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The K. Wayne Johnston Visiting Lecture

On behalf of the Division of Vascular Surgery, I am pleased to announce the establishment of an annual visiting lecture in honour of Dr. K. Wayne Johnston– the Division’s inaugural Chair.

The K. Wayne Johnston Visiting Lecture will honour the outstanding leadership, clinical, research and education contributions made by Dr. Johnston.

Dr. Johnston was a founding member of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery and along with other members of the Canadian Society of Vascular Surgery established a separate certification in vascular surgery at the Royal College level in Canada. He is a dedicated clinician as well as an inspired educator. He has made major contributions to research in Doppler Ultrasound, as well as having been the principal investigator on several landmark clinical studies of early angioplasty outcomes and aneurysm repairs in Canada. Dr. Johnston has also made significant contributions to the Journal of Vascular Surgery; he was Editor of this leading journal in the field of vascular surgery during its transition to the electronic era. Within the Society for Vascular Surgery, Dr. Johnston has held many roles, including the prestigious position of President for the term 2009 to 2010. Dr. Johnston has had a major long-term involvement in editing the Rutherford Textbook of Vascular Surgery; during the last two editions, he served as Co-editor. It is important to underscore Dr. Johnston’s pivotal role in inspiring many surgical trainees to pursue an academic career in vascular surgery. He has been steadfast in his support and mentorship of members of both the Division and the Department over more than thirty years.

Wayne Johnston
Wayne Johnston

This Visiting Lecture is a key initiative as the Division of Vascular Surgery begins the new direct entry five year residency. This lecture will give the Division’s outstanding young residents the opportunity to interact and learn from the best as they train in both clinical vascular surgery and in research.

At the same time, the K. Wayne Johnson Visiting Lecture will become a living legacy honoring the importance, stature and contributions of Dr. Johnston to the specialty – locally, nationally and internationally.

To make a contribution to the K. Wayne Johnston Visiting Lecture, or for more information, please contact Darina Landa at darina.landa@utoronto.ca or 416-978-4296.

Tom Lindsay
Chair, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Toronto

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