Elizaveta Vasilyeva

September 2019

  • General Surgery PGY-5
  • Residency Program: University of British Columbia
  • Supervisors:


Elizaveta is currently a chief General Surgery resident at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She completed medical school at the University of Ottawa and Master of Health Science at School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia in 2018. Her clinical interest is in Surgical Oncology, and she will be pursuing a complex Surgical Oncology fellowship at the University of British Columbia in 2020.


Research Interests

Elizaveta’s main research focused on studying clinical outcomes in patients diagnosed with pancreas cancer, including timing to surgery, surgical margins status, and barriers to chemotherapy. She developed a prospective database for patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the Vancouver General Hospital starting from 2018 and onwards, and currently is working on the clinical and radiological predictors of margins in pancreas adenocarcinoma after both pancreaticoduodenectomy and distal pancreatectomy operations.


Selected Publications

Vasilyeva, E., Li, J., Desai, S., Segedi, M., Kim, P. Impact of surgical wait times on survival in resectable pancreas adenocarcinoma. HPB. 2019. Under review.

Li, E. Vasilyeva, D. Renouf, A.K. Buczkowski, S.W. Chung, C.H. Scudamore, M. Segedi, P.T.W. Kim. Barriers to adjuvant chemotherapy after resection for pancreatic cancer. HPB, Volume 21, Supplement 1, 2019, Page S75. doi:10.1016/2019.03.124.

Li, J., Pourahmat M., Vasilyeva, E., Osborn, J., Kim, P., Wiseman, S. Efficacy and safety of patient-controlled analgesia compared to epidural analgesia after open hepatic resection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Surg. 2019 Aug;270(2):200-208. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003274.

Li, J., Vasilyeva, E., Hiebert, J., Walker, B., Britton, H., Wiseman, S.. Limited Clinical Utility of Intraoperative Frozen Section During Parathyroidectomy For Treatment of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Am J Surg. 2019 May; 217(5):893-898. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.01.032