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Chair’s Comments: September 14, 2014

Posted on: September 14, 2014

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"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."― Albert Einstein Starting back to work after the Labor Day weekend and with the glory of my vacation fading into the distance, the slight chill in the morning air and the absence of daylight at my usual waking time…

2014 PSI Foundation Resident Research Prizes for Excellence in Research Papers

Posted on: September 2, 2014

The purpose of the PSI Research Award is to recognize residents presenting the best research papers on a clinically related project. A prize of $2,000 will be awarded to a maximum of five residents from each of Ontario’s medical schools. Guidelines Eligibility & Criteria The award is specifically for residents…

Roscoe Reed Graham Scholarship in Surgical Science

Posted on: September 2, 2014

Applications are invited for the Roscoe Reid Graham Scholarship in Surgical Science. New full-time junior faculty members appointed in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto between July 1, 2010 and December 31, 2013 are eligible. The award will provide salary support to a junior clinician-scientist who undertakes…

Herbie Fund 2014: Part 2 (Twins dealing with Crouzon syndrome)

Posted on: September 1, 2014

Herbie Fund 2014: Part 2 (Twins dealing with Crouzon syndrome)

In part 2 of Gord Martineau’s annual 5-part series in support of the Herbie Fund, he looks at twin boys who suffer from crouzon syndrome who were able to get the surgery that changed their lives. This video is part of CityNews.ca's coverage of the Herbie Fund series, documenting the…

What’s Going On – June 30, 2014

Posted on: June 30, 2014

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It's that time of year again – the end of the academic year and a click of the switch into summer – all an illusion really... summer started months ago but we just didn't have time to realize it. Like many of you, I have just got back from the…

Announcements & New Website Launch

Posted on: June 19, 2014

Dr. Greg Borschel

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Greg Borschel (HSC) as the new Research Director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Greg is well suited to manage this division portfolio given his record of success in the research world in terms of mentorship, surgeon-scientist trainees, peer-reviewed…

E. Fulton Risdon MD (1880 – 1968)

Posted on: June 12, 2014

Dr. Risdon was a graduate in dentistry (1907) and medicine (1914) from the University of Toronto and the first Canadian surgeon to join Sir Harold Gilles unit at Sidcup during World War I whilst serving with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. He was a founding member and subsequently president of…

Arnis Freiberg, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Arnis Freiberg was born in Latvia and came to Canada after World War II. After obtaining his MD degree in 1961, he continued at the University of Toronto and trained in general surgery and plastic surgery.     He spent a year in Dr. W.K. Lindsay’s research laboratory before commencing…

Ronald M. Zuker MD, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEd(Hon)

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Ron graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and after completing his Plastic Surgery training under Dr. W. K. Lindsay, embarked on a McLaughlin Travelling Fellowship learning about microsurgery, cleft care and burns in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Ron was appointed to the staff…

Howard M. Clarke MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Howard M. Clarke is a Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto where he has been on the faculty since 1987.  He has been in practice in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto since…

Walter J. Peters MD, PhD, FRCSC

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Wally Peters graduated from the University of Toronto and did his Plastic Surgery training under WK Lindsay after receiving a PhD from the University of British Columbia. Subsequently, he was awarded a McLaughlin Traveling Fellowship for further training in Boston.     He started his career specializing in Burn Care…

Peter C. Neligan, MB, FACS, FRCSI, FRCSC

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Peter C. Neligan received his medical education at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, graduating MB, BCh, BAO in 1975. He obtained his FRCS in general surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1980 and subsequently trained in Plastic Surgery in Dublin. In 1983 he moved to…

Susan E. Mackinnon, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Dr. Susan E. Mackinnon earned her medical degree from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in 1975 and completed a plastic surgery residency at the University of Toronto in 1980. She went on to complete fellowships in neurosurgical research at the University of Toronto and Hand Surgery at the Raymond…

Leslie G. Farkas, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCSC (1915 – 2008)

Posted on: June 11, 2014

In an ever-changing world, Leslie Farkas was a constant. Into his early 90's, he was a constant presence within the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children, sitting in his office, bubbling with an enthusiasm and energy normally reserved for children at Christmas.     He was…

Leith G. Douglas, MD, FRCSC, FACS (1930 – 2011)

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Dr. Leith Douglas was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and after earning his medical degree from Dalhousie University in 1962 he went on to study plastic surgery in Toronto, Sweden, Austria and England, receiving his fellowship in 1967. He practiced in Toronto at The Wellesley and St. Michael's Hospitals…

James F. Murray, MD, FRCSC (1921 – 2003)

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Jim Murray was an iconic hand surgeon and one of the most respected surgeons of his day. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1943 and served with the RCAMC during World War II. He trained in general surgery in Toronto but did his plastic surgery training in both…

Jeffrey C. Posnick, DMD, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Jeff Posnick was appointed as the Medical Director of the Craniofacial Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in 1986 following the departure of Dr. Ian Munro. He was unique in having training in both dentistry (DMD from Harvard University) and medicine (MD from Vanderbilt University) and is board certified…

William R. N. Lindsay, MD, FRCSC (1926 – 2013)

Posted on: June 10, 2014

"WRN" graduated from the University of Alberta in 1949 and pursued his post-graduate training in Toronto and the UK. Dr. Lindsay became the first chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Wellesley Hospital in 1966 at the corner of Wellesley and Sherbourne for many years and was one…

Hugh G. Thomson, MD, MSc, FRCSC (1930 – 2012)

Posted on: June 10, 2014

Dr. Thomson received his MD degree from the University of Toronto in 1954 and completed his training in Plastic Surgery in the Gallie Program at the University of Toronto in 1960 before doing a preceptorship under the supervision of Dr. H. Campbell in 1961. He commenced his position at the…

William Kerr Lindsay, MD, BSc (Med), MS, FCSC(C), FACS, OO (1920 – 2008)

Posted on: June 10, 2014

Dr. Lindsay (or WK, as he was affectionately known) was born and raised in Vancouver. He graduated medicine in 1945, served in the Navy and began general practice in Sudbury.     His enthusiasm for learning led him to a research position with the renowned Wilfred Bigelow in 1949. They…

H. Hoyle Campbell (1915 – 1998)

Posted on: June 10, 2014

Dr. Campbell was born in Toronto. After attending the University of Toronto Schools, he entered the University of Toronto medical school, concealing the fact that he was only 16. Despite this being discovered, he was allowed to continue, and he graduated with his M.D. in 1936 at age 21.  …

A. Ross Tilley CM, OBE (1904 – 1988)

Posted on: June 10, 2014

Albert Ross Tilley, CM OBE was a Canadian plastic surgeon who pioneered the treatment of burned airmen during Second World War. Tilley was born in Bowmanville, Ontario and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1929.     He opened a private practice in Toronto at the Toronto Western and…

A. B. LeMesurier, MD

Posted on: June 10, 2014

Dr. LeMesurier (pronounced by Dr. W. K. Lindsay as “le measure”) was Surgeon-in-Chief of the Hospital for Sick Children.       His skill set was broad but he was best known for his quadrilateral flap for cleft lip repair which received significant attention around the world. In 1955, he…

Alfred W. Farmer CM, MBE. MB, MD, FRCSC (1903 – 2002)

Posted on: June 10, 2014

Alfred Wells Farmer ("Farm") was born in Florida, moved to England and later to St. Catharines, graduating from the University of Toronto in 1927.       Another Gilles trainee, he became certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery and general…

Stuart Gordon, MD

Posted on: June 10, 2014

Dr. Gordon graduated from the University of Toronto in 1926 after serving in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in World War II, he returned to Toronto to become the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Toronto General Hospital and the first head of the University of Toronto training program…

Rotation Schedules

Posted on: June 3, 2014

Use tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet to switch between PGY's.

PS News: Issue 12, May 2013

Posted on: May 27, 2014

Issue 12, May 2013 Headline News We have moved!! The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery has moved from the Banting Institute to its new home on the 5th floor of the Stewart Building, 149 College Street, Room 508.  Phone and Fax remain unchanged. Chair's Column Dr. Christopher R. ForrestChairDivision…

What’s Going On – May 24, 2014

Posted on: May 26, 2014

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Wow, Spring is finally here and there is so much going on in the division to share. Check out the feature article in Saturday’s Toronto Star entitled “Need a hand?” that spotlights the Toronto Western Hand and Upper Extremity Unit with Dr. Steve McCabe in his mission to develop and…

Qualifying Exams

Posted on: May 26, 2014

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada American Society of Plastic Surgeons In-Service Exam

CanMEDS

Posted on: May 24, 2014

CanMEDS ROLES The educational objectives for Core Surgery, described below, cover the RCPSC CanMEDS competencies - medical expert, communicator, collaborator, manager, health advocate, scholar and professional. In Core Surgery, the resident will achieve the following competencies: Medical Expert Acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes in the Medical Expert role described…

Alumni Testimonials

Posted on: May 23, 2014

Ken and Gail Smith (Bozek) Dr. Ken Smith's Biography Post-Graduate Medical Training Rotating Internship: St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver (1982-83)Surgical Residency: University of Toronto (1986-1991)Post Graduate Fellowship:  Microsurgery/Cosmetic Surgery (1991-92) Plastic Surgery, Fourth Year ResidentStart date:  July 1, 1989End date: December 31, 1991 Medical School University of Saskatchewan  (MD 1982) Fellowships…

What’s Going On – May 2014: Gallie Day 2014

Posted on: May 12, 2014

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The Department of Surgery held the 40th annual Gallie Day on May 9th, 2014 representing the highlight of the academic year in terms of showcasing the depth and breadth of talent that exists at the University of Toronto. It was a great opportunity to have one of our own as…

Relevant Readings and Links

Posted on: May 11, 2014

Relevant Readings If you cannot access one of these papers, feel free to e-mail us and we will send you a copy. World Health Organization. A WHO plan for burn prevention and care. 2008. Geneva.http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/other_injury/burns/en/index.html Procter, F. Rehabilitation of the burn patient. Indian J Plast surg. 2010;43:S101-113. World Health Organization.…

Burn Prevention – Africa

Posted on: May 11, 2014

Why burn prevention? Burns have been recognised as a major global public health problem, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), which account for greater than 95% of global burn deaths, estimated at over 300,000 each year, emphasising the urgent need for increased funds for the implementation of prevention programmes…

Kenya

Posted on: May 11, 2014

Beautiful Kenya, with its vast, luscious highlands and valleys and its magical national parks lies on the equator, coasting the Indian Ocean on the East and Lake Victoria on the West.   Its capital city, Nairobi, has a population of 4 million and is one the most developed capital cities…

The Team

Posted on: May 11, 2014

University of Toronto Principal Investigator Dr. Leila Kasrai, M.D., MPH, FRCS(C)St. Joseph's HospitalAssistant ProfessorTel: +1 416 236 5559e-mail: leila.kasrai@utoronto.ca Lead Scientist Dr. Shahla Yekta, Ph.D., MPHLead Scientist, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryAdjunct Assistant Professor, University of Rhode IslandCo-Founder, Mind the Health GapTel: +1 401 874 5353e-mail: shahla.yekta@utoronto.ca Co-investigators African…

Chair’s Comments: May 2014 – Global Outreach and International Volunteerism

Posted on: May 8, 2014

As I was passing a colleague the other Friday and enquired what he was up to for the weekend, he casually replied he was about to hop on a plane to go to the other side of the globe on a mission. I perfunctorily wished him safe travels and my…

Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstruction

Posted on: May 3, 2014

Number of Positions: 1-2 Duration: 1 year Site: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Supervisor: Dr. Joan Lipa Co-Supervisor: Dr. Laura Snell Industry Sponsor: Mentor Canada / Johnson & Johnson Medical Companies Overview The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers a 12 month Fellowship in Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at…

Visa Applicants

Posted on: April 24, 2014

ATTENTION: Due to an increase in the number of Canadian trainees, the University of Toronto, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is not presently accepting applications for foreign-funded trainees. We intend to revisit this policy annually depending upon total resident capacity. Postgraduate medical trainees must register with the Postgraduate Medical…

International Medical Graduates

Posted on: April 24, 2014

Principles for the Orientation to Training and Practice in Canada (OTPC) Allocation.pdf Adam Pereira Education Programs Coordinator CEHPEA (Centre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad) 80 Bloor Street West Suite 902 Toronto, ON M5S 2V1 Tel.: (416) 355-5032 Fax: (416) 924-5197 Email: a.pereira@cehpea.ca Web: www.cehpea.ca IMG Ontario Program

Recent Publications

Posted on: April 24, 2014

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New Trainee Orientation

Posted on: April 15, 2014

PGME Office Trainee Resources

Fellowship FAQs

Posted on: April 15, 2014

What is a clinical fellow? Clinical fellows are surgeons from Canada, or abroad who have attained plastic surgery specialist status from their country of origin. For individuals interested in subspecialty specific training in hand surgery, either plastic surgery, orthopaedic or general surgical certification is required. Clinical fellowships in plastic surgery…

What’s Going On – April 13, 2014

Posted on: April 14, 2014

The award is being presented by Beverly Thompson from CTV and Christy Teasdale, VP on the Board of Directors for CBCF. This is great recognition for the work that is being done with breast cancer and breast reconstruction patients at WCH and for the research activity carried out by the CBCF Chair in Surgical Research held by Dr Semple.

Hi everyone, Always a pleasure to celebrate the accomplishments of the members of the division and this past week was a good one. I am delighted to forward this email from Dr. W. Bryan Callaghan, President of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. "It is with the greatest pleasure that…

Snapshot

Posted on: April 8, 2014

You, in 33 questions. To participate, download and fill out this Word template: SnapShot Questionnaire. Then email your completed form to Kathy at Plastics.Admin@utoronto.ca. Heather Baltzer SNAPSHOT BALTZER 2014.pdf Chris Forrest SNAPSHOT FORREST.pdf Ron Zuker SNAPSHOT ZUKER 2014.pdf

Bruce Tovee Award

Posted on: March 23, 2014

The establishment of this award is intended to honour a highly valued and long-time member of the Department of Surgery, Dr. E. Bruce Tovee. The award is to be made annually on recommendation of the Chairman of the Department of Surgery as per the following conditions: Without imposing any restrictions…

D.R. Wilson Award

Posted on: March 23, 2014

The D.R. Wilson Award for Teaching is made annually to the surgical resident who is rated by undergraduate students as being an outstanding teacher. The recipient of this award will be a resident whose teaching in any one of all of the following settings has been highly evaluated by students:…

Surgical Skills Centre Distinguished Educator Award

Posted on: March 23, 2014

The University of Toronto Surgical Skills Centre Distinguished Education Award for Outstanding Contributions demonstrates the Centre's commitment to surgical skills education. This award recognizes those individuals who have made exemplary, innovative contributions to teaching and learning in the Surgical Skills Centre over the past year. (( Award Winners )) 2013…

George Armstrong-Peters Prize

Posted on: March 23, 2014

Awarded to a young investigator* who has shown outstanding productivity during his/her initial period as an independent investigator as evidenced by research publications in peer reviewed journals, grants held, and students trained. *Up to 5 years (( Award Winners )) 2013 Dr. Marc Jeschke 2012 Dr. Teodor Grantcharov 2011 Dr.…

Lister Prize

Posted on: March 23, 2014

Awarded to an investigator who has shown outstanding and continuing productivity of international stature as evidenced by research publications, grants held, students trained and other evidence of stature of the work produced. (( Award Winners )) 2013 Dr. Avery B. Nathens 2012 Dr. Ren-Ke Li 2011 Dr. Thomas Waddell 2010…

Charles Tator Surgeon-Scientist Mentoring Award

Posted on: March 23, 2014

Nominations requested. The Surgeon Scientist Training Program (SSTP) at the University of Toronto was created to foster excellence in Research in the Department of Surgery. The successes of the Program have been reflected through the quality of research presented by the trainees, by the recognition received by these individuals at…

Bernard Langer Surgeon-Scientist Award

Posted on: March 23, 2014

Awarded to an outstanding graduate of the Surgeon Scientist Training Program in the Department of Surgery, who shows the greatest promise for a career in academic surgery. (( Award Winners )) 2013 Carol-Anne Moulton 2012 Mojgan Hodaie 2011 Antonio (Tony) Finelli 2010 Rebecca Gladdy 2009 Sevan Hopyan 2008 Michael D.…

Dr. A. Ross Tilley Scholarship

Posted on: March 23, 2014

Introduction Dr. A. Ross Tilley Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Foundation was founded in 1989 to honor the great Canadian plastic surgeon, Dr. A. Ross Tilley. The foundation awards an annual scholarship to a graduating Canadian plastic surgeon who plans fellowship training in plastic surgery. The application deadline this year is…

My Account

Posted on: March 4, 2014

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Chair’s Comments: Research Day 2014

Posted on: February 27, 2014

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I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all the house-staff (Heather Baltzer, Shaikhan Al-Hashmi, Paul Carter, Olivia Ho, Matt Plant, Homan Cheng, Blake Murphy, Kathryn Isaac, Ryan Austin, Siba Haykal, Jennica Platt, Mike Hendry, Joseph Catapano, Katie Armstrong, Dale Podolsky, Matt Murphy and Victoria Hayward) of the Division of…

Sponsorship of Annual Research Day 2014

Posted on: February 14, 2014

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LifeCell Corporation Carol Selby-Reed LifeCell Corporation One Millennium Way Branchburg, NJ  08876-3876 CSelby-Reed@lifecell.com Smith & Nephew Inc. Leigh Ann Brown, Jamie Anderson Smith & Nephew Inc. 4707 Levy Street St-Laurent, QC, H4R 2P9 Phone: 727-329-7717 Fax: 901-721-2609 Leigh.Brown@smith-nephew.com esther.tripp@smith-nephew.com Synthes Canada Wade Bekar,. John Epping, Joe Herron Synthes Canada 2566…

Burns

Posted on: February 9, 2014

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The management of pediatric and adult burns in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has a long and rich history. Apparently the first patient admitted to the Victoria Hospital for Sick Children on Avenue Road in 1875 was a child with a scald burn. The Ross Tilley Burn Centre…

Division Calendar

Posted on: February 5, 2014

How to Sync with This Calendar Synchronize the University of Toronto Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Calendar with your personal Google, MS Outlook, Apple iCal, Mozilla Sunbird, iPad or iPhone calendar. Interfaith Calendar Definition of Terms Interfaithcalendar.org

PS News: Issue 11, May 2012

Posted on: February 4, 2014

Headline News Congratulations to Drs Toni Zhong & Brett Beber! We are very excited for Toni and Brett as they embark on this miraculous journey and for this new addition to the Divisional family.  Robbie Ziv Beber was born on March 20th, 2012 at 2:30 a.m. Given Robbie's large hands,…

PS News: Issue 10, December 2011

Posted on: February 4, 2014

Chair's Column Dr. Christopher R. ForrestDivision of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Interim Chair "Vision is the art of seeing things invisible". - Jonathan Swift I am honored to have been asked by our Department Chair, Dr. Jim Rutka to act as Interim Chair for the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive…

Newsletter

Posted on: February 4, 2014

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Newsletter Archive 2007-2012

Posted on: February 4, 2014

PS News, Issue 12, May 2013 PS News, Issue 11, May 2012 PS News, Issue 10, December 2011 PS News, Issue 9, May 2011.pdf PS News, Issue8, July 2010.pdf PS News, Issue7, July 2009.pdf PS News, Issue6, November 2008.pdf PS News, Issue5, March 2008.pdf PS News, Issue4, October 2007.pdf PS…

Study Resources

Posted on: February 4, 2014

Burn Care e-Book For best results, view on a Mac:iHand Senior Resident Surgical Skills.pdf

Seminars

Posted on: February 4, 2014

Seminar Schedules

Posted on: February 4, 2014

2013-2014 Resident Seminar Schedule Plastic Surgery School ScheduleSeminar Component (2014 – 2015) Monday mornings from 7:30 - 11:00 AMLocation: Peter Gilgan Learning Centre, 686 Bay Street, Event Room 3A & Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, 7EC - 316 Hand and Upper Extremity Series & Craniofacial Series Skin and Soft…

Career Planning

Posted on: February 4, 2014

An exciting new career planning service for PGME fellows and residents is coming to UofT, delivered in partnership between the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine PGME Office and HealthForceOntario Marketing and Recruitment Agency (HFO MRA). A coordinator from the Agency's Community Partnership Program (CPP) will be on campus to…

Resident Wellness and Support

Posted on: February 4, 2014

Resident Support Link to http://www.pgme.utoronto.ca/content/help-0 Wellness Booklet The CanMEDS Physician Health Guide is a valuable CanMEDS Resource which is copyrighted to the Royal College and is only available free of charge to "fellow and resident members" of the Royal College via the Royal College website (obtainable with the use of a…

What’s Going On – January 30, 3014

Posted on: January 30, 2014

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It’s always nice to congratulate and recognize our faculty for doing their jobs above and beyond what is expected. Congratulations to Dr. Marc Jeschke (Ross Tilley Burn Centre) for a successful Continuing Appointment Review. This process has supplanted the traditional 3-year review that all staff members undergo as part of…

Our Donors

Posted on: January 28, 2014

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is proud to recognize the following donors' – our faculty members, alumni and corporate partners – leadership and support. $500,000-$999,999 Allergan Inc. IAMGold Corporation Mentor Canada $250,000-$499,999 DePuy Synthes $100,000-$249,999 Medicis Aesthetics Canada Ltd.Stryker Canada $50,000 - $99,999 Thomas A. B. Bell Christopher…

Donate to the Division

Posted on: January 28, 2014

Boundless Promise The Faculty of Medicine's $500 million campaign is a cornerstone of the University of Toronto’s unprecedented $2 billion Boundless campaign, and the largest fund-raising initiative for a medical school in Canadian history. The campaign builds on our strengths as one of the top medical schools in the world…

Plastic Surgery Graduates

Posted on: January 28, 2014

ASAPS/ASERF Annual Meeting, April 2014

Posted on: January 28, 2014

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Dates: 4/24/2014 - 4/29/2014 Meeting Location: Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA Contact: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Garden Grove, CA 92841 P: 800-364-2147 F: 562-799-1098 E: asaps@surgery.org View meeting website

Hoyle Campbell Visiting Professor 2014 Dr. Paul Cederna

Posted on: January 28, 2014

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Paul S. Cederna, M.D. Robert Oneal, M.D. Collegiate Professor, Plastic Surgery Section Head, Plastic Surgery Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering Practicing at: 2130 Taubman Center 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0340 Telephone: 734-998-6022 Fax: 734-763-5354 February 20th & 21st, 2014 On behalf of the Division of Plastic…

Research

Posted on: January 28, 2014

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Labs and People Thank you for your interest in University of Toronto Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery's research programs. Our research interests are quite broad, as evidenced by the variety of research projects highlighted below. Our research facilities and personnel are housed within our multiple teaching hospitals. Our Division’s…

Canadian Research Awards for Specialty Residents

Posted on: January 28, 2014

The Canadian Research Awards for Specialty Residents are co-sponsored by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation; and the Professional Association of Internes and Residents of Ontario Trust Fund. Each year two awards are given.  The two recipients are presented with a…

Mentor Medical Systems Canada Graduate Scholarship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Posted on: January 28, 2014

This scholarship was made possible through the generous donation of $50,000 to the University of Toronto from Mentor Medical Systems Canada. In recognition of the importance of this donation, the University matched the donation dollar for dollar. This resulted in a combined $100,000 endowment that will support, in perpetuity, the…

John Edward DeToro Scholarship

Posted on: January 28, 2014

The John Edward DeToro Scholarship was established in honour of John Edward DeToro by his wife, Diane DeToro and his children Michele DeToro and John DeToro Jr. This scholarship is awarded annually to a plastic surgery resident who has the highest standing at the annual Visiting Professor Clinical and Basic Science Research…

William K. Lindsay Faculty Research Mentor Award

Posted on: January 28, 2014

The William K. Lindsay Faculty Research Mentor Award is presented to a faculty member in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in recognition of their significant contributions to the nurturing of plastic surgery residents' research. The award is decided upon by the residents and presented to the faculty recipient…

Arnis Freiberg Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

Posted on: January 28, 2014

The Arnis Freiberg Faculty Teaching Excellence Award is presented to a faculty member in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in recognition of outstanding contributions to plastic surgery resident education. The award is decided upon by the residents in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and awarded to the…

Dr. Hugh G. Thomson Humanitarian Award

Posted on: January 28, 2014

Dr. Hugh G. Thomson, MD, MSc, FRCSC (1930 - 2012) was Professor Emeritus in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto and staff surgeon at The Hospital for Sick Children for 43 years (1960 - 2003). During his tenure, he mentored and influenced hundreds of students, residents…

Surgeon Scientist Program Graduates

Posted on: January 28, 2014

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

Surgeon Scientist Program

Posted on: January 28, 2014

SSP Application SSP Guidelines DPRS Faculty Degree Listing SharpMinds Skilled Hands Surgeon Scientist Training Program 1 Department of Surgery Research Office Surgeon Scientist Training Program The purpose of the Surgeon Scientist Training Program (SSTP) at the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, is to provide excellent research training for surgical…

Training Program Director

Posted on: January 28, 2014

Dr. Mitchell Brown Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery The Stewart Building, Room 508 149 College St. Toronto, ON M5T 1P5 Tel.: (416) 978-8534 Fax: (416) 978-7316 Approximate Quota: 4-5 per year Useful Links Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS)

Training Content

Posted on: January 28, 2014

Mandatory Content of Training Description Duration Sites in which this training may be taken PGY1 Prep Camp Emergency Medicine General Surgery Internal Medicine Plastic Surgery - Pediatric Plastic Surgery - Adult ICU Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 4 weeks 4 weeks 12 weeks 4 weeks 8 weeks 8 weeks 8 weeks…

Courses and Symposia

Posted on: January 28, 2014

For further information about the special events listed below please send an email to plastics.admin@utoronto.ca. Aesthetic Facial Reconstruction in Adults and Children Symposium American Society of Plastic Surgeons 444 E Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005 P: 847-228-9900 F: 847-228-9131 Aesthetic Surgery Symposium This is organized to cover selected topics in cosmetic surgery.…

Observerships

Posted on: January 28, 2014

Observerships have no University of Toronto status. Medical practitioners who wish to arrange an observership do so by contacting the hospital where they wish to have observer status. The information below pertains to the observership policy of nine major hospitals in the city of Toronto. Hospital for Sick Children At…

Clinical Fellowship Extensions

Posted on: January 28, 2014

International medical graduates who are not Canadian citizens (or who do not have Permanent Resident status in Canada) require a Work Permit for their Clinical Fellowship training at the University of Toronto. They must obtain Ministry of Health Review Committee approval for any extension of their Clinical Fellowship training beyond…

Breast Cancer Reconstruction

Posted on: January 28, 2014

Accepting Applications For: July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 January 1, 2015 - December 30, 2015 Sites: Women's College Hospital
(WCH) Toronto General Hospital (University Health Network) Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH) Fellowship Director: Dr. Toni Zhong Co-Supervisors: Dr. Stefan Hofer and Dr. Anne O'Neill (UHN)Drs. Mitchell Brown and John Semple…

Adult Craniofacial

Posted on: January 28, 2014

Number of Positions: 1 Duration: 1 year preferable, 6 months possible Site: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Supervisor: Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn The Adult Craniofacial Program is a multidisciplinary program which provides a full spectrum of care to adult patients with facial deformities resulting from trauma, ablative cancer defects, congenital and developmental…

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery

Posted on: January 28, 2014

Number of Positions: 1 Duration: 6 months or 1 year Site: Toronto Western Hospital Supervisors: Dr. Brent Graham, Dr. Dimitri Anastakis, Dr. Herb von Schroeder The Hand Surgery Program is a collaborative effort by the Divisions of Plastic and Orthopaedic Surgery. This is a Canadian fellowship and therefore is NOT…

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Posted on: January 28, 2014

Number of Positions: 1 Duration: 1 year; 6 months possible Site: Toronto Institute of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 199 Avenue Road Supervisor: Dr. Lawrence Tong Educational Objectives At the end of this fellowship, the Fellow will acquire the following skills: Cognitive Demonstrate increased understanding of an anatomical approach to aesthetic surgery…

Total Burn Care

Posted on: January 28, 2014

Number of Positions: 1 Duration: 1 year Supervisors: Dr. M. Jeschke, Dr. R. Cartotto, Dr. S. Shahrokhi, Dr. M. Dibildox The Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, part of the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto is currently seeking…

General Information and Guidelines

Posted on: January 28, 2014

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto is one of the largest plastic surgery training program in North America. Our division has 52 full-time faculty at 10 University affiliated teaching hospitals. Teaching Hospitals Clinical fellowships are provided at five teaching hospitals (St. Michael's Hospital, University…

Postgraduate Training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Posted on: January 28, 2014

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The Training Program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is part of the Postgraduate Training Program in Surgery at the University of Toronto The program is under the leadership of the Chair of the Division, Dr. Christopher R. Forrest and the Program Director, Dr. Mitchell Brown. The training program consists of…

Toronto East General Hospital

Posted on: January 27, 2014

Address: Toronto East General Hospital 825 Coxwell Ave. Toronto, ON M4C 3E7 Phone: (416) 461-8272 Website: http://www.tegh.on.ca The Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) is a large, urban, full-service community hospital. Located in the eastern portion of the Toronto Central LHIN, TEGH provides services to a diverse urban community. The Division…

St. Joseph’s Health Centre

Posted on: January 27, 2014

Address: St. Joseph's Health Centre 30 The Queensway Toronto, ON M6R 1B5 Phone: (416) 530-6000 Website: http://www.stjoe.on.ca St Joseph's Health Centre - a community-based teaching hospital - has broad case mix in plastic surgery including pediatric surgery, hand surgery, gynecomastia, and breast surgery including microsurgical breast reconstruction.  Residents have the…

St. Michael’s Hospital

Posted on: January 27, 2014

Address: St. Michael's Hospital 30 Bond St. Toronto, ON M5B 1W8 Phone: (416) 360-4000 Website: http://www.stmichaelshospital.com St. Michael's Hospital offers tertiary specialized levels of care for traumatic injuries of the soft tissue and skeleton particularly involving the face and the extremities.   There is also a focus on the management of…

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Posted on: January 27, 2014

Address: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 2075 Bayview Ave. Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 Phone: (416) 480-6100 Website: http://sunnybrook.ca The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is composed of two teams: a burn team and a trauma/oncology team.  The Ross Tilley Burn Centre is a state-of-the-art facility…

Women’s College Hospital

Posted on: January 27, 2014

Address: 76 Grenville St. Toronto, ON M5S 1B1 Phone: (416) 323-6400 Website: http://www.womenscollegehospital.ca Women’s College Hospital is a designated facility for ambulatory surgery in the Toronto Central LHIN.   The focus is on minimally invasive and specialized ambulatory procedures in subspecialty areas of cancers common in women including Breast Cancer/ Breast…

Mount Sinai Hospital

Posted on: January 27, 2014

Address: Mount Sinai Hospital 600 University Ave. Toronto, ON M5G 1X5 Phone: (416) 596-4200 Website: http://www.mountsinai.on.ca