Meet the Managing Directors of the Clinical Innovation Platform and the administrative team.
Liane Feldman, MD
Dr Liane Feldman is the Edward W. Archibald Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at McGill University and Surgeon-in-chief at the McGill University Health Centre.
Dr Feldman’s clinical focus is minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery. Her patient-centered clinical research program focuses on improving recovery and other outcomes of abdominal surgery. This includes measurement of patient-centered outcomes during surgical recovery; optimization of perioperative care processes; and technology-enabled assessment and improvement of operative performance. Dr Feldman established a multidisciplinary group implementing evidence-based Enhanced Recovery perioperative care plans at the McGill University Health Centre, which was recognized as a leading practice by Accreditation Canada. She was a James IV Travelling Surgeon and received the Canadian Association for Medical Education National Award. She is a member of the executive council of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) where she is now serving as President. She has had leadership roles at the Canadian Association of General Surgeons, the Fellowship Council, and the American College of Surgeons, where she co-chaired the ERIN (Enhanced Recovery in NSQIP) collaborative helping hospitals implement care pathways to improve resource use and outcomes.
Dr Feldman is author of over 300 articles, book chapters and videos and is co-editor of three books including The SAGES/ERAS Society manual on Enhanced Recovery for Gastrointestinal Surgery.
As Clinical Director, Dr Feldman will oversee integration of clinical validation of new innovations at the CLIP .
She succeeds Dr Gerald Fried the inaugural Clinical Director who helped found the CLIP with Dr Jake Barralet in 2021.
Jake Barralet, PhD
Dr. Jake Barralet is the Scientific Director of the Clinical Innovation Platform, is the Alan Thompson Chair in Surgical Research, the Director of Innovation for the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL) and the Faculty of Medicine, Associate Director of the Injury Repair Recovery Program at the RI-MUHC, Vice Chair Surgery (Research), and Director of Research, Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. He worked for the UK’s premier medical technology company (Smith and Nephew Ltd) where he developed a new bone graft product (Jax). He went on to run Ortus Medical in the UK that licensed technology surrounding a bone cement product. He has experience in filing, licensing and defending IP surrounding 3D printing of implants, drug incorporation into implants and biocement.
Dr. Barralet runs the NSERC funded “Innovation at the Cutting Edge” CREATE program which pairs engineers, researchers, doctors and business students to find an unmet clinical need, create a new technology and subsequentially a viable start-up.
In September 2022, Anne joined the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) as Program Manager for the Injury, Repair & Recovery Program and the Clinical Innovation Platform – the first McGill and RI-MUHC incubator. Previously, she held various positions in research for different organizations in England and Canada such as Project Manager within Imperial College London and Research Centre Manager within University College London. During her career, she has learned to collaborate with research organizations as well as private companies to support interdisciplinary research and innovation.
Anne obtained an Engineering bachelor’s degree in France before graduating with a MSc in Immunotoxicology from UQAM in Canada. Her academic and professional journey highlights her interest and experience in medical and translational research.