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About Dr. McCrea

Dr. Patrick McCrea is an Endoscopist and General Surgeon working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Charlottetown, PEI.  The QEH is a cancer care and regional trauma center.  Dr. McCrea has a broad community general surgical practice and does all procedures using minimally invasive surgical techniques when possible.

Dr. Patrick McCrea, M.D., M.A.Sc., F.R.C.S.C.


Dr. McCrea completed Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1997.  He then went on to work in Biomedical engineering, including obtaining a Master’s degree from UBC in 2003.  Inspired by surgery and medicine, Dr. McCrea returned to school and obtained his Medical Doctorate at UBC in 2008.


Dr. McCrea completed his general surgery residency program at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) 2013.  In 2009 he won an award for best clinical research by a Canadian General surgery resident (CAGS).  During his residency, Dr. McCrea rotated through a variety of hospitals in the Maritime provinces, allowing him to take care of patients in many different practice settings.  He developed expertise in endoscopy, breast surgery, abdominal surgery, and laparoscopic techniques.


Dr. McCrea relocated to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and joined the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Division of General Surgery as a practicing general surgeon in August 2013. He enjoys serving this community in which he now resides.


Dr. McCrea has a broad based general surgery practice with use of minimally invasive surgery techniques when possible.  Dr. McCrea currently has short waitlists for endoscopy (colonoscopy and gastroscopy) and elective surgery.  All patients with cancer are fast tracked.




  • Mitchell A, McCrea P, Inglis K, Porter G (2012). A Randomized, Controlled Trial Comparing Acetaminophen Plus Ibuprofen versus Acetaminophen Plus Codeine Plus Caffeine (Tylenol 3) after Outpatient Breast Surgery. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 19: 3792-3800.

  • McCrea PH, Chang M, Bailley G, Molinari M (2012). Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the bladder after simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant: a case report and review of the literature. BMJ Case Reports, 10: 5537-5541.

  • Thorneloe B, McCrea P et al (2008). Medical school distribution: The student perspective. British Columbia Medical Journal, 50: 373-375.

  • McCrea PH, Eng JJ, Hodgson AJ. (2005). Saturated muscle activation contributes to compensatory reaching strategies after stroke. Journal of Neurophysiology, 94: 2999-3008.

  • McCrea PH, Eng JJ, Hodgson AJ. (2005). Saturated muscle activation contributes to compensatory reaching strategies after stroke. Journal of Neurophysiology, 94: 2999-3008.

  • McCrea PH, Eng JJ (2005). Consequences of increased neuromotor noise on reaching movements in persons with stroke. Experimental Brain Research, 162: 70-77.

  • McCrea PH, Eng JJ, Willms R. (2004). Phenol Enhances Muscle Strength and Reduces Hypertonia: A longitudinal Case Study. Neurorehabiliation and Neural Repair, 18: 112-116.

  • McCrea PH, Eng JJ, Hodgson AJ. (2003). Linear Spring-damper model of hypertonia in persons with Chronic Stroke, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 128: 121-8.

  • McCrea PH, Eng JJ, Hodgson AJ. (2003). Time and Magnitude Characteristics of Force Generation are Impaired in Both Upper Extremities of Persons with Chronic Stroke, Muscle & Nerve, 28: 46-53.

  • McCrea PH, Eng JJ, Hodgson AJ. (2002). Biomechanics of reaching: Clinical implications for individuals with acquired brain injury. Disability and Rehabilitation, 24: 534-541.

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