Dr. Kashif Irshad

Dr. Kashif Irshad
Dr. Kashif Irshad, Bariatric Surgeon

Meet Dr. Irshad

Dr. Kashif Irshad (MD, MSc, FRCSC) is a highly skilled and compassionate gastric sleeve surgeon, One of Canada’s pioneers in the field of bariatric surgery. With over 15 years of experience, Dr.Irshad has been at the forefront of transforming the lives of countless individuals struggling with weight management challenges. 

Through his commitment to excellence, innovation, and patient-centred care, Dr. Irshad has earned a well-deserved reputation as a trusted leader in the field of bariatric.

Having performed a multitude of successful gastric sleeve surgeries, Dr.Irshad combines his extensive knowledge with a deep understanding of the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of obesity. He approaches each patient’s journey with empathy and compassion, recognizing that weight loss is not simply about shedding pounds but about empowering individuals to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.


Dr. Irshad’s Background

Dr. Kashif Irshad (MD, MSc, FRCSC) is Chief of the Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery at William Osler Health System.

In 1998 he obtained his medical degree at McGill University, where he also completed his formal training in General Surgery. During his residency, he completed his Masters of Science in Experimental Surgery.He then trained in Thoracic Surgery at McMaster University.Following his training at McMaster, he completed a prestigious fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre. In Pittsburgh, Dr. Irshad trained under world-renowned bariatric and esophageal surgeons.

In 2009, he pioneered the Sleeve Gastrectomy at William Osler Health System and brought his unique skillset to Clinic 360. He has performed thousands of gastric operations including complex Bariatric revisions. He has published extensively on gastric and esophageal surgery.

Dr. Irshad has completed over 3000 surgeries on the stomach and has mentored surgeons across the country on his techniques. 

Dr. Irshad published the first Canadian series of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomies and presented his results at a national meeting in 2009. 

He is a member of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He has dedicated his career to the advancement of new and innovative techniques in minimally invasive surgery, driven by a desire to provide the best possible care for his patients.

Select Publications

Irshad, K., Hazrati, A., Merchant, N., Auzad, A. & Pereira, S. (2023). A retrospective study assessing the effects of bariatric surgery on comorbid conditions and quality of life in obese individualsObesity Medicine.