M.D. FRCS(C) MHS
Toronto General Hospital
Norman Urquhart Wing
Clinical Assistant: Sandy Kaplansky
Dr. Toni Zhong B.Sc. M.D. FRCS(C) has recently joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University Health Network. In addition to her clinical interest in all forms of complex reconstruction post-oncologic ablation and treatment of difficult cutaneous malignancies, the overriding goal of her clinical practice is to help build the Breast Restoration Program at UHN as the leading center for breast reconstruction in North America.
Dr. Zhong is a graduate of the Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program at the University of Western Ontario and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2007. During her residency, Dr. Zhong won numerous national and international research awards including the Young Investigator Award at the World Transplant Congress for her work on the development of limb transplantation in a mouse model (2006), the Elsevier Canada Research Award (2006), the F.M. Woolhouse Award presented for the best clinical paper presented at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Meeting (2004), and the PSIF Prize for the most outstanding resident research papers in Ontario universities (2005). She was also a recipient of numerous research grants, including the PSIF Resident Research Grant (2003), Canadian Hand Society Research Grant (2004), and Synthesis craniofacial grant in Pediatric Plastic Surgery (2007). Following the completion of her residency, Dr. Zhong was awarded the prestigious Zeiss Canada Microsurgery Scholarship to pursue a year-long Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Dr. Zhong hopes to contribute to the long tradition of academic excellence and innovation within the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto. To complement her clinical practice in the field of reconstructive surgery, Dr. Zhong is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research areas of interest include the development of validated patient-reported outcome instruments designed to evaluate health-related quality of life following specific breast surgical procedures and the identification of barriers to access of care especially as it pertains to breast reconstruction.