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Honours & Awards

Shady Ashamalla (GenSurg) won the CAGS/Covidien Resident Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Canadian Association of General Surgeons meeting this past September.

Ivan Diamond (GenSurg)won the Clinical Research Paper Award (1st prize) at the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia for his paper "Does the Colon Play a Role in Intestinal Adaptation in Infants with Short Bowel Syndrome? A Multiple Variable Analysis" (Supervisor: Paul Wales).

Ivan also won the 2009 SickKids Research Institute Exceptional Research Trainee Award.

Cagla Eskicioglu (GenSurg) and Shawn Forbes (ColorectalSurg) won the CSCRS/Genzyme Canada Inc. Best Paper Podium Presentation at the Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Paper Session at the Canadian Surgical Forum in Victoria, BC, September 9-12th, 2009.

Michael Fehlings (NeurSurg) has received the 2009 Olivecrona Award for his contributions to spinal cord injury research. This award, given by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, recognizes an outstanding neurosurgeon/ scientist who has contributed with excellence to the neurosurgical field, based on development of microneurosurgical techniques, pedagogical skills or scientific contributions.

Michael has also been awarded the North American Spine Society's 2009 Leon Wiltse Award for excellence in leadership and/or clinical research in spine care.

Patrick Gullane (ENT) has been awarded an Honourary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This is one of the College's highest awards which recognizes outstanding contributions to surgery.

Barbara Haas (GenSurg) received the award for the best clinical paper in the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Regional Resident Paper Competition. Her work entitled "Survival of the fittest: Overcoming survivor bias in evaluating the transfer process" improves upon prior methodological approaches in assessing the mortality attributable to undertriage of major trauma.

Tom Lindsay (VascSurg) won the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery's John L. Provan Educational Award, for a project done in conjunction with Kevin Molloy. This award recognizes the best project pertaining to medical education.

Andres Lozano (NeurSurg) has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the oldest association of scientists and scholars in the country.

Vanessa Palter (GenSurg) recieved the CIHR Masters award and the Royal College medical education research grant.

Cho Pang (PlasSurg) received the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Basic and Translational Research. This award was established to recognize outstanding achievements in basic and translational research impacting the practice of plastic surgery. This prestigious award recognizes an investigator whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the treatment of surgical disorders and the practice of plastic surgery.

Fayez Quereshy (GenSurg) received the Canadian Association of General Surgeons Resident Teaching Award this year.

Richard Reznick (GenSurg) has been elected as Vice President of the RCPS in charge of education, for a 3-year term.

Postdoctoral Fellow Praphulla C Shukla, PhD, mentored by Subodh Verma was one of the finalists of the 2009 American College of Cardiology Young Investigators Award. His project is titled "BRCA1 is a novel regulator of cardiac function",

Postdoctoral Fellow Krishna K Singh, PhD, mentored by Subodh Verma has won the 2009 American Heart Association-Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award. His project is titled "BRCA1 is a novel regulator of endothelial function and limits atherosclerosis".

Marvin Tile (OrthSurg) has been appointed to the Order of Canada. He is recognized for his contributions as a clinical orthopaedic surgeon, teacher and groundbreaking researcher. He is a world authority on the treatment of pelvic and acetabular trauma and has trained clinicians from around the world.

Leonard Tse (VascSurg) won the the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery's Cook Research Award. This award recognizes the best project in clinical or basic science research pertaining to Endovascular Surgical therapeutic strategies.

Subodh Verma (Cardiac Surgery, SMH) was recently
featured in the Rediff India Abroad's Power List of 30
most Influential Indo Canadians.

Douglas Wooster (VascSurg) won the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery's Gore Research Award, given for the best project in clinical or basic science research. Douglas also won the the Sigvaris President's Award which recognizes the most outstanding abstract dealing with venous disease presented at the Annual Meeting.

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