Dr. Mehdi Qiabi

Dr. Mehdi Qiabi grew up in France and in Montreal, QC. He obtained his medical degree from the Université de Montréal, graduating on the Dean’s Honour List. Subsequently, he pursued his General Surgery residency at the Université de Sherbrooke, and then his subspecialization in Thoracic Surgery at Western University. He completed his MSc in Surgery at Western University, focusing on the use of glucose to reduce air leak following lung resection surgery.

Dr. Qiabi is affiliated with Western University and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Oncology. He is the current Program Director of Western’s Thoracic Surgery residency program. He has a strong interest in teaching and also currently holds roles as the Thoracic Surgery Division’s Simulation Director and the Undergraduate Program Director. 

He is an Associate Scientist with the Lawson Health Research Institute, with his research interests including patient-oriented outcomes, simulation, three-dimensional image-guided education and surgical education. His clinical interests include minimally invasive lung and esophageal surgery, oncology and endoluminal interventions.

In his spare time, Dr. Qiabi enjoys running, cycling, kitesurfing, and reading.