Dr. Ron Brisebois

Trauma; Spleen

Critical care specialist since 1999


CPSA Physician Details


  • MD Doctor of Medicine (University of Saskatchewan, 1988)
  • LMCC - Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada
  • ACC W/O CT - Accreditation Without Certification - Critical Care Medicine
  • FRCSC - Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Canada - General Surgery

Dr. Brisebois joined the Canadian Forces in June 1985. He obtained his MD degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1988. He went on to serve as a general practitioner with the Canadian Forces in Lahr, Germany. He participated in the Golan Heights peace keeping operation in 1990 and Operation Desert Storm and Operation Provide Comfort in Iraq in 1991. He proceeded to do a residency in General Surgery at the University of Calgary and completed his Royal College Fellowship in 1997. He completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine & Trauma at University of Calgary in 1999.

He joined the staff at the University of Alberta Hospital as a general surgeon and critical care specialist in 1999. He has served as a surgeon and intensivist on two tours of duty in the former Republic of Yugoslavia and five tours of duty in Afghanistan with the Canadian Forces.

He has also been the surgical consultant to CFB Edmonton from 1999 to 2011. He has served as the overall Specialist Advisor to the Surgeon General and the Surgical Advisor to the Surgeon General.

In 2011 Dr. Brisebois retired from the Canadian Forces and assumed the role of Site Chief of Surgery for the University of Alberta Hospital, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Stollery Children’s Hospital until 2016. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta.

During his tenure at the University of Alberta he has started the Acute Care and Emergency Surgery Service, been co-lead of the ERAS program rollout, and is currently the Surgeon Champion for the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program at the University of Alberta.