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Matthew Parkinson

Matthew Parkinson MD, MSc

Dr. Matthew Parkinson, a general surgeon, is a native of Ottawa. He embarked on his academic journey at the University of Ottawa, where he earned both his undergraduate degree and medical qualifications. Dr. Parkinson then pursued residency training at Queen’s University in Kingston. Here, he completed his residency in General Surgery and, subsequently, a fellowship in Acute Care Surgery.

During his residency, Dr. Parkinson demonstrated a keen interest in research, earning a Master of Science Degree in Epidemiology from Queen’s University. His research focused on identifying novel risk factors for breast cancer, a project generously supported by a physician fellowship from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

After completing his training, Dr. Parkinson did a number of general surgery locum posts in rural areas and dedicated six years to serving as a community general surgeon in Northern Ontario. His practice encompassed a diverse range of surgical procedures, reflecting his commitment to providing comprehensive care to patients in underserved regions.

Recently, Dr. Parkinson returned to Ottawa, his hometown, to continue his professional journey. In addition to his clinical practice, he is deeply engaged in teaching, sharing his knowledge and expertise with aspiring medical professionals. His passion for education extends beyond traditional avenues, as he seeks to inspire the next generation of surgeons through innovative teaching methods and mentorship. He remains dedicated to exploring new frontiers in healthcare, with a particular focus on leveraging technology and data-driven approaches to improve patient outcomes.

Beyond clinical practice and research, Dr. Parkinson is also interested in medical entrepreneurship. He recognizes the potential for innovation to drive positive change in healthcare delivery and is actively involved in initiatives aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship within the medical community.

Areas of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship in Medicine
  • Human centered design in healthcare
  • Medical writing
  • Public speaking
  • Research and development


  • Acute Care Surgery, Queen’s University
  • General Surgery, Queen’s University
  • MSc, Epidemiology, Queen’s University
  • MD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • BAH, Psychology, University of Ottawa

  • Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Physician Fellowship September 2009
  • Northern Ontario Academic Medicine Association (NOAMA) April 2021

  • Parkinson, M., Poirier, J., Belmore, E., Kelly, L. (2023). Rendezvous procedure, a simultaneous endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and laparoscopic cholecystectomy for choledocholithiasis, in a rural surgical program in Northwest Ontario. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, 28(4), 190-194.
  • Parkinson, M., Poirier, J., Kelly, L. (2023). Rendezvous procedure for choledocholithiasis in a Canadian Rural Surgical Service. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 195(14), E513-E514.
  • Tailor, J., Parkinson, M., Handa, A. (2008). Acute Limb Ischemia. Student British Medical Journal, 1, 80-81.
  • Stewart, A., Bielajew, C., Collins, B., Parkinson, M., and Tomiak, E. (2006). A meta-analysis of the effects of adjuvant chemotherapy treatment in women treated for breast cancer. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 20, 76-89.

  • Hernias
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Melanoma
  • Non-melanoma skin cancers