Yasser El-Sheikh


Clinical Instructor

(416) 782-7788

(416) 491-7022

Noosheen Mehri

hospitals and rotations
North York General Hospital

practice location

Toronto Plastic Surgery Centre
1333 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 211
Toronrto, ON M2J1V1

Aesthetic, Hand, Peripheral Nerve

Medical Officer, Climbing Escalade Canada
Program Director, Canadian Climbing Medicine Symposium
Member, UIAA (International Climbing Federation) Medical Commission
Medical Consultant, Joe Rockhead’s Climbing Gym
Medical Director, Toronto Plastic Surgery Centre
Active Staff Plastic Surgeon, North York General Hospital
Active Staff Plastic Surgeon, The Albany Medical Centre
Active Staff Plastic Surgeon, Centric Health Surgical Centre

Hand and microsurgery fellowship (ACGME accredited)
The Buncke Clinic, San Francisco, California (2010)

Plastic Surgery residency
McMaster University Medical School, Hamilton, Ontario (2009)

Medical Education
doctor of medicine
McMaster University Medical School, Hamilton, Ontario (2004)

undergraduate education
B.Sc.,hons. (co-op, kinesiology)
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (2000)
Faculty, University of Toronto Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program (2017-present)
Program Director, Canadian Climbing Medicine Symposium (2017-present)
Faculty, Emergency Medicine Annual Update, Toronto (2011-2015)
Hand Surgery Rounds, Coordinator, North York General Hospital (2011-present)
Hand Surgery Seminar Series, Coordinator, The Buncke Clinic (2009-2010)
Plastic Surgery Resident Education Committee Representative, McMaster University (2007-2009)
Resident Surgical Skills Instructor, McMaster University (2008)
Rock Climbing Instructor, Rockhead’s Climbing Gym (1992-2009)

memberships & licenses
Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Member of The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member of The American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Member of The American Association of Hand Surgery
Licentiate of The Medical Council of Canada
Member of The Ontario Medical Association
Member of The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Member of The Canadian Medical Protective Association

SURGICAL research

Principle Investigator: RANGER Study (Registry of Avance Nerve Graft Evaluating Utilization and Outcomes for the Reconstruction of Peripheral Nerve Discontinuities), North York General Hospital Study Site. (2017-present)

Safa et. al. Peripheral nerve repair throughout the body with processed nerve allograft: Results from a large multicenter study. Microsurgery.2020;1-11. (Co-author)

El-Sheikh et. al. Pediatric Microvascular Surgery Experience at The Buncke Clinic: A Ten-year Experience (2000-2009). (ASRM 2011 Podium Presentation)

El-Sheikh et al. Incidence of capsular contracture in silicone versus saline cosmetic augmentation mammoplasty: a meta-analysis. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2008; 16(4):211-15.

Y. El-Sheikh, S. Flohe, C. Lutter, I. Schoeffl, V. Schoeffl. Surgical Management of PIP Joint Repetitive Stress Epiphyseal Fracture Non-union in Elite Sport Climbers: Case Study. Journal of Hand Surgery (Am) 2018; 43(6):572e1-572e5.

C. Lutter, Y El-Sheikh, I. Schoeffl, V. Schoeffl. Sport climbing: medical considerations for this new Olympic discipline. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2017; 51:2-3.

El-Sheikh et al. Diagnosis of finger flexor pulley injury in rock climbers: a systematic review. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2006; 14(4):227-31.


Upper Limb Soft Tissue Injuries in Rock Climbers (Literature Review)
Relationship between Climbing Style and Incidence of Soft Tissue injury (Pilot Study)
Positional Variations in Neuromuscular Fatigue during Repetitive Isometric Forearm Contractions (Laboratory)
Nonphysiological Factors in Recovery from Musculoskeletal Injury (Literature Review)
Effect of Cardiac Rehab. on VO2 and Subjective Improvements in CHF Patients (Pilot Study)

conference participation
Canadian Climbing Medicine Symposium 2017 and 2019 (Presenter, Program Director)
International Rock Climbing Research Association Congress, Telluride, 2016, 2018 (Presenter)
Climbing Medicine Symposium, Obertrubach, 2013, 2015
ASRM Microsurgery Annual Meeting, 2011(Presenter), 2012, 2015, 2018
ASPS Annual Meeting, Toronto 2010
CSAPS Annual Meeting, 2010, 2015
ASSH Hand Surgery Conference, 2013, 2009, 2005, 2004 (Presenter)
CSPS Annual Meeting, 2009, 2007(Presenter), 2006 (Presenter)
Annual Toronto Aesthetic Meeting 2008-present