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Dr. Vahid Mehrnoush

Acute Care Surgery Research Fellow

Department of Surgery

Faculty of Medicine

University of British Colombia, Vancouver General Hospital


E-mail Address:

Phone: +1 604-875-4111

Address: Idea Hub, Trauma Services, VGH 767 W12th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1N1, Canada




Dr. Vahid Mehrnoush completed medical school at Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Iran and did graduate studies in experimental medicine at University of British Columbia, Canada. He worked as an emergency physician in Bandar Abbas and Isfahan, Iran from 2007-2012. In the end of 2012, he migrated to Canada to pursue his career in general surgery and conduct relevant research. Several research position (i.e. research assistant, research coordinator, and research fellow) have helped him pave his path to achieve his goals. Over years, his desire for conducting research has prompted him to be involved in a variety of research, namely clinical research, health literacy, social determinant of health, patient engagement, medical education, and public health and preventive medicine.

Currently, he serves as an Acute Care Surgery Research Fellow focusing on health information technology including designing the General Surgery Learning Health System, the Corresponding Research System, and developing a website to centralize research activities and trace the knowledge flow in the Division of General Surgery. He is also developing an intense course entitled “Innovation Week” for surgical residents with the ultimate goal of training creative and innovative leaders in General Surgery in the future. As a medical consultant and the lead of “Residency section” in virtual medical education project (CyberPatientTM) run by International Health, he is now working on an e-learning platform for residency education based on a cutting-edge approach in medical education called Competency by Design (including the CANMEDS roles, Milestones, and Entrustable Professional Activities) adopted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Following his sizzling passion for global health and reverse brain drain, he is collaborating with researchers and mentoring students in the universities in Iran. Reading books, running, playing sports, singing in choir, and even practicing creativity are among his strategies to prevent burnout, keep his ideas flowing, and improve productivity.


Research Priorities:

Trauma, Acute Care, and Global Surgery

  • System design (Research System and Learning Health System design in General Surgery)

a. Collaboration (Art, Business, Behavioural Organization, Engineering, and so on)

b. Real-time data and knowledge access

c. Leadership

d. Creativity and Innovation

  • Medical Education
  • Clinical Research and Quality Improvement
  •  Public/Population Health and Preventive Medicine (Injury prevention and Road Safety)
  • Entrepreneurship


Previous Academic Collaborations with SUMS:

Collaborating in a few projects with Shahid Rajaei Trauma Centre (Shiraz Trauma Center) and mentoring some medical students