Dr. Mojgan Hodaie Appointed as Director Postgraduate Medical Education, Department of Surgery
Dear Colleagues,

After 13 years of service, Dr. Ron Levine will be stepping down from his position as Director, Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME), Department of Surgery. On behalf of the Department, I would like to take this time to thank Ron for his outstanding leadership in this position, and for the many innovative programs he initiated in this role. Special congratulations are offered to Ron at this time with the accreditation of all residency training programs in the Department of Surgery this past year!
Following a comprehensive search process, I am pleased to inform you that Moji Hodaie has been offered and has accepted the position of Director of PGME in the Department of Surgery for a 5-year term effective July 1, 2021. In this role, Moji will be responsible for all aspects of postgraduate education in the Department and report to Najma Ahmed, Vice-Chair Education and to me.  
Moji is a Neurosurgeon who specializes in pain and functional neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital, UHN, and is Professor of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery, at the University of Toronto.  Moji is presently the Neurosurgery Fellowship Director in the Department of Surgery; Chair, Education Leadership Committee, Division of Neurosurgery; Site Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program Toronto Western Hospital, Division of Neurosurgery; Coordinator, Online University, Masters in Neuroscience Program, Bahá’í Institute for Higher Education (BIHE); and Education Program Lead, Krembil Brain Institute
The Director will report to the Vice-Chair, Education and the Chair, Department of Surgery and interact with the Directors of Education Evaluation, Undergraduate Education, Clinical Fellowships and Continuing Professional Development.

I am delighted that Moji has accepted this position given her wealth of knowledge in PGME, and her devotion to teaching over many years.  Please help me in congratulating Moji on her new appointment.


James T. Rutka, OC, O Ont, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FRSC, FACS, FAANS
RS McLaughlin Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
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