Linda Dvali

Linda Dvali


Head, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network
Assistant Professor


Dr. Linda Dvali completed medical school at the University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1996. She then entered a residency program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada) in June 2001.

From July 2001- June 2002 she completed a Peripheral Nerve/Microsurgery/Hand Fellowship in St. Louis, Missouri under the direction of Dr. Susan Mackinnon. She then attended Harvard University in Boston, MA, completing a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology in June 2003.
She returned to Toronto as full time, active staff in the Department of Surgery at the University Health Network. In April 2011 she assumed the role of Division Head in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network (previously known as the Toronto East General Hospital).

Dr. Dvali is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto. In addition to her clinical and leadership roles at TEHN, she continues to be on staff at the Toronto Western Hospital and University Health Network, as a consultant with Altum Health, a leader in health care delivery for injured workers.
Dr Dvali is a member of the University of Toronto Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program Committee and she oversees the CanMeds competency role of "Health Advocate" for the Division.

Neinstein RM, Dvali LT, Le S, Anastakis DJ. Review of theological and doctrinal considerations of three religions impacting digital replantation decision making.
Hand (N Y). 2012 Sep;7(3):346-7

Neinstein RM, Dvali LT, Le S, Anastakis DJ. Complete digital amputations undergoing replantation surgery: a 10-year retrospective study. Hand (N Y). 2012 Sep;7(3):263

Dvali L, Mackinnon SE. Apr;30(2):203-21: Nerve repair, grafting and nerve transfers. In: Clinics in Plastic Surgery (Mackinnon, SE (guest editor)). WB Saunders, Philadelphia 2003: pp 203-21.

Dvali L, Mackinnon SE: Basic Pathophysiology of the Hand, Wrist, and Forearm: Nerve. In: Hand Surgery (Arnold-Peter C Weiss, Richard A Berger, eds). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2003.

Dvali L, Mackinnon SE: Peripheral Nerve Anatomy, Injury, and Repair. In: Basic Science for Surgeons (Argenta, L. eds). WB Saunders, Philadelphia 2003.

Dvali LT: Cochrane Collaboration Review of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Invited Review. Linkages 2003, Winter 2003/2004. Institute for work and health.

Dvali L, Quan C, Pugash R, Poulin E, Peters W: Empyema Necessitans presenting as a gas-forming cellulitus in an HIV-positive man: Case Report. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 1999: 2: pp 53-56.

Dvali LT, Dagum AB, Pang CY, Kerluke LD, Catton P, Pennock P, Mahoney JL: Effect of Radiation on Skin Expansion and Skin Flap Viability in Pig Skin. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2000: 106: pp 624-9.

Areas of Specialty

Hand & Plastic Surgery

Dr. Dvali has particular clinical interest in the following types of surgical procedures:
Hand and Peripheral Nerve surgery. Hand Surgery for arthritis: rheumatoid, osteoarthritis
Upper extremity trauma

Practice Hospital

Michael Garron Hospital (Toronto East Health Network)




Ester Cepelinski

Practice Location

Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network
658 Danforth Ave. Suite 403
Toronto, Ontario
M4J 5B9


(647) 346-0154


(647) 346-7342

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