University Health Network (Toronto General and Western Hospitals)


Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth Street
Toronto, ON M5G 2C4

Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5T 2S8


Each year, we have between 3 – 4 rotating senior or graduating residents who come to learn the principles of reconstruction following oncologic ablation including breast reconstruction and head and neck reconstruction, microsurgical skills, and management of complex cutaneous malignancies.

The Hand Surgery Program at the Toronto Western Hospital is a collaborative effort by the Divisions of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. The practice is concentrated in the area of adult hand surgery and includes a broad spectrum of reconstructive problems, hand trauma, arthritis, surgery and peripheral nerve problems. There is also a moderate amount of microsurgical activity and TWH is the replantation center for Metropolitan Toronto. As such, residents can gain excellent exposure or experience in microvascular techniques.

General Plastic Surgery services are provided by attending staff surgeons, senior plastic surgery residents, junior surgical residents, and senior medical students in their 3rd and 4th years of medical training. The hospital provides consultations, post-operative follow up, and ongoing treatment for conditions such as leg ulcers and diabetic feet.