Sameer S Apte, MDCM, MSc, FRCSC
SPECIALTY AND TITLE
Surgical Oncologist & Colorectal Surgery
Clinician Investigator, OHRI
The Ottawa Hospital, Division of General Surgery, 501 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON, K1H8L6
University of Ottawa, Department of Surgery, 501 Smythd Rd, Ottawa, ON, K1H 8L6
AREA OF RESEARCH
Pragmatic Surgical Clinical Trials
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE AND/OR HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
-Co-led the REaCT-NSQIP-Abx novel pragmatic clinical trial for colorectal surgery patients.
-The REaCT-NSQIP pilot trial has enrolled over 250 patients, with 95% of eligible patients agreeing to participate, and 100% data capture for the primary endpoint.
-Secured peer-reviewed grant funding through TOHAMO and the CIHR/NSERC/NMHRC ‘New frontiers in research’ fund.
-Post-pandemic, re-envisioned the REaCT-NSQIP platform into a novel remotely managed trial infrastructure, allowing remote enrollment, consent, randomisation, and direct-to-patient medication delivery.
-Is the PI on the upcoming REaCT-NSQIP-Celebrex trial for colorectal surgery.
Has secured peer-reviewed seed funding for this trial through the ‘ELEVATE’ competition at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.