The Department of Surgery Celebrates the Holidays

Nicholas Backstein
Michel and Gabrielle Adamina with Cheryl Reznick holding baby Oriane Adamina (right to left) at Acqua
Waddell Family
Deborah McKneally (left), Lisa and Tom Waddell with children Harrison and Alexandra
On December 6, two hundred adults and sixty children gathered at the Acqua Ristorante to celebrate our Department’s best-attended holiday party ever. The kids were thrilled with their gifts -- thanks to Santa’s delegate Anne Wiley. The Webkinz were a big hit. Thanks also to Sylvia Perry and Cheryl Reznick for organizing a memorable event.

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"These doctors are unsung heroes. I wanted to recognize regular physicians and their achievements," says Rose Patten.
Professor Richard Reznick reappointed as the R.S.McLaughlin Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Michael Cusimano (NeurSurg) has been awarded the 2007 John Provan Outstanding Canadian Surgical Educator Award. This award is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Surgical Chairmen in recognition of outstanding contributions to Undergraduate Education in Canada.

Peter Dirks (NeurSurg) received an NCIC Award of Excellence in Cancer Research, The Terry Fox Young Investigator Award.

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