December 05, 2019 We are pleased to welcome three new staff to the Plastic Surgery faculty this year! Dr. Caitlin Symonette and Dr. Andrew Simpson are joining the LHSC - Victoria Hospital staff in September and October, Dr. Joshua Gillis will join the team at St. Joseph's Health Care in December.
July 15, 2019 Dr. Bing Siang Gan, Professor in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, was inducted as the new President of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons at the society's annual meeting in St. John's Newfoundland in late June, after serving on the Board of the Society for the past five years.
April 15, 2019 Registration is now open for our Annual Residents' Research Day taking place on Friday, May 31st at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre in London. Dr. Tom Hayakawa is this year's Visiting Professor.
November 30, 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Aaron Grant, winner of the Award for Outstanding Virtual Poster Presentation: “Variability of supervisory styles in the operating room” at the 2018 Annual CERI Research Symposium.
September 11, 2018 Dr. Toni Zhong, an alumna of the Western Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery training program, is being recognized for her community service through her work with Women for Women International – an organization that has helped nearly 500,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict by offering support, tools and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.
May 31, 2018 Dr. Chris Doherty, Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery, is the St. Joseph's recipient of the Professional Staff Organization Recognition and Reward Award. This award is presented to a staff member who "enables exemplary patient care, teaching and research through leadership, collaboration and/or innovation".
April 27, 2017 Congratulations to Kitty Wu, PGY1, on her success in the CGSM scholarship competition. Kitty has been awarded the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship in health research, and will be starting the MSc in Surgery program in September.
March 14, 2017 Congratulations to Dr. Douglas Ross on being announced as the recipient of the fourth annual CSPS President’s Medal. The President’s Medal recognizes Dr. Ross’s extraordinary contribution to the betterment of the field of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ross will receive his award at the 71st Annual Meeting of the CSPS in June.
November 09, 2016 BRA Day is a national campaign to promote education, awareness and access for women wanting to know if breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is right for them. The evening session allows women and their loved ones to learn about the options directly from leading plastic surgeons, hear from women who have undergone the surgery, view real results first hand in the women’s only ‘show and tell lounge’, and discover the St. Joseph’s Circle of Sharing support group.
April 19, 2016 Every year, the Celebration of Excellence honours the outstanding contributions of faculty and staff at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and provides an opportunity to recognize and encourage the ongoing development of outstanding talent found here. This year, Dr. Douglas Ross is the Distinguished Leader Award recipient.
April 01, 2016 Registration is now open for the annual Division of Plastic Surgery Resident Research Day being held on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 at King's University College. Dr. Joan Lipa from Sunnybrook Health Sciences in Toronto will be joining us as Visiting Professor.