At the end of the Annual Address of the Department of Surgery September 13th, 2013, I showcased a new video entitled “Boundless Promise" which we made in August with the help of several members of the Department of Surgery, and our Senior Development Officer, Darina Landa.  This was the first time we have created such a video.  Its content aligns very nicely with the University of Toronto’s “Boundless Campaign”.  You will recall that the University launched this campaign last year, and the Faculty of Medicine is in the process of reaching its milestone contributions to this campaign.  As we were filming the video and piecing together its component parts, I was reminded of the power of video materials as a medium to promulgate our core mission, and to celebrate in all of the accomplishments of our faculty, fellows and residents.  Indeed, we have much to be proud of.  To my knowledge, we are the first of the Clinical Departments to release a campaign video to assist with regional, national and international outreach to our alumni and to prospective stakeholders.   I was fortunate to be able to encourage the participation of several faculty and residents in the video from many of the Divisions in the Department of Surgery.  Accordingly, I am deeply indebted to Ori Rotstein, Associate Chair, Karen Devon, General Surgery, Robin McLeod, Vice Chair Best Practices, Allan Okrainec, Head General Surgery UHN, Avery Nathens, Surgeon-in-Chief, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Mojgan Hodaie, Neurosurgery, Tim Leroux, Resident Orthopaedics, Chris Forrest, Chair of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for their assistance with the project, and for making the video as engaging and inspiring as it could be.  In the end, the take home message is quite clear:  To be the number one Department of Surgery in the world using the traditional metrics that are applied to academic institutions. I encourage all of you to view our new video, and to send us your comments.  You will be able to access the video at: 

Department of Surgery Video:  Boundless Promise

James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FRCSC
RS McLaughlin Chair


Department of Surgery University Rounds
Friday, November 1, 2013
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
2013 Lister Prize Awardee
Avery Nathens, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
“Trauma care: from practice to policy”
2013 George Armstrong-Peters Prize Awardee
Marc Jeschke, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
“Lessons learned in burn hypermetabolism research”
Hollywood Theatre, First Floor, Elm Wing
The Hospital for Sick Children
Update in Minimally Invasive Surgery
November 22-23, 2013
The program is now on line at:


1st Annual Canadian Burn Symposium
Dr. Marc Jeschke and his team at the University of Toronto and the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre will be holding the 1st Annual Canadian Burn Symposium on May 26th & 27th, 2014 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. This will be a fully accredited event!
Keynote speakers include Dr. David N Herndon, University of Texas Medical Branch and Shriners Hospital for Children, Galveston Texas USA.
Please register now at:

Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer was this years’ Bigelow Lecturer at The Hospital for Sick Children on Friday, October 4, 2013.  The Title of his talk was “Achieving Change in Complex Systems”.  Thanks to Chris Caldarone, Chair Division of Cardiac Surgery, for organizing the event. Photo left to right:  Dr. K.W. Kizer; Dr. C. Caldarone

Appointment of Division Head, General Surgery at UHN
Dr. Allan Okrainec has been appointed as the new Head of General Surgery at UHN effective December 1, 2013.  He is following Dr. Lorne Rotstein in this leadership position who held the position from November 2005.  Special thanks are given to Lorne for his superb leadership in this role over the past 8 years. 

New Appointment to the Department of Surgery
Dr. Karen Wong has joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children as an Assistant Professor.  Dr. Wong  completed the plastic and reconstructive residency training program at the University of Toronto and did a clinical and research fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.  She then did a craniofacial and microsurgery fellowship at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.  Concurrently she has been a M.Sc candidate in the Division of Health Research Methodoloy at McMaster University and is transferring to a PhD.  Her research focuses on establishing quality of life measures for children with cleft and craniofacial conditions. 

Royal College Gallie Lecture: 
The Gallie Lecture was instituted in 1966 as a part of the scientific program of the Division of Surgery in the Annual Meeting of the Royal College.  It honors the late Dr. William Edward Gallie, former Professor of Surgery and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. 
This year’s Gallie Lecturer was Dr. Carlos Pellegrini from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  The title of his talk given on Friday, September 20th was “The surgeon as a leader – What does it take?”
Seen in the photo are left to right:  Dr. Bernard Langer, Dr. Carlos Pellegrini, and Dr. James Rutka.

High Impact Paper in the New England Journal of Medicine
Congratulations to Sunit Das (Neurosurgery) and Phil Marsden (Medicine) who published their work on “Angiogenesis in Glioblastoma” this month in NEJM 2013:369:1561-1563
Manuel Gomez and co-authors (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) was congratulated by Elsevier Science & Technology Journals for their article “Use of Nintendo Wii Fit (TM) in the rehabilitation of outpatients following total knee replacement: a preliminary randomised controlled trial”.  It was 6th of the top 25 papers published in Physiotherapy in 2012. 

In the News
Operating Room Black Box
Dr. Teodor Grantcharov, Division of General Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital has invented an operating room black box that records all aspects of an operation and helps identify where surgeons make errors.   The Toronto Star, September 30, 2013. 
Toronto Countdown Crosswalks Have Led to Increase in Pedestrian Collisions
Dr. Andrew Howard, Division of Orthopaedics at the Hospital for Sick Children appeared in the National Post, October 3 and The Toronto Star, October 4. 

Darius Bagli (Urology) and colleagues were successful in receiving a CIHR Catalyst Grant for New Teams and Research into Environments, Genes, and Chronic Diseases for his project entitled “Environmental microbe-gene interactions: Role of host epigenetics in chronic urinary tract infection”. 
Nancy Baxter (General Surgery) was awarded a 2 year grant from Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation and the Kids With Cancer Society, entitled “Initiative to Maximize Progress in Adolescent Cancer Therapy (IMPACT)”.    
Abdallah Daar (Department of Surgery) has been invited to become a member of a new Scientific Advisory Board under the United Nations Secretary-General.  This prestigious UN board will strengthen global partnerships for sustainable development to provide political leadership grounded in science.
Manuel Gomez (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) received the “Chief Public Safety Officer’s Special Recognition Award” from the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) September 23, 2013. This award is in recognition of Dr. Gomez’ Electrical Injury Program at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Sherif Hanna (General Surgery) is one of four recipients who received the Sixth Annual Leo N. Steven Excellence in Leadership Award from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. 
Kirk C. Lo (Urology) has been awarded a research grant by the Canadian Male Sexual Health Council (CMSHC) for his project ““Premature Hypogonadism and Cancer Survivorship – Exploring the Mechanism”.

Catherine O’Brien (General Surgery) received a 3 year Terry Fox New Investigator Award for her project “Understanding Cancer Stem Cell Heterogeneity and Dynamics: Implications for Therapy in Human Colorectal Cancer”. 
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de Mestral C, Nathens AB.  Prevention, diagnosis, and management of surgical site infections: relevant considerations for critical care medicine.  Crit Care Clin. 2013 Oct;29(4):887-94.
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DeSouza LV, Matta A, Karim Z, Mukherjee J, Wang XS, Krakovska O, Zadeh G, Guha A, Siu KM. Role of moesin in hyaluronan induced cell migration in glioblastoma multiforme.   Mol Cancer. 2013 Jul 15;12:74.
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Fattah A, Khechoyan D, Phillips JH, Forrest CR.  Paediatric craniofacial fibrous dysplasia: the Hospital for Sick Children experience and treatment philosophy.  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Oct;66(10):1346-55.
Fehlings MG, Tetreault LA, Wilson JR, Skelly AC.  Cervical spondylotic myelopathy: current state of the art and future directions.  Spine 2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S1-8.
Fehlings MG, Wilson JR, Karadimas SK, Arnold PM, Kopjar B.  Clinical Evaluation of a Neuroprotective Drug in Patients With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Undergoing Surgical Treatment: Design and Rationale for the CSM-Protect Trial.  Spine 2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S68-75.
Garavaglia MM, Hare GM, Cusimano MD. Local anesthetic toxicity during awake craniotomy.  J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2013 Jul;25(3):355-6.
Gawad N, Moussa F, Christakis GT, Rutka JT. Planting the 'SEAD': early comprehensive exposure to surgery for medical students.  J Surg Educ. 2013 Jul-Aug;70(4):487-94.
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Han SM, Wan H, Kudo G, Foltz WD, Vines DC, Green DE, Zoerle T, Tariq A, Brathwaite S, D'Abbondanza J, Ai J, Macdonald RL.  Molecular alterations in the hippocampus after experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage.  J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2013 Sep 25. doi: 10.1038/jcbfm.2013.170. [Epub ahead of print]
Hanna WC, Paul NS, Darling GE, Moshonov H, Allison F, Waddell TK, Cypel M, de Perrot ME, Yasufuku K, Keshavjee S, Pierre AF.  Minimal-dose computed tomography is superior to chest x-ray for the follow-up and treatment of patients with resected lung cancer.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Oct 18. doi:pii: S0022-5223(13)01042-8. 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.08.060. [Epub ahead of print]
Hoffman KL, Dragan MC, Leonard TK, Micheli C, Montefusco-Siegmund R, Valiante TA.  Saccades during visual exploration align hippocampal 3-8 Hz rhythms in human and non-human primates.  Front Syst Neurosci. 2013 Aug 30;7:43.
Hu Z, Godoy BL, Zadeh G. Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea secondary to anterior fossa osteoradionecrosis.  J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Sep;20(9):1314-5.
Ibrahim GM, Fallah A, Macdonald RL. Clinical, laboratory, and radiographic predictors of the occurrence of seizures following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.J Neurosurg. 2013 Aug;119(2):347-52.
Jaja BN, Saposnik G, Nisenbaum R, Schweizer TA, Reddy D, Thorpe KE, Macdonald RL.  Effect of socioeconomic status on inpatient mortality and use of postacute care after subarachnoid hemorrhage.
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Johnston MG, Del Bigio MR, Drake JM, Armstrong D, Di Curzio DL, Bertrand J. Pre- and post-shunting observations in adult sheep with kaolin-induced hydrocephalus.  Fluids Barriers CNS. 2013 Jul 11;10(1):24.
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Kalsi-Ryan S, Karadimas SK, Fehlings MG. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy: the clinical phenomenon and the current pathobiology of an increasingly prevalent and devastating disorder.  Neuroscientist. 2013 Aug;19(4):409-21.
Karamchandani J, Wu MY, Das S, Vogel H, Muller P, Cusimano M, Montanera W, Kovacs K.  Highly proliferative sellar chordoma with unusually rapid recurrence.Neuropathology. 2013 Aug;33(4):424-30.
Karpova A, Arun R, Cadotte DW, Davis AM, Kulkarni AV, O'Higgins M, Fehlings MG.  Assessment of spinal cord compression by magnetic resonance imaging--can it predict surgical outcomes in degenerative compressive myelopathy? A systematic review.Spine 2013 Jul 15;38(16):1409-21.
Kato H, Fu YY, Zhu J, Wang L, Aafaqi S, Rahkonen O, Slorach C, Traister A, Leung CH, Chiasson D, Mertens L, Benson L, Weisel RD, Hinz B, Maynes JT, Coles JG, Caldarone CA.  Pulmonary vein stenosis and the pathophysiology of "upstream" pulmonary veins.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Sep 28. doi:pii: S0022-5223(13)00966-5. 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.08.046. [Epub ahead of print]
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Lawrence BD, Shamji MF, Traynelis VC, Yoon ST, Rhee JM, Chapman JR, Brodke DS, Fehlings MG.  Surgical management of degenerative cervical myelopathy: a consensus statement.  Spine 2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S171-2.
Lipsman N, Giacobbe P, Lozano AM.  Deep brain stimulation in obsessive-compulsive disorder: neurocircuitry and clinical experience.
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Ruff CA, Faulkner SD, Fehlings MG. The potential for stem cell therapies to have an impact on cerebral palsy: opportunities and limitations. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2013 Aug;55(8):689-97.

Rughani AI, Hodaie M, Lozano AM. Acute complications of movement disorders surgery: Effects of age and comorbidities. Mov Disord. 2013 Jul 16.
Sahgal A, Whyne CM, Ma L, Larson DA, Fehlings MG. Vertebral compression fracture after stereotactic body radiotherapy for spinal metastases.  Lancet Oncol. 2013 Jul;14(8):e310-20.

Sahgal A, Ironside SA, Perry J, Mainprize T, Keith JL, Laperriere N, Tsao M, Paszat L. Factors influencing overall survival specific to adult low-grade astrocytoma: a population-based study.  Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2013 Jul;25(7):394-9.
Sahgal A, Atenafu EG, Chao S, Al-Omair A, Boehling N, Balagamwala EH, Cunha M, Thibault I, Angelov L, Brown P, Suh J, Rhines LD, Fehlings MG, Chang E. Vertebral Compression Fracture After Spine Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy: A Multi-Institutional Analysis With a Focus on Radiation Dose and the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score.J Clin Oncol. 2013 Aug 19.
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Shamji MF, Ames CP, Smith JS, Rhee JM, Chapman JR, Fehlings MG.  Myelopathy and spinal deformity: relevance of spinal alignment in planning surgical intervention for degenerative cervical myelopathy.Spine  2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S147-8.
Shamji MF, Massicotte EM, Traynelis VC, Norvell DC, Hermsmeyer JT, Fehlings MG.  Comparison of anterior surgical options for the treatment of multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy: a systematic review.  Spine 2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S195-209.
Shamji MF, Massicotte EM, Traynelis VC, Norvell DC, Hermsmeyer JT, Fehlings MG.  Comparison of anterior surgical options for the treatment of multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy: a systematic review.  Spine 2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S195-209.
Sheldon S, Macdonald RL, Cusimano M, Spears J, Schweizer TA. Long-term consequences of subarachnoid hemorrhage: Examining working memory.  J Neurol Sci. 2013 Sep 15;332(1-2):145-7.
Sidiropoulos C, Hutchison W, Mestre T, Moro E, Prescott IA, Mizrachi AV, Fallis M, Rughani AI, Kalia SK, Lozano A, Fox S. Bilateral pallidal stimulation for Wilson's disease.  Mov Disord. 2013 Aug;28(9):1292-5.
Tam AK, Kapadia A, Ilodigwe D, Li Z, Schweizer TA, Macdonald RL. Impact of global cerebral atrophy on clinical outcome after subarachnoid hemorrhage.  J Neurosurg. 2013 Jul;119(1):198-206.
Tanboon J, Felicella MM, Bilbao J, Mainprize T, Perry A. Probable IgG4-related pachymeningitis: a case with transverse sinus obliteration. Clin Neuropathol. 2013 Jul-Aug;32(4):291-7.
Tator CH. Concussions and their consequences: current diagnosis, management and prevention.  CMAJ. 2013 Aug 6;185(11):975-9.
Tetreault LA, Dettori JR, Wilson JR, Singh A, Nouri A, Fehlings MG, Brodt ED, Jacobs WB.  Systematic review of magnetic resonance imaging characteristics that affect treatment decision making and predict clinical outcome in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy.  Spine 2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S89-S110.
Tso M, Macdonald RL.  Lateral canthotomy: Part of a neurosurgeon's toolkit?  World Neurosurg. 2013 Oct 5. doi:pii: S1878-8750(13)01289-8. 10.1016/j.wneu.2013.10.004. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. 
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