Lee Errett, MD, FRCS

Surgeon, Professor of Global Surgery

Cardiac Surgeon for 32 years who has worked in England, Canada and the United States. Now work as Professor of Global Surgery trying to improve the performance and capacity of surgery in low and middle income countries.

Since 1994, Dr. Errett has been Chief of Cardiac Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Errett has established a teaching unit as well as the Terrence Donnelly Vascular Biology Laboratory at St. Michael’s Hospital. In addition, along with his friend and benefactors, Dr. Errett has founded the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research (CCBR) at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Errett also created the Terrence Donnelly Cardiac Resident’s Research Day which provides a unique opportunity for all cardiac surgical residents all across Canada to come and exchange ideas.

Over the last 15 years, Dr. Errett has helped form numerous cardiac training programs in different countries and has received honorary professorships in 4 universities. In November 2007, he was awarded the Norman Bethune Award.  In September, 2012, Dr. Lee Errett was honoured with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. In November 2012, Dr. Lee Errett was honored with the Wifred G. Bigelow Professorship by Cardiac Surgery, University of Toronto.