Dr. Derek Roberts
Overuse Research in Surgery: Studying Low-Value Care
Dr. Derek Roberts is a vascular and endovascular surgeon at The Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario; an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa; and a Clinician Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Associate Scientist position pending). He practices as an epidemiology- and knowledge translation-focused vascular and endovascular surgeon scientist at The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa. Dr. Roberts completed an MD (with distinction) at Dalhousie University in 2009, a residency in general surgery at the University of Calgary in 2018, and a fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at the University of Ottawa in 2020. He also completed a PhD in epidemiology, a Clinician-Investigator and SurgeonScientist Program Residency, and a Knowledge Translation Canada Strategic Training in Health Research Graduate Training Program/Fellowship at the University of Calgary in 2015. He was also a fellow with the Efficiency, Quality, Innovation, and Safety group at that institution from 2015 to 2018.
At the end of this presentation the audience will be able to:
- Review the definition of low-value care and overuse of care, methods of measurement of overuse, and direct and indirect evidence of overuse in Canada and around the world
- To understand the societal importance of reducing low-value healthcare practices
- To understand design of initial studies in a developing research program on reducing low-value cardiovascular healthcare services