A surgical pioneer and visionary developer of the surgeon-scientist program
Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Langer completed postgraduate surgical training in Toronto, Houston and Boston. Dr. Bernard Langer joined the Toronto General Hospital as a staff surgeon in 1963 and was appointed head of the division of general surgery in 1972. During his 17 year tenure, this division evolved from a broad-based clinical and teaching service to one with focused interests in specialty areas, placing equal importance on clinical care, teaching and research. Dr. Langer is considered a global pioneer of HPB Surgery and is credited with developing a world leading academic HPB and liver transplant service.