Gianluigi Bisleri, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Gianluigi Bisleri is an associate professor of surgery at Queen's University in Kingston, ON and works as an attending surgeon at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre. He attended medical school at the University of Brescia in Italy, where he completed his residency. He is a cardiac surgeon with over 18 years of experience and currently maintains licenses to practice in both Canada and Italy. 

As a member of several professional scientific societies and boards, Dr. Bisleri exceeds the standards of the nation’s leading surgeons and believes that exceptional patient care is rooted in experience, continuing education, and innovations in modern medical technology. He continues to pursue innovations in areas of need such as minimally invasive procedures, complex aortic arch diseases, and heart valve treatments by integrating new technologies and techniques. When away from his office, Dr. Bisleri can be found enjoying time with his wife and daughter, and their two beloved pet dogs.

Professional Experience


Attending Surgeon & Associate Professor of Surgery, Queens University School of Medicine.


Attending Surgeon & Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Brescia Medical School.


Attending Surgeon & Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Brescia Medical School.


Staff Surgeon, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Brescia Medical School.


Lawrence Torkan, BSc (Hons)

Lawrence is a Master's student in Biomechanical Engineering at Queen's University and a technical lab assistant at the School of Medicine's Clinical Simulation Centre. His talents consist of graphic and web design, social media marketing, and brand management. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa, with a specialization in Neuroscience. 

He has a passion for both orthopaedic and cardiac surgery research, and is involved in numerous projects relating to bone and joint biomechanics, cardiac surgical techniques, and medical education. When he's not in the OR, Lawrence can be found spending quality time with his partner, Clare, and their puppy.