Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Waël Hanna

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Thoracic Surgery

Associate Member, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

St. Joseph's Healthcare
50 Charlton Ave East,
Room T2105
Hamilton, ON L8N 4A6

Administrative Assistant: Judith Yous
905.522.1155 x 35916




Academic Interests

Dr. Hanna's clinical intrests include Robotic Thoracic Surgery; Endobronchial Thoracic Surgery; Lung Surgery; Esophageal Surgery; and Chest Wall Surgery. His reserach intrests include Robotic Surgery; Randomized Controlled Trials; Phase I technology Trials; Cost-Effectiveness in Surgery; Cancer Survivorship; HRQOL and Surgical Outcomes; Endosonography; and Surgical Innovation.

Selected Publications

  1. Vernon J, Andruszkiewicz N, Schneider L, Schieman C, Finley CJ, Shargall Y, Fahim C, Farrokhyar F, Hanna WC. Comprehensive clinical staging for resectable lung cancer: Clinico-pathological correlations and the role of brain. J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Jun 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Agzarian J, Fahim C, Shargall Y, Yasufuku K, Waddell TK, Hanna WC. The Use of Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Lung Resection: A Comprehensive Systematic Review. Semin Thoracic Surg. Online Feb 9, 2016 [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Hanna WC, Paul NS, Darling GE, Moshonov H, Allison F, Waddell TK, De Perrot ME, Cypel M, Yasufuku K, Keshavjee S, Pierre AF. Minimal Dose Computed Tomography is Superior to Chest X-ray for the Follow-up and Treatment of Patients with Resected Lung Cancer. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014; 147:30-5.
  4. Hanna WC, Ko MA, Blitz M, Shargall Y, and Compeau CG. Thoracoscopic Nuss Procedure for Adults with Pectus Excavatum: Excellent Long-Term Results and Patient Satisfaction. Ann Thorac Surg 2013; 96:1033-8.
  5. Hanna WC, De Valence M, Atenafu E, Pierre AF, Waddell TK, Yasufuku K, De Perrot ME, Cypel M, Keshavjee S, Darling GE. VATS Lobectomy Improves Survival in Early Stage NSCLC. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg (2013) 43 (6): 1121-1125.