Celebrating Gallie Day 2017

The 43rd Gallie Day celebrated the “Transplantation / Regenerative Medicine, while reflecting on the major medical, scientific, social, and political changes that have occurred over the past 43 years.

With this Spotlight, we will be witnessing the last editorial written by Dr. Martin McKneally, and celebrating all the issues over which he has presided since his term as Editor –in - Chief of the Surgical Spotlight began in 2002.
This last column gives me the opportunity to say thanks to all I have worked with, interviewed, and written about these last 15 years.
This year’s Balfour Lecture in Surgical Ethics celebrated the outstanding career of Dr. Martin McKneally.
Keith Jarvi, the Director of the Murray Koffler Urologic Wellness Centre and Head of Urology at the Mount Sinai Hospital focuses on infertility and prostate cancer markers.
“Changing a system of education is difficult, sometimes frustrating, but persistence pays off”, says Markku Nousiainen, Orthopaedic Surgery’s Program Director.
Val Cabral, the Department of Surgery Research Program Manager has helped expand the research office and the Surgeon-Scientist Program.
Najma Ahmed (General Surgery) has accepted the position of Vice-Chair of Education in the Department of Surgery

Fred Brenneman (General Surgery) has accepted the position of General Surgery Program Director for the University of Toronto

Andy Smith (General Surgery) has been appointed as the new President and CEO of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Barbara (Dee) Ballyk (Anat) has been chosen as the 2017 W.T. Aikins Award winner in the Excellence in Individual Teaching Performance

Michael Wiley (Anat) received Dr. E. Mary Hollington Teaching Award Excellence in Preclinical or Basic Science Teaching.

Gideon Cohen (CardSurg) received the Surgical Skills Centre Distinguished Educator Award

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