Heather Baltzer

Heather Baltzer


Assistant Professor
Interim Director Hand Program
Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Toronto

Toronto Western Hand Program


Dr. Heather Baltzer is part of the Hand Surgery group at Toronto Western with a clinical interest in wrist and peripheral nerve surgery. She is also cross-appointed to the Division of Orthopedics within the University Health Network.

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 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.

Dr. Baltzer's research interests focus on health services research with an emphasis on health economics and quality improvement in hand surgery. Her research evaluates the economic burden of hand and wrist trauma and conditions and how change in models of delivery of care can impact this for patients. Dr. Baltzer currently holds an appointment as a Research Collaborator at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, completing outcomes research in hand surgery. She is also a member of the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative.

Areas of Specialty

Hand Surgery
Wrist Surgery
Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Practice Hospital

Toronto Western Hospital (UHN)




Stephanie Dickman

Practice Location

Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst Street
2nd floor East Wing, Room 422
Toronto, ON M5T 2S8


(416) 603-5449


(416) 603-5251

Referral Instructions
Research Interests

Clinical Outcomes
Health Services Research
Health Economics