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About Dr. Vivian McAlister O.C.

Dr McAlister is a general surgeon with special interest in endobiliary, transplant and combat surgery at University Hospital London. A Western University professor, he is the director of its Office of Military Academic Medicine. His research interests include fundamental and clinical research in these areas as well as the history of medicine. He has been president of the Canadian Society of Transplantation and the Canadian Organ Replacement Registry. Dr McAlister served on the council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and was chair of its Region Advisory Committee for Ontario and Nunavut (RAC 3). He was co-editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Surgery from 2013 until 2019. He was a regular force member of the Royal Canadian Medical Service, Canadian Armed Forces until 2019 and has deployed overseas many times. Awards received include The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal (2012), the Angus McLachlin chair of surgery (2014); the Canadian Medical Association John McCrae Memorial Medal (2019) and the Canadian Society of Transplantation lifetime achievement award (2019). Dr McAlister was made an officer in the Order of Canada in 2020.

Positions

2001 - Present Professor, Western University Department of Surgery
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2013 - 2019 Editor, Canadian Journal of Surgery
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2008 - 2019 Medical Officer (specialist), Canadian Armed Forces ‐ Royal Canadian Medical Service
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1992 - 2012 Associate professor, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine ‐ Department of Pathology
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



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Professional Service and Affiliations

2014 - 2020 Secretary - treasurer, Canada, James IV Association of Surgeons
2011 - 2017 Councillor, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
2001 - 2006 Councillor, Canadian Council for Donation and Transplantation
2005 President, Harvey Club of London
2001 - 2004 Chairman, Canadian Institute of Health Information: Canadian Organ Replacement Register
1998 - 2003 Chairman, Research Committee, Canadian Association of General Surgeons
2000 President, Canadian Society of Transplantation
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Honors and Awards

  • 2019 John McCrae Memorial Medal, Canadian Medical Association
  • 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, Canadian Society of Transplantation
  • 2014 Joint Operations Command Commendation: Canadian Armed Forces
  • 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal: Canada
  • 1998 Tenure, Dalhousie University

Education

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1990 FRCSC, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
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1988 FRCSI, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
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1985 CCFP, The College of Family Physicians of Canada
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1981 Dip Child Health, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland ‐ Paediatrics
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1973 - 1979 BA, MB, BCh, BAO, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
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Contact Information

Doctors offices may send patient referrals to:
mcalisterclinic@lhsc.on.ca
Fax: 855 538 2926 (toll free)
Phone message: 519-663-2920
Web site: www.vmcalister.ca
Patients may contact the office at:
mcalisterclinic@lhsc.on.ca
Phone message: 519-663-2920
The mailing address is:
Suite C8-120, University Hospital
339 Windermere Road
London, ON N6A 5A5
The outpatient clinic is located on
8th floor, University Hospital
339 Windermere Road
London, ON N6A 5A5
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/d0LJG

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