Month: July 2010

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 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.


Joel Fish
Research Director

Mitchell Brown
Program Director

Dimitri Anastakis


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