Rescue Mission to Brazil

A UHN team led by Marcelo Cypel used their Toronto experience with the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to help the patients who were injured in the Porto Alegre night club fire in January.

After more than 80 years of continuous occupancy on the third floor of the Banting Institute at 100 College Street West, on March 21st, 2013, the Department of Surgery moved its offices to the 5th and 6th floors of the Stewart Building, at 149 College Street West.
Massey College Grand Rounds, an excellent annual symposium on healthcare issues, this year focused on “Sustaining Our Healthcare System: Challenges and Leadership”. Policy analysts Michael Rachlis and Will Falk emphasized corrections that have modified the misleading “straight line projections of relentlessly rising costs leading to bankruptcy of the healthcare system”
This year’s Kergin lecturer Dr. Gerald Imber described William Stewart Halsted as an innovator in surgery and surgical education, inventing local anesthesia for surgical treatment, successful repair of inguinal hernia, radical mastectomy, and developing surgical training, all while continuously addicted to morphine and cocaine.
Editor, Fencer, and Musician Bailey Dyck: As a medical student, Bailey Dyck has been active as a musician in Daffydil, and as an editor. Surgery Student Representative Sangita Sequeira
Lister Prize winner and Canadian Research Chair in cardiac regeneration Ren-Ke Li divided his Lister Prize Lecture on Cardiac Regeneration into three parts: cell transplantation for cardiac repair, stem cells for cardiac regeneration, and cardiac rejuvenation.
Dr. Langer is honoured for his mentorship and contributions to the careers of alumni.
In Memoriam: David MacIntosh

New Appointments: Timothy Daniels

Mike Neumeister: Hoyle Campbell Tau Omicron Visiting Professor
Barbara (Dee) Ballyk (Anatomy) was won the 2013 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Life Sciences award.

Gopal Bhatnagar CardSurg) has received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for Outstanding work in the community.

Gideon Cohen (CardSurg) has been appointed as Division Head of Cardiac Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Ren-Ke Li CardSurg) has had his CRC Tier 1 Award renewed.

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