Rob Cartotto

Rob Cartotto


Plastic Surgeon, Ross Tilley Burn Centre


Dr. Cartotto is a staff plastic surgeon in the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. His professional career has been dedicated to the care and treatment of burn patients.

MD: Queens University, 1986
FRCS(C): Plastic Surgery, University of Toronto , 1992

1994-1999: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Queen’s University
1999-2017: Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto
2017-present: Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto

Peer Reviewed Publications to date:
45 (J Burn Care and Research, Burns, J Trauma, Critical Care Medicine)

Peer Reviewed International Presentations to date: 80
Connel Award for undergraduate teaching at Queen’s University
Professional Association of Interns and Residents (PAIRO) award for teaching
Moyer Award of the American Burn Association for research
Tile Award for distinguished service to the Department of Surgery at Sunnybrook

Selected Bibliography:

1. Cartotto R, Musgrave M, Beveridge M, Gomez M, Fish J: Minimizing blood loss in burn surgery. Journal of Trauma 2000: 49: pp 1034-38.

2. Cartotto RC, Innes M, Musgrave MA, Gomez M, Cooper AB: How well does the Parkland Formula estimate actual fluid resuscitation volumes? Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation 2002: 23: pp 258-265.

3. Cartotto RC, Choi J, Gomez M, Cooper AB: Prospective Study on the relevance of the base deficit during fluid resuscitation. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation 2003: 24: pp 75-84.

4. Cartotto RC, Ellis S, Smith T: High frequency oscillatory ventilation in burn patients. Critical Care Medicine 2005: 33: pp S175-181.

Areas of Specialty

Critical care of the burn patient, and acute burn surgery involving burn wound excision and closure with grafts and skin substitutes.

Practice Hospital

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, The Ross Tilley Burn Centre




Carla Caporiccio

Practice Location

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., D-712
Toronto, Ontario
M4N 3M5


(416) 480-6706


(416) 480-6708

Referral Instructions
Research Interests

Novel modes of ventilation for burn patients with lung damage, minimization of blood loss during burn surgery and reduction of transfusion for burns, and use of the base deficit as a marker of adequacy of acute burn shock resuscitation.