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Department of Surgery

General Surgery

Dr. Fred Brenneman, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Affiliate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room H1 70
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4232
Fax: 416-480-4225

Administrative Assistant: Kristina Facchini
Phone: 416-480-4232


  • MD, 1988, University of Toronto, Canada
  • FRCSC, 1994, General Surgery, Canada
  • Diplomate, 1995, American Board of Surgery, USA
  • FACS, 1998, General Surgery, USA

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Trauma long-term outcomes
  • Hernia surgery
  • Trauma diagnostic studies (FAST)

Clinical Expertise:

  • Trauma
  • Acute care general surgery
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction for complex hernias

Research Summary:

Dr. Brenneman's trauma surgery research has focused on the evaluation of diagnostic tests in blunt trauma patients. Specifically, his team has evaluated the use of CT scan as a diagnostic test in the evaluation of blunt traumatic aortic rupture. They have also looked at the finding of IV contrast on CT scan in blunt abdominal trauma.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.