Year: 2010

Dr. Manktelow Honoured by CSPS and IFSSH

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Dr. Ralph Manktelow was the recipient of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society’s Annual Business meeting, which was held in Halifax on June 18, 2010. There have been only three other Canadians honored in the 25 year history of this award and Dr. Manktelow is the only living recipient. Dr. Manktelow developed his unique surgical skills while training in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto.

He was also honoured by the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) at their international Congress in Seoul in November 2010. He was named a Pioneer of Hand Surgery, joining an illustrious list of such Pioneers named since 1986 by the Society. This is the highest international recognition available to a hand surgeon!

Well known and recognized, Dr. Manktelow is renowned for one of the first texts on reconstructive microsurgery, which has served for many as the template to begin using the free gracilis muscle to power hand tendons.

The Toronto replantation team was started by him and he very rapidly became recognized as an authority in replantation and microvascular surgery. He began a microsurgery course at the University of Toronto, which became an annual event.

Pioneers are recognized leaders in hand surgery who have contributed significantly to the development of Hand Surgery nationally and/or internationally.

Dr. Ali Adibfar – Professorship Inspires Alumni Gratitude

The Division’s goal to establish a first-of-its-kind Professorship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Education for the use by the Division’s program director, has caught the attention of at least one recent alumnus. Dr. Ali Adibfar, grateful for the expert training he received from the Division of Plastic Surgery, considered the opportunity to support the new professorship as a meaningful way to celebrate the discipline and the program that helped him get where he is in life. Keen to see the Division provide leadership in establishing this new professorship, Dr. Adibfar made a first gift of $25,000 to the professorship and feels so good about his support and the impact it will make that he is already considering his next gift.

Today, Dr. Adibfar is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon as well as an oral & maxillofacial surgeon concentrating on cosmetic surgery of face and body with new offices on Avenue Road. He completed his postgraduate plastic & reconstructive surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital (Nashville) and at the University of Toronto, before becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in plastic surgery in 2003.

Dr. Adibfar says he is thrilled to be able to give back to his alma mater, “Supporting this professorship is a great way to express my gratitude and help this program thrive. I encourage all my colleagues to participate in establishing this important new Professorship”.

The Professorship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Education will provide the Division with much-needed resources to enhance postgraduate plastic surgery education in areas such as curriculum development and information technology. Dr. Adibfar is among the first alumni to step up and help. His commitment will allow the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to attract the best trainees from across Canada and around the world.

Nancy Collett Senior Development Officer, Dept. of Surgery

First Annual Paediatric Upper Extremity Symposium

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children is pleased to announce the

First Annual Paediatric Upper Extremity Symposium

 

Featuring lectures by Professor Steven E.R. Hovius
The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam

October 14, 2010
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Arts and Letters Club
14 Elm Street, Toronto ON

Registration is complimentary but required

Please contact Dyanne Bechard, Administrative Assistant  at dyanne.bechard@sickkids.ca or (416) 813-8659 to confirm your attendance.

First Annual HSC Pediatric Upper Extremity Symposium

Dr. John Semple – Team Probes Why Climbers Die on Mount Everest

Please see the attached press release on a publication co-authored by Dr. John Semple soon to be published in the British Medical Journal. The study was on why people die on Mount Everest. The University of Toronto is issuing a press release (below) and it is also covered by the Canadian Press and appeared on the Globe Mail and Post websites. The CBC interview is on the Friday, July 30th.

Press Release

Another Mount Everest paper published recently by Dr. Semple and colleagues was covered by Nature News.com in a press release in November:

Semple J.L, G.W.K. Moore: First observations of surface ozone concentration from the summit region of Mount Everest. Geophysical Research Letters: 2008: 35: pp L20818. PA

Congratulations to John and his colleagues on these important accomplishments!

Resident Orientation 2010-2011

July 6th, 2009

On behalf of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we would like to welcome the new PGY1’s to our family.  This will certainly be an exciting and rewarding year ahead with many new challenges and learning opportunities.

We are confident that all of our trainees will be successful.  Our faculty, alumni and trainees continue to make significant contributions to and lead in the areas of plastic surgery research, education and clinical practice.

Sincerely,

Joel Fish
Research Director

Mitchell Brown
Program Director

Dimitri Anastakis
Chair

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Back Row (Left to Right): Mathew McRae, Giancarlo McEvenue, Homan Cheng, Shaikhan Al-Hashmi, Karen Wong, Dr. Mitchell Brown, Ron Somogyi, Kunaal Jindal, Saad Al-Qahtani, Jennica Platt, Paul Carter, Olivia Ho, Blake Murphy, Heather Baltzer, Kristen Davidge, Taiba Al-Rasheed, Andrew Fagan, Mike Hendry

Front Row (Left to Right): Mary-Helen Mahoney, Richard Backstein, Roberto Tutino, Ryan Neinstein, Amer Al-Kudmani, Karen Cross, Jing Zhang

Annual Graduation Gala 2010

On behalf of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we would like to once again thank Dr. Douglas Ross 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
Dr. Amir Mrad and Dr. Vanessa Wong

William K. Lindsay Faculty Research Mentor Award, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto 2010 was awarded to Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn

Arnis Freiberg Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto 2010 was awarded to Dr. Christopher R. Forrest

Mentor Canada Prize for Best Clinical Paper Award, 2010 was awarded to Dr. Mary-Helen Mahoney and Dr. Ryan Neinstein

Best Basic Science Award, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto 2010 was awarded to Dr. Karen Cross

Best Clinical Paper Award, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto 2010 was awarded to Dr. Karen Wong

John Edward De Toro Scholarship, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto 2010 was awarded to Dr. Siba Haykal

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