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