Dr. Usmaan Hameed is a Surgical Oncologist who specializes in advanced minimally invasive techniques in treating gastrointestinal cancers.
After completing medical school at the University of British Columbia and residency in General Surgery at the University of Toronto, he went on to pursue two years of additional specialization in Surgical Oncology at the University of Toronto, focusing in minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery.
During his residency, he was awarded several residency teaching awards including the Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS) Resident teaching award and University of Toronto award for resident mentorship. He was Chief Fellow during his fellowship in Surgical Oncology, and is the only General Surgeon to ever be awarded the prestigious Zane Cohen Fellowship Award from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Hameed is one of only a handful of North American surgeons trained in transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS), and transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME), novel surgical techniques that allows for removal of rectal tumours without the use of a major incision, and in some patients, reducing the chance that they will require a permanent colostomy. He is Co-director of the Canadian TaTME Proctorship Network, which invites colorectal surgeons from across Canada to train in this innovative technique. His research interest focuses on surgical innovation, enhancing patient and resident education using 3D rectal cancer models, as well as exploring novel uses for image-guided surgical navigation in rectal cancer with the goal of reducing surgical morbidity.
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