Shafie S. Fazel Outstanding Resident Surgeon and Investigator Award

In memory of Dr. Shafie S. Fazel, outstanding resident within the Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Toronto.

Each Division will be asked to submit the name of ONE potential candidate within their Division.


Given to a resident in their LAST year of training with demonstrated outstanding accomplishments during residency both as a surgeon and as an investigator (i.e. outstanding clinical ability; superb academic achievement; attributes in keeping with the ideal caregiver (collaboration, communication, mentorship, patient advocacy, leadership, reliability, respect, community service, honesty). IE this award is not to be given after someone has left residency.

Nominations must:

  • Be accompanied by a letter of support from the Division’s Program Director outlining how the nominee meets the criteria for the award
  • Criteria for clinical excellence should include testimonials from the resident’s supervisors
  • Nominations should include the candidate’s CV
  • Evidence of investigative excellence should include impact of papers published
  • Other pertinent documents may be submitted as well

Deadline for submission of nomination is March 2nd Submission should be sent to Terry Yau at

Award Winners
2021 Melissa Roy
2018 Dr. C. Witiw
2017 Dr. A. Mansouri
2016 Dr. N. Lipsman
2015 Dr. J. Wilson
2014 Dr. A. Fallah
2013 Dr. W. Hanna
2012 Dr. K. Davidge