Truth and Truthiness in Surgery

UHN Crossgrove lecturer Jeff Matthews described the practice of surgery as "an accumulated wisdom, mixing fact, opinion, and magical thinking in unknown proportions".


James Rutka, accompanied by fellow neurosurgeon Mark Bernstein, University Health Network, and Dr. Myroslava Romach, traveled to Ukraine on a neurosurgical mission as part of a Ukrainian Child Health Fellowship partnership between Sick Kids Hospital and neurosurgical centres in Lviv and Kyiv.
As advances in technology and intensive care allow us to push the surgical boundary further into the frail and elderly population, we risk entering a zone in which life sustaining treatment becomes the last rite of passage for our patients.
From Prep Camp for new residents to faculty promotions and fundraising, 2013 was an outstanding year.
Emil Schemitsch and Mohit Bhandari of McMaster University introduced Intimate Partner Violence education to the residency.
A fantastic cohort of new residents has beaten the competition to enter the Gallie Program.
For the first time in the history of the Department, PGY1 residents in all the Divisions of Surgery participated in the inaugural Prep Camp.
In Memoriam: Dr. William R.N. Lindsay

Lloyd C. Smith appointed Chief of Surgery at North York General Hospital

Allan Okrainec appointed Head of General Surgery at UHN
Mike Wiley received the Pre-clinical Dr. Hollington Teaching Award from the Mississauga Academy of Medicine (MAM).

Hong-Shuo Sun received a 3 year CIHRChina- Canada Joint Health Research Initiative Grant.

George Christakis received the Silver Shovel -Dean A. L. Chute Award from the Mississauga Academy of Medicine (MAM).

Subodh Verma received two awards from the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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