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Kamloops General Surgeons are surgical specialists who treat a broad range of diseases and injuries.

Dr. Anise Barton
Dr. Anise BartonMD FRCSC, FACS

Dr. Barton completed her undergraduate training, medical degree, and surgical residency at the University of Alberta. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and the American College of Surgeons. She has been practicing general surgery at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) since 2007. She has an interest in thyroid disease. She has a busy breast practice in which she employs oncoplastic techniques, working closely with local plastic surgeons.

She is actively involved in medical education. She is the site co-director for the UBC Southern Medical Program, overseeing and coordinating the education of medical students and residents at RIH.

2009 | University of British Columbia
International Surgery

2007 | University of Alberta
General Surgery Residency

2001 | University of Alberta
Medical School

1996 | University of Alberta
Bachelor of Science (Honors Zoology)

2007 – Present | Royal Inland Hospital
General Surgeon

2010 – Present | UBC Southern Medical Program
Co-Site Education Lead

2008 – Present | UBC
Clinical Instructor

“Dr. Barton is an exceptional surgeon, very knowledgeable and passionate about current and new practises, explains everything thoroughly, and takes a serious issue seriously. She has called me after hours and even between her scheduled surgeries, to ensure I wasn’t left waiting needlessly for a result. She also was very prompt in scheduling surgery dates, while collaborating with other surgeons involved. She has excellent follow-up care.”
Dr. James BaughanMD FRCSC, FACS

Dr. Baughan has practiced at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) since 2004. he is the current Chief of the Department of Surgery, a team leader for the Enhanced Recovery After Colon Surgery initiative, and involved on the RIH trauma committee.

Dr. Baughan completed his Bachelor of Medical Science, Medical School, and General Surgery Residency at the University of Alberta. He is currently a Clinical Instructor with the University of British Columbia.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He practices a broad range of general surgery at Royal Inland Hospital. His clinical areas of interest include complex hernias and minimally invasive surgery.

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Dr. Cecily Jonker
Dr. Cecily JonkerMD FRCSC

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2012-2017 | University of British Columbia
General Surgery Residency

2008-2012 | University of British Columbia
Medical School

2002-2007 | Simon Fraser University
Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology & Biochemistry)

2017 – Present | Royal Inland Hospital
Staff General Surgeon

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Dr. Jon Just
Dr. Jon JustMD, MSc, FRCSC

Dr. Just has been working as a general surgeon in Kamloops since 1996. He has a broad-based general surgery practice including minimally invasive surgery. He has a special interest in endocrine surgery including, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal surgery. He also does other head and neck surgery including salivary gland tumours.

Dr. Just also has a keen interest in International Surgery and has been on over 35 volunteer international surgical mission trips to various sites around the world. In addition to performing surgeries, the main goal is working with local staff to build capacity.

1996 | University of Alberta
General Surgery Residency

1994 | University of Alberta
Master of Science in Experimental Surgery

1990 | University of Saskatchewan
Medical School

1996 – Present | Royal Inland Hospital
Staff General Surgeon

1997 – Present | UBC 
Clinical Instructor

2001 – Present | Medicos en Accion
Surgical Consultant

2007 – 2009 | CNIS
Certified Surgical Skills Instructor

2000 – 2014 | University of Alberta
Clinical Instructor

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Dr. Zaheer S. Kanji
Dr. Zaheer S. KanjiMD, MSc, FRCSC

Dr. Kanji is originally from Edmonton, Alberta however has had the unique opportunity of studying across the country. Dr. Kanji was awarded a full scholarship to Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific governed by Queen Noor of Jordan and the late Nelson Mandela. He then pursued Post-Secondary training at McGill University and the University of Alberta culminating with his Doctor of Medicine designation. He has completed a residency in General Surgery from the University of British Columbia and during that time obtained a Masters of Science in Cancer Genetics from the University of Toronto. He is dual Board Certified in General Surgery with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Surgery. He has completed an accredited fellowship in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgical Oncology at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Kanji has a strong interest in the management of complex foregut and hepatobiliary cancers. His main focus of interest is outcomes in pancreatic cancer. Dr. Kanji is thrilled to be serving the community of Kamloops and the surrounding areas providing services related to all aspects of general surgery, endoscopy and surgical oncology.

2016-2018 | Virginia Mason Medical Center
Fellowship in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgical Oncology

2011-2013 | University of Toronto
Masters of Science

2009-2016 | University of British Columbia
General Surgery Residency

2005-2009 | University of Alberta
Doctor of Medicine

2005-2008 | University of Alberta
Bachelor of Medical Science

2003-2005 | McGill University
Bachelor of Science in Physiology

2016 – 2017 | Royal Columbian Hospital
Locum General Surgeon

2017 – 2018 | Virginia Mason Medical Center
General Surgeon

2018 – Present | Royal Inland Hospital
General and Hepatobiliary Surgeon

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Dr. Tom Wallace
Dr. Tom WallaceMD FRCSC, FACS

Dr. Wallace completed his undergraduate training in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University. He then attended Dalhousie University for medical school and the University of Alberta for a General Surgery Residency. He subsequently spent 2 years at the University of Ottawa for subspecialty, fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is currently working towards a Masters degree in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr. Wallace is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He practices general and colorectal surgery at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH). His clinical areas of interest include minimally invasive colorectal surgery and endoscopy. He is active in patient safety and quality improvement work. He is the Surgeon Champion for the National Surgery Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) and was the team leader for the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery initiative at RIH. He is the RIH site lead and the provincial co-lead for the Surgical Patient Optimization Collaborative. He is also the chair of the BC Cancer Agency Colorectal Surgical Tumour Group and the Surgical Clinical Lead for the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council.

2002 – 2007 | University of Alberta
General Surgery Residency

1998-2002 | Dalhousie University
Medical School

1994-1998 | Queen’s University
Bachelor of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering)

2007 – Present | Royal Inland Hospital
Staff General Surgeon

2011 – Present | Royal Inland Hospital
NSQIP Surgeon Champion

2013 – Present | Royal Inland Hospital
Enhanced Recovery Site Project Lead

“Great, great Doctor, who is very attentive, caring, and easy to talk with. Dr. Wallace performed 3 surgeries on my husband, one of which was an emergency. He was very informative and even came to talk with me very late in the evening after the surgery to keep me updated, which eased my many fears and concerns. A few months later I had another concern so I telephoned Dr. Wallace and he had a conversation with me right away, taking time from his busy schedule, which I really appreciated. I often think about the horrible situation my husband was in and how lucky we were to have had Dr. Wallace perform the surgery, I was very grateful for the wonderful care my husband received and still continue to be!!”
Dr. Siham Zerhouni
Dr. Siham ZerhouniMD CM, MSc, FRCSC

Dr. Zerhouni has completed her medical training at McGill University in Montreal. Following this she has completed a general surgical residency at the University of British Columbia. During residency she has also completed a Masters of Science at the University of Toronto investigating the use of oncolytic virotherapy in the treatment of various cancers. Upon completion of surgical residency she has completed a fellowship in General Surgical Oncology at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Zerhouni is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Her clinical interests lie in the surgical care of breast, colorectal and gastric cancer. She has an interest in minimally invasive surgery.

2016-2018 | University of Toronto
General Surgical Oncology Fellowship

2011-2013 | University of Toronto 
Masters of Science

2009-2016 | University of British Columbia
General Surgery Residency

2005-2009 | McGill University 
Medical School

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