Dr. Robin McLeod < Back Next >
WHO: Senior Investigator; Angelo and Alfredo De Gasperis Families Chair in Colorectal Cancer and IBD Research; Head of the Division of General Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital; Professor in the Department of Surgery and Head of the Surgical Clinical Epidemiology Group at the University of Toronto.
WHAT: Dr. Robin McLeod’s focus is on clinical epidemiology. Her research interests support her clinical activity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and colorectal diseases, all designed to have a direct impact on patient care.
Dr. McLeod’s team undertakes clinical trials of a number of different surgical procedures for a variety of conditions, in order to determine the best surgical procedures to use. Quality of life following surgery is another area of Dr. McLeod´s research program. She researches the recurrence of post-operative Crohn’s disease, surgical advances in ulcerative colitis and colorectal cancer.
She has published articles related to the Mount Sinai Hospital patient experience regarding the pelvic pouch procedure, assessment of patients’ preferences and quality of life and several multi-centre Canada-wide clinical trials in the area of colorectal surgery and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
WHY: Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition which has no known cure. Although surgery is an effective treatment, the disease often recurs. Dr. McLeod is interested in managing the recurrence of post-operative Crohn’s disease.
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