Dr. Chris Compeau

Dr. Chris Compeau - Western Toronto Thoracic Associates


Assistant Professor of Surgery

Surgeon in Chief

Phone: 416-530-6530
Fax: 416-530-6529

Suite 214, 30 The Queensway,
Toronto, Ontario

Surgeon-In-Chief, St. Joseph's Hospital

Christopher has been a member of the Department of Surgery since 1996. Dr. Compeau graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto where he completed his residency. He has received a number of prestigious awards and honours for excellence in both research and teaching.

Dr. Compeau is the former Department Head of General and Thoracic Surgery. He is the current Surgeon-in-Chief at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Dr. Compeau’s has clinical expertise in minimally invasive general and thoracic surgery, including a special interest in chest wall deformities (pectus evacatum and carinatum). 


  1. Hanna WC, Ko MA, Blitz M, Shargall Y, Compeau CG. Thoracoscopic Nuss procedure for young adults with pectus excavatum: excellent midterm results and patient satisfaction. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Sept; 96(3):1033-6.
  2. Sugimura H, Spratt EH, Compeau CG, Kattail D, Shargall. Thoracoscopic sympathetic clipping for hyperhidrosis: long-term results and reversibility. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Jun; 137(6):1370-6
  3. Compeau CG, Keshavjee S. Management of Tracheal Neoplasms. Oncologist. 1996; 1(6):347-353.
  4. Compeau CG, Ma J, DeCampos KN, Waddell TK, Brisseau GF, Slutsky AS, Rotstein OD. In situ ischemia and hypoxia enhance alveolar macrophage tissue factor expression. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 1994 Oct;11(4):446-55.
  5. Hirai T, Waddell TK, DeCampos KN, Compeau CG, Wada H, Hitomi S, Patterson GA, Slutsky AS. A short course of FK506 can induce limited donor-specific graft acceptance. Ann Thorac Surg. 1994 Aug;58(2):496-501.