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Dr. Trevor Topp

Dr. Trevor Topp has practiced general surgery in Halifax since 1996. His original practice was in general surgery and critical care medicine but he has worked exclusively in general surgery since 2009.  His areas of surgical interest include acute care surgery, trauma, hernia surgery and surgical breast disease. 

Dr. Topp has previously served in many administrative roles in medical academic administration, and through those roles became interested in the governance of the practice of medicine.

He received his Medical Doctorate (MD) with distinction from the University of Alberta in 1988 after completing a Bachelor of Science from the same institution. He completed a rotating internship at the Regina General Hospital in Saskatchewan and completed his residency training in general surgery at Dalhousie University. In 1994, he began his Fellowship training in critical care medicine at the University of Alberta and entered practice in Halifax in 1996.

Dr. Topp is an associate professor of surgery at Dalhousie University and has been the head of general surgery for the Capital District Health Authority since 2007. He was the program director for the General Surgery Residency Training Program at Dalhousie University from 2001 to 2007. He resumed the position of chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma for the Maritime Provinces in 2013, having previously held the post from 1998 to 2008. Dr. Topp was the Director of Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Atlantic, which is responsible for providing Advance Trauma Life Support training courses to the Atlantic Provinces from 2000 to 2008. He also served as an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS) Examinations Board for General Surgery from 2000 to 2006.

Dr. Topp has a penchant for travel, enjoys skiing in the winter (in the Rockies) and biking in the summer.  He supports Greyhound Pets of Atlantic Canada (GPAC), and currently is the owner of one rescued Greyhound.

Dr. Topp has been a Council member since 2014. He currently sits on the Professional Standards and Peer Review committees.