Helen M. MacRae, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)


General Surgeon

Dr. Helen MacRaeDr. MacRae received a B.Sc. and M.D. from the University of Alberta. She did her General Surgery training in Alberta, as well. Following this, she spent two years in the Colorectal Surgery Program at the University of Toronto, before joining the faculty in January 1997. Most recently, she completed a mini-sabbatical in laproscopic surgery at the Wellesley Hospital.

Dr. MacRae's clinical interests are in the areas of inflammatory bowel disease, and laproscopic colon surgery. Her research interests are in the field of surgical education.


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group (IBD Group)

Phone: 416-586-4800 ext 2836
Fax: 416-586-8644
E-mail: Helen.Macrae@SinaiHealthSystem.ca

Office Location
Mount Sinai Hospital
Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
451-600 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5G 1X5


  • Moulton CA, Regehr G, Lingard L, Merritt C, MaCrae HM. 'Slowing down when you should': initiators and influences of the transition from the routine to the effortful.J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Jun;14(6):1019-26. Epub 2010 Mar 23.
  • Kurahashi AM, Harvey A, MaCrae HM, Moulton CA, Dubrowski A. Technical skill training improves the ability to learn. Surgery. 2010 Apr 27.
  • Park J, Woodrow SI, Reznick RK, Beales J, MacRae HM. Observation, reflection, and reinforcement: surgery faculty members' and residents' perceptions of how they learned professionalism.
    Acad Med. 2010 Jan;85(1):134-9.
  • Moulton CA, Regehr G, Lingard L, Merritt C, MaCrae HM. Operating from the other side of the table: control dynamics and the surgeon educator. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Jan;210(1):79-86.
  • Moulton CA, Tabak D, Kneebone R, Nestel D, MacRae HM, LeBlanc VR. Teaching communication skills using the integrated procedural performance instrument (IPPI): a randomized controlled trial. Am J Surg. 2009 Jan;197(1):113-8.
  • LeBlanc VR, Tabak D, Kneebone R, Nestel D, MacRae HM, Moulton CA. Psychometric properties of an integrated assessment of technical and communication skills. Am J Surg. 2009 Jan;197(1):96-101.
  • Davies RJ, O'Connor BI, Victor C, MacRae HM, Cohen Z, McLeod RS. A prospective evaluation of sexual function and quality of life after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008 Jul;51(7):1032-5. Epub 2008 May 3.
  • MacRae HM, Satterthwaite L, Reznick RK. Setting up a surgical skills center. World J Surg. 2008 Feb;32(2):189-95. Review.
  • Moulton CA, Regehr G, Mylopoulos M, MacRae HM. Slowing down when you should: a new model of expert judgment. Acad Med. 2007 Oct;82(10 Suppl):S109-16. Review.
  • Kapadia MR, DaRosa DA, MacRae HM, Dunnington GL. Current assessment and future directions of surgical skills laboratories .J Surg Educ. 2007 Sep-Oct;64(5):260-5.
  • Park J, MacRae HM, Musselman LJ, Rossos P, Hamstra SJ, Wolman S, Reznick RK. Randomized controlled trial of virtual reality simulator training: transfer to live patients. Am J Surg. 2007 Aug;194(2):205-11.
  • Park J, Woodrow SI, Reznick RK, Beales J, MacRae HM. Patient care is a collective responsibility: perceptions of professional responsibility in surgery. Surgery. 2007 Jul;142(1):111-8.
  • Hendren SK, Swallow CJ, Smith A, Lipa JE, Cohen Z, MacRae HM, Gryfe R, O'Connor BI, McLeod RS. Complications and sexual function after vaginectomy for anorectal tumors. Dis Colon Rectum. 2007 Jun;50(6):810-6.
  • Fenech DS, Takahashi T, Liu M, Spencer L, Swallow CJ, Cohen Z, Macrae HM, McLeod RS. Function and quality of life after transanal excision of rectal polyps and cancers. Dis Colon Rectum. 2007 May;50(5):598-603.
  • Dubrowski A, Park J, Moulton CA, Larmer J, MacRae HM. A comparison of single- and multiple-stage approaches to teaching laparoscopic suturing. Am J Surg. 2007 Feb;193(2):269-73.
  • Jowett N, LeBlanc V, Xeroulis G, MacRae HM, Dubrowski A. Surgical skill acquisition with self-directed practice using computer-based video training. Am J Surg. 2007 Feb;193(2):237-42.
  • Sidhu RS, Park J, Brydges R, MacRae HM, Dubrowski A. Laboratory-based vascular anastomosis training: a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of bench model fidelity and level of training on skill acquisition.
    J Vasc Surg. 2007 Feb;45(2):343-9.


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