Faculty Development

The academic literature continually emphasizes the importance of ongoing training, organizational support, mentorship, and peer-to-peer interaction in the overall success of a work environment. The Department of Surgery certainly believes in this philosophy, as our accomplishments are entirely the result of ever-inspired and continually hard-working faculty members.
The Stepping Stones Teacher Development Program, offered through the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) at St. Michael’s Hospital, is an accredited program that assists teachers with educational and teaching roles. Participants will accumulate training through workshops, presentations, and a monthly journal club. This is an excellent opportunity for faculty members to develop clinical appraisal skills of the health care education literature, to learn to introduce evidence-based strategies for teaching into the clinical context, and to implement and initiate changes in educational activities.
The New and Emerging Academic Leadership (NEAL) Program is intended to develop the academic leader in terms of intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, and system knowledge – crucial aspects that extend beyond the academic expertise.
The Education Scholars Program (ESP) is a longitudinal leadership program for health professional educators. The program prepares leaders for their careers through scholarly integration and developing the necessary skills for building a community of practice.
The CFD also offers a multitude of accredited workshops and rounds, such as the Best Practices in Education Rounds (BPER) aimed at linking health education research with clinical practice.
I should also like to acknowledge the formalization of our Mentorship Program, spearheaded by Ori Rotstein and Paul Greig. Our Mentorship Program Committee facilitates the assignment of a Career Development Mentor for junior faculty members; an arrangement that is explicitly stated and accepted in the Memorandum of Agreement. The Career Development Mentor offers confidential professional/academic and lifestyle guidance, and steers the mentee towards effective career decision-making that will increase the likelihood of a successful Continuing Appointment Review (CAR). It is our objective to extend this program to middle and later-career faculty in the near future.
As we head towards the end of another academic year, I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities. Enrolment deadlines are held throughout the spring, and programs often begin in September or January. Through a commitment to faculty development, our Department contributes to teaching, clinical, and personal activities in a meaningful way on a local, national, and international level.  For more information on faculty development in the Department of Surgery and in the Faculty of Medicine please go to: and


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


Department of Surgery University Rounds

Gallie-Bateman & McMurrich Research Presentations
Friday, May 13, 2016
MaRS Centre Lower Concourse
101 College Street
Gordon Murray Lecturer
Mohit Bhandari MD, PhD, FRCSC
Professor and Academic Chair, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Based Orthopaedics
Associate Chair-Research, Department of Surgery, McMaster University
Tile Lecture
Friday, June 3, 2016,  7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
McLaughlin Auditorium EG61
Geoffrey T. Manley, MD, PhD
Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurological Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
Chief of Neurosurgery, San Francisco General Hospital
Co-Director, Brain and Spinal Injury Center (BASIC)
“Traumatic Brain Injury: A precision medicine approach.”
Life in Surgery Event 2016
Medical Students & Surgeons Meet n’ Greet
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
U. of T. Faculty Club, 41 Wilcocks Street
Main Dining Room
3rd Annual Global Health Day, “Health Beyond Borders”
Thursday, June 9, 2016, noon – 5 p.m.
McLeod Auditorium, Faculty of Medicine, U. of T.
Admission – Complimentary.  Registration – Mandatory.

Monday, June 13, 2016
MaRS Centre Lower Concourse
101 College Street
Dr. K. Daniel Riew
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center
“The Post-operative Patient with Persistent or Recurrent Symptoms”

Department of Surgery University Rounds
Palmer Lecture

Dr. David Kooby, Professor of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine was the Palmer Lecturer on April 1, 2016 at Mount Sinai Hospital.  The title of his talk was “Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Resection (MIPR)”.  Left to right:  L. Rotstein, D. Kooby, A. Okrainec.

2nd University of Toronto Surgical Ethics Course
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street
2nd Annual Balfour Lecture in Surgical Ethics
Dr. Gretchen Schwarze, University of Wisconsin was the Balfour Lecturer in Surgical Ethics held Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 5-6 p.m. at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research Tower.  She gave a talk on “High Stakes Surgical Decision and Unwanted Care”.  From left to right:  G. Schwarze, M. McKneally.

2nd Annual Alan and Susan Hudson Lectureship
Dr. Patrick J. Gullane, Professor and Chair Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto was the Alan and Susan Hudson Lecturer on April 15, 2016 at the Toronto Western Hospital.  The title of his talk was “Skull Base Surgery – Thirty Years of Evolution and Revolutions”. 

In Memoriam  
Dr. Michael Goldberg, a retired staff member in the Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery from 1973 to 2008, passed away April 1, 2016.  Michael was an empathetic and talented surgeon and educator, who won multiple teaching awards through his career.

Appointment as Head, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Albert Yee has been appointed as Chief, Holland Musculoskeletal Program and Division Head of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre effective May 1, 2016.  Dr. Yee is a graduate of the University of Toronto.  He holds specialty certification in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and he has obtained specialty certification in Orthopaedics and Spine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Dr. Albert Yee began his career with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 2001.  He is an Associate Scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute and is a Full Member of the Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, with a cross appointment at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto.  Dr. Yee is a full Professor at the University of Toronto, where he also serves as Vice Chair of Research, Division of Orthopaedics, and Co-Director of the Department of Surgery Spine Program.   
Re-Appointment as Chair, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto
Dr. Andres Lozano has been re-appointed as the Dan Family Chair in Neurosurgery for a second 5-year term, effective September 1, 2015. Dr. Lozano joined the neurosurgical staff at Toronto Western Hospital in 1991 and within eight years was appointed as a Full Professor in the Department of Surgery.  In 2014, he became the first neurosurgeon to be appointed as a University Professor, the highest academic rank at the University of Toronto.  He also holds the R.R. Tasker Chair in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at University Health Network and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience.  Dr. Lozano has achieved international renown for his groundbreaking research, particularly for his use of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders and psychiatric disease, including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, depression and more recently Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Lozano has received numerous awards for his work. He is the most highly cited neurosurgeon worldwide and one of 6 Canadians to be named to Thompson Reuters select list of highly cited researchers for 2015 in the category of Neuroscience and Behavior. 
Dr. Charles Tator (Neurosurgery) was featured in the Globe and Mail, April 1, 2016

Dr. Tom Forbes (Vascular Surgery) has been elected as a member of the American Surgical Association.

The 16th Annual Vascular Imaging Toronto (VITO) meeting was held on April 2, 2016.  Dr. W. Darrin Clouse from Harvard was the guest speaker. This year a self-assessment tool was integrated into the program using ARS ('clickers') and that innovation was well-received and increased audience engagement with the learning both during and after the meeting.  The program, speakers and innovative strategy were all nominated for UofT CE awards.  Next year's meeting will be held March 25, 2017.

New Faculty Member, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery
Dr. Savtaj Brar has been recruited as a Faculty Member in the Division of General Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto.  Dr. Brar received his medical degree from University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario in 2004, followed by residency training in general surgery at the University of Calgary (2004-2009).   He furthered his education with a Master’s of Science in Health Economics, Policy and Management from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UK (2009-2011). Since 2013, he has been a clinical associate at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.  Savtaj has several published articles, is very involved in teaching,  
and won numerous teaching and research awards. 
Continuing Appointment Reviews (CARs)
The following Continuing Appointment Reviews (CARs) took place in April under the leadership of Ori Rotstein, Associate Chair, Department of Surgery.   
Anne O'Neill joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University Health Network as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in 2013. Dr. O’Neill received her medical degree from the National University of Ireland graduating with honors in 1999. She commenced her surgical training in 2000 and was awarded an Associate Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2002. She subsequently commenced sub-specialization in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and was awarded her Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in this discipline in 2011. She completed a clinical fellowship in microsurgery and breast reconstruction at University of Toronto in 2012. Her clinical interest is in oncological reconstruction including breast, extremity and head and neck reconstruction.  Her area of specialty is Oncological reconstruction of the breast, extremities and head and neck.  Her research interests are: 1) oncological safety of stem cells in breast reconstruction;  and 2) outcomes of oncological reconstruction in breast cancer and sarcoma.  From Left to Right: C. Forrest, J. Wunder, A. O'Neill, S. Keshavjee, S. Hofer. 
Joao B. Rezende-Neto is an Assistant Professor within the Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and a faculty member at Mount Sinai Hospital.  Dr. Rezende received his medical degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1990, where he completed General Surgery Residency, with added qualifications in Trauma Surgery in 1994. He then did fellowship training in Trauma and Critical Care in Boston from 1995 to 1997.  He then returned to Brazil in1997 and worked as a Staff Trauma Surgeon in one of the busiest trauma centers in the country. In 2000, he moved to Denver for a Research Fellowship in Trauma as part of his PhD, and in 2003 was appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and Chief of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the University Hospital Trauma Center – Risoleta Neves Hospital. In 2009, he completed a one year Research Fellowship in Trauma Surgery at Sunnybrook Hospital. His main research interests are Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock and Inflammatory Response to Injury. Dr. Rezende has also been involved in teaching at undergraduate and post-graduated levels, and has received several teaching awards throughout his academic career.  From Left to Right:  D. Latter, J.B. Rezendi-Neto, N. Baxter, W. Kuebler.


UofT Vascular ‏@UofTVascular Apr 24
Congrats to Mohamad Hussain @UofTSurgery & Joel Cooper @VascularWestern for sharing George Louridas Award at Winnipeg Symposium
Maral Ouzounian ‏@OuzounianMD Apr 22
Niv Ad giving the 2016 Heimbecker lecture on AFib and min invasive MV @UofTSurgery
tulin cil ‏@tdcil Apr 20
You should want surgery residents for your operation. Here's why.  via kevinmd
U of T Neurosurgery ‏@UofTNeuroSurge Apr 18
The fathers of neurosurgery @sickkids Dr. Keith (A), Dr. Hendrick (B), Dr.Hoffman (C), and Dr. Humphreys (D).
UofT Vascular ‏@UofTVascular Apr 18
Find out what's happening with us with the latest issue of our newsletter, Toronto Pulse 
U of T Magazine ‏@uoftmagazine Apr 18
We need to fundamentally change how we treat #concussion in Canada, says #UofT physician 
U of T Spine Program ‏@UofTSpine Apr 15 Toronto, Ontario
Welcome to our @UofTSpine inaugural newsletter! #UTSpineNewsletter link : 
UofT Vascular ‏@UofTVascular Apr 12
Faculty profile in our latest newsletter is @christianewern3 from @Trillium_Health , read about it here 
Peter Munk Cardiac ‏@PMunkCardiacCtr Apr 13
Coming soon on @CBCSunday a feature interview w/ #cardiac surgeon #DrRJCusimano @uoftsurgery @uhn_news @tgwhf
Andrew Dueck @AndrewDueckMD
Trisha Roy wins Vanier scholarship!!
UofT Vascular ‏@UofTVascular Apr 8
We all remember the 1st time being shown the aorta by a mentor #SurgStory
Michael G. Fehlings ‏@DrFehlings Apr 8
delighted to have Professor Daniel Riew MD visiting Toronto from New York as our keynote speaker for SpineFEST on Monday, June 13th
Mohamad A Hussain MD ‏@ma_hussainMD Apr 7
#PAD risk-reduction reduces stroke/MI/death by 37% @JAMASurgery @ICESOntario @UofTVascular 
UofT Dept of Surgery ‏@UofTSurgery Apr 6
Dr Gretchen Schwarze giving Balfour Lecture now at Sick Kids, seen here with Martin McKneally!

U of T Spine Program ‏@UofTSpine Apr 4 Toronto, Ontario
2day spine care's come a long way since time of ancient India. It's been a gr8 journey this morning with Dr Kostuik
UofT Vascular ‏@UofTVascular Apr 4
Our Dr. Roche-Nagle @PMunkCardiacCtr @UofTSurgery describes cautionary tale relating to Stamkos’ injury @Sportsnet
The Royal College ‏@Royal_College Apr 5
Warmest congrats to Najma Ahmed #FRCSC our new Donald Richards Wilson award winner! 
UofT Dept of Surgery ‏@UofTSurgery Apr 4
Professor John Kostuik giving special lecture at the Krembil neuroscience centre on spinal deformity now!

UofT Dept of Surgery ‏@UofTSurgery Apr 2
Team Urology (mostly) are champs tonite in annual Dept Surgery hockey tournament at Varsity arena!

UofT Dept of Surgery ‏@UofTSurgery Apr 1
David Kooby from Emory University speaking about techniques of pancreatic resection now!
UofT Dept of Surgery ‏@UofTSurgery Apr 1
John Palmer lecture at Mt Sinai given by Dr David Kooby, now! Minimally invasive pancreatic resection.


Dr. Abdollah Behzadi (Thoracic Surgery) is the recipient of the 2016 Dr. Norman Hill Award for Leadership in Education. 

Tirone David (Cardiac Surgery) is the 2016 recipient of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Scientific Achievement Award.  This award is given to individuals who have made extraordinary scientific contributions to the field of cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr. Giuseppe Papia (Vascular Surgery) is the recipient of the 2015-16 Peter Boyds Academy, Clerkship Faculty Teaching Award For Clinical Teaching.

The 2016 Scientific Forum of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) will be dedicated in honour of Ori Rotstein (General Surgery) for his career-long contributions to the training of surgeon scientists, and his own career as a research investigator studying the host response to trauma and infection.  The ACS meeting will take place in Washington this year, and the Scientific Forum is slated for October 18th, 2016. Congratulations Ori!

NSERC Results of the 2016 Discovery Grant Competition
Jim Drake (Neurosurgery)
Title: Novel Design of Mechanically Etched Concentric Tube Robot with Advanced Stability and Workspace
Award Amount per year: $ 25,000
Grant duration:  1/5 year(s) + 1-year automatic extension
Cindi Morshead (Anatomy)
Title: Regional specification of astrocyte domains:  From development to behavior. 
Award Amount per year: $ 36,000
Grant duration:  1/5 year(s) + 1-year automatic extension
Hong-Shuo Sun (Anatomy)
Title:   Role of TRPM7 and TRPM2 Channels in Neuronal Development and Regeneration.
Award Amount per year:  $28,000
Grant duration: 1/5 year(s)

Cari Whyne (Orthopaedics)
Title:  Multimodal image analysis and modeling of thin bone structures in the human skeleton. 
Award Amount per year:  $34,000
Grant duration: 1/5 year(s)
Collaborative Health Research Projects (NSERC Partnered)
Mark S. Cattral (General Surgery)
Title:  Vascularized regenerative biomaterials for medical devices and cell therapy.
Award Amount:  $235,413
Grant Duration:  3 years
Tulin Cil (General Surgery)
Title: Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cell Heterogeneity Using a Multi-Marker Microscale Capture Approach as a tool in the Management and Treatment of Cancer.
Award Amount:  $344,850
Grant Duration:  3 years
Marcelo Cypel (Thoracic Surgery)
Title:  Supervised in vivo lung perfusion strategy for treatment of cancer metastases to the lungs.  Real time monitoring of chemotherapy by on-site analytical platform.
Award Amount: $287,722
Grant Duration: 3 years
Ian D McGilvray, Marcus Selzner (General Surgery)
Title:  A combined nanotechnology and surgical strategy to treating liver cancer.
Award Amount:  $34,000
Grant Duration:  3 years
Robin S. McLeod (General Surgery)
Title:  A Patient Centered Approach to Improving the Surgical Experience at the University of Toronto.
Award Amount:  $15,000
Grant Duration:  1 years
Taufik A. Valiante (Neurosurgery)
Title:  Patient-Specific Adaptive Closed-Loop Neurostimulation for Optimum Treatment of Intractable Epilepsy.
Award Amount: $232,200
Grant Duration:  3 years
Albert J. Yee, Cari M. Whyne (Orthopaedics)
Title:  Image-guided Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) - Development, Validation, and Integration of Multimodality Treatment Planning for Vertebral Tumors.
Award Amount:  $165,000
Grant Duration:  3 years

CIHR High Fatality Cancer Grant Awards
James Rutka (Neurosurgery)
Title:  Targeted therapy for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma in childhood.
Award Amount:  $100,000
Grant Duration: 1 year

Abdallah FW, Dwyer T, Chan VW, Niazi AU, Ogilvie-Harris DJ, Oldfield S, Patel R, Oh J, Brull R.  IV and Perineural Dexmedetomidine Similarly Prolong the Duration of Analgesia after Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block: A Randomized, Three-arm, Triple-masked, Placebo-controlled Trial.  Anesthesiology. 2016 Mar;124(3):683-95.

Abdallah FW, Whelan DB, Chan VW, Prasad GA, Endersby RV, Theodoropolous J, Oldfield S, Oh J, Brull R.  Adductor Canal Block Provides Noninferior Analgesia and Superior Quadriceps Strength Compared with Femoral Nerve Block in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.  Anesthesiology. 2016 Mar 3.

Al Harbi F, Tabatabaeefar L, Jewett MA, Finelli A, O'Malley M, Atri M.  Enhancement Threshold of Small (< 4 cm) Solid Renal Masses on CT.AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Mar;206(3):554-8.

Alotaibi NM, Ibrahim GM, Jalal H, Perez-Ordonez B, Hodaie M, Kalia SK.  Subdural Collection as Initial Presentation of Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis.  JAMA Neurol. 2016 Mar 21.

Amini-Nik S, Jeschke MG.  WHAT'S NEW IN SHOCK? MARCH 2016.  Shock. 2016 Mar;45(3):239-40.

Au K, Bharadwaj S, Venkatraghavan L, Bernstein M.  Outpatient brain tumor craniotomy under general anesthesia.  J Neurosurg. 2016 Mar 4:1-6.

Bhindi B, Xie WY, Kulkarni GS, Hamilton RJ, Nesbitt M, Finelli A, Zlotta AR, Evans A, van der Kwast TH, Alibhai SM, Trachtenberg J, Fleshner NE.  Influence of Metabolic Syndrome on Prostate Cancer Stage, Grade and Overall Recurrence Risk in Men Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy.  Urology. 2016 Mar 22.

Burtenshaw SM, Cannell AJ, McAlister ED, Siddique S, Kandel R, Blackstein ME, Swallow CJ, Gladdy RA.  Toward Observation as First-line Management in Abdominal Desmoid Tumors.  Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Mar 28.

Catt CJ, Hamilton GM, Fish J, Mireskandari K, Ali A.  Ocular manifestations of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in children.  Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar 23.

Chruscinski A, Huang FY, Nguyen A, Lioe J, Tumiati LC, Kozuszko S, Tinckam KJ, Rao V, Dunn SE, Persinger MA, Levy GA, Ross HJ.  Generation of Antigen Microarrays to Screen for Autoantibodies in Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation.  PLoS One. 2016 Mar 11;11(3):e0151224.

Cleary SP, Han HS, Yamamoto M, Wakabayashi G, Asbun HJ.  The comparative costs of laparoscopic and open liver resection: a report for the 2nd International Consensus Conference on Laparoscopic Liver Resection.  Surg Endosc. 2016 Mar 1.

Cordeiro E, Gervais MK, Shah PS, Look Hong NJ, Wright FC.  Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Thin Cutaneous Melanoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Mar 1.

David TE.  Mitral valve repair: Is the cheese factory moving?  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar 8.

Dekutoski MB, Clarke MJ, Rose P, Luzzati A, Rhines LD, Varga PP, Fisher CG, Chou D, Fehlings MG, Reynolds JJ, Williams R, Quraishi NA, Germscheid NM, Sciubba DM, Gokaslan ZL, Boriani S; AOSpine Knowledge Forum Tumor.  Osteosarcoma of the spine: prognostic variables for local recurrence and overall survival, a multicenter ambispective study.  J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Mar 4:1-10.

Fatehi M, Ahuja CS, Wang S, Ginsberg HJ.  Uremic tumoral calcinosis in the cervical spine: case report.  J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Mar 4:1-5.

Fedorko L, Bowen JM, Jones W, OreopoulosG, Goeree R, Hopkins RB, O’Reilly DJ.  Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Does Not Reduce Indications for Amputation in Patients with Diabetes with Nonhealing Ulcers of the Lower Limb:  A Prospective, Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.  Diabetes Care.  2016 Mar; 39(3)392-9. 

Finnerty CC, Herndon DN, Lee JO, Rodriguez NA, Al-Haj IH, Wurzer P, Calhoun BR, Jeschke MG.  Morbidity and mortality in severely burned children with Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea.  Surgery. 2016 Mar 25.

Grosheva M, Nohroudi K, Schwarz A, Rink S, Bendella H, Sarikcioglu L, Klimaschewski L, Gordon T, Angelov DN.  Comparison of trophic factors' expression between paralyzed and recovering muscles after facial nerve injury. A quantitative analysis in time course.  Exp Neurol. 2016 Mar 2;279:137-148.

Gupta AA, Donen RM, Sung L, Boydell KM, Lo KC, Stephens D, Pritchard S, Portwine C, Maloney AM, Lorenzo AJ.  Testicular Biopsy for Fertility Preservation in Prepubertal Boys with Cancer: Identifying Preferences for Procedure and Reactions to Disclosure Practices.  J Urol. 2016 Mar 3.

Hänggi D, Etminan N, Steiger HJ, Johnson M, Peet MM, Tice T, Burton K, Hudson B, Turner M, Stella A, Heshmati P, Davis C, Faleck HJ, Macdonald RL.  A Site-Specific, Sustained-Release Drug Delivery System for Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.  Neurotherapeutics. 2016 Mar 2.

Hashimoto K, Kim H, Oishi H, Chen M, Iskender I, Sakamoto J, Ohsumi A, Guan Z, Hwang D, Waddell TK, Cypel M, Liu M, Keshavjee S.  Annexin V homodimer protects against ischemia reperfusion-induced acute lung injury in lung transplantation.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar;151(3):861-9.

Herridge MS, Chu LM, Matte A, Tomlinson G, Chan L, Thomas C, Friedrich JO, Mehta S, Lamontagne F, Levasseur M, Ferguson ND, Adhikari NK, Rudkowski JC, Meggison H, Skrobik Y, Flannery J, Bayley M, Batt J, Dos Santos C, Abbey SE, Tan A, Lo V, Mathur S, Parotto M, Morris D, Flockhart L, Fan E, Lee CM, Wilcox ME, Ayas N, Choong K, Fowler R, Scales DC, Sinuff T, Cuthbertson BH, Rose L, Robles P, Burns S, Cypel M, Singer L, Chaparro C, Chow CW, Keshavjee S, Brochard L, Hebert P, Slutsky AS, Marshall JC, Cook D, Cameron JI; RECOVER Program Investigators (Phase 1: towards RECOVER) and the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group.  The RECOVER Program: Disability Risk Groups & One Year Outcome after ≥ 7 Days of Mechanical Ventilation.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Mar 14.

Honey CR, Hamani C, Kalia SK, Sankar T, Picillo M, Munhoz RP, Fasano A, Panisset M.  Deep Brain Stimulation Target Selection for Parkinson's Disease.  Can J Neurol Sci. 2016 Mar 15:1-6.

Jeschke MG, Pinto R, Costford SR, Amini-Nik S.  Threshold age and burn size associated with poor outcomes in the elderly after burn injury.  Burns. 2016 Mar;42(2):276-81.

Jhas S, Pirouzmand F.  Obtuse-angled Laminotomy as a Modification of Multilevel Laminectomy for Spinal Cord Decompression.  Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Mar;29(2):49-51.

Kalsi-Ryan S, Beaton D, Ahn H, Askes H, Drew B, Curt A, Popovic MR, Wang J, Verrier MC, Fehlings MG. Responsiveness, Sensitivity, and Minimally Detectable Difference of the Graded and Redefined Assessment of Strength, Sensibility, and Prehension, Version 1.0. J Neurotrauma. 2016 Feb 1;33(3):307-14.

Kamdar SN, Ho LT, Kron KJ, Isserlin R, van der Kwast T, Zlotta AR, Fleshner NE, Bader G, Bapat B.  Dynamic interplay between locus-specific DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation regulates distinct biological pathways in prostate carcinogenesis.  Clin Epigenetics. 2016 Mar 15;8:32.

Kayssi A, de Mestral C, Forbes TL, Roche-Nagle G. Predictors of hospital readmissions after lower extremity amputations in Canada. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Mar;63(3):688-95.

Knudsen BS, Kim HL, Erho N, Shin H, Alshalalfa M, Lam LL, Tenggara I, Chadwich K, Van Der Kwast T, Fleshner N, Davicioni E, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR, Chan JM, Simko JP.  Application of a Clinical Whole-Transcriptome Assay for Staging and Prognosis of Prostate Cancer Diagnosed in Needle Core Biopsy Specimens.  J Mol Diagn. 2016 Mar 3.

Krishna V, Hodaie M.  Editorial: Operating outside the operating room: how do we measure the implications?  J Neurosurg. 2016 Mar 25:1-2.

Krishnatry R, Zhukova N, Guerreiro Stucklin AS, Pole JD, Mistry M, Fried I, Ramaswamy V, Bartels U, Huang A, Laperriere N, Dirks P, Nathan PC, Greenberg M, Malkin D, Hawkins C, Bandopadhayay P, Kieran MW, Manley PE, Bouffet E, Tabori U.  Clinical and treatment factors determining long-term outcomes for adult survivors of childhood low-grade glioma: A population-based study.  Cancer. 2016 Mar 10.

Leão RR, Richard PO, Jewett MA.  The role of biopsy for small renal masses.  Int J Surg. 2016 Mar 5.
Lee JY.  Editorial Comment.  J Urol. 2016 Mar 18.

Lenke LG, Fehlings MG, Shaffrey CI, Cheung KM, Carreon L, Dekutoski MB, Schwab FJ, Boachie-Adjei O, Kebaish KM, Ames CP, Qiu Y, Matsuyama Y, Dahl BT, Mehdian H, Pellisé-Urquiza F, Lewis SJ, Berven SH. Neurologic Outcomes of Complex Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Results of the Prospective, Multicenter Scoli-RISK-1 Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb;41(3):204-12.

Lista F, Austin RE, Singh Y, Ahmad J.  Reply: Vertical Scar Reduction Mammaplasty.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Mar;137(3):636e-7e.

Lorenzo AJ, Braga LH.  Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.  J Urol. 2016 Mar;195(3):551-3.

Macadam SA, Zhong T, Weichman K, Papsdorf M, Lennox PA, Hazen A, Matros E, Disa J, Mehrara B, Pusic AL.  Quality of Life and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Multicenter Comparison of Four Abdominally Based Autologous Reconstruction Methods.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Mar;137(3):758-71.

Maekawa M, Yang Y, Fairn GD.  Perfringolysin O Theta Toxin as a Tool to Monitor the Distribution and Inhomogeneity of Cholesterol in Cellular Membranes.  Toxins (Basel). 2016 Mar 8;8(3).

Mayne IP, Brydges R, Moktar J, Murnaghan ML.  Development and Assessment of a Distal Radial Fracture Model as a Clinical Teaching Tool.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Mar 2;98(5):410-6.

Mazine A, Badiwala M, Cohen G.  Year in review: complex valve reconstruction.  Curr Opin Cardiol. 2016 Mar;31(2):154-61.

McArthur C, Laprade J, Giangregorio LM.  Suggestions for Adapting Yoga to the Needs of Older Adults with Osteoporosis.  J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Mar;22(3):223-6.

Mordant P, McRae K, Cho J, Keshavjee S, Waddell TK, Feld R, de Perrot M.  Impact of induction therapy on postoperative outcome after extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma: does induction-accelerated hemithoracic radiation increase the surgical risk?  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Mar 22.

Nadi M, Ahmad T, Huang A, Hawkins C, Bouffet E, Kulkarni AV.  Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor Diagnosis after Partial Resection of Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor: Case Report and Review of the Literature.  Pediatr Neurosurg. 2016 Mar 16.

Nagoshi N, Nakashima H, Fehlings MG. Commentary: Preclinical Validation of Multilevel Intraparenchymal Stem Cell Therapy in the Porcine Spinal Cord. Neurosurgery. 2016 Feb;78(2):E309.

Nagoshi N, Tetreault LA, Nakashima H, Nouri A, Arnold P, Zileli M, Tan G, Kopjar B, Fehlings MG.  Do Caucasians and East Asians have Different Outcomes Following Surgery for the Treatment of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy? Results from the Prospective Multicenter AOSpine International Study.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Mar 10.

Nakashima H, Tetreault L, Nagoshi N, Nouri A, Arnold P, Yukawa Y, Toyone T, Tanaka M, Zhou Q, Fehlings MG.  Comparison of Outcomes of Surgical Treatment for Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament Versus Other Forms of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: Results from the Prospective, Multicenter AOSpine CSM-International Study of 479 Patients.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Mar 2;98(5):370-8.

Nam RK, Benatar T, Wallis CJ, Amemiya Y, Yang W, Garbens A, Naeim M, Sherman C, Sugar L, Seth A.  MiR-301a regulates E-cadherin expression and is predictive of prostate cancer recurrence.  Prostate. 2016 Mar 15.

Nassiri F, Ibrahim GM, Badhiwala JH, Witiw CD, Mansouri A, Alotaibi NM, Macdonald RL.  A Propensity Score-Matched Study of the Use of Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.  Neurocrit Care. 2016 Mar 21.

Nater A, Fehlings MG.  Survival and clinical outcomes in patients with metastatic epidural spinal cord compression after spinal surgery: a prospective, multicenter, observational cohort study.  Chin J Cancer. 2016 Mar 16;35(1):27.

Nazari M, Ni NC, Ludke A, Li SH, Guo J, Weisel RD, Li RK.  Mast cells promote proliferation and migration and inhibit differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells through PDGF.  J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2016 Mar 17.

Oner FC, Jacobs WC, Lehr AM, Sadiqi S, Post MW, Aarabi B, Chapman JR, Dvorak  MF, Fehlings MG, Kandziora F, Rajasekaran S, Vaccaro AR. Toward the Development of a Universal Outcome Instrument for Spine Trauma: A Systematic Review and Content Comparison of Outcome Measures Used in Spine Trauma Research Using the ICF as Reference. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb;41(4):358-67.

Orlando G, Law PJ, Palin K, Tuupanen S, Gylfe A, Hänninen U, Cajuso T, Tanskanen T, Kondelin J, Kaasinen E, Sarin AP, Kaprio J, Eriksson JG, Rissanen H, Knekt P, Pukkala E, Jousilahti P, Salomaa V, Ripatti S, Palotie A, Järvinen H, Renkonen-Sinisalo L, Lepistö A, Böhm J, Meklin JP, Al-Tassan NA, Palles C, Martin L, Barclay E, Tenesa A, Farrington S, Timofeeva MN, Meyer BF, Wakil SM, Campbell H, Smith CG, Idziaszczyk S, Maughan TS, Kaplan R, Kerr R, Kerr D, Buchanan DD, Win AK, Hopper J, Jenkins M, Lindor NM, Newcomb PA, Gallinger S, Conti D, Schumacher F, Casey G, Taipale J, Cheadle JP, Dunlop MG, Tomlinson IP, Aaltonen LA, Houlston RS.  Variation at 2q35 (PNKD and TMBIM1) influences colorectal cancer risk and identifies a pleiotropic effect with inflammatory bowel disease.  Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Mar 22.

Ouzounian M, Lindsay TF, Forbes TL. Remote ischemic preconditioning and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair: Can an arm save a cord (or legs)? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar;151(3):616-7.

Pei Y, Liu KW, Wang J, Garancher A, Tao R, Esparza LA, Maier DL, Udaka YT, Murad N, Morrissy S, Seker-Cin H, Brabetz S, Qi L, Kogiso M, Schubert S, Olson JM, Cho YJ, Li XN, Crawford JR, Levy ML, Kool M, Pfister SM, Taylor MD, Wechsler-Reya RJ.  HDAC and PI3K Antagonists Cooperate to Inhibit Growth of MYC-Driven Medulloblastoma.  Cancer Cell. 2016 Mar 14;29(3):311-23.

Ramaswamy V, Remke M, Adamski J, Bartels U, Tabori U, Wang X, Huang A, Hawkins C, Mabbott D, Laperriere N, Taylor MD, Bouffet E. Medulloblastoma subgroup-specific outcomes in irradiated children: who are the true high-risk patients? Neuro Oncol. 2016 Feb;18(2):291-7.
Ramaswamy V, Taylor MD. Fall of the Optical Wall: Freedom from the Tyranny of the Microscope Improves Glioma Risk Stratification. Cancer Cell. 2016 Feb 8;29(2):137-8.

Reck Dos Santos P, Sakamoto J, Chen M, Linacre V, Arce C, Liu M, Waddell TK, Keshavjee S, Cypel M.  Modified In Vivo Lung Perfusion for Local Chemotherapy: A Preclinical Study With Doxorubicin.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Mar 4.

Reznikov R, Binko M, Nobrega JN, Hamani C.  Deep Brain Stimulation in Animal Models of Fear, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016 Mar 2.

Satkunendrarajah K, Nassiri F, Karadimas SK, Lip A, Yao G, Fehlings MG. Riluzole promotes motor and respiratory recovery associated with enhanced neuronal survival and function following high cervical spinal hemisection. Exp Neurol. 2016 Feb;276:59-71.

Scheer AS, Zih FS, Maki E, Koch CA, McCready DR.  Post-mastectomy Radiation: Should Subtype Factor into the Decision?  Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Mar 23.

Shamji MF, Mohanty C, Massicotte EM, Fehlings MG. The Association of Cervical Spine Alignment with Neurologic Recovery in a Prospective Cohort of Patients with Surgical Myelopathy: Analysis of a Series of 124 Cases. World Neurosurg. 2016 Feb;86:112-9.

Strauss I, Taha K, Krishna V, Hodaie M.  Younger age predicts greater effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain.  Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2016 Mar 11.

Szasz P, Louridas M, de Montbrun S, Harris KA, Grantcharov TP.  Consensus-based training and assessment model for general surgery.  Br J Surg. 2016 Mar 23.

Tamayo-Orrego L, Wu CL, Bouchard N, Khedher A, Swikert SM, Remke M, Skowron P, Taylor MD, Charron F.  Evasion of Cell Senescence Leads to Medulloblastoma Progression.  Cell Rep. 2016 Mar 15.

Tao MJ, Roche-Nagle G. First bite syndrome: a complication of carotid endarterectomy. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Mar 18; 2016.

Tata A, Gribble A, Ventura M, Ganguly M, Bluemke E, Ginberg H, Jaffray D, Ifa D, Vitkin A, Zarrine-Asfar A. Wide-field tissue polarimetry allows accelerated tumor margin assessment by ambient mass spectrometry. Chemical Science.  2016, 7, 2162-2169.

Thompson EM, Hielscher T, Bouffet E, Remke M, Luu B, Gururangan S, McLendon RE, Bigner DD, Lipp ES, Perreault S, Cho YJ, Grant G, Kim SK, Lee JY, Rao AA, Giannini C, Li KK, Ng HK, Yao Y, Kumabe T, Tominaga T, Grajkowska WA, Perek-Polnik M, Low DC, Seow WT, Chang KT, Mora J, Pollack IF, Hamilton RL, Leary S, Moore AS, Ingram WJ, Hallahan AR, Jouvet A, Fèvre-Montange M, Vasiljevic A, Faure-Conter C, Shofuda T, Kagawa N, Hashimoto N, Jabado N, Weil AG, Gayden T, Wataya T, Shalaby T, Grotzer M, Zitterbart K, Sterba J, Kren L, Hortobágyi T, Klekner A, László B, Pócza T, Hauser P, Schüller U, Jung S, Jang WY, French PJ, Kros JM, van Veelen MC, Massimi L, Leonard JR, Rubin JB, Vibhakar R, Chambless LB, Cooper MK, Thompson RC, Faria CC, Carvalho A, Nunes S, Pimentel J, Fan X, Muraszko KM, López-Aguilar E, Lyden D, Garzia L, Shih DJ, Kijima N, Schneider C, Adamski J, Northcott PA, Kool M, Jones DT, Chan JA, Nikolic A, Garre ML, Van Meir EG, Osuka S, Olson JJ, Jahangiri A, Castro BA, Gupta N, Weiss WA, Moxon-Emre I, Mabbott DJ, Lassaletta A, Hawkins CE, Tabori U, Drake J, Kulkarni A, Dirks P, Rutka JT, Korshunov A, Pfister SM, Packer RJ, Ramaswamy V, Taylor MD.  Prognostic value of medulloblastoma extent of resection after accounting for molecular subgroup: a retrospective integrated clinical and molecular analysis.  Lancet Oncol. 2016 Mar 11.

Ting K, Aitken KJ, Penna F, Samiei AN, Sidler M, Jiang JX, Ibrahim F, Tolg C, Delgado-Olguin P, Rosenblum N, Bägli DJ.  Uropathogenic E.coli (UPEC) Infection Induces Proliferation through Enhancer of Zeste Homologue 2 (EZH2).  PLoS One. 2016 Mar 10;11(3):e0149118.

Toor GK, Harris JE, Escobar M, Yoshida K, Velikonja D, Rizoli S, Cusimano M, Cullen N, Sokoloff S, Colantonio A. Long-Term Health Service Outcomes Among Women With Traumatic Brain Injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Feb;97(2 Suppl):S54-63.

Traub F, Singh J, Dickson BC, Leung S, Mohankumar R, Blackstein ME, Razak AR, Griffin AM, Ferguson PC, Wunder JS.  Efficacy of denosumab in joint preservation for patients with giant cell tumour of the bone.  Eur J Cancer. 2016 Mar 15;59:1-12. .

Tsao AS, Scagliotti GV, Bunn PA Jr, Carbone DP, Warren GW, Bai C, de Koning HJ, Yousaf-Khan AU, McWilliams A, Tsao MS, Adusumilli PS, Rami-Porta R, Asamura H, Van Schil PE, Darling GE, Ramalingam SS, Gomez DR, Rosenzweig KE, Zimmermann S, Peters S, Ignatius Ou SH, Reungwetwattana T, Jänne PA, Mok TS, Wakelee HA, Pirker R, Mazières J, Brahmer JR, Zhou Y, Herbst RS, Papadimitrakopoulou VA, Redman MW, Wynes MW, Gandara DR, Kelly RJ, Hirsch FR, Pass HI.  Scientific Advances in Lung Cancer 2015.  J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Mar 21.

Tso MK, Ibrahim GM, Macdonald RL. Predictors of Shunt-Dependent Hydrocephalus Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. World Neurosurg. 2016 Feb;86:226-32.

Turel MK, Bernstein M.  Outpatient neurosurgery.  Expert Rev Neurother. 2016 Mar 17:1-12.

Wallis CJ, Mahar AL, Choo R, Herschorn S, Kodama RT, Shah PS, Danjoux C, Narod SA, Nam RK.  Second malignancies after radiotherapy for prostate cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis.  BMJ. 2016 Mar 2;352:i851.

Wilson JR, Voth J, Singh A, Middleton J, Jaglal SB, Singh JM, Mainprize TG, Yee A, Fehlings MG. Defining the Pathway to Definitive Care and Surgical Decompression after Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: Results of a Canadian Population-Based Cohort Study. J Neurotrauma. 2016 Feb 11.

Zhang YN, Xie BD, Sun L, Chen W, Jiang SL, Liu W, Bian F, Tian H, Li RK.  Phenotypic switching of vascular smooth muscle cells in the 'normal region' of aorta from atherosclerosis patients is regulated by miR-145.  J Cell Mol Med. 2016 Mar 15.

Zittan E, Wong-Chong N, Ma GW, Mcleod RS, Silverberg MS, Cohen Z.  Modified 2-stage ileal pouch-anal anastomosis results in lower rate of anastomotic leak compared to traditional 2-stage surgery for ulcerative colitis.  J Crohns Colitis. 2016 Mar 7.

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