Thyroid Cancer Care Quality Indicators: Challenges and Considerations
Dr Sam Wiseman is a high-volume academic thyroid/parathyroid surgeon who practices in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He graduated from medical school and completed General Surgery residency training at the University of Manitoba, obtaining his Fellowship in Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2000. He subsequently completed an American Head & Neck Society Advanced Training Council Head & Neck Surgery Fellowship, a Society of Surgical Oncology complex Surgical Oncology Fellowship, and an Oncology Research Fellowship that was focused on cancer molecular biology, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, U.S.A..

Dr Wiseman is a Professor of Surgery at the University of British Columbia and an attending surgeon at St. Paul’s Hospital. He is also the Director of Research for the Providence Health Care Department of Surgery and the Chair of the BC Cancer Surgery Thyroid Cancer Tumour Group. Dr Wiseman has authored over 170 peer-reviewed scientific publications, numerous book chapters and is an editor of the textbooks Gray’s Surgical Anatomy and the new textbook 50 Landmark Papers Every Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgeon Should Know. He has received many awards and honours that include the: Michael Smith Scholar Award, Richard J. Finley Scholar Award, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, and an ACS Travelling Fellowship to Japan. He is also the current president of the North Pacific Surgical Association. Dr Wiseman is passionate about education and mentors and supervises many trainees, both clinically and in research.

Please email Louise King ( if you would like to attend online.
Date: 9 June 2023, 8:00 (Friday, 7th week, Trinity 2023)
Venue: John Radcliffe Academic, Headington OX3 9DU
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre 1, and also online via Microsoft Teams
Speaker: Professor Sam Wiseman (University of British Columbia)
Organising department: Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences
Organiser: Tarryn Ching (University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences)
Part of: Surgical Grand Rounds
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Louise King