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Dr. Moussa with patient
Dr. Fuad Moussa (right) with his patient, Doug Boychuk, five weeks after Mr. Boychuk received minimally invasive bypass surgery at Sunnybrook.

Fuad Moussa has joined the Division of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in July of 2010. He and his wife, Kathleen have an 8 year old son, Devon.

Fuad grew up, the son of 2 teachers, in the suburbs of Montreal. He went to McGill University where he obtained a BSc in Anatomical Sciences, an MSc. in Anatomy and Cell Biology and his MDCM. After medical school, he went to sunny Florida to complete residencies in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Centre. During this time he was inducted into The Alpha-Omega-Alpha Honor Society and was given the distinction of Resident of the Year on 2 occasions, as a Chief resident in General Surgery and Chief Resident in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Fuad returned to Canada and completed a fellowship in adult cardiac surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, then joined Sunnybrook as a Clinical Associate. He was certified by The American Board of Surgery, The American Board of Thoracic Surgery and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Moussa with son
Fuad Moussa with
his son Devon

As a Clinical Associate, Dr. Moussa introduced a minimally invasive beating-heart coronary artery bypass program. His first patient completed The Scotia Bank half marathon 18 months after surgery.

His clinical interests include beating-heart coronary bypass, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, aortic surgery and pacemaker implantation. His research interests are both clinical and educational. Clinically, he is studying the safety and efficacy of minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery with the view of developing a hybrid revascularization strategy.

From an educational perspective, Dr. Moussa is developing a simulation-augmented curriculum for training cardiac surgery residents through his work as a Fellow at The Wilson Centre for Research in Education. He is also completing his second Masters degree in Medical Education through The University of Dundee, Scotland.

Stephen Fremes

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Jenkinson to its staff. We also welcome his wife, Lilian and two sons Gavin and Jack.

Jenkinson and family
Richard Jenkinson
with the family

Richard was raised in Calgary, Alberta and completed his honours undergraduate biology degree at the University of Calgary. After this, he was transplanted to Ontario where he completed his medical degree with distinction in London at the University of Western Ontario. Developing during these years was a passion for orthopaedic surgery. Richard undertook his orthopaedic residency training at the University of Western Ontario in London. After these 5 years he came to Toronto, to pursue fellowship training in trauma and adult reconstruction at Sunnybrook hospital. This period at Sunnybrook, introduced Richard to a world of challenging trauma which ignited a desire to pursue a career attempting to reconstruct severe injuries and degenerative joint disease.

After fellowship, Richard joined the Sunnybrook and Holland Center team as a clinical associate for 2 years. During this time, he developed a knack for attracting difficult referrals usually involving destroyed joints, infections or both. While working in Toronto, he found teaching of residents and fellows to be a particular talent and Richard looks forward to taking an active teaching role at Sunnybrook and the University of Toronto division of Orthopaedic Surgery.

When spare time presents itself, Richard spends time with his wife and young family and also enjoys travelling, golfing and photography. Despite rational misgivings, he still can't help but cheer for the Calgary Flames. The sports teams in Toronto have yet to capture his heart.

Richard's clinical practice will be based at Sunnybrook Hospital focusing on lower extremity trauma and at the Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Center performing hip and knee arthroplasty. Richard is currently pursuing a master's degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto investigating modifiable factors that may reduce deep infection rates in open fracture patients. His future research program will explore his interests in clinical improvement in trauma and arthritis care and translation of scientific knowledge into widespread clinical practice.

Hans Kreder

Osami Honjo
Osami Honjo

Osami Honjo was recently appointed as a new staff surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto.

Osami graduated from Shimane Medical University in 1997. Subsequently, he worked at Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry where he did general surgery, cardiac surgery and obtained a PhD. He arrived for a research fellowship in Toronto in November 2004 and worked in the laboratory of Glen Van Arsdell for 2 years. He was productive in assisting in the development of a single ventricle animal model. That laboratory work has led to current work in humans where proof of concept and safety studies are being performed. Beginning in March 2007, he became a clinical fellow in Congenital Heart Surgery for two years and then spent a year as a cardiac surgical fellow at St Michael's Hospital, Toronto.

Osami has been remarkably productive academically during his research and clinical fellowships. He is first author or co-author on four book chapters and 44 peerreviewed journal publications - many of them published during his busy clinical fellowships. He has also distinguished himself clinically. During his cardiac surgery fellowship at St Michael's Hospital, he won the 2010 Zane Cohen Clinical Fellowship achievement award. This is an award given to the highest achieving clinical fellow in the University of Toronto surgical system.

Since Osami's appointment as a staff cardiovascular surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children, he was awarded the Roscoe Reid Graham Scholarship in Surgical Science from the University of Toronto. This award provides a substantial amount of financial support to augment Dr. Honjo's ongoing research efforts.

Christopher Caldarone

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