Welcome to Southwestern
Ontario Surgical Association
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Angus (“Bam”) McLachlin was the founder of the Southwestern Ontario Surgical Association and is remembered as an outstanding surgeon and teacher of medical students and surgeons. He was born in St. Thomas in 1908 and attended Western where he was a distinguished student and athlete. He was captain of the Mustang Football Team. He went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and received his D. Phil in physiology. His surgical training was obtained at the University of Toronto and his surgical skills perfected in Europe where he served with distinction during the Second World War. He returned to London as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery in 1945.
SWOSA Past Presidents
SWOSA Past Secretaries
Division of General Surgery
Divisions of Surgery
The pandemic has popularized virtual grand rounds. Difficulties faced by surgeons in the region have many commonalities. The Southwest Ontario Surgical Association was founded by the Chief, Angus McLachlin, almost 70 years ago to address common issues faced by surgeons in the region. In the past, SWOSA held an annual meeting. For several reasons, attendance at this event slowly dwindled. The Division of General Surgery at Western University believes an opportunity presents itself to hold virtual monthly SWOSA Grand Rounds.
The Angus D. McLachlin Professorship was established in 1991 through the generous support of former trainees and colleagues—in honour of Dr. McLachlin’s dedication and contributions as an esteemed teacher and clinician. Previous holders of the McLachlin Professorship include Dr. Bill Jamieson.