Martin F. McKneally

Martin F. McKneally, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

Telephone: (416) 946-8084
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Dr. McKneally is Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Toronto, the Joint Centre for Bioethics, and Toronto General Hospital in the University Health Network. He completed general and cardiothoracic surgical training at the University of Minnesota in 1968. He served as Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York until 1990. From 1990 to 1995, he served as Chairman of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Toronto. Since 1995 he has been a member of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, learning, teaching and conducting research on ethical issues in surgery, with a primary focus on informed decision making and innovative treatment.


He has served as Director of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Secretary of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, President of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association, and President of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' Standards and Ethics Committee, and Ethics Editor of the Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery.