W, Look Hong N. Topical immunotherapy with diphencyprone (DPCP) for in-transit and other melanoma cutaneous lesions: an inaugural canadian series. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2017 Apr;13(4):383–88.
  5. Look Hong N, Clarke G, Yaffe M, Holloway C. The cost of accuracy: a budget impact analysis of whole mount pathology processing for patients with early breast cancer undergoing breast conservation. J Cancer Policy. 2016. 9:1–7.