Howard M. Clarke


Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto

(416) 813-6444

(416) 813-6147

Heather Sellars

hospitals and rotations
Hospital for Sick Children

practice location

The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Suite 5423
Toronto, ON

Hand, Paediatric, Peripheral Nerve

Howard M. Clarke is a Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto where he has been on the faculty since 1987. He practices in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Dr. Clarke studied medicine at the University of Toronto and entered the plastic surgery training programme there upon graduation. Graduate training in the Institute of Medical Science was completed under the supervision of Ralph Manktelow and Nancy McKee. Fellowship training followed at Harvard University studying hand surgery with Joe Upton and at the University of Tokyo undertaking microsurgical training with Professor Kiyonori Harii.

Dr. Clarke is responsible for the brachial plexus programme at the Hospital for Sick Children, which provides a weekly multidisciplinary clinic for the evaluation of children with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. He is extensively involved in both primary and secondary reconstructive procedures for these children. Dr. Clarke is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto. He has served as the President of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve, as the President of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons and as the inaugural President of the recently formed International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies (ICOPLAST).