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Contact Information

Guillaume Martel, MD, MSc (Epi), FRCSC, FACS
613-737-8899, 71053
gumartel@toh.on.ca

Guillaume Martel

Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assitant Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Ottawa
Attending Surgeon, Liver and Pancreas Unit
The Ottawa Hospital

Research Interests

Our research interests focus upon:
1) Blood product transfusion in liver surgery
2) Surgical oncology outcomes in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery

Brief Biography

Dr. Martel is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa and hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon at the Ottawa Hospital. He has graduated from medical school at McGill University, and general surgery residency at the University of Ottawa. He has completed two years of fellowship training in HPB surgery and liver transplantation at the University of Ottawa and Université de Montréal. He is an Associate Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Programme at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and holds a cross appointment to the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventative Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications. He leads an active research program that focuses primarily on transfusion medicine in liver surgery.

Selected Publications

Bennett S, Tinmouth A, McIsaac DI, English S, Hébert PC, Karanicolas PJ, Turgeon AF, Barkun J, Pawlik TM, Fergusson D, Martel G. Ottawa Criteria for Appropriate Transfusions in Hepatectomy: Using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method. Ann Surg. 2017 Mar 10. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002205. [Epub ahead of print]

Bennett S, Baker LK, Martel G, Shorr R, Pawlik TM, Tinmouth A, McIsaac DI, Hébert PC, Karanicolas PJ, McIntyre L, Turgeon AF, Barkun J, Fergusson D. The impact of perioperative red blood cell transfusions in patients undergoing liver resection: a systematic review. HPB (Oxford). 2017 Apr;19(4):321-330.

Lemke M, Law CH, Li J, Dixon E, Tun Abraham M, Hernandez Alejandro R, Bennett S, Martel G, Karanicolas PJ; HPB CONCEPT Team. Three-point transfusion risk score in hepatectomy. Br J Surg. 2017 Mar;104(4):434-442.

Rekman J, Wherrett C, Bennett S, Gostimir M, Saeed S, Lemon K, Mimeault R, Balaa FK, Martel G. Safety and feasibility of phlebotomy with controlled hypovolemia to minimize blood loss in liver resections. Surgery. 2017 Mar;161(3):650-657.

Martel G, Cieslak KP, Huang R, van Lienden KP, Wiggers JK, Belblidia A, Dagenais M, Lapointe R, van Gulik TM, Vandenbroucke-Menu F. Comparison of techniques for volumetric analysis of the future liver remnant: implications for major hepatic resections. HPB (Oxford). 2015 Dec;17(12):1051-7.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest


Anemia; Bleeding disorders; Colorectal cancer; Liver cancer; Liver disease; Pancreatic cancer



Research and clinical approaches


Anesthesiology; Clinical research; Clinical trials; Peri-operative medicine; Surgery; Systematic reviews; Transfusions