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Dr. Douglas Ross reappointed as Chair/Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Doug Ross pictured.Dr. Doug Ross has been reappointed as Chair/Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery until December 31, 2019.

Dr. Ross completed his undergraduate degree and medical school at UBC, followed by postgraduate plastic surgical training at the University of Toronto. He completed fellowships in Toronto and in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Ross also holds a Masters of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Ross joined the Department of Surgery at Western University in 1992 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002 and Professor in 2010. He was one of the first surgeons to join the world-renowned Hand and Upper Limb Centre. His academic and clinical interests include surgical education, upper extremity surgery, reconstructive microsurgery and peripheral nerve surgery. He has served as Chair/Chief of the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery since 2002.

Dr. Ross has served as the Chair of the Royal College Specialty Committee for Plastic Surgery since 2014. He has also served as Chair of the Examination Board in Plastic Surgery and participated in several important Royal College initiatives including membership on the Taskforce on Timing of Examinations, the Evaluation Committee, the Assessment Committee, and the Committee on Assessment for Diploma Programs. He is the past-President of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons and has served on its Board since 2013 and received the Society’s President’s Medal in 2017. Dr. Ross served as the Director of Surgical Education in the Department of Surgery from 2008 to 2010. Dr. Ross also held the A.D. McLachlin Professorship in Surgery from 2007-2010.

In addition to being recognized as an award-winning educator, Dr. Ross is an accomplished researcher with 39 journal articles, six book chapters, and two books in the peer-reviewed literature.

Congratulations to Dr. Ross on his reappointment.