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Aaron Nauth and his wife Rhonda

Aaron Nauth and his wife Rhonda

It is with great pleasure that I announce the addition of Aaron Nauth to the Division of Orthopaedics at St. Michael’s Hospital as an associate scientist and surgeon.

Aaron completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Toronto, followed by two fellowships: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the University of British Columbia and Trauma and Upper Extremity at the University of Toronto. Aaron’s clinical focus is orthopaedic trauma, soft tissue reconstruction and arthroscopy. He is an active member of the University of Toronto Sports Medicine (UTOSM) program and works as a trauma team leader at St. Michael’s hospital in addition to his orthopaedic practice. His research focus is on the basic science of fracture and tendon healing with stem cell therapy in addition to conducting randomized clinical trials in orthopaedic trauma.

To date, he is the recipient of several prestigious awards and grants: (1) the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Founders Medal Award for Best Basic Science Paper in 2012 at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting in Ottawa, and (2) peer reviewed grants from the Physician Services Incorporated Fund and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association in 2013 in both basic science and clinical research. Already an invaluable member of our Division, we look forward to his contribution in our pursuit of clinical excellence, groundbreaking research and commitment to teaching.

Aaron enjoys spending his free time outdoors with his wife Rhonda and their dog Watson.

Timothy Daniels,
Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery,
St. Michael’s Hospital

Suneil Kalia
Suneil Kalia

Suneil Kalia is a graduate of the MD/PhD program at the University of Toronto, where he entered the neurosurgery residency program in 2006. During his PhD he discovered novel molecular targets which contribute to the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson’s disease. From 2009-10, he completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, Harvard University. He resumed residency training and graduated from the Toronto program in 2012 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada that year. From 2012-13, Dr. Kalia completed a clinical fellowship in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital, and was recruited to the Division of Neurosurgery with a staff appointment at Toronto Western Hospital.

He is appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. His clinical focus on the surgical management of movement disorders, particularly Parkinson’s disease, follows as a logical extension of his longstanding research interests. His research laboratory is within the Toronto Western Research Institute and focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms of protein homeostasis in neurodegeneration and on establishing model systems to study protein function in neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Kalia is married to Lorraine Kalia, a neurodegenerative disease researcher and a movement disorders neurologist at Toronto Western Hospital.

James Rutka,
RS McLaughlin Professor and Chair,
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dean Elterman to the Division of Urology at the University Health Network. Dean grew up in Vancouver and attended McGill University for his undergraduate studies. Dean completed his medical degree followed by residency in Urologic Surgery here at the University of Toronto. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2011.

Dean Elterman with his wife Yvonne Bombard

Dean Elterman with his wife Yvonne Bombard

Dean has returned to the University of Toronto after completing a two-year fellowship in Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology, Neuro-Urology and Pelvic Reconstruction at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and the Iris Cantor Men’s Health Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. During his fellowship, Dean also completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University.

Dean’s research interests include men’s health and novel technologies for treating voiding dysfunction including sacral neuromodulation. Clinically, Dean also performs prosthetic and reconstructive surgery for male urinary and sexual dysfunction, as well as female and oncologic pelvic reconstruction. Dean is joined by his wife, Dr. Yvonne Bombard, a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

On behalf of the Division of Urology at the University of Toronto, please join me in welcoming Dean back to Toronto.

Neil E. Fleshner
Chair, Division of Urology
University of Toronto

William Stansfield
William Stansfield

We are excited to announce the arrival of William Stansfield to the UHN Division of Cardiovascular Surgery in the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. Bill received his M.D from McGill University and then pursued training in general surgery at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He remained at UNC for a research fellowship in basic and translational research, and for clinical training in cardiac and thoracic surgery. After completing training, he was recruited to stay at UNC as surgical faculty in the division of cardiothoracic surgery.

William is appointed as a Surgeon Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Toronto. His primary clinical interests are in valve repair and replacement through minimally invasive techniques, and care of the end-stage heart failure patient. This includes a range of cardiac operations on low EF patients, including different types of mechanical support and heart transplant. Bill’s research interest is in myocardial reverse remodeling, especially after pressure offloading of the left ventricle through aortic valve replacement or LVAD therapy. He may be reached through his assistant, Joanna Blackman, at extension 14-4218.

Please join me in welcoming Bill to the Peter Munk Cardiac Center.

Vivek Rao,
Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery,
University Health Network

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