November 07, 2019 The headlines point to a grim prognosis. In London, five deaths attributed to opioid overdose in one week. Canada wide, more than 10,000 people have lost their lives to opioids in the past three years. This has become public health crisis.
June 09, 2016 Trauma in children and teenagers can be overwhelming. Not only is it devastating to the young patient who was in a trauma such as a car crash but it is also challenging to be his or her parent, sibling, friend or part of the community. It is also overwhelming for the many trauma health care providers including paramedics, nurses, physiotherapists and physicians. As a resident physician in General Surgery, I have the privilege to be involved in Trauma in London and surrounding area for people of all ages, from newborns to those in the later stages of life.
April 14, 2016 Colorectal surgeon Dr. Nawar Alkhamesi and his team were able to robotically insert a mesh into the empty space so that there is no longer room for the rectum to prolapse (slip forward or down). Using this much less invasive robotic approach, patients can expect just one overnight stay in hospital.
March 15, 2016 A recent Canadian study is hoping to change the way doctors think about gallstones - a condition historically associated with adults - after finding a "significant rise" in the number of children with the condition.
December 15, 2015 Conflict over the last three decades has resulted in profound disruption of the medical system in Afghanistan. The NATO Training Mission–Afghanistan (NTM-A) installed a graduate medical education (GME) advisory team with the mandate to help the Afghan faculty reconstruct modern teaching programs for core specialties including programs for assistant personnel.
September 01, 2015 Dr. Shane Smith is just like his fellow residents, with one exception — he’s been in the Canadian Armed Forces for 17 years. Currently a second-year resident in general surgery, Dr. Smith knew training at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry would provide him with the skills he needs to give his patients the best possible care the next time he deploys.
July 28, 2015 We ask you to join us in welcoming Dr. Colquhoun in his new role and in wishing him success in this very important leadership position within the London Regional Cancer Program and the Departments of Surgery and Oncology.
April 01, 2015 For second-year resident Dr. Mostafa El-Beheiry, coming to Schulich Medicine & Dentistry made complete sense both academically and geographically. Dr. El-Beheiry was initially attracted to the School’s General Surgery program because of its distinguished surgical training and outstanding group of mentors, and as an avid traveler he gladly accepted the move to London.
February 03, 2021 With the recognition that physician prescribing plays a significant role in Canada’s opioid crisis, a team of researchers has developed a program called STOP Narcotics to dramatically reduce the amount of the painkillers patients are given following some common operations.
February 03, 2021 This role oversees the surgical quality programs at UH, VH, Department of Pediatric Surgery Quality Program and the Trauma Quality Program. Dr. Colquhoun has been involved in the development of the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Team for the Surgical Unit at London Health Sciences Center since March 2016.
February 03, 2021 These awards have been established to recognize and celebrate individuals, leaders, physicians, and teams at LHSC that show a passion and commitment for improving patient safety. The selection committee was very impressed with his project on narcotic reduction strategies within general surgery and how the strategy is being adopted around the hospital and the province.
February 03, 2021 St. Joseph’s Health Care London is pleased to present this one-day conference event. The 2018 Best in Breast Care Conference featuring the latest developments in screening, diagnosis, treatment, reconstructive surgery, research, support, and survivorship.
February 03, 2021 Surgical oncologist Dr. Muriel Brackstone, Medical Director of St. Joseph’s Breast Care Program, is co-founder of Canada’s first, hands-on oncoplastic surgery course. She is the keynote speaker at the Best in Breast Care Conference on Oct. 19.
February 03, 2021 As a general surgeon and critical care physician, Dr. Tina Mele has just completed a long, exhausting night of operating. Practising at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) on what are sometimes 12- or 15-hour shifts, Dr. Mele is the first to admit that acute care surgery requires a huge time sacrifice.
February 03, 2021 Dr. David White, PhD, FRCPath, (1946-2017) devoted his life to fundamental research in transplantation. First in Cambridge, UK, and then in London, Ontario, Dr. White made significant contributions to the development of immunosuppression (cyclosporine), cross-species xenotransplantation, and cell transplant delivery systems.
February 03, 2021 Female surgeons and residents from across the city gathered in the OR’s at UH, VH and SJHC to add their voices to a global rallying for women surgeons around the world. We are very fortunate to have such a talented group of women serving the people of London and surrounding area. Congratulations ladies!