Betty Jean (BJ) Hancock

Liaison, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Dr. Hancock is a Pediatric Surgeon and Pediatric Intensivist at Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg. She completed Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Manitoba (1980–1984), a rotating Internship at Dalhousie University (1984–5), General Surgery Residency training, including a Master of Science, at the University of Manitoba (1985–1990) and Fellowship training in Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Montreal (1990–1992 and 1992–93, respectively). She then returned to Winnipeg to assume a faculty position in the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba. Currently, Dr. Hancock is Director of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health and has been Section Head for Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery since 2005. She was appointed to the Board of Regents, American College of Surgeons in October 2011 and is Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons. She is a member of a number of committees, patient care teams and professional associations. She administers the Advanced Trauma Life Support Program in Manitoba and is actively involved in several Postgraduate Medical Education resident and fellowship training programs.

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