Blitz, Maurice

Blitz, M

Maurice Blitz, BSc, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Assistant Professor of Surgery – University of Toronto
Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery – St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Director – Surgical Foundations Lecture Series

St. Joseph’s Health Centre
30 The Queensway, #245 Sunnyside Wing
Toronto, ON  M6R 1B5  Canada

Tel: 416 530-6182
Fax: 416 530-6620

Dr. Maurice Blitz is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.  He is also the Division Head for Thoracic Surgery at St. Joseph's Health Centre.  After completing his undergraduate and medical school at the University of British Columbia, he went to Edmonton where he completed his General Surgery residency as well as Master's Degree in Clinical Epidemiology. 

Following this he pursued his passion for Thoracic Surgery at the University of Calgary where he completed his fellowship training.  He spent a year at the prestigious Swedish Medical Centre in Seattle Washington where he did further training in minimally invasive thoracic and esophageal surgery as well as major thoracic oncology.  He then joined the team at St. Joseph's Health Centre in 2009 and was able to introduce advanced minimally invasive thoracic surgery to the team.

Dr. Blitz has received numerous awards and commendations recognizing his clinical skills and dedication to education.  He is currently the Director of the Surgical Foundations Lecture Series at the University of Toronto.  

Areas of Interest:
Minimally Invasive Thoracic (Lung, Gastro-esophageal, Mediastinal) Surgery
General Thoracic Oncology including : Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, and Stomach Cancer
Foregut surgery

Academic Interests:
Clinical research
Medical Education