Research Interests / Specializations: Hepatobiliary surgery Biography: Dr. McAlister is the Angus D McLachlin professor of surgery at the University of Western Ontario. He is a member of the council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and chair of the regional advisory committee for Ontario and Nunavut (RAC 3). He also serves as the co-editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Surgery and the editor of historyofsurgery.ca. Lieutenant Colonel Vivian McAlister is a regular force member of the Royal Canadian Medical Service of the Canadian Armed Forces. Dr McAlister is a director and honorary secretary (Canada) of the James IV Association of Surgeons. He is a fellow of American Surgical Association and a member of Harvey Club of London (Canada), the Surgeons Travel Club and the American Osler Society. Dr McAlister has been president of the Canadian Society of Transplantation, chairman of the Canadian Organ Replacement Registry and chairman of the research committee of the Canadian Association of General Surgeons.