September 07, 2017 Drs. John Landau, Luc Dubois, and Michael Chu, from the Divisions of Vascular Surgery and Cardiac Surgery, report the successful treatment of recurrent type Ia endoleak after TEVAR and arch debranching with a hybrid arch and frozen elephant trunk graft.
August 28, 2017 Research published by Dr. Vivian McAlister, Professor, Division of General Surgery, and Dr. Shane Smith, PGY 4, Division of General Surgery, shows injuries resulting from close contact with IEDs are more serious than injuries resulting from banned landmines.
August 09, 2017 Dr. Adam Power, Assistant Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery, has recently invented the world's first 5Fr Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) device. Smaller than what is currently available, this device will lead to fewer complications and better outcomes for trauma patients experiencing bleeding into their abdomen.
July 20, 2017 Dr. Joy MacDermid, James Roth Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Measurement and Knowledge Translation, talks to Paul Mayne at Western News on her approach to tackling the problems many face as a result of musculoskeletal disorders of the bones, joints and muscles.
June 06, 2017 BACKGROUND: Surgical approach to type A acute aortic dissection (AADA) is usually dictated by the presenting anatomy. We compared long-term outcomes of AADA repaired with a root replacement versus a supracoronary tube graft, regardless of the proximal extent of the intimal tear.
May 24, 2017 Dr. Toni Zhong, Director of the University Health Network’s Breast Reconstruction Program, is a graduate of our Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery residency program ('07) and daughter of the late Dr. Robert Zhong. Dr. Zhong travelled to Bangladesh with the German-based charity Women for Women and six other doctors to treat women and children disfigured by burns. The team performed 60 surgeries in the week they were stationed on the remote Bangladeshi island. Full story available on the Toronto Star website.
May 11, 2017 The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be welcoming a delegation from Nanjing Medical University (NMU) on Tuesday, May 16. Presentations will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Room 101 of the Health Sciences Addition and focus on family medicine, clinical skills training, and medical education research. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about advances in medical education in China and our partnership with NMU. All in the community are welcome to attend.
May 08, 2017 Dr. John Denstedt, Professor, Division of Urology, spent a week in Haiti at St. Francis de Sales Hospital in the center of Port-au-Prince, one of several hospitals impacted by the magnitude seven earthquake in 2010. Invited by Project Haiti, a non-profit organization dedicated to medical care and education, Dr. Denstedt taught non-invasive surgical techniques to local surgeons and operated on 16 people in need of care.
April 06, 2017 Congratulations to Shane Smith, MSc in Surgery Candidate, on coming in second place at Western's 3MT competition! All 3MT finalists' presentations are available to watch on 3MTWestern's YouTube Channel.
April 05, 2017 CTV London's Celine Moreau speaks to Drs. Alan Getgood and Robert Litchfield about the multi-centre clinical trial evaluating the tissue implant NeoCart® to treat cartilage defects in the knee.
April 03, 2017 Dr. Alan Getgood, Assistant Professor, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and the team at Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic are the first in Canada to enrol patients into a multi-centre study evaluating a tissue implant called NeoCart®
April 03, 2017 Congratulations to Shane Smith on making it to the finals of the Western 3MT Competition. Western's 2017 3MT Final will be held on Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. in the Davenport Theatre, Talbot College.
March 06, 2017 Orthopaedic Surgery members and colleagues at U of T Vascular Surgery and Lawson Health Research Institute examine the effects of water-soluble CORM-3 on the extent of IR-induced muscle injury.
February 02, 2017 Study by Dr. Joseph Chin, Professor, Division of Urology, and colleagues finds Salvage high intensity focused ultrasound (S-HIFU) as an effective treatment option for radiorecurrent prostate cancer, with acceptable morbidity.
January 19, 2017 The deadline to submit an abstract for this year's Dr. Robert Zhong Department of Surgery Research Day is February 27. Abstract Submissions are open to all clinicians and scientists in the Department of Surgery. Poster competition is open to residents, fellows and graduate students
January 16, 2017 Drs. Megan Cashin and Debra Bartley of the Division of Paediatric Surgery, and colleagues in the Department of Paediatrics publish a report on four cases of children presenting with severe isolated arthritis of the hip, wrist or elbow and were diagnosed with oligoJIA.
January 03, 2017 Study by Dr. Mackenzie Quantz, Associate Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery, and cardiac surgeons across the country, details the results of the 2015 Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons (CSCS) workforce survey undertaken as part of the CSCS strategy for active workforce management.
March 02, 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Emil Schemitsch on receiving the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy Grant and to Dr. George Athwal on being this year's recipient of the J. Édouard Samson Award.