James Mahoney

James Mahoney


Chief Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital
Medical Director Wound Healing Program, St. Michael's Hospital
Medical Director, Perioperative Services, St. Michael's Hospital


Medical School
• McMaster

Specialty Training
• Plastic surgery

Fellowship Training
• Eastern Virginia School of Graduate Medicine Clinical

Dr. James Mahoney is the Medical Director Perioperative Services and the Clinical Director of the Wound Care Program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. As Medical Director he oversees a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and is involved with the challenging health care environment maintaining volumes of surgery improving quality and efficiency. His surgical case mix involves trauma, traumatic reconstruction, surgical complications, and reconstructive surgery including aesthetic surgery. Dr. Mahoney has been active in the implementation of a wide variety of new agents in the treatment of complex wounds working with international companies.

Dr. Mahoney has taught at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing educational levels at the University of Toronto. Dr. Mahoney has been invited to participate in panels or teach instructional courses on wound management at both the national and international level, with invitations from the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Canadian Society of Wound Care, European Negative Pressure Symposium and made presentation to the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has received numerous awards for his research activities.

Areas of Specialty

• Trauma to the face, soft tissues and upper extremity including the hand
• Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Surgery of the Hand
• Plastic Surgery of the Breast, Face and Abdomen

Practice Hospital

St. Michael's Hospital




Helen Amaral

Practice Location

St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond St., Rm. 4080
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1W8


(416) 864-5385


(416) 864-5888

Referral Instructions
Research Interests

Research at St. Michael’s Hospital involves basic science, development of new innovative clinical advancements as well as quality improvement.

In basic science we are looking at the effect of vasopressors on skin flap circulation on a novel flap model. In breast reconstruction we are investigation ways to improve the knowledge of Physicians and Patients as to this important aspect of treatment of breast cancer. We are developing new pathways and guidelines for treatment of a variety of complex wounds. In addition, we are studying wound infection and developing patient centered tools to facilitate its assessment and treatment.

We are working with other surgical specialties to develop better measurement of our performance to improve our quality of care.