Conferences and Events

Resident Orientation 2018

On behalf of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we would like to welcome the new PGY1’s to our family.


Greg Borschel
Research Director

Kyle Wanzel
Program Director

Christopher R. Forrest

Front Row (left to right): Mona Al-Taha, Kalila Steen, Melissa Roy, Jessica Shih, Josephine D’Abbondanza, Whitney Quong, Celine Yeung, Joseph Catapano, Natasha Ziolkowski, Mawaddah Alrajraji, Dr. Greg Borschel

Middle Row (left to right): Dr. Christopher Forrest, Kevin Zuo, Brian Hong, Adam Mosa, Katie Armstrong, Rayisa Hontscharuk, Monica Yu, Tomas Saun, Dr. Kyle Wanzel

Back Row (left to right): Pierre Lapaine, Dale Podolsky, Miliana Vojvodic, Karen Chung, Peter Qi, David Wallace, Helene Retrouvey, Sultan Alshaqsi, Steven Hanna, Moaath Saggaf

Missing from photo: Stephanie Dreckmann


Graduation Gala Dinner 2018

Our Graduation Gala Dinner took place on June 28, 2018 at One King West Hotel.

It was a lively evening with our graduates, their families, and many of the past years’ alumni attending. Enjoy the photos of the the event in the gallery below.

Surgical Skills Course with Dr. Susan MacKinnon

Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 1:00-4:30 pm

Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
Director, Center for Nerve Injury and Paralysis
Sydney M., Jr. and Robert H. Shoenberg Professor
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Susan E. Mackinnon, MD, is the Sydney M. Jr. and Robert H. Shoenberg Professor and chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She performed the first nerve transplant in 1988 and is considered a leading expert in the field of peripheral nerve surgery. Mackinnon earned her medical degree from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and completed a plastic surgery residency at the University of Toronto. She went on to complete fellowships in neurosurgical research at the University of Toronto and Hand Surgery at the Raymond Curtis Hand Center in Baltimore.

In addition to her work in nerve transplantation, Mackinnon has developed a number of nerve transfer techniques in which healthy nerves are rerouted into areas left paralyzed by damaged ones. Her areas of clinical interest in peripheral nerve surgery include hand, upper extremity and lower extremity injury; carpal tunnel syndrome; tarsal tunnel syndrome; thoracic outlet syndrome; brachial plexus injury; cumulative trauma disorder; nerve compression; facial palsy; and hand and upper extremity disorders and injuries.

Special Event

Surgical skills course for residents and fellows with Dr. Susan MacKinnon (Thursday, May 10th, 2018 from 1-4:30 pm) at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Surgical Skills Lab.

Dr. Mackinnon will demonstrate Nerve transfers (AIN end to side to ulnar motor; median to radial nerve transfer, double fascicular transfer) and also Ulnar nerve transposition, and CTR Guyons release. The videos related to these surgeries can be accessed through

48th Annual Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium

The 48th annual University of Toronto Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium will provide a didactic, highly interactive, congenial atmosphere, where registrants are exposed to top aesthetic plastic surgeons on a global scale. The Toronto Aesthetic Meeting is the largest aesthetic plastic surgery meeting in Canada. Last year, over 200 registrants attended this program.

April 13 – April 14, 2018
Omni King Edward Hotel
Toronto, ON

Register Today