2023 Research Day

On behalf of the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, we are honoured to announce that Dr. Peter Neligan will be our Hoyle-Campbell Visiting Professor in 2023.

Dr. Neligan is the Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Washington.

Peter Neligan, MB, FACS, FRCSI, FRCSC

Peter C. Neligan received his medical education at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, graduating MB, BCh, BAO in 1975. He obtained his FRCS in general surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1980 and subsequently trained in Plastic Surgery in Dublin. In 1983 he moved to Toronto for fellowship training at the University of Toronto, completing fellowships in surgical research, pediatric plastic surgery, microvascular surgery, and burn surgery.

Having obtained his FRCSC in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Neligan established practice in Sudbury, Ontario in 1987 before returning to the University of Toronto in 1991 to take up a position at the Wellesley Hospital as Director of the Ross Tilley Burn Unit.

In 1993 he moved to Toronto General Hospital where he specialized in oncologic reconstruction and reconstructive microsurgery. Dr. Neligan served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at TGH from 1996 until 2007. In 1996 he was appointed Chair of the University Division of Plastic Surgery. In 1999 he was appointed the Wharton Chair in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, the first endowed chair in Plastic Surgery in Canada. Dr. Neligan moved to Seattle, WA in July 2007 where he became Professor at the University of Washington in the Departments of Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery.

He is active in numerous societies, and is past president of the Plastic Surgery Foundation, The American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and the North American Skull Base Society. Dr. Neligan has served on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the American Head and Neck Society. He is the immediate past Chair of the Advisory Council for Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Neligan specializes in Reconstructive and Lymphedema surgery. On January 1, 2021, after a distinguished career in plastic surgery, Dr. Peter Neligan retired from active clinical and academic practice.

On Thursday, May 11th, 2023 the Visiting Professor will meet with the PGY2-PGY5 and SSTP residents only (during the day). The evening of Thursday, May 11th will be dedicated to a UofT GTA Lectureship given by Dr. Neligan (details to follow at a later date). Friday, May 12th, 2023 will mark the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery Research Symposium, which will be open to all faculty, residents, fellows and alumni. Please mark the dates for these important events on your calendar.

Kristen M. Davidge, M.D. M.Sc. F.R.C.S.(C)
Research Director
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Toronto
Associate Scientist, Child Health and Evaluative Sciences,
SickKids Research Institute Associate Scientist, SickKids Research Institute
Mitchell Brown, MD, MEd, FRCSC
Interim Chair, Division of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Toronto