Dr. Carol-anne Moulton has spent over a decade studying surgeon behaviour. Her research revolves around the psychosocial and cultural factors associated with surgical performance, decision making and surgeon identity.

Dr. Moulton’s research program focuses on understanding the complexity of surgical judgement, the development of surgical expertise, and underlying causes of surgeon error. By understanding these factors, our goal is to translate findings to better inform medical education, practice and policy, and ultimately lead to better patient care.

Dr. Moulton is a hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgeon. She graduated from The University of Melbourne Australia in 1992 and completed general surgery certification from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2001. She then completed fellowships in Upper Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery at St. Vincents Hospital in Melbourne, and a Fellowship in HPB Surgery at Toronto General Hospital. At the University of Toronto, Dr. Moulton pursued a Surgical Education Fellowship, earning a Master’s of Higher Education in 2006 and a PhD in 2010.

In 2010, Dr. Moulton became a Scientist at the Wilson Centre and is an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at University of Toronto. She is the recipient of the Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation. She is the current Medical Director of the Operating Room at Toronto General Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, and former Director of the HPB Fellowship Program in Toronto.

Her research has been supported by: