Dr. Gail Darling is the Head for the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University. This position also serves as the Central Zone Department Head of Surgery at Nova Scotia Health.
Dr. Darling was previously a Professor of Surgery in the Division of Thoracic Surgery and in the Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Dr. Darling held the Kress Family Chair in Esophageal Cancer at the University of Toronto and University Health Network and was also an affiliate scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute.
Dr. Darling holds the position of Clinical Lead for Thoracic Cancers and High-Risk Lung Cancer Screening for Ontario Health Cancer Care Ontario and is the Esophageal Disease Site co-chair for the Canadian Clinical Trials Group and is a member of the Thoracic Surgery Oncology Group.
Dr. Darling is the President Elect of the Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons and secretary of the International Society of Diseases of the Esophagus. Dr. Darling is the Editor-in- Chief of Pearson’s Textbook of Thoracic Surgery.