Department of Surgery IRF Recipients

Fall 2019 Faculty Competition 

Big Data / ICES Node

Dr. Blayne Welk - The Risk of Dementia Associated with Anticholinergic Medication Utilization in Overactive Bladder Patients $7,500.00
Dr. Muriel Brackstone - The Impact of Adjuvant Radiotherapy after Mastectomy with Immediate Breast Reconstruction $9,950.00
Dr. Tina Mele - Mortality, short and long-term patient centered outcomes following tracheostomy placement in critically ill patients $10,000.00

Fundamental Sciences & Surgical Innovation Node

Dr. Ruby Grewal - The Scaphoid Microbiome and its Potential Role in Non-Unions $10,000.00
Dr. Patrick Luke - Evaluation of Oxygentated Perfusion with Hemopure and Carbon Monoxide for Optimal Storage of Donor Kidneys ex vivo. $10,000.00
Dr. Christopher Del Balso - A Biomechanical Analysis of Ankle Stability Following Deltoid Ligament Repair $10,000.00
Dr. Jennifer Bjazevic - Screening of Natural Health Products (NHP) for Enhanced Antioxidant Properties Important for Preventing Urinary Stone Disease Using a Calcium Oxalate Drosophila Melanogaster Model $10,000.00
Dr. Jonathan Izawa - Using DNA Methylation Profiling to Differentiate Good from Poor Prognosis Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Patients $10,000.00

Patient Centered Node

Dr. Jeffrey Campbell - Prospective Evaluation of Postoperative Pain and Opioid use After Minor Urologic Surgery  $10,000
Dr. Brent Lanting - Potential Effects of Chronic Metal Ion Exposure from Total Hip Arthroplasty on the Brain  $10,000
Dr. Chris Bailey - 10 Year Re-operation Rates for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis  $10,000

Surgical Education Node

Dr. Marie-Eve LeBel - Active Retrieval Effect on Long Term Learning of Procedural Skills  $4,840.00 

Resident Research Grant Competition  

Big Data / ICES Node

Dr. Bonnie Liu - The Morbidity of Frequent Antibiotic Use for Urinary Tract Infections among Spinal Cord Injury Patients  $4,952.00
Supervisor: Dr. Blayne Welk
Dr. Noah Stern - The Impact of Immigration on Genitourinary Cancer Incidence in Canadian Communities  $732.00
Supervisor: Dr. Nicholas Power
Dr. Evelyn Waugh - Comparison of the Healthcare Burden of Laparoscopic vs. Open Appendectomy for Acute Perforated Appendicitis  $5,000.00
Supervisor: Dr. Daryl Gray

Fundamental Sciences & Surgical Innovation Node

Dr. Michael Ching - Biomechanics Analysis of Anterior Cortical Perforation in Antegrade Femoral Nailing  $5,000.00
Supervisor: Dr. David Sanders
Dr. Nicole Schneider - Biomechanical Comparison of C1-C2 Fixation Constructs for Type II Odontoid Fractures  $5,000.00 
Supervisors: Drs. Chris Bailey, Parham Rasoulinejad, Radovan Zdero
Dr. Kristine Barton - The Role of Knee Joint Synovitis in Dissatisfied Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients  $5,000.00
Supervisors: Drs. Brent Lanting, Tom Appleton, Steven MacDonald

Patient Centered Node

Dr. Dominic LeBLanc - Topical Gentamicin and Vancomycin for Surgical Site Infection Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing High-Risk Vascular Surgery  $5,000.00 
Supervisor: Dr. Luc Dubois

Surgical Education Node

Dr. Kathleen Nelligan - Enhancing Surgical Trainee Exposure to the Full Specturm of Transgender Health Care  $398.00
Supervisor: Dr. Aaron Grant
Dr. Jeremy Cepek - A Portable Endoscopic Simulator for Training Urology Residents  $5,000.00
Supervisor: Dr. Peter Wang

 

Fall 2018 Faculty Competition

Patient Centered Research Node Recipients

  • Dr. Neil Merritt - "Impact of Gastrostomy Tube Type on Patient and Caregiver Experience"

  • Dr. Chris Bailey - "Development of a Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire for Adult Surgical Patients"

  • Dr. Richard Malthaner - "Pleurodesis Using Glucose Administration to Treat Post-Operative Air Leaks Following Lung Resection Surgery (PLUG): Phase 1 and Phase 2 Trials

Big Data/ICES Node

  • Dr. Sumit Dave - "A Retrospective Populaion-Based Cohort Study to Compare Outcomes and Health Care Costs Between Paediatric Patients with Spina Bifida Transitioning to Adult Care in Ontario, 1986-1996.

  • Dr. Chris Vinden - "Quantitative Metrics to Support Fee Code Relativity"

  • Dr. Blayne Welk - "The Impact of Opioid Prescriptions after Low-Acuity Urology Surgery"

  • Dr. Luc Dubois - "Predictors of Academic Productivity among Academic Surgeons in Ontario and Impact of Clinical Workload"

  • Dr. Ahmad Elnahas - "Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Healthcare Utilization among Elderly Patients"

Fundamental Sciences & Surgical Innovation Node

  • Dr. Gerald Brock - "Early Intralesional Interventions for Peyronie's Disease: A Change in Treatment Paradigms"

  • Dr. Andreana Butter - "The Effects of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia on Epithelial-mesenchymal Transition Pathways during Early Lung Development in a Rabbit Model"

  • Dr. Alp Sener - "The Effect of Hydrogen Sulphide Cream on Recovery from Acute Frostbite Injury"

  • Dr. Adam Power - "First-in-Human Study of Novel 4 French REBOA Device"

  • Dr. Kevin Gurr - "Mechanical Testing of Interconnection Mechanisms and Subassemblies for a Novel Atlantoaxial Fusion Construct"

Surgical Education Node

  • Dr. Hassan Razvi - "Teaching Residents to Perform Point of Care Ultrasound to Identify Testicular Torsion"

  • Dr. Michael Ott- "Unintended Consequences: Mapping the Effects of CBD Implementation"

  • Dr. Nicholas Power - "Can Peer-Reviewed Multimedia Publications Improve Knowledge Mobilization for Surgeons? A Uro-Oncological Perspective from a Cadaver-Based Simulation"

  • Dr. Peter Wang - "Augmented Reality and Competence Assessment for Open Surgery"

Fall 2017 Faculty Competition

  • Dr. Sarah Jones - "Devlopment of a Novel Multispecialty Morbidity/Mortality Score for Children"

  • Dr. Ryan Degen - "Efficacy of Multimodal Analgesia Following Hip Arthroscopy"

  • Dr. Alp Sener - "The Effect of Sodium Thiosulfate on Graft Function in an ex vivo model of Human Donation after Cardiac Death Renal Transplantation"

  • Dr. Tanya DeLyzer - "The Effect of Stapled Function-Blocking RHAMM Peptides in Attenuating the Development of Radiation-Induced Breast Capsular Contracture"

  • Dr. Kelly Vogt - "Major Complications Following Surgery: A Validation Study"

Fall 2017 Resident Competition

  • Dr. Lucy Yang - "The Effect of Naloxegol on Post-Operative Ileus after Elective Bowel Resections: A Single-Centre, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial"

  • Dr. Melissa Huynh - "Life and Death After the Death of Cancer: a Study of Population Health and Dynamics, and Healthcare Sustainability"

  • Dr. Nahid Punjani - "Teaching Advanced Surgical Technique Using Peer-Reviewed Multimedia: An Assessment of Technical Competence in Cadaver-Based Simulation"

  • Dr. Jonathan Blankenstein - "Non-Inferiority of Del Nido Cardioplegia vs. Blood Cardioplegia"

  • Dr. Tanya Kuper - "Resection Margin Distance for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: How Close is too Close?"

Fall 2016 Faculty Competition

  • Dr. Ken Leslie - "The mechanism of combined fluoruracil-rapamycin therapy on pancreatic cancer."

  • Dr. Stephen Pautler - "Yield of Prostate Cancer Microparticles after Digital Rectal Examination of Prostate Cancer Patients"

  • Dr. Chris Bailey - "Importance of Pelvic Parameters and Sagittal Balance on the Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis"

Fall 2016 Resident Competition

  • Dr. Nahid Punjani - "Do Common Urologic Procedures Increase the Risk of an Infected Joint Prothesis?"

  • Dr. Kitty Wu - "Effect of Function-Blocking RHAMM Peptides on Adipogenesis in a Bleomycin-Induced Sclerosis Mouse Model "

  • Dr. Alexandra Istl - "Evaluation of the Effect of Chemotherapeutic Regimens on Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Spheroids in 3DTC and Correlation of Therapeutic Effect with CA 19-9 Secretion"

  • Dr. Nick Pasic - "All-Polyethylene Tibial Components in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Radiostereometric Analysis Comparing Posterior Stabilizing and Condylar Stabilizing Implants"

  • Dr. Jessica Truong"Promotion of Adipogenesis in a Rat Model of Radiation-Induced Fibrosis of the Mammay Fat"

  • Dr. Esther Lau - "Impact of Robotic Surgery on the Mental Workload and Cognitive Performance of Surgical Trainees Compared with Laparoscopy"

  • Dr. Roderick Clark - "A Prospective Cohort Pilot Study to Compare a Simple Home Bladder Pressure Monitoring System to Invasive Urodynamic Studies in Pediatric Patients with Neurogenic Bladder"

Spring 2016 Faculty Competition

  • Dr. Alan Getgood - "Randomized Clinical Trial Examining the Stimulation of Endogenous Repair Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (SERFAR)"

  • Dr. Aaron Grant - "Teaching Styles and Striving for ‘Excellence’ in Surgical Education"

  • Dr. Nicholas Power - "Genomic Analysis of Renal Cell Carcinoma Patient Derived Xenografts to Elucidate Potential Genetic Biomarkers of Resistance to Targeted Therapy"

  • Dr. Edward Vasarhelyi - "Development of an Animal Model to Study Periprosthetic Joint Infections"

  • Dr. Blayne Welk - "5 Alpha Reductase Inhibitors and the Risk of Suicide and Depression"

Fall 2015 Faculty Competition

  • Dr. Muriel Brackstone - "Single Dose Periopertaive Radiation in Early Breast Cancer - Phase II Pilot"

  • Dr. Alp Sener - "The protective Role of a Novel Mitochondria Targeted Hydrohent Sulfide Donor Molecule against Ischemia Reperfusion Injury in a Murine Model of Donation After Cardiac Death Renal Transplantation"

  • Dr. Micheal Chu - "A Randomized Controlled Trial of Axilliary Vs. Innominate Artery Cannulation for Antegrade Cerebral Protection in Aortic Surgery: The ACE Randomized Trial"

  • Dr. Jonathan Izawa - "Neoadjuvant Metformin and Simvastatin in Invasive Bladder Cancer"

  • Dr. Patrick Colquhoun - "Next Generation Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer Patient Monitoring and Clinical Follow Up"

  • Dr. Patrick Luke - "Targeting Toll-Like Receptor 4 (TLR4) Signalling to Ameliorate Kidney and Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury (IRI)"

  • Dr. Hassan Razvi - "Bio Markers of Kidney Injury in a Urological Population"

  • Dr. JulieAnn Van Koughnett - "Intestinal Ischemia and Abdominal Emergencies After Cardiac Surgery in Ontario - Prevalence, Severity and Clinical Outcomes"

Fall 2015 Resident Competition

  • Dr. Jacob Matz and Dr. Brent Lanting (supervisor) - "Does Overstuffing the Patellofemoral Joint Lead to Adverse Outcomes in Total Knee Arthroplasty"

  • Dr. Chris Tarola and Dr. Dave Nagpal (supervisor) - "Risk Prediction of All-Cause Mortality for Post Cardiotomy ECMO"

Spring 2015 Faculty Competition

  • Dr. Eric Frechette - "Post-Lobectomy Use of Glucose for Pleurodesis (PLUG) Study"

  • Dr. Kelly Vogt - "Acute Care Surgery Service Implementation: Are Outcomes as Good as we had Hoped?"

  • Dr. Parham Rasoulinejad - "Design and Development of a Novel Polyethylene Expansion Sleeve for Use as a Pedicle Screw Anchor in Spinal Surgery"

Spring MSc in Surgery Competition

  • Dr. Sohrab Ali, Dr. Hassan Razvi, Dr. Hon Leong - The Development of Novel Models of Human Nephrolithaisis and Intravital Imagining in Drosophia Melanogaster

Spring 2015 Resident Competition

  • Dr. Grieg McCreery, Dr. Tina Mele - Intestinal Lavage for the Treatment of Sever Clostridium Difficile Infection

  • Dr. Irfan Abdulla, Dr. George Athwal - TIndomethacin Prophylaxis for Heterotrophic Ossification after Surgical Treatment of Elbow Trauma: A Randomized Prospective Double Blinded Study

Fall 2014 Faculty Competition

  • Dr. Ken Faber - An in Vitro model of P. Acnes Infections of shoulder Tissues

  • Dr. Abel-Rahman Lawendy - Therapeutic Application of a Novel, Water-Soluble CO-releasing Molecule (CORM-3) in the Rodent Model of Type 1 Complex Regional Pain Syndrom (CRPS-I)

  • Dr. Stephen Paulter - Water Jet Dissection of the Cavernous Nerves: A Comparative Study to Blunt Cavernous Nerve Injury in a Rat Model and its Implications on Erectile Function

  • Dr. Andreana Butter - The Effects of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Tracheal Occlusion on the WNT Signaling Pathway in an Ovine Model

Fall 2014 Resident Competition

  • Dr. Prateek Goyal- "The Effect of Weight Bearing on RSA Measurements of Wear and How Acetabular Position Correlates with Wear"

  • Dr. Patrick Murphy - "Incidence of Intra-Abdominal Hypertension in the Critically Ill"

Spring 2014 Faculty Competition

  • Dr. Luc Dubois- "Redefining Clinical Success from the Patient’s Perspective: Exploring Dimensions of Patient-Centered Clinical Success Using Visual Research"

  • Dr. Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro - "Immunological Determinants of Accelerated Liver Hypertrophy Following Associated Liver Partition and Portal Vein Ligation for Staged Hepatectomy (ALPPS)"

  • Dr. Nicholas Power - "Prospective Validation of Circulating Tumour Cells as Prognostic Biomarkers in Clear Cell Renal Cancer Using a Novel Microfluidic Approach"

  • Dr. Sarah Jones - "The increasing incidence of gallbladder disease in the pediatric population: A link to the socioeconomic determinants of health"

Spring 2014 Resident Competition

  • Dr. Maria Currie: "Augmented Reality System for Ultrasound Guidance of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implementation"

  • Dr. Terry Zwiep - "Treatment of Ischemia Reperfusion Injury by Delivery of siRNA through Ex-Vivo Machine Perfusion"

Fall 2013 Faculty Competition

  • Dr. Edward Vasarehlyi - "A randomized trial comparing the direct lateral, anterior, and posterior approach: Imaging, gait analysis, clinical outcomes and economic impact in total hip arthroplasty"

  • Dr. Steven MacDonald - "A randomized controlled trial to establish realistic patient expectations following total knee replacement surgery"

  • Dr. James Howard - "Evaluation of stress levels in surgical trainees - A pilot study"

  • Dr. Robert Giffin - "Cost-effectiveness of a staged physiotherapy program following ACL Reconstruction"

  • Dr. Eric Fréchette - "Risk of recurrence of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a population-based cohort study

Fall 2013 Resident Competition

  • Drs. Kevin Lee and Patrick Murphy - "Prospective Randomized control trial on negative pressure wound therapy for primarily closed groin incisions following lower limb revascularization to reduce SSIs"

  • Dr. Richard Nadeau - "Comparative Efficacy of Topical versus Intravenous Administration of Tranexamic Acid in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty"

  • Dr. Brad Moffat - "Physician Assist Trauma Software (PATS): Implementation of a tertiary trauma survey mobile device application"

  • Dr. Mark Nyland - "Evaluation of the effect of custom burr holes on a surgeon's sense of screw fixation in revision trabecular metal cups: a biomechanical study"

Spring 2013 Faculty Competition

  • Dr. Blayne Welk - "Understanding the Urinary Microbiome among Females with Frequent Urinary Tract Infections: A Prelude Study to Potential Urinary Mircobiome Transplantation"

  • Dr. Brent Lanting - "The Impact of Total Knee Arthroplasty Surgical Technique on Coronal Plane Motion and PatelloFemoral Articulation"

Fall 2012 Faculty Competition

  • Dr. Alp Sener - “The effect of supplemental hydrogen sulphide in mitigating ischemia reperfusion injury following prolonged cold storage and allograft transplantation”

  • Dr. Douglas Quan - “A pilot study of silencing Caspace 3 by rNAi in pig kidney transplantation”

  • Dr. Alan Getgood - “Why are articular cartilage defects painful?”

  • Dr. George Athwal - “Development of robot assisted glenoid bone bed preparation for minimally invasive total shoulder arthroplasty”

Fall 2012 Resident Competition

  • Dr. Caitlin Symonette - “Hyaluronic Acid-Phosphatidylethanolamine Cream: a novel transdermal drug delivery system”

  • Dr. Peter Wang - “Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection in Children: Bacterial Identification, Antibiotic Sensitivity Profiling and Cytokine Levels Associated with Antibiotic Prophylaxis”