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Neto family

Joao Rezende Neto with his wife, Luciene and their 2 daughters Laura (8) and Manuela (3)

The Division of General Surgery and St. Michael’s Hospital is pleased to welcome Joao de Rezende Neto to the Department of Surgery. Joao received his medical degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1990, where he also completed General Surgery Residency in 1994. In 1995, he moved to Boston for a Fellowship in Trauma and Critical Care at Boston City Hospital – Boston University. After returning to Brazil in 1998, he worked as a staff trauma and acute care surgeon in one of the busiest trauma centers in the country, and was appointed Associate Professor of Surgery. Joao has been honored with a number of teaching awards throughout his academic career. In 2000, he moved to Denver for a Research Fellowship in Trauma as part of his PhD, completed in 2003. In 2009, he came to the University of Toronto for a one year Research Fellowship in Trauma Surgery.

Joao joins the Division of General Surgery at St Michael’s Hospital as a Surgeon-Investigator, and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He will focus his research interests on Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock and the Inflammatory Response to Injury. His clinical practice will be focused on Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and he will also participate in teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Accompanying Joao in his move to Toronto are his wife, Luciene and their 2 daughters Laura (8) and Manuela (3).

Ori Rotstein, Surgeon-in-Chief, St Michael’s Hospital

Bartolomeu Nascimento
Bartolomeu Nascimento

Bartolomeu Nascimento has joined the Division of General Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Barto completed his medical degree and general surgery training in Brazil, and began working as a trauma and acute care surgeon in 2001. Barto then came to Canada in 2004, and did a Research fellowship in Trauma and General Surgery at SHSC. He then completed a clinical fellowship in Adult Critical Care Medicine and Transfusion Medicine. In 2008, he enrolled in the Clinician Investigator Program at the University of Toronto and graduated in 2010. During this time he worked in Critical Care Medicine as part of the Sunnybrook Rapid Response Team (2010- 2011), and concurrently worked towards his Master’s Degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto. He successfully completed and defended his thesis in the fall of 2011. Barto has 39 publications (35 in the past 5 years) to his credit.

At Sunnybrook, Barto’s clinical practice will focus on acute trauma resuscitation, and acute care of the trauma patient post-injury and resuscitation. Barto’s research interests will include resuscitation and coagulopathy in critically injured patients, and quality improvement in trauma care. In his spare time, Barto enjoys snowboarding with his son, Victor.

Homer Tien,
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Anne O’Neill
Anne O’Neill

Anne O’Neill has joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) at UHN as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Anne received her medical degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway, graduating with honours in 1999. She commenced training in PRS in 2002 and entered the Higher Surgical Training Program in 2006. Concurrently, she studied towards her Masters in Medical Sciences and then PhD at the National University of Galway, while conducting research at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston where she was a research fellow. This year, she completed the second Master of Science Degree in Translational Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. During 2011-2012, she was a clinical fellow in Microsurgery at the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University Health Network. She has presented her research at many international conferences and published a number of scientific papers.

She will be working as a Surgeon-Investigator on breast and sarcoma reconstructive surgery outcomes as well as composite tissue allotransplantation.

Stefan Hofer,
Wharton Chair in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Ivan Radovanovic
Ivan Radovanovic

The Division of Neurosurgery in the Sprott Department of Surgery at University Health Network is pleased to announce the recruitment of Ivan Radovanovic. Ivan obtained his medical degree from the University of Geneva (1998) and a PhD from the University of Zurich (2003) in Switzerland. He completed neurosurgery training at the Geneva University Hospitals under Professor Nicolas de Tribolet (2008), followed by sub-specialization in neuro-oncology/skull base surgery (2009) and cerebrovascular surgery (2010) at the Toronto Western Hospital. After fellowship training, Ivan returned to Geneva to join the neurosurgical faculty at the Geneva University Hospitals (2010-2012).

In parallel to his clinical practice, Ivan has an active research interest in brain tumor and cerebral arteriovenous malformations biology. At the Toronto Western Hospital, Ivan will dedicate his practice to cerebrovascular and skull base surgery with a particular interest in minimally invasive microsurgical and endoscopic techniques. As a surgeon-scientist, his laboratory research will focus on developmental signaling pathways in brain tumor stem cells and cerebral arteriovenous malformations.

Dr. Radovanovic’s office is located at Toronto Western Hospital, West Wing 4-433, Tel: 416-603-5800 ext 6207 and email: ivan.radovanovic@uhn.ca

Michael Tymianski,
Head, Division of Neurosurgery,
University Health Network

Victor Yang
Victor Yang

We are very pleased to have recruited Victor Yang as our newest Faculty member at Sunnybrook Hospital as of February 2013. Victor earned a Master’s degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto in 1998 and completed the MD-PhD (Medical Biophysics) program at the University of Toronto in 2006, for which he was awarded a Governor General’s Gold Medal for highest academic standing at the University in Sciences and Engineering. He then entered the Neurosurgery residency program at the University of Toronto, while continuing his engineering focus at Ryerson University, where he managed a productive laboratory focusing on ultrasound imaging, endovascular Doppler optical coherence tomography and medical devices design. In 2007, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Ryerson, where he was awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Bioengineering and Biophotonics. Victor completed neurosurgical residency training in June 2012 with an in-folded clinical fellowship at St. Michael’s Hospital. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2012, and completed the European Examination in Neurosurgery. In 2013, he was recruited to the Division of Neurosurgery at Sunnybrook Hospital. He is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto and at Ryerson University. His interests lie in high-resolution neurosurgical navigation, multimodality intraoperative imaging guidance, endovascular imaging and minimally invasive therapeutics for carotid disease, and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Dr. Yang is married to Jenny and they have a 6-year-old daughter, Yvette.

Andres Lozano,
Chair, Division of Neurosurgery

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