For a comprehensive list of Dr. Moulton’s clinical research and other publications, visit UHN Research profile.

Surgical safety checklist compliance process as a moral hazard: An institutional ethnography.
Facey M, Baxter N, Hammond Mobilio M, Peter E, Moulton CA, & Paradis E.
PloS one, 2024, 19(2), e0298224.

It’s not the arrow, it’s the archer: the role of the surgeon leader in a safety driven-era.
Lia, M Hammond Mobilio, F Rudzicz, CA Moulton.
Surgical Endoscopy. 2024; 38 (2), 992-998.

The ritualisation of the surgical safety checklist and its decoupling from patient safety goals.
Facey M, Baxter N, Hammond Mobilio M, Moulton CA, Paradis E.
Sociol Health Illn. 2024 Feb 1. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.13746. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38300726.

Contextualizing the tone of the operating room in practice: drawing on the literature to connect the dots.
Lia H, Hammond Mobilio M, Rudzicz F, Moulton CA.
Front Psychol. 2023 Jun 2;14:1167098. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1167098

Beyond the Surgical Safety Checklist: Using Intraoperative Handoff to Facilitate Team Situation Awareness in the OR.
Ramjaun A, Mobilio MH, Wright N, Masella M, Snyman A, Serrick C, Moulton CA.
Ann Surg. 2023 Mar 13. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005838. Online ahead of print.

The anatomy of enjoyment: the flow experience and cardiac surgery.
Jiang SM, McQueen S, Mobilio MH, Bisleri G, Yanagawa B, Moulton CA.
Curr Opin Cardiol, 2022 Mar 1; 37(2):145-149. DOI: 10.1097/HCO.0000000000000945

“Some version, most of the time”: The surgical safety checklist, patient safety, and the everyday experience of practice variation.
Hammond Mobilio M, Paradis E, Moulton CA.
Am J Surg, 2022 Jun; 223(6):1105-1111. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.11.002

Pulling our lens backwards to move forward: an integrated approach to physician distress.
McQueen SA, Hammond Mobilio M, Moulton CA.
Med Humanit, 2022 Dec; 48(4):404-410. DOI: 10.1136/medhum-2020-012100

The Person Behind the Personal Protective Equipment.
McQueen SA, Hammond Mobilio MA, Moulton CE.
Ann Surg Open, 2022 Aug 11;1(1):e004. DOI: 10.1097/AS9.0000000000000004

Cognitive flow in healthcare settings: A systematic review.
McQueen S, Jiang S, McParland A, Hammond Mobilio M, Moulton CA.
Med Educ, 2021 Jul; 55(7):782-794. DOI: 10.1111/medu.14435

Mental Skills in Surgery: Lessons Learned From Virtuosos, Olympians, and Navy Seals.
Deshauer S, McQueen S, Hammond Mobilio M, Mutabdzic D, Moulton CE.
Ann Surg, 2021 July 1; 274(1):195-198. DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003573

Fractured in surgery: Understanding stress as a holistic and subjective surgeon experience.
McQueen, S., Mobilio, M. H., & Moulton, C. A.
Am Journal Surg, 2020; S0002-9610(20)30212-9. DOI:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.04.008

Struggles with autonomy: Exploring the dual identities of surgeons and learners in the operating room.
Hammond Mobilio M, Brydges R, Patel P, Glatt D, Moulton, CE.
Am J Surg, 2020 Feb; 219(2):233-239. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.12.010

Fake It ‘Til You Make It: Pressures to Measure Up in Surgical Training.
Patel P, Martimianakis MA, Zilbert NR, Mui C, Mobilio MH, Kitto S, Moulton CA.
Acad Med. 2018 May;93(5):769-774. Pubmed

Surgeons’ Reactions to Error
“First, Do No Harm”: Rectifying the perceived hypocrisy of the Hippocratic Oath.
In Tobias S. Köhler, Bradley Schwartz (Eds.), Surgeons as Educators: A Guide for Academic Development and Teaching Excellence. 309-321. Springer 2018.
Hammond Mobilio M and Moulton CA.

Am I Cut Out for This? Transitioning From Surgical Trainee to Attending
de Montbrun S, Patel P, Mobilio MH, Moulton CA.
J Surg Educ. 2018 May – Jun;75(3):606-612. Pubmed, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.09.034

Complications: acknowledging, managing, and coping with human error.
Helo S, Moulton CE.
Transl Androl Urol. 2017 Aug;6(4):773-782. Pubmed, DOI: 10.21037/tau.2017.06.28

Women in academic surgery: why is the playing field still not level?
Seemann NM, Webster F, Holden HA, Moulton CA, Baxter N, Desjardins C, Cil T.
Am J Surg. 2016 Feb;211(2):343-9. Pubmed

Taking a Chance or Playing It Safe: Reframing Risk Assessment Within the Surgeon’s Comfort Zone.
Zilbert NR, Murnaghan ML, Gallinger S, Regehr G, Moulton CA.
Ann Surg. 2015 Aug;262(2):253-9. Pubmed

Coaching Surgeons: Is Culture Limiting Our Ability to Improve?
Mutabdzic D, Mylopoulos M, Murnaghan ML, Patel P, Zilbert N, Seemann N, Regehr G, Moulton CA.
Ann Surg. 2015 Aug;262(2):213-6. Pubmed

Planning to avoid trouble in the operating room: experts’ formulation of the preoperative plan.
Zilbert NR, St-Martin L, Regehr G, Gallinger S, Moulton CA. J Surg Educ. 2015 Mar-Apr;72(2):271-7. Pubmed

What surgeons can learn from athletes: mental practice in sports and surgery.
Cocks M, Moulton CA, Luu S, Cil T.
J Surg Educ. 2014 Mar-Apr;71(2):262-9. Pubmed

It’s all about gender, or is it?
Moulton CA, Seemann N, Webster F.
Med Educ. 2013 Jun;47(6):538-40. Pubmed

Pressures to “measure up” in surgery: managing your image and managing your patient.
Jin CJ, Martimianakis MA, Kitto S, Moulton CA.
Ann Surg. 2012 Dec;256(6):989-93. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3182583135.

Waking up the next morning: surgeons’ emotional reactions to adverse events.
Luu S, Patel P, St-Martin L, Leung AS, Regehr G, Murnaghan ML, Gallinger S, Moulton CA.
Med Educ. 2012 Dec;46(12):1179-88. Pubmed

“First, do no harm”: balancing competing priorities in surgical practice.
Leung A, Luu S, Regehr G, Murnaghan ML, Gallinger S, Moulton CA.
Acad Med. 2012 Oct;87(10):1368-74. Pubmed

When bad things happen to good surgeons: reactions to adverse events.
Luu S, Leung SO, Moulton CA.
Surg Clin North Am. 2012 Feb;92(1):153-61. Pubmed

Teaching the slowing-down moments of operative judgment.
St-Martin L, Patel P, Gallinger J, Moulton CA.
Surg Clin North Am. 2012 Feb;92(1):125-35. Pubmed

Slowing down to stay out of trouble in the operating room: remaining attentive in automaticity.
Moulton CA, Regehr G, Lingard L, Merritt C, MacRae H.
Acad Med. 2010 Oct;85(10):1571-7. Pubmed

‘Slowing down when you should’: initiators and influences of the transition from the routine to the effortful.
Moulton CA, Regehr G, Lingard L, Merritt C, Macrae H.
J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Jun;14(6):1019-26. Pubmed

Operating from the other side of the table: control dynamics and the surgeon educator.
Moulton CA, Regehr G, Lingard L, Merritt C, Macrae H.
J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Jan;210(1):79-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2009.09.043.

Slowing down when you should: a new model of expert judgment.
Moulton CA, Regehr G, Mylopoulos M, MacRae HM.
Acad Med. 2007 Oct;82(10 Suppl):S109-16. Review. Pubmed

Teaching surgical skills: what kind of practice makes perfect?: a randomized control trial.
Moulton CA, Dubrowshi A, MacRae H, Graham B, Grober E, Reznick R.
Ann Surg. 2006 Sep;244(3):400-9. Pubmed