Dr. Chad Ball is an associate professor of surgery and oncology at the University of Calgary. He currently practices Hepatobiliary, Pancreas, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the Foothills Medical Centre (quaternary care regional referral facility).

He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta (physiology), graduate degree at the University of British Columbia (MSc), medical school at the University of Toronto, general surgery residency at the University of Calgary, trauma and surgical critical care fellowships at Emory University, and his hepato-pancreato-biliary fellowship at Indiana University.

He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications, 35 book chapters, and is an international speaker on a broad range of surgical and resuscitation topics. His research areas of interest include clinical injury care, hybrid operating environments, parabolic spaceflight surgery, randomized controlled trials within HPB surgery, and national surgical manpower analyses. He is on a broad range of surgical society executive committees, as well as peer-reviewed journal editorial boards. He also remains the director for both the HPB and acute care surgery fellowship programs.