Year: 2009

Breast Restoration Trial

University Health Network and Women’s College Hospital in Toronto have just opened a trial to study the use of Alloderm in one-stage direct to implant breast reconstruction following skin sparing mastectomy. This is a funded study that is supported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This study is now open for enrolment.

http://www.myreconstruction.ca/

Toni Zhong M.D. FRCS(C)
The Breast Restoration Program
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UHN
8N 871 Eaton’s Wing
200 Elizabeth Street
Administrative assistant: Michelle Holmes
Office phone: 416-340-3858
Office fax: 416-340-4403

Repairing a Blown-Up Hand

Dr. Dimitri Anastakis featured in a Globe and Mail article.

Prior to the first in a series of reconstructive surgeries, Dylan Birch's doctor took this photo of his patient displaying the hand he mangled in a rocket-building accident. (Peter Cheney)

Prior to the first in a series of reconstructive surgeries, Dylan Birch’s doctor took this photo of his patient displaying the hand he mangled in a rocket-building accident.
(Peter Cheney)

By Grade 7, Dylan Birch was chasing the dream that would nearly kill him. He collected pencils, aluminum pop cans and a sheet of sandpaper – the materials for his first rocket.

The pencils would be hollowed out, then filled with a homemade fuel propelled by the powdered aluminum that Dylan manufactured by sanding down the cans. His father managed a Canadian Tire store, so tools were easy to come by. And, in the age of the Internet, so was the knowledge – Dylan studied the website of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, soaking up the rudiments of rocket science.

“It was all there,” he says. “All you had to do was look.”

Dylan was a born inventor, an adolescent Leonardo da Vinci who loved nothing better than building a solar-heating system for his parents’ new pool or designing an airplane online with Google Sketch-Up. Now, he was obsessed with rockets.

His early, pencil-based models were powerful enough to shoot a skateboard across his parents’ driveway, but Dylan wanted more. He scaled up his efforts, using cardboard mailing tubes for his rocket bodies instead.

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Annual Graduation Gala 2009

On behalf of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we would like to once again thank Dr. Donald Lalonde for making this year’s Visiting Professorship such an enormous success.  The Visiting Professor events were very well received by all who attended and were found to be highly educational, exciting and most of all fun!

Congratulations to all of our graduating residents and award winners:

Graduating Residents

Daniel Martin, Ravindra Lalla, Glykeria Martou

William K. Lindsay Faculty Research Mentor Award, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto 2009 was awarded to Dr. James L. Mahoney

Arnis Freiberg Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto 2009 was awarded to Dr. Robert C. Cartotto

Best Basic Science Award, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto 2009 was awarded to Dr. Kristen Davidge

Best Clinical Paper Award, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto 2009 was awarded to Dr. Mary-Helen Mahoney

Also voted for excellence in research presentations were:  Dr. Karen Wong and Dr. Vanessa Wong

 John Edward De Toro Award, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto 2009 was awarded to Dr. Karen Cross

We thank all those who participated in this year’s events and  look forward to next year’s Visiting Professorship.

Sincerely,

Dr. Joel Fish                          Dr. Dimitri Anastakis            Dr.  Mitch Brown

Research Director                 Chairman                               Program Director

See the Slideshow accompanied by music

Hoyle Campbell Visiting Professor 2009 Dr. Don Lalonde

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Dr. Donald Lalonde
Professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University

March 26th – 27th, 2009

On behalf of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we are honoured and take great pleasure in announcing that Dr. Don Lalonde will be our Visiting Professor 2009.

Dr. Lalonde is well known and respected by the Canadian Plastic Surgery community for his collaborative leadership style, innovation, and drive for excellence. Don has served many important leadership roles in Plastic Surgery. As Chair of the Plastic Surgery Specialty Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada since 2004, he has helped reshape the education of Canadian Plastic Surgeons. In addition, Don has served as President of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery from 2006-2007, Section Editor for the prestigious Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and as a Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Lalonde was instrumental in securing mutual recognition of Plastic Surgery training between Canada (the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada) and the United States (the American Board of Plastic Surgery) in 2007. To learn more about the important contribution that Dr. Lalonde has made to Plastic Surgery in Canada and internationally, please click here.

Please mark the dates for this important event (March 26 and 27, 2009) on your calendar.

Sincerely,

Joel Fish
Research Director

Mitchell Brown
Program Director

Dimitri Anastakis
Chair

Hoyle Campbell Visiting Professor – March 26-27, 2009 Itinerary

Dr. Don Lalonde – Important Professional Achievements

Graduation Gala 2009 Dinner Slideshow