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Transforming Surgery


The new strategic plan for the Department of Surgery has now been released, and we are in the process of implementing its many goals. With the new plan, we hope to improve health care of patients with surgical diseases through innovation and excellence in surgical practice, research and education. To transform surgery beyond the traditional "cutting edge", we will focus on quality and best practices in surgery; foster innovation in surgical practice, education, and research; support all faculty in achieving their full academic potential while recognizing the important of work-life balance; welcome new community-affiliated partners and facilitate their engagement in the Department; promote greater integration and interdisciplinarity across Divisions, hospitals, and research institutes; embody transparency and fairness in all our strategic directions; extend our reach locally and globally to fulfill our social responsibility; and pursue a bold advancement strategy that engages partners from beyond our traditional spheres.

As we look ever upward, we will draw on the collective talent of our faculty, learners, staff and partners. We will build on our strengths in research, education, and surgical practice, and pursue a new model of surgical care that promotes the highest quality of care, integration, innovation, and best practices. As a world leader in surgery, we will engage locally, provincially, and globally to promote sustainable access to high quality surgical care.

http://surgery.utoronto.ca/Assets/ Surgery+Digital+Assets/About/Plan2012.pdf

James Rutka

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