Registration for Our Annual Residents' Research Day is Now Open!

Division of Plastic Surgery Annual Resident Research Day

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
King's University College
266 Epworth Avenue, London, ON
King Student Life Centre

We are pleased to have Dr. Joan Lipa from the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre join us this year as Visiting Professor for our annual Resident Research Day. Dr. Lipa has over ten years of experience and expertise in the area of post-mastectomy breast cancer reconstruction and microvascular surgery.

Dr. Lipa’s practice in Oncologic Reconstruction is focused on post-mastectomy breast cancer reconstruction and microvascular surgery, and her research program is aligned with these areas of interest. She continues to be involved in resident education and supervision of the Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She serves as a Senior Examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.

Joan graduated from The University of Western Ontario in 1992, and completed a Comprehensive Surgery Internship at The Toronto Hospital – General Division, followed by her Plastic Surgery Residency Training at the University of Toronto. During this time, she completed the Surgeon-Scientist Program to obtain her M.Sc. degree through the Institute of Medical Science at the U of T School of Graduate Studies. She then went on to The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX to complete her fellowship in Microvascular Surgery and Oncologic Reconstruction.

In 2001, Joan started her practice at University Health Network focusing on the care of breast cancer patients and cancer patients requiring complex reconstructions. In 2008 she was recruited to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Division of Plastic Surgery where she advanced her scope of reconstructive procedures that can be offered to patients before returning to Toronto in 2011 to partner with Dr. Laura Snell to develop the Breast Reconstruction and Oncologic Reconstructive Service at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Odette Cancer Program. At the Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre they have focused on improving access to immediate breast reconstruction through coordinated multidisciplinary clinics, developing patient education programs, and advancing residency microsurgical skills training. The Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care (TECC) Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is the first and largest regional trauma centre in Canada, so that trauma reconstruction constitutes the majority of her non-elective practice.

For the third year in a row, we will be holding this highly anticipated event at King's University College in London, ON. Click here for more information and to register.