Chad G. Ball, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dr. Chad Ball is a Professor of Surgery and Oncology at the University of Calgary. He currently practices Hepatobiliary, Pancreas, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the Foothills Medical Centre (quaternary care regional referral facility). He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta (honors physiology), graduate degree at the University of British Columbia (MSc), medical school at the University of Toronto, general surgery residency at the University of Calgary, trauma and surgical critical care fellowships at Emory University and the University of Cape Town, and his HPB fellowship at Indiana University. He is also a ‘Top 40 Under 40’ alumni for the city of Calgary.

Dr. Ball has over 350 peer-reviewed publications, 50 book chapters, and has written/edited a surgical textbook on arresting life-threatening hemorrhage. He is also the associate editor of the next edition of the industry reference textbook TRAUMA. He was just named as the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Surgery. He is an international speaker on a broad range of surgical and resuscitation topics with over 350 presentations and guest lectureships. He currently serves on the editorial board of more than a dozen peer-reviewed journals. His research areas of interest include clinical injury care, hybrid operating environments, parabolic spaceflight surgery, randomized controlled trials within HPB surgery, and national HPB surgical manpower analyses. He holds/has held numerous large research grants in the areas of pancreatic surgical complications, abdominal wall reconstruction, and ongoing traumatic hemorrhage.

Dr. Ball is on a broad range of surgical society executive committees, as well as high impact, peer-reviewed journal editorial boards. He is the current President of the Canadian HepatoPancreatoBiliary Association. He also remains the director for both the HPB and acute care surgery fellowship programs at the University of Calgary, in addition to supervising multiple graduate students. Dr. Ball is a founding member of C.H.A.P.P.S. This center is an organization devoted to funding research and improving outcomes for current and future cancer patients. He is also a founding board member of the Trauma Conference International (TCI) which is a trans Americas simulcast-based continuing medical education conference which empowers technology to deliver trauma content to countries and sites who could not afford to travel to meetings.

Terms of Appointment: September 2019 – August 2021