Transplanting the Human Face

Face transplant pioneer Maria Siemionow
Maria Siminiow’s presentation at Surgical Rounds at the Hospital for Sick Children focused on the challenges she encountered before performing the first successful face transplant in the United States

"How many hours should a surgical resident work per week to gain both the required knowledge and technical skills, without affecting their cognitive functions?" is a challenging question at this moment in the surgical world.
In this issue of the Spotlight we report events of the past fall, and celebrate the outstanding Undergraduate Surgical Education Program developed by David Backstein, Yaron Shargall and Carmella Calorendi, while welcoming our new residents to the Department and to the dynamic and complex field of study Surgery has become.
Andres Lozano’s interest in how the brain works led him to functional neurosurgery - studying interventions that have led to surprising improvements in memory, mood, and weight control.
University Rounds presenters, Barry Rubin and Subodh Verma describe the results of their outstanding research.
David Backstein, Yaron Shargall and Carmela Calorendi have created a unique and successful undergraduate surgery education program at the University of Toronto.
We welcome the diverse and talented cohort of new residents who entered the Gallie Program in July, 2010.
In Memoriam - Dr. Colin Edward Bayliss
Subodh Verma (CardSurg) was selected as the recipient of the 2010 Howard Morgan Award from the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences.

Gilbert Tang (CardSurg) was a recipient of the 2011 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Detweiler Travelling Fellowship ($21,000). The fellowship will be for Gilbert to pursue his one-year specialization in complex valve repair and transcathether valve therapy at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
Terrence Yau (CardSurg) was promoted to full professor of Surgery

Eric Massicott (NeurSurg) has been named Director of Undergraduate Education for the Division of Neurosurgery.

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