Heather Baltzer


Interim Director, Toronto Western Hand Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

(416) 603-5449

(416) 603-5121

Stephanie Dickman

hospitals and rotations
UHN: Toronto Western Hospital

practice location

Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst Street 2EW Rm 422
Toronto ON

Hand, Microsurgery, Peripheral Nerve, Trauma

Dr. Baltzer is a hand surgeon and a clinician investigator at University Health Network and Krembil Research Institute. Dr. Heather Baltzer is the Interim Director of the Hand Surgery group at Toronto Western with a clinical interest in peripheral nerve and hand surgery. Dr. Baltzer completed her Master of Science in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto prior to her medical school training at the University of Toronto. Her plastic surgery residency was in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto. She went to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for her Hand, Wrist and Microsurgery fellowship. She has completed a further post-graduate degree in Health Services Research in the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on health care utilization and population health economics among hand trauma populations using large administrative databases. She also has an active translational research program focusing on basilar thumb arthritis.