Professor David Sigalet is the Medical Director of the Sidra Outpatient Center and the Chair of the Department of Surgery. He is also Professor of Surgery and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar, the President-Elect of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons, and Adjunct Professor of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Professor Sigalet is a pediatric general surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in surgery, research and academia. His background in conducting pioneering research will be crucial for enabling Sidra to become a beacon for advancing standards of pediatric care globally.
Prior to joining Sidra, Professor Sigalet was Professor of Surgery in the Department of Pediatric General Surgery at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, University of Calgary, one of Canada’s top research universities. Before taking up his position at the University of Calgary, Dr. Sigalet held a post at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor.
He is acting Vice President of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons, a member of the Publications Committee for the American Pediatric Surgery Association, and a member of the Editorial Boards of both the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian Journal of Surgery.