Dr. Manoj J. Raval

Dr. Manoj J. Raval,  MD, MSc, FRCSC

Dr. Raval is a specialist in colon and rectal surgery at St. Paul’s Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of British Columbia.


He was born and grew up in the Vancouver area. He graduated from medical school at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1998 and finished his residency in General Surgery at the University of Calgary in 2004. 

He then went on to subspecialty fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Toronto. While in Toronto he also completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology. 

He was recruited to the Department of Surgery at St. Paul’s Hospital and UBC in 2006, and is proud to work in the center of excellence in colorectal surgery that has been developed over time at St. Paul's Hospital.


Dr. Raval also works closely with radiation and medical oncologists at the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA).

Within the BCCA’s Surgical Oncology Network, he is the Chair of the Colorectal Surgery Tumour Group, whose mandate is to promote excellence in the surgical treatment of colorectal cancer for British Columbians. He has headed a number of initiatives through the BC Cancer Agency, including development of Colorectal Cancer Care Pathway maps for patients and management guidelines for colorectal cancer for physicians.


Within the field of colon and rectal surgery, Dr. Raval has a particular interest in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, colorectal cancer, colonoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease and the pelvic pouch procedure.

His research interests include patient outcomes in these areas, collaborating with his fellow colorectal surgeons at St. Paul’s and other surgeons across Canada. 

Dr. Raval also enjoys teaching medical students, residents in general surgery and other specialties, and fellows in colorectal surgery. He also trains other general surgeons in special operative techniques for colon and rectal surgery.