Conferences and Events

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

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18th Annual Toronto Breast Surgery Symposium

The 18th annual Toronto Annual Breast Surgery Symposium will cover current concepts and new innovation in the field of reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery. Our guest faculty will present information in a combination of didactic lectures, video presentations, open panel discussions and question and answer sessions.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
The King Edward Hotel
Toronto, ON

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2017 Resident Orientation

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

Top Row (left to right): Tomas Saun, David Wallace, Peter Qi, Sultan Al-shaqsi, Moaath Saggaf

Second Row from Top (left to right): Dr. Chris Forrest, Sebastian Vrouwe, Melissa Roy, Celine Yeung, Mona Al-Taha, Steven Hanna, Dr. Greg Borschel

Second Row from Bottom (left to right): Dr. Kyle Wanzel, Katie Armstrong, Monica Yu, Stephanie Dreckmann, Kalila Steen, Joseph Catapano, Dale Podolsky

Front Row (left to right): Karen Chung, Jana Dengler, Maryam Saheb-Al-Zamani, Rayisa Hontscharuk, Whitney Quong, Mawaddah Alrajraji, Miliana Vojvodic