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David Latter Appointed Acting Chair of Surgery

April 30, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

David Latter
David Latter

Academic Board has approved the appointment of Professor David Latter as Acting Chair of the Department of Surgery from May 19 to June 30, 2010, and Interim Chair of the Department effective July 1 to December 31, 2010. The current Chair, Professor Richard Reznick, has been appointed Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Medicine at Queen's University effective July 1, 2010. He will be on administrative leave between May 19 and June 30, 2010. An advisory committee has been struck and has begun the search process for a new Chair of the Department of Surgery.

Professor Latter has taken major leadership roles in the Department of Surgery as the Vice-Chair Education, the Co-Chair Fellowship Education Advisory Committee,

Post Graduate Medical Education, and the Program Director for Cardiac Surgery. He is a cardiac surgeon and holds the position of Vice-Chief of Surgery at St. Michael's. Professor Latter is an award winning teacher and is recognized nationally for his innovative contributions to both education and clinical practice. He has a special interest in mitral valve surgery and more recently, in innovative percutaneous aortic valve replacement. Professor Latter has been awarded numerous grants, published in peer reviewed journals and is active in professional activities both nationally and internationally.

Catharine Whiteside
Dean Catharine Whiteside

Please join me in thanking Professor Latter for assuming the important roles of Acting and Interim Chair while we begin the search process for a new Chair of the Department of Surgery.



Catharine Whiteside, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Vice Provost Relations with Health Care Institutions

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