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 Graduates of the Surgeon Scientist Program, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Karen Cross, PhD (July 2003 - June 2009) - Degree Awarded November 2009
Assessment of Tissue Viability in Acute Thermal Injuries using near infrared point spectroscopy.
Supervisor:  Drs. Joel Fish/John Semple/Lorenzo Leonardi/Peter Bray

Kristen Davidge, M.Sc. (July 2007-June 2009) - Degree Awarded November 2009
Function and health status following soft tissue reconstruction for limb preservation in extremity soft tissue sarcoma.
Supervisor:  Dr. Aileen Davis


Daniel C. Martin, M.Sc. (July 2004-June 2006) - Degree Awarded June 2006
Cutaneous wound healing with methacrylic acid-co-methyl methacrylate beads.
Supervisor:  Drs. John Semple/Michael Sefton


Allan A. Eckhaus, M.Sc. (Juy 2002 - June 2004) - Degree Awarded September 2004
Skin graft vascularization with polymethacrylic acid-co-methyl-methacyrdate beads; an in vivo model of angiogenesis.
Supervisor:  Drs. Joel Fish/Michael Sefton


Cory S. Goldberg, MASc (July 2001-June 2003) - Degree Awarded November 2003
Bone engineering in a rabbit craniotomy defect using a composite biodegradable scaffold.
Supervisor:  Drs. John Davies/Jeffrey Fialkov


 Kyle R. Wanzel, M.Ed. (July 2000 - June 2002) - Degree Awarded March 2002
Visual spatial abilities relevant to training in surgery.
Supervisor:  Drs. Mitchell Brown/Dimitri Anastakis


Alexis D. Armour, M.Sc. (July 1999 - June 2001) - Degree Awarded September 2001
In vitro fibroplasia in pig acellarized dermal matrix.
Supervisor: Drs. Kim Woodhouse/John Semple/Joel Fish

Robert Lee Shenker, M.Sc. (July 1999 - June 2001) - Degree Awarded November 2001
Radiation-induced impaired surgical skin wound healing: pathophysiology and prevention.
Supervisor: Peter C. Neligan/Cho Y. Pang


Zvi Margaliot, M.Sc. (July 1997 - June 1999) - Degree Awarded October 1999
Supervisor:  Drs. John Semple/Peter Burns


Richard Alan Hopper, M.Sc. (July 1995-June 1997) - Degree Awarded July 1997
The role and cellular mechanism of protein kinase C in ischemic preconditioning of porcine skeletal muscle against infarction.
Supervisor:  Drs. Christopher Forrest/Cho Pang

Joan Elizabeth Lipa, M.Sc. (July 1995-June 1997) - Degree Awarded July 1997
Vasoconstrictor effect of endothelin-1 (ET-1) in human skin: the role of ETA and ETB receptors.
Supervisor:  Drs. Cho Pang/Peter Neligan


Herb von Schroeder, M.Sc. (July 1992- June 1994) - Degree Awarded in 1994
Retinoid-responsiveness of chondrogenic cells in vitro and developing musculoskeletal tissues in vivo.
Supervisor:  J. Heersche


Jeffrey A. Fialkov, M.Sc. (Jul 1990 - June 1993) - Degree Awarded October 1993
The effect of infection and lag screw fixation on union, revascularization and new bone  deposition in membranous bone grafts in a rabbit model.
Supervisor:  Drs. Ralph Manktelow/John Phillips


Michael L. Kreidstein, M.Sc. (July 1988-June 1990) - Degree Awarded November 1991
An Isolated Perfused Human Skin Flap Model for the Study of Skin Flap Pathophysiology and Pharmacology.
Supervisor:  Dr. Cho Pang


Dimitri J. Anastakis M.Ed. (July 1989 - June 1990) - Degree Awarded August 1990
The Rationale for and Development of an Interactive Videodisc in Surgical Education 
Supervisor:  Dr. Richard Reznick & Dr. Tom Telder

Joel S. Fish, M.Sc. (July 1987 - June 1989) - Degree Awarded June 1990 
The effect of hypothermia on isometric contractile function recovery of ischemic skeletal muscle.
Supervisor:  Dr. Nancy McKee

Christopher Robert Forrest, M.Sc. (July 1985-June 1988) - Degree Awarded May 1990
The pathophysiology of nicotine-induced skin flap necrosis in skin flap surgery.
Supervisor:  Dr. Cho Pang

Michael William Kuzon, Ph.D. (July 1984 - June 1990) Degree Awarded July 1990
Functional, morphometric, and metabolic characteristics of experimental free, vascularized canine gracilis muscle transfers.
Supervisor: Dr. Nancy McKee


James R. Bain, M.Sc. (July 1985-June 1988) - Degree Awarded July 1988
Supervisor:  Dr. Susan MacKinnon

Steven Frank Morris, M.Sc. (July 1986 - June 1988) - Degree Awarded July 1988 
The effects of ischemia on porcine latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flaps. 
Supervisor:  Dr. Cho Y. Pang


John L. Semple, M.Sc. (July 1983 - June 1985) - Degree Awarded June 1987
Inflammatory changes in thermal injury: quantitation, kinetics, and pathogenic considerations.
Supervisor:  Dr. Henry Z. Movat

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