Joseph Catapano


Assistant Professor

(416) 864-6060 ext. 3868

(416) 864-5621

Selena Levine

hospitals and rotations
St. Michael's Hospital

practice location

St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond Street
Donnelly Wing, Room 4-072
Toronto, ON M5B 1W8

Aesthetic, Breast, Craniomaxillofacial, Hand, Microsurgery, Peripheral Nerve, Skin Cancer, Trauma

Dr. Joseph Catapano graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine in 2011, where he received the Gold Medal in recognition of graduating with the highest academic standing in his class. He subsequently completed his residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto, completing his residency in 2020. During this time, he completed a four-year PhD in peripheral nerve repair and regeneration through the Institute of Medical Science and the Ministry of Health Clinician-Investigator Program at the Hospital for Sick Children. During his residency, he was the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Dr. A. Ross Tilley Scholarship, which is awarded to one graduating resident annually by the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery.
In addition to his residency training in breast, cosmetic, and craniofacial trauma, Dr. Catapano pursued further subspecialty training in hand, peripheral nerve and microsurgery at the prestigious Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, Maryland. His clinical practice is broad, including microsurgery and soft tissue reconstruction of the upper and lower limb, peripheral nerve reconstruction, facial reconstruction, breast and cosmetic surgery.
His research focuses on outcomes after peripheral nerve injury and the incorporation of new technologies to improve peripheral nerve regeneration following traumatic injury. He is the author of several peer-reviewed publications, and is the recipient of many national and international awards. He is certified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in Plastic Surgery and is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).