Year: 2013

Resident Orientation 2013-2014

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

Christopher R. Forrest


(Left to Right)

Top Row:  Joseph Catapano, Jennica Platt, Heather Baltzer, Mathew Plant, Paul Carter, Blake Murphy, Dale Podolsky, Sebastian Vrouwe, Matthew Murphy, Victoria Hayward, Lauren Philp, Kathryn Isaac,

Middle Row:  Matthew McRae, Ryan Austin, Katie Armstrong, Jana Dengler,  Maryam Saheb-Al-Zamani, Jessica Shih, Rayisa Hontscharuk

Bottom Row:  Siba Haykal, Olivia Ho, Dr Joel Fish, Dr. Chris R. Forrest, Dr. Mitch Brown, Homan Cheng, Natalia Ziolkowski,

(Missing from photo:  Mike Hendry, Giancarlo McEvenue, Shaikhan Al-Hashmi)

Sponsorship of Annual Research Day 2013

LifeCell Corporation

Ms. Carol Selby-Reed
LifeCell Corporation
One Millennium Way
Branchburg, NJ  08876-3876

AxoGen Inc.

MarloTan Walpole, Erick DeVinney, Brad Hedger
AxoGen Inc.
13859 Progress Blvd.
Suite 100
Alachua, FL 32615
Ph: (386)462-6852

Synthes Canada

Mr. John Ohara & Mr. John Epping
Synthes Canada
2566 Meadowpine Blvd, Mississauga L5N 6P9, ON
Tel: 905-567-0440 & 905-567-0440 ext. 238


Marika Slemko
2010 Winston Park Drive Suite 100
Oakville, ON  L6H 5R7
905-829-1502 xt 6408

KCI Medical Canada

Ms. Lesley McMath
KCI Medical Canada
75 Courtneypark Drive W. Unit 2
Mississauga, ON  L5W 0E3
T 905.565.7187 ext 6308 | M 416.669.2830 |
TF 800.668.5403 ext. 6308

Anexxa Medical Technologies Inc.

5115 Harvester Rd. Unit # 13
Burlington, ON  L7L 0A3
905 469 4330/1 888 234 2063
fax: 1 866 584 1462


Mr. Kevin Simmons
Johnson & Johnson Medical Companies
200 Whitehall Drive
Markham, ON L3R 0T5
Tel: 905-946-2053
Fax: 905-946-7364
Cell: (416) 822-8034


Mr. Michael Toropov & Ms. Marina Toropov
2207-33 Wood Street
Toronto, ON  M4Y 2P8
Fax/tel (647)-345-4201

Hoyle Campbell Visiting Professor 2013 Dr. Michael Neumeister


Michael W. Neumeister, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Professor and Division Chair
Phone: 217-545 6314

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise:

  • Hand surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Breast reconstruction and augmentation
  • Cleft lips and palates
  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)
  • Burn care and reconstruction

Dr. Michael Neumeister received his medical degree from the University of Toronto. He had previously completed a degree in physiology and pharmacology at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Neumeister was an emergency physician in Toronto, Ontario for one year following his internship at the Toronto East General Hospital. He started in a general surgery residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and went on to complete his plastic surgery residency at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Dr. Neumeister attended Harvard University’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston as a microsurgery fellow. He completed a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s Plastic Surgery Institute.

Dr. Neumeister is board certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC).
He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Neumeister has received awards for presentations given regionally, nationally, and internationally, has authored numerous book chapters and articles, and has multiple research interests. He serves on numerous national committees.

Thursday, February 21st, 2013, the Visiting Professor event will be dedicated to the senior residents only.  Friday, February 22nd, 2013 will mark the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Research Day, which will be open to all faculty, residents, fellows and alumni.  Please mark the dates for these important events on your calendar.


Joel Fish
Research Director

Mitchell Brown
Program Director

Christopher R. Forrest

Visiting Professor & Research Day Itinerary 2013

Sponsorship of Annual Research Day 2013