I welcome all of you back for the start of the 2013-14 Academic Year in the Department of Surgery.  This past year, I am pleased to report that we achieved our goals for our top priorities.  All programs in Surgery were accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons last spring, we surpassed last year's record of grant capture and peer reviewed publications, all faculty who went forward for promotion were promoted at the Decanal Committee, we implemented many of our Year 1 goals with our Strategic Plan, and we raised more funds than ever before in the Department of Surgery.   As you know, our offices have moved to the Stewart Building from the Banting, and we welcome all of you to come see our new space which is perfectly designed to bring together the offices of many of our Divisions, and to hold Divisional and Departmental meetings.  I had the great privilege of meeting with many of you last year to learn how you are doing in your practices and academic careers, and I will continue to do the same this year.  We welcomed 46 of the best and brightest PGY1 residents from across Canada to begin their postgraduate training in Surgery.  To help speed them along their way, we held the first ever "Prep Camp" from July 2 – 12 at the Surgical Skills Centre where they all benefitted from targeted didactic lectures, and an opportunity to learn bench-top surgical procedures including arterial cut downs, chest tube insertions, bladder catheterizations, and suturing techniques to name a few.  This year, one of our priorities will be to ensure that we capture all the teaching activities of our faculty, as all teaching counts towards an assessment of academic productivity.  Our goals this year are to develop competency-based assessment programs in all Divisions, to continue to support research through alternative revenue streams, to establish a comprehensive quality/best practices program across all Divisions, to install our faculty into higher leadership positions, and to build on our international outreach and global influence.  I look forward to working with all of you towards achieving our goals this year.
James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FRCSC
RS McLaughlin Chair


Bigelow Lecture (University Rounds)
Friday, October 4, 2013
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH
Distinguished Professor, University of California Davis School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing,
And Director, Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health System
“Achieving Change in Complex Systems”
Hollywood Theatre,
1st Floor, Elm Wing
The Hospital for Sick Children
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
October 16, 2013, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
St. Michael’s College, 1515 Bathurst Street
Registration required.  Click on “events”.
UT Spine Program Visiting Professor
October 18th, 2013 at 7:30 a.m.
60 Murray Street
The Sydney & Florence Cooper Family Education Centre
Dr. Alvin Crawford, University of Cincinnati Medical Center 
“The Spine in Skeletal Dysplasia”
Hosted by The Hospital for Sick Children


Division of General Surgery, Annual Surgical Scientist Training Program
Information Session, October 23, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.  Location: TBA
Update in Minimally Invasive Surgery
November 22-23, 2013
The program is now on line at:



Robert M Filler Symposium took place on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Hart House.  Many past residents and fellows attended.  Dr. Filler was Surgeon-in-Chief at The Hospital for Sick Children from 1977-1995.  His successor is Agostino Pierro who has been installed as the Robert Filler Chair in Surgery at Sick Kids.

Message from Dean Whiteside
“Congratulations on a spectacular annual report. This is truly a remarkable publication and representative of the most outstanding Department of Surgery on the globe. Please share this widely with our colleagues and alumni.” 
Photos from the Annual Address, Friday, September 13, 2013

NewAppointments to the Department of Surgery 
Please help me welcome the following new appointees to the Department of Surgery! 
Dr. Mohammed Al-Omran was recruited from King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and has joined St. Michael’s Hospital as Professor and Head, Division of Vascular Surgery.  Dr. Al-Omran obtained his medical degree at King Saud University, his general surgery residency at the University of Toronto followed by a 2 year fellowship in the Vascular Surgery program at UofT.  His clinical interests are carotid surgery, open and endovascular intervention for peripheral arterial disease, vascular thoracic outlet syndrome, open and endovascular aneurysm repair.  His research focus is on atherosclerosis bench to bedside with special interest in peripheral arterial disease.

Dr. Suneil Kalia has joined the Division of Neurosurgery at UHN as an Assistant Professor in Surgery.  Dr. Kalia completed the neurosurgery residency training program at the University of Toronto and did a post-doctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School followed by another in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at TWH,  University of Toronto.  His clinical interests are in the surgical management of movement disorders, particularly Parkinson’s disease.  His research focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms of protein homeostasis in neurodegeneration and on establishing model systems to study protein function in neurodegenerative disease.

Dr. Aaron Nauth has joined the Division of Orthopaedics at St. Michael’s Hospital as an Assistant Professor and Surgeon-Scientist.  He is a graduate of the orthopaedic residency training program at the University of Toronto and then did a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma and Upper Extremity at UofT followed by another in Sports Medicine at the University of British Columbia.  His research focus is on the augmentation of bone and soft tissue healing with the use of stem cell therapy. 

Dr. Michael Ordon has joined the Division of Urology at St. Michael’s  Hospital as an Assistant Professor in Surgery and Surgeon Investigator.  He completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Toronto.  He then did an additional fellowship at the University of California, Irvine.  Dr. Ordon will sub-specialize in endourology, renal transplantation, laparoscopic urology, and robotic-assisted surgery, with a focus on minimally-invasive treatment of small renal masses and is starting a collaborative program in percutaneous therapy for small renal masses. 

Dr. Maral Ouzounian has joined the Division of Cardiac Surgery at UHN as an Assistant Professor and Surgeon-Scientist.  She is a graduate of the Cardiac Surgery Residency Training Program from Dalhousie University and did her PhD at UofT.  This past year, she did an aortic fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.  Her research interest is in aortic disease. 

Continuing Appointment Reviews (CARs)
The following Continuing Appointment Reviews (CARs) took place during  July under the leadership of Ori Rotstein, Associate Chair, Department of Surgery. 
Tulin Cil
Tulin joined the Division of General Surgery at UHN and Women’s College in 2008 as an Assistant Professor and Surgeon Investigator.  She did her general surgery training at UofT and UWO.  She did a Master’s in medical education at OISE, U of T and her fellowship in breast surgical oncology at the University of Toronto.  Tulin is affiliated with the Wilson Centre at UHN where her research is in education focusing on innovative teaching strategies and mechanisms of learning surgical skills.  Her clinical practice is devoted to the care of patients with breast disease and general surgery.  (Photo, from left to right: J. Semple, T. Cil, A. Smith, D. Anastakis, D. McCready)
Anand Ghanekar
Anand joined the Division of General Surgery at UHN and the Hospital for Sick Children in 2008 as an Assistant Professor and Surgeon Scientist.  He completed his general surgery training, hepatobiliary surgery and abdominal organ transplantation at the University of Toronto.  Anand then went to the University of Wisconsin for a fellowship in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.  His clinical practice is focused on living and deceased donor abdominal organ transplantation in adults and children.  His research interest is in the role of stem cells in diseases of the liver including hepatocellular carcinoma.  (Photo, from left to right: L. Rotstein, S. Kashavjee, A. Ghanekar, P. Dirks)
Timothy Jackson
Tim joined the Division of General Surgery at UHN, TWH in 2010 as an Assistant Professor and Surgeon Investigator.  He did his general surgery residency program at McMaster University.  He then received a Master’s of Public Health in quantitative methods from Harvard University where he also did a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery.  Tim’s clinical focus is in bariatric and gastrointestinal tract surgery.  (Photo, from left to right: A. Okraneic, L. Rotstein, T. Jackson, D. Urbach, A. Smith)
In the News
Chief of Surgery, North York General Hospital
Dr. Lloyd C. Smith has been appointed as Chief of Surgery at NYGH effective September 16, 2013.  Dr. Smith was previously Chief of Surgery at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. 
Term Chair in Fracture Care Research, St. Michael’s Hospital and U.of T.
Dr. Emil Schemitsch, Division of Orthopaedics at St. Mike’s, has been appointed as the Term Chair in Fracture Care Research.  This is a St. Michael’s Hospital-University of Toronto Named Chair.  The term is for 5 years. 
Toronto Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society
Dr. Timothy Daniels of St. Michael's Hospital has been named board member-at-large for the 2,027-member American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). Tim will focus his two-year term on supporting the global research and educational efforts of the Society, whose members specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle.
Tile Lectureship in Trauma
The Foundation at Sunnybrook with assistance from Dr. Avery Nathens has established the Tile Lectureship in Trauma to support the final University Departmental Grand Rounds.  This has been named for Marvin Tile who has raised the profile of trauma in Toronto.
Advancing Spinal Research
Dr. Mark Erwin appeared in the Toronto Star on Friday, September 20, 2013

Retirement Dinner for Dr. Paul Muller
A retirement dinner was held for Dr. Paul Muller on Thursday, June 27, 2013.  He is seen here in the photo with Loch Macdonald, current Division Head of Neurosurgery at St. Michael's Hospital's.  Paul was recruited to St. Michael's Hospital from the University of Calgary, and served as Division Head of Neurosurgery (1983-1993), and as Surgeon-in-Chief (1992-1998).  

Pediatric Burn Program Receives Full Accreditation by the American Burn Association
The Pediatric Burn Program at the Hospital for Sick Children is the first Canadian pediatric program to receive full accreditation by the American Burn Association.  Congratulations to Dr. Joel Fish and the entire team!
TED Talk
Dr. Hugh Scully presented a TED Talk earlier this year at Washington University in St. Louis.   The title of the talk was "The Role of Physicians in Motor Sport Safety".

Leo da Costa (Neurosurgery) received the Marvin Tile Distinguished Service Award at Sunnybrook Hospital.
Leo da Costa (Neurosurgery) received a 1 year grant from the AFP Innovation Fund at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Michael Fehlings (Neurosurgery) has been appointed as Chairman of AOSpine North America (AOSNA).  This appointment is for 3 years. 
Tony Finelli (Urology) received a Prostate Cancer Canada grant award for his project “Active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer: a population-level analysis of uptake, practice patterns and barriers to adoption”.
Robert Hamilton (Urology) received a grant from Prostate Cancer Canada for his work entitled “The influence of genetic variation on the association between statin and metformin use and prostate caner risk: towards discovering personalized chemoprevention”.  He also received a CUASF scholarship for his project “Molecular characterization of tumors arising in men on 5-Alpha reductase inhibitors”.  And finally, Rob received a Career Development Award in Prevention from the Canadian Cancer Society.
Robert Hamilton (Urology), Linda Penn, and Neil Fleshner (Urology) received a grant from Princess Margaret Hospital for their work “Window of opportunity study of statins prior to radical prostatectomy”. 
Mojgan Hodaie (Neurosurgery) was awarded a 5 year grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for the project entitled “Diffusion tensor imaging as an in vivo technique to study the effects of chronic pain and its impact on the brain”. 
Keith Jarvi, Kirk Lo, and Ethan Grober (Urology) received a CIHR grant for their work on “Prediction of successful sperm retrieval in patients with non-obstructive azoospermia using a panel of protein biomarkers measured in seminal plasma”.
Keith Jarvi and Darius Bagli (Urology) have been appointed to the Decanal Promotions Committee for a 3 year term.

John Marshall (General Surgery),  Avery Nathens (General Surgery), and James Wright (Orthopaedics) were inducted as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences this month.  This is one of the highest honours in Canadian health sciences.  Those elected are recognized for their leadership, creativity and commitment of advancing academic health science.
Andrew Matthew (Urology) received a grant from Prostate Cancer Canada for his work “A multicenter, pilot randomized controlled trial to examine the effects of prehabilitation on functional outcomes after radical prostatectomy”. 
Diane Nam, Cari Whyne, Benjamin Alman (Orthopaedics) received a 5 year grant from the AO Foundation (Switzerland) for their work "Preclinical assessment of lithium to enhance fracture repair."  

Diane Nam, Michele Anderson, Cari Whyne (Orthopaedics) received 1 year of Bridge Funding from IMHA for their project on "The novel characterization of IL-17F in fracture repair".  
Michael Reedjik (General Surgery) received a 3 year grant from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario Region for his work on “Establishing TRB3 as a therapeutic target in breast cancer.”  Michael also received a 4 year grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure for his project “The role of Notch in breast cancer microenvironment crosstalk”.
Charles Tator (Neurosurgery) was featured in the CBC News (Online) July 22, 2013 regarding a concussion guide for doctors.
Taufik Valiante (Neurosurgery) has been awarded two 5 year grants from the Ontario Brain Institute.
Subodh Verma (Cardiac Surgery) received two awards from the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada for his projects “Elucidating the Role of BRCA1 as a target to improve endothelial function, promote angiogenesis and attenuate atherosclerosis” and “The Role of Autophagy in Cardiovascular Disease:  A Bench to Bedside Translational Approach”.
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Chang Y, Cantelmi D, Wisco JJ, Fattah A, Hannam AG, Agur AM.  Evidence for the functional compartmentalization of the temporalis muscle: a 3-dimensional study of innervation.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Jul;71(7):1170-1177.
Chui J, Manninen P, Valiante T, Venkatraghavan L. The Anesthetic Considerations of Intraoperative Electrocorticography During Epilepsy Surgery. Anesth Analg. 2013 Jun 18.
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Constantini S, Mohanty A, Zymberg S, Cavalheiro S, Mallucci C, Hellwig D, Ersahin Y, Mori H, Mascari C, Val JA, Wagner W, Kulkarni AV, Sgouros S, Oi S. Safety and diagnostic accuracy of neuroendoscopic biopsies: an international multicenter study. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Jun;11(6):704-9.
Cusimano MD, Chipman M, Donnelly P, Hutchison MG.  Effectiveness of an educational video on concussion knowledge in minor league hockey players: a cluster randomised controlled trial.  Br J Sports Med. 2013 Aug 5. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091660. [Epub ahead of print]
Cypel M, Keshavjee S.  Strategies for safe donor expansion: donor management, donations after cardiac death, ex-vivo lung perfusion.  Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2013 Aug 29. [Epub ahead of print]
Damen TH, Morritt AN, Zhong T, Ahmad J, Hofer SO.  Improving outcomes in microsurgical breast reconstruction: lessons learnt from 406 consecutive DIEP/TRAM flaps performed by a single surgeon.  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Aug;66(8):1032-8.
Davidge KM, Brown M, Morgan P, Semple JL.  Processes of Care in Autogenous Breast Reconstruction with Pedicled TRAM Flaps: Expediting Postoperative Discharge in an Ambulatory Setting.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Sep;132(3):339e-44e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31829ace62.
Davidge KM, Yee A, Kahn LC, Mackinnon SE.  Median to radial nerve transfers for restoration of wrist, finger, and thumb extension.  J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Sep; 38(9):1812-1827.
 Davis KD, Moayedi M. Central Mechanisms of Pain Revealed Through Functional and Structural MRI. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. 2013: 8: 518-534. 
de Perrot M.  Use of the posterior pericardium to cover the bronchial stump after right extrapleural pneumonectomy.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug;96(2):706-708. 
DeSouza DD, Moayedi M, Chen DQ, Davis KD, Hodaie M. Sensorimotor and pain modulation brain abnormalities in trigeminal neuralgia: a paroxysmal, sensory-triggered neuropathic pain. PLoS One 2013:8(6): e66340. 
Di Ieva A, Bruner E, Davidson J, Pisano P, Haider T, Stone SS, Cusimano MD, Tschabitscher M, Grizzi F. Cranial sutures: a multidisciplinary review. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Jun;29(6):893-905.
Di Ieva A, Valli M, Cusimano MD.  Distinguishing Alzheimer's Disease from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: A Search for MRI Biomarkers.  J Alzheimers Dis. 2013 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]
Di Ieva A, Weckman A, Di Michele J, Rotondo F, Grizzi F, Kovacs K, Cusimano MD.  Microvascular morphometrics of the hypophysis and pituitary tumors: From bench to operating theatre.  Microvasc Res. 2013 Sep;89:7-14.
Donaldson L, Asbridge M, Cusimano MD.  Bodychecking rules and concussion in elite hockey.  PLoS One. 2013 Jul 17;8(7):e69122. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069122. Print 2013.
Ebersole GC, Davidge K, Damiano M, Mackinnon SE.  Validity and responsiveness of the DASH questionnaire as an outcome measure following ulnar nerve transposition for cubital tunnel syndrome.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jul; 132(1):81e-90e. 
ElMaraghy A, Devereaux M.  The "bicipital aponeurosis flex test": evaluating the integrity of the bicipital aponeurosis and its implications for treatment of distal biceps tendon ruptures.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Jul;22(7):908-914.
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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 Jul 2. doi:pii: S1748-6815(13)00306-9. 10.1016/j.bjps.2013.05.031. [Epub ahead of print]
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Hiyama Y, Marshall AH, Kraft R, Arno A, Jeschke MG.  Fenofibrate does not affect burn-induced hepatic endoplasmic reticulum stress. J Surg Res. 2013 Jul 4. doi:pii: S0022-4804(13)00659-8. 10.1016/j.jss.2013.06.029. [Epub ahead of print]
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Kalsi-Ryan S, Beaton D, Curt A, Duff S, Jiang D, Popovic MR, Rudhe C, Fehlings MG, Verrier MC. Defining the Role of Sensation, Strength, and Prehension for Upper Limb Function in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013 Jun 18.
Karadimas SK, Moon ES, Yu WR, Satkunendrarajah K, Kallitsis JK, Gatzounis G, Fehlings MG. A novel experimental model of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) to facilitate translational research. Neurobiol Dis. 2013 Jun;54:43-58.
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Kulkarni GS, Urbach DR, Austin PC, Fleshner NE, Laupacis A.  Higher surgeon and hospital volume improves long-term survival after radical cystectomy. Cancer. 2013 Jul 9. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28235. [Epub ahead of print]
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