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AbdelbaryHeshamOrthopaedic Surgery
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BoydKirstyPlastic Surgery
BrandysTimothyVascular Surgery
BrarBalpreetGeneral Surgery
BreauRodneyUrology
BromwichMatt Paediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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Surgeon & Scientist Biographies

Dr. Hesham Abdelbary

Clinical interest:
Adult and paediatric bone and soft-tissue sarcoma
Metastatic bone disease
Adult hip and knee primary and complex revision arthroplasty
Periprosthetic joint infection

Academic Appointments:
Assistant professor at University of Ottawa
Clinical investigator at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Residency and Fellowship Training:
Orthopaedic residency, University of Ottawa, class 2010
Orthopaedic Oncology Fellowship, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, 2011
Hip reconstruction fellowship, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, 2012

Medical Doctorate:
McMaster University, class 2003

Other Degrees:
MSc., Biochemistry Microbiology and Immunology department, University of Ottawa, 2008
Clinical Investigator Program, University of Ottawa, 2008
FRCSC, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2010

 


Dr. Charles B. Agbi

Clinical interest:
Pituitary Disease
Endoscopic skull base surgery
Complex spine surgery

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor of Surgery, Neurosurgery, University of Ottawa, 2006 – present

Administrative Appointments:
Program Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program, 2011 – present
Program Director, Neurosurgery Residency Program, 2003 – 2006
Secretary, Test Committee, (Principles of Surgery Exam), Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, 1998 – 2004

Fellowship Training:
University of Toronto, 1991

Residency Training:
University of Ottawa, 1992

Medical Doctorate:
MB, BS (Hons), University of Ibadan, 1977


Dr. Fahad Alkherayf

Dr. AlKherayf is an Associate Professor and a Neurosurgeon at University of Ottawa. He is also a Senior Clinician Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) with a cross appointment to the Clinical Epidemiology Program. Additionally, he is the Director of the Clinical Research Program at The Ottawa Hospital, Division of Neurosurgery, and the Director of the Spine Fellowship and Skull Base Fellowship Programs at the University of Ottawa.

After graduating from the medical school, Dr. AlKherayf completed his neurosurgery training at the University of Ottawa in 2010, followed by two fellowships in complex spine surgery and minimally invasive skull base surgery. As well, he graduated the Master in Epidemiology Program (The Ottawa University, 2011) and the Clinician Investigator Program (the Royall College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada).

Dr. AlKherayf’s clinical research interests lie in translational primary brain tumor research, clinical trials, and spinal cord injury. His clinical practice focuses on complex spine surgery, minimally invasive cranial surgery and complex cranio-cervical reconstruction. He has authored and co-authored many research papers and abstracts, and spoken at many international conferences. Dr. AlKherayf has special interest in neurosurgery and spine education by teaching many courses. He also has been serving as an editorial board member for many journals.

http://www.ohri.ca/profile/falkherayf/research-activities

Clinical interest:

  • Minimally Invasive Brain and Skull Base Surgery
  • Neuro-oncological Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery

Research interest:

Research focuses on brain and skull base tumors, MRI imaging of brain tumor, and clinical outcomes after brain and spine surgery.

Academic Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery April 2014 – present
  • Clinical Investigator, Division of Neurosciences and Regenerative Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 2014 – present
  • Cross Appointment to Clinical Epidemiology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 2014 – present

Administrative Appointments:

  • Program Director, Complex Spine Fellowship Program, 2014 – present

Fellowship Training:

  • Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery 2011-2013
  • Complex Spine and Peripheral Nerves Surgery 2010-2011

Residency Training:

  • Neurosurgery Resident, University of Ottawa, 2010

Medical Doctorate:

  • MD, King Saud University, 2002

Other Degrees:

  • M.Sc. Clinical Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine , University of Ottawa, 2011
  • Clinician Investigator Program, Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada, 2011

Dr. Murray Allen

Dr. Allen received his Doctorate in Medicine in 1984 from the University of Ottawa, followed by a one year rotating internship at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. He worked at the Civic site cancer clinic and at various sites in the Ottawa Valley for 2 years before entering the General Surgery training program at the University of Ottawa. He spent 3 years in that program before transferring to the Plastic Surgery Residency training program at McMaster University in Hamilton. Dr. Allen completed the 2 year program in 1992, and fulfilled a one year fellowship in head and neck ablative surgery at St Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton. He began a staff position at the Civic Hospital in 1993. Dr. Allen has served as interim chief of Plastic Surgery at the Civic hospital and site chief at the Civic site in the past. He holds a position as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and has research interests in the areas of tissue expansion and head and neck reconstruction. He is also a guest examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery.


Dr. Yelitza Ararat

To be completed


Dr. Angel Arnaout

Dr. Arnaout is part of the Ottawa Breast Cancer Biomarker Research Program, whose mandate is to develop patient centered translational breast cancer research to better the lives of women struggling through the diagnosis and treatment now. Working closely with Dr. M. Clemons (a Medical Oncologist) and Dr. C. Addison (Senior Scientist at OHRI), they have formulated the ACA team, whose approach of working together means that research findings can be rapidly translated to improve the care of women in the clinic and operating room. This research includes biomarker predictors of treatment response and future metastatic disease. She leads several “window of opportunity” clinical trials with the ultimate goal of expediting drug development in breast cancer and reducing the anxiety of patients who are waiting for definitive surgical treatment. Dr. Arnaout’s research is also committed to improving access and delivery of high quality care to breast cancer patients in Ontario. She is the leader of two specialty programs for breast cancer patients in Ottawa that fast track patients from diagnosis to treatment.

http://www.ohri.ca/profile/aarnaout/research-activities

Brief Biography

Dr. Angel Arnaout is a Breast Surgical Oncologist at the Ottawa Hospital, Clinical Investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. In addition to her clinical and scientific research interests, her passion as a surgeon is to aggressively treat breast cancer but with minimal side effects and cosmetic detriment, recognizing the importance of body image on the breast cancer patient. As such is also the pioneer in Oncoplastic Surgery in Ottawa; a new minimally invasive breast surgical technique that combines breast cancer surgery with plastic surgical techniques.


Dr. Rebecca Auer

Dr. Rebecca Auer is a Surgical Oncologist and translational researcher studying the impact of surgery on the immune system and subsequent cancer recurrence. In her laboratory the focus is to develop innovative cancer therapeutics that can be administered during the perioperative period and to translate these therapies to the clinic. With three active clinical studies of perioperative cancer therapies, Dr. Auer aims to improve cancer outcomes for all patients who undergo invasive cancer surgeries.

After receiving the Gold Medal in Medicine at Queen’s University, Dr. Auer moved to Ottawa to undertake her residency in General Surgery while concurrently completing an MSc in Biochemistry at the University of Ottawa. Following this, she completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York where she served as Chief Fellow for the Department of Surgery. In 2007, Dr. Auer was recruited to Ottawa and currently holds the position of Surgical Oncologist at the Ottawa Hospital, Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Auer is a pioneer in the field of perioperative cancer therapeutics. Her research is among the first to explore the mechanisms responsible for the promotion of cancer growth and metastases that occurs after surgery. Her work has clarified a mediating role for Natural Killer cell suppression induced by surgical stress and is currently elucidating pathways involved in this effect. Moreover, she has developed and translated two non-traditional immune therapies from her laboratory discoveries to clinical trials, including perioperative low molecular-weight heparin and oncolytic viruses. This work was recently recognized by the Canadian Cancer Society as one of the top research discoveries of 2013 and has been profiled in Scientific America and the Scientist.

Dr. Auer is a leader in the field of Surgical Oncology. She is an expert member of Cancer Care Ontario’s Colorectal and Sarcoma Disease Panels, a member of the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board, a member of the National Cancer Institute of Canada’s Colorectal Disease Oncology Group, the Ontario Regional Biotherapeutics Program, the Terry Fox Canadian Oncolytic Virus Consortium, and she currently serves on the executive of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Association of Academic Surgeons.

http://www.ohri.ca/profile/rauer/research-activities


Dr. Fady Balaa

Dr. Fady Balaa received his Bachelor of Science degree (SUMMA CUM LAUDE) at the University of Ottawa and his MD degree at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Balaa then returned to Ottawa and completed a residency in General Surgery. Following residency, Dr. Balaa completed two clinical fellowships; a fellowship in Hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Ottawa. He has joined the faculty in the department of surgery at the University of Ottawa as Director of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Unit.

Dr. Balaa has a keen interest in medical education. He has completed a Masters degree in Medical Education through the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee. He is actively involved in curriculum development for surgical skills programs at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Balaa has developed curricula for skills training in basic and advanced procedures in simulated environments. His interest in surgical education research relates to curriculum development and assessment tools for surgical skills programs. He is also a member of the Simulation Task Force with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He held the position of Director of Postgraduate Medical Education for the Division of General Surgery from 2010 to 2014 at which time he was appointed at Chief of the Division of General Surgery at the Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa.Dr. Balaa also has an earnest interest in medicine in the developing world. He has already been to remote villages in Bangladesh, Dominican Republic and Tanzania. Not only does Dr. Balaa have an interest to offer medical treatment to patients in these areas but also a desire to create sustained health care through medical education.


Dr. Juan Bass

Site Investigator for this Canadian study:

Information of prenatal and postnatal parameters and outcomes are being collected for these two Congenital Malformations.

Canadian Paediatric Surgery Network (CAPSNet):

Establishing Best Perinatal Practices for Gastroschisis and Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Using a Canadian Dataset

Purpose: To collect data in a standardized national database containing all perinatally diagnosed cases of gastroschisis (GS) and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Information collected in this database, will enable us to identify evidence for “best practice” recommendations to improve mortality and morbidity and reduce costs of care for these patients.


Dr. Paul Beaulé

Complete Medical School at the University of Ottawa in 1992 and Orthopaedic Residency also at the University of Ottawa in 1998. Completed two years of fellowship training in Los Angeles one in Joint Replacements under the directorship of Harlan Amstutz and one in Hip and Pelvic Reconstruction under the directorship of Joel Matta. Was Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA and an associate at the Joint Replacement Institute from 2000 to 2005. Currently is a Professor at the University of Ottawa Department of Surgery, Head of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Head of Adult Reconstruction at the Ottawa Hospital. Has published over 50 peer and non peer reviewed articles and chapters. Was awarded the June Marshall Award for excellence in Research in 2001 and the John Charnley Award from the Hip Society in 2006.


Dr. Pierre Bedard

To be completed


Dr. Anthony Bella

The ultimate goal of Dr. Bella’s research is to develop novel approaches to prevent or repair the nerve damage that can occur during treatments for prostate cancer. His laboratory focuses on the neurobiology of cavernous nerve response to injury, with emphasis on molecular mechanisms involved in neuroprotection and neuroregeneration. His research also has implications for the repair and regeneration of other types of nerves.

Prior to Dr. Bella’s recruitment to the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, he trained at the University of Western Ontario (Lawson Research Institute under Dr. Gerald B Brock) and as a post-doctoral fellow under Dr. Tom F Lue at the University of California San Francisco where he made significant strides delineating the molecular mechanisms of cavernous nerve regeneration and applied this knowledge to pursue new strategies for peripheral nerve neuromodulation after injury. Dr. Bella’s research is comprised of four main streams: neurotrophins, identification and evaluation of novel neuromodulators, use of novel strategies to promote nerve protection and/or regeneration, and the use of adipose-derived stem cells to optimize injury response.


Dr. Alan Berg

To be completed


Dr. Kim Bertens

Dr. Bertens completed medical school and General Surgery residency the University of Western Ontario. She then went on to complete a fellowship in Hepatobiliary surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Centre in Seattle, Washington. In addition Dr. Bertens has completed a Masters of Public Health with a focus in quantitative methods at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests include the interface between sociodemographic factors and access to surgical care.


Dr. Marcos Bettolli

Over the past year my enthusiasm and commitment to research allowed me to develop a strong relationship with open communication between the Basic Science Laboratory (Cellular and Molecular Medicine) at the University of Ottawa and CHEO.
This relationship has proven to be very convenient and productive over the last few years; as reflected in the numerous international, national and local presentations. I’ve been able to develop a place where undergraduate and postgraduate students are able to work with clinicians. Becoming a perfect setting for any clinician interested in doing research, especially with clinical translation. Ongoing clinical dilemmas in certain pathologies (e.g IBD, Hirschsprung’s disease) are discussed at the basic science laboratory level, and the undergraduate and postgraduate students will approach the question from different perspectives, trying to find a solution at this current problem. These experiments are carried out at the Ottawa University under Dr. William Staines and my self-supervision. The specimens are obtained from CHEO, with the approval of the CHEO Ethics committee.

Dr. Claudio De Carli our Research Fellow was recently at the Annual European Pediatric Surgery meeting held in Turkey presenting one of our studies; he received very good critics, in addition colleagues from different countries are starting to recognize CHEO as a serious and strong research place.


Dr. Richard Biewald

To be completed


Dr. Brian Blew

Dr Brian Blew MD, FRCSC Dr. Blew is an assistant professor of urology at the University of Ottawa, and staff urologist at the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus. He completed his undergraduate medical education at the University of Toronto in 1998 and subsequent specialty training in urology at the University of Ottawa, becoming a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2003. A two-year research and clinical fellowship in endourology and minimally invasive surgery with Drs, John Honey and Kenneth Pace followed at St Michael’s hospital of the University of Toronto. Currently he is the treasurer of the Canadian Endourology group, and a reviewer for several peer reviewed urology journals. His published and presented work includes research on minimally invasive prostate surgery, stone disease, physiology of minimally invasive surgery and medical device assessment. Dr. Blew’s ongoing clinical and research interests include endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery, renal transplantation, and minimally invasive cancer surgery.


Dr. Munir Boodhwani

Overview

Dr. Munir Boodhwani is a surgeon at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Dr. Boodhwani earned a BSc with High Distinction from the University of Toronto in 1997 and a medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, in 2001. These were followed by a residency in cardiac surgery at the Heart Institute in 2004. In 2006, he served as a research fellow in cardiothoracic surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and earned a Masters in Medical Sciences from Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Boodhwani has won numerous distinctions and awards. He has served his profession in Trinidad and Pakistan and has been chair of the Aga Khan Health Board for Ottawa’s Medical Advisory Service.

Dr. Boodhwani’s interests include issues in complex coronary revascularization procedures and arterial grafting, the polymer-based delivery of endothelial progenitor cells for myocardial regeneration, cardiopulmonary bypass practices and clinical trials, neurocognitive outcomes following cardiac surgery, coronary physiology and pharmacology, and the effect of diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and endothelial function on myocardial angiogenesis.


Dr. Ronald Borsuk

Dr. Ronnie Borsuk has maintained a busy and diverse practice in the Ottawa area since 2011. He’s known for his meticulous work and the exceptional care he provides for his patients from their first consultation through follow-up.

His personal philosophy informs his practice and how he cares for every patient’s individual concerns. A comprehensive approach, taking into account a patient’s lifestyle, age, and health. A deep respect for the body and a patient’s unique and natural beauty. The importance of a well-informed and empowered patient, and of trust between doctor and patient.

Dr. Borsuk found the perfect blend of his aptitude for both science and fine art with plastic surgery. He graduated from the prestigious McGill University Faculty of Medicine with honours. His training in Plastic Surgery was completed at the McGill University Health Centre, and additional specialized training in cosmetic surgery at The Westmount Institute of Plastic Surgery in Montreal. A Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, and a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Dr. Borsuk is also a Lecturer at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, teaching students the latest advances in surgical technique and technology.


Dr. Robin Boushey

Clinical interest:
Colorectal Cancer, Therapeutic Endoscopy
Benign Anorectal Diseases
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, 2005 – present
Associate, Division General Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2005 – present

Administrative Appointments:
Medical Director, Cancer Assessment Centre, The Ottawa Hospital, 2005 – present
Director of Research, Division of General Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2005 – present

Fellowship Training:
Colorectal Surgery, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachussetts, 2005
Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Toronto, 2004

Residency Training:
General Surgery, University of Toronto, 2003
Clinical Investigator program, University of Toronto, 2003

Medical Doctorate:
University of Toronto, Toronto, 1995

Other Degrees:
PhD, University of Toronto, 2000

Other:
Interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Therapeutic Endoscopy. Outcomes research in Colorectal Cancer.


Dr. Kirsty Boyd

Research Description

Member, Cancer Care Ontario Working Group – Establishing Provincial Guidelines for Breast Reconstruction

Biography

Kirsty Boyd is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. Currently practicing within the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at The Ottawa Hospital, her practice interests include peripheral nerve and hand reconstruction, microsurgery, and breast reconstruction.


Dr. Timothy Brandys

Clinical interest:
Vascular Surgery
Wound Care

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa
Program Director, University of Ottawa, Vascular Surgery Training Program
Program Director, University of Ottawa, Surgical Foundations Training Program
Surgical Lead, University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Center

Administrative Appointments:
Chair, Vascular Surgery Education committee, University of Ottawa

Residency Training:
General Surgery, University of Ottawa
Vascular Surgery, University of Ottawa

Medical Doctorate:
Dalhousie University


Dr. Balpreet Brar

To be completed


Dr. Rodney Breau

Rodney Breau is a Surgical Oncologist, an Assistant Professor of Urology at The University of Ottawa, and an Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He attended medical school at Dalhousie University and urology residency at the University of Ottawa. He completed his Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic and received a Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research from Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Breau is a founding member of the International Evidence Based Urology Group and serves on the clinical practice guideline steering committees for Cancer Care Ontario and the American Urological Association. He is a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology and has been recognized nationally and internationally for research contributions in prostate, kidney and bladder cancer.

Updated: 2017 April 19


Dr. Kevin Butterfield

To be completed


Dr. Ilias Cagiannos

Dr. Cagiannos is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Ottawa and an attending urologist at the Ottawa Hospital. His practice is specifically in urologic surgical oncology. He received his medical degree from the University of Toronto and underwent his formal urology training at the University of Ottawa. Subsequently he completed a clinical and research fellowship in urologic oncology at the prestigious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He has been on staff at the Ottawa Hospital since 2002. His administrative duties include being director of resident research for the division of urology, as well as the fellowship director of the urologic oncology fellowship at the University of Ottawa and Ottawa Hospital. He is actively involved in the treatment of all genitourinary cancers with particular interests in neobladder reconstruction following bladder removal, sexual function preservation with nerve sparing radical prostatectomy, renal function preservation in kidney cancer with partial nephrectomy as well as the application of minimally invasive surgery in urologic oncology. His research interests are in prostate cancer outcomes as well as in bladder and kidney cancer.


Dr. Alberto Carli

I am an Orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacements at the Ottawa Hospital in Ottawa, Canada.

I completed my medical and orthopedic training at McGill University in Montreal. I then spent 18 months at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, the #1 ranked orthopedic hospital in the United States. During this time, I completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement and a preceptorship in Complex Reconstructive surgery.

Following my time in New York, I was awarded the prestigious Maurice Muller European travelling fellowship and spent time in London, Zurich, Hamburg and Modena learning from some of the leading surgeons in the field of joint replacement.

In addition to my clinical expertise, I am involved in both clinical and fundamental research pertaining to the field of joint replacement. I have authored over twenty peer reviewed journal articles as well as several book chapters in orthopedics. I hope to continue to conduct high quality orthopedic research while providing the highest quality of care to my patients.


Dr. Benjamin Carrier

To be completed


Dr. Sasha Carsen

Dr. Carsen is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in pediatric, adolescent, and young adult Orthopaedic sports medicine. He has full time clinical practice based at CHEO, and also serves as a consultant at the Ottawa Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery within the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Ottawa, and has an active academic and research practice.

Dr. Carsen graduated from McGill medical school after an undergraduate science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. Orthopaedic Surgery training took place here in Ottawa, and was followed by a sub-specialty fellowship year in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital. This was also followed by further fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at UBC and BC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Carsen is active within the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine group, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Canadian Pediatric Orthopaedic Study Group, to name but a few.

Dr. Carsen will be seeing consultations primarily in the area of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult orthopaedic sports medicine, as well as pediatric orthopaedics.


Dr. Vincent Chan

Overview

Dr. Vincent Chan is a Cardiac Surgeon at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Ottawa

Dr. Chan rejoined the Heart Institute as a cardiac surgeon in 2012 after spending a year at Mount Sinai as an instructor in cardiology. He first came to the Heart Institute in 2005 as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCSC) in Cardiac Surgery after receiving his medical degree from Queens University.

Dr. Chan has received numerous awards including the Ontario Medical Association Student Achievement Award, the Detweiler Travelling Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Wilbert J. Keon award from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Alumni.

Dr. Chan’s research interests include mitral valve repair and replacement, minimally invasive surgery (including minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafts), heart valve bioprostheses and mechanical valves.


Dr. Ramesh Chauhan

To be completed


Dr. Kevin Cheung

Dr. Kevin Cheung is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with fellowship training in hand and microsurgery. His clinical interests include pediatric plastic surgery, congenital hand deformities, brachial plexus injuries, and vascular anomalies.

Dr. Cheung received his medical doctorate from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario in 2009. His residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was completed at McMaster University in 2014. He recently completed a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.


Dr. Erin Cordeiro

Clinical Interests:

  1. Optimizing the treatment of high-risk benign breast disease
  2. Clinical epidemiology of breast cancer and outcomes of cancer treatment

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2015 – present
Attending Surgeon, Breast Surgical Oncology Unit, Division of General Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, 2014 – present

Administrative Appointments:
Site Chief, General Campus, Division of General Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, 2015 – present

Fellowship Training:
Fellowship, Breast Surgical Oncology, University of Toronto, 2012 – 2014
Observership, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, 2014

Residency Training:
General Surgery, Dalhousie University, 2012

Medical Doctorate:
Dalhousie University, 2006

Other Degrees:
Master of Science, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Toronto, 2014


Dr. Kyle Cowan

Dr. Cowan is a newly appointed peadiatric general surgeon at CHEO, scientist at the CHEO Research Institute, and assistant professor in the department of Surgery and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Cowan completed a PhD in cardiovascular research under the supervision of Dr. Marlene Rabinovitch at the Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto where he studied the pathophysiology of primary arterial hypertension and approaches to its reversal. He then started medical studies at the University of Toronto, which followed by a 5 years of general surgery residency at the University of Western Ontario. During his residency, Dr. Cowan continued his basic science training with the completion of a post-doctoral fellowship in the area of cell communication (connexins and pannexins) and tumor biology in the laboratory of Dr. Dale W. Laird at the University of Western Ontario, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. After finishing his general surgery residency and postdoctoral fellowship in 2009, Dr. Cowan completed a paediatric surgery fellowship (2009-2011) at CHEO. Dr. Cowan is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Canadian Institute of Health Research and the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation joint Resident Research Award, Physician Services Incorporated Foundation Resident Research Award, and the American College of Cardiology Young Investigator’s Award.

  • Staff Pediatric Surgeon, Division of Pediatric General Surgery, Department of Surgery, CHEO
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Scientist, Apoptosis Research Center, Research Institute, CHEO
  • Cross Appointed Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Pediatric Surgery Training Program Director, Department of Surgery,
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Trauma Team Lead

Research Practice Areas:
Cancer Research
Congential Diaphragmatic Hernia
Pulmonary Vascular Disease/Pulmonary Hypertension
Skeletal Muscle Health and Disease

Current Research:

Role of elastases, matrix metalloproteinases, and extracellular matrix in the progression of pulmonary vascular disease associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Use of a stem cell approach to treat the pulmonary vascular disease associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Role of pannexins in the regulation of skeletal muscle differentiation and tumourigenesis associated with rhabdomyosarcoma – potential new therapeutic targets?


Dr. Yin Dang

To be completed


Dr. Filemon deJesus

Clinical interest:
General Urology

Academic Appointment:
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2008 – present

Residency Training:
University of Ottawa, 1987

Medical Doctorate:
Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines, 1977


Dr. Geoffrey Dervin

Clinical interest:
Osteoarthritis of the knee
Joint preserving surgery of the knee
Ligament knee injuries

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Administrative Appointments:
Past Chairman and Head, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital

Fellowship Training:
Orthopaedic Sport Medicine, Sportmed SA, Adelaide, Australia, 1994
General Orthopaedics, University of Ottawa, 1997

Residency Training:
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, 1993

Medical Doctorate:
University of Ottawa, 1988

Other Degrees:
MSc, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Ottawa
BSc, Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, 1984


Dr. Brian Drake

To be completed


Dr. Suleena Duhaime

To be completed


Dr. Valérie Dumais

To be completed


Dr. Brian Eckert

To be completed


Dr. Elsayed Elmestekawy

To be completed


Dr. Robert J. Feibel

To be completed


Dr. Charles-Etienne Ferron

To be completed


Dr. Martin Friedlich

Clinical interest:
Colorectal and General Surgery

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Surgery, 2008 – present

Administrative Appointments:
Program Director, Colorectal Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2003 – present

Fellowship Training:
Colorectal Surgery, University of Toronto, 1999

Residency Training:
General Surgery, University of Alberta, 1997

Medical Doctorate:
University of Toronto, 1991

Other Degrees:
Surgical Education, MEd University of Toronto, 1999


Dr. Karen Fung

To be completed


Dr. Michel Gallant

To be completed


Dr. Braden Gammon

To be completed


Dr. Kathleen Gartke

Clinical interest:
Foot & Ankle Surgery

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, 2010 – present

Residency Training:
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, 1984

Medical Doctorate:
University of Ottawa, 1977


Dr. Ronald Gerridzen

Ronald Gerard Gerridzen, MD, FRCSC, FACS, graduated MD Magna Cum Laude and J. Burke Ewing Gold Medallist in Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa in 1978. He completed his urology training at the University of Ottawa in 1983, followed by a Clinical Fellowship in Urodynamics, Neurourology & Incontinence at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, under the direction of Dr. Sender Herschorn. Following a short period on staff at Sunnybrook, Dr. Gerridzen returned to the Ottawa Civic Hospital to set up the Urodynamics laboratory in July 1984. Dr. Gerridzen has served as President of the Canadian Urodynamics Professionals, Executive Secretary of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada Examination Board in Urology, member of the Royal College Board of Examiners, Local Arrangements Chairman for the 1995 meeting of the Canadian Urological Association (CUA) in Ottawa, Treasurer of the CUA from 1996 – 2001, and President of the Canadian Urological Association in 2004 – 2005. Dr. Gerridzen is a Full Professor in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and attending staff urologist at The Ottawa Hospital. He also has privileges at The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. He served as Program Director for the University of Ottawa Urology Training Program from July 1997 until June 2004. From July 2004 to June 2014 Dr. Gerridzen was Chair, Division of Urology at the University of Ottawa and Chief, Division of Urology at The Ottawa Hospital. He is Vice-Chair (Finance), Department of Surgery. Dr. Gerridzen chaired a campaign to raise funds for a Research Chair in Men’s Health for the Division of Urology at The Ottawa Hospital. Effective August 2010, the Greta and John Hansen Chair in Men’s Health Research is the first of its kind in Canada. From a Divisional perspective he spear-headed a second Research Chair for the Division, the Department of Surgery Research Chair in Urologic Oncology. He has been recipient of two Department of Surgery Staff Teaching awards, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine Postgraduate Award of Excellence, uOttawa Faculty of Medicine Alumnus Career Achievement Award (2009), John P. Collins Teaching Award (Division of Urology 2012), Department of Surgery Career Achievement Award (2014) and The Ottawa Hospital Physician Clinician Recognition Award (2014). In June 2015, Dr. Gerridzen was awarded the Canadian Urological Association (CUA) Life Achievement Award.


Dr. Sebastien Gilbert

Clinician Investigator, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Associate Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa

Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery
The Ottawa Hospital

Director, Minimally Invasive Aerodigetive Surgery Program
The Ottawa Hospital

Research Interests:

Minimally Invasive Surgery, VATS, Benign and Malignant Lung and Esophageal Diseases, Decision-support systems

Brief Biography:

Dr. Sebastien Gilbert is an Associate Professor of surgery at the University of Ottawa. He is the current Head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and the Director of the Minimally Invasive Aerodigestive Surgery Program of the Ottawa Hospital. The primary objective of this program is to promote and provide integrated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to patients who have benign or malignant diseases of the lung, esophagus, and stomach.

Appointments and Affiliations:
• Director, Minimally Invasive Aerodigestive Surgery Program,The Ottawa Hospital, Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
• Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
• Certifications in Thoracic Surgery:
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Diplomate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery
• Certification in General Surgery
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
• Memberships:
Society for Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
General Thoracic Surgery Club (GTSC)
International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS)
Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons (CATS)
American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)
College des Medecins du Quebec (CMQ)
Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
Ontario Medical Association (OMA)

Background:
Dr. Gilbert obtained his medical degree with honors from the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University in Montréal, Québec. He completed his general surgery residency at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He obtained further training in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He completed additional specialty fellowships in advanced minimally invasive thoracic surgery and in lung transplantation. Dr. Gilbert began his career as a thoracic surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the Division of Thoracic Surgery of the Ottawa hospital as an associate professor of surgery in January, 2010.


Dr. David Glineur

David Glineur, MD, PhD, is a cardiac surgeon at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Dr. Glineur received his medical degree with honors from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Brussels, Belgium in 1998. During his surgical residency, he underwent advanced laparoscopic training at the University of Lille in France. He obtained his General Surgery Board Certification in 2004. While a cardiac surgery fellow, he also completed a three-month mini-fellowship in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.

After extensive training in the United States in robotic cardiac surgery, specializing in mitral valve repair, Dr. Glineur started the robotic mitral valve program at Clinique Saint-Luc Bouge, Namur, Belgium, in December 2011. He also received his“Agrégé de l’Enseignement Supérieur” (corresponding to the PhD degree) in 2011.

Dr. Glineur has done extensive research in coronary revascularization physiology. While still in training, he conducted several prospective randomized trials on coronary revascularization surgery focusing on full arterial grafting. He is one of few top world experts on fractional flow reserve testing for surgical coronary revascularization. Dr. Glineur is also an internationally recognized specialist in robotic cardiac surgery, especially for minimally invasive mitrial valve repair.


Dr. Wade Gofton

Clinical interest:
Trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Revision Arthroplasty

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor University of Ottawa, July 2006 – present

Administrative Appointments:
AIME Senior Research Associate (SRA), University of Ottawa, 2006 – present
uOSSC Surgical Education Research Fellowship Director, University of Ottawa, 2007 – present

Fellowship Training:
Lower Extremity and Trauma Fellowship University of Toronto (Sunnybrook), 2005

Residency Training:
University of Western Ontario, 2004

Medical Doctorate:
University of Western Ontario, 1999

Other Degrees:
Masters in Education – Health Professional OISE UT, 2005


Dr. Juan Grau

Juan B. Grau, MD, is a cardiac surgeon at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

A native of Spain, Dr. Grau finished his medical degree and research fellowship in Madrid in 1990 and 1992, respectively. Moving to New York, Dr. Grau completed his General Surgery Internship and Residency at NYU Medical Center, where he also served as Executive Chief Resident in General Surgery; he then completed a three-year Research Fellowship at the NYU Laboratory of Developmental Biology and Repair.

In 2000, Dr. Grau became the surgeon in charge at the Trauma and Shock Unit at the Bellevue Hospital, the largest level 1 trauma centre in New York City. He then completed his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at NYU Medical Center, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He spent five years as Faculty Attending Surgeon at NYU School of Medicine and NYU Medical Center and in 2008 moved to Philadelphia to join the faculty at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, followed by Columbia University in 2011.

Dr. Grau’s surgical expertise includes minimally invasive complex mitral valve repair, minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) and hybrid coronary revascularization procedures, as well as total arterial coronary revascularization using off-pump techniques. He also performs aortic valve repairs and complex aortic reconstructions using standard approaches combined with endovascular techniques.

On the research front, Dr. Grau is a prolific writer and a sought-after speaker on the international scene. Notably, he and his team have recently been awarded two significant grants ($6,400,000 x five years) from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI/NIH) pertaining to mitral and aortic disease research, which he will further develop here in Ottawa.

He has published over 120 manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters and is a reviewer for numerous journals in cardiovascular surgery, cardiology and basic sciences.


Dr. Luis Guerra

Assistant Professor Department of Surgery, Division or Urology, University of Ottawa
Chief of the Division of Paediatric Urology, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Guerra obtained his medical degree from the University of Pernambuco, Brazil, in 1984 and then completed his residency training in Urology at the University of Sao Paulo and Rocha Brito Foundation, Brazil, in 1991. He became Fellow of the Brazilian Society of Urology in 1991.

Dr Guerra worked actively in Brazil for 15 years as urologist consultant at the Vera Cruz Hospital, and served in several medical societies. He was president of the Rocha Brito Foundation, an organization dedicated to support medical teaching and research in his country. He was president of the Urology Department for the Society for Medicine and Surgery of Campinas, Brazil.

Dr Guerra completed fellowship in Paediatric Urology at the University of Ottawa, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (2004-2006). Received his Master Degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Ottawa (2005-2007). In November 2006 he was appointed Assistant Professor with the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology. He works full time as paediatric urologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. He was appointed Chief of the Division of Paediatric Urology and is actively involved in clinical care, research and teaching. He is currently Secretary-Treasurer for the Paediatric Urologists of Canada (PUC).

Areas of expertise and research interest:

  • Neurogenic Bladder and Uro-Neurology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Research Description

Currently leading a systematic review and meta-analysis in “antenatal hydronephrosis” for a research collaborative group of 11 major centers in paediatric urology in the Northeast of US and Canada, headquarter in Hanover, NH.

 

Selected Degrees

  • MSc (March 2007) – Clinical EpidemiologyUniversity of Ottawa
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Urology (June 2006) – University of Ottawa

 


Dr. George Hajjar

Clinical interest:
General Vascular Surgery

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa

Administrative Appointments:
Practice plan manager, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Ottawa
Adverse event reviewer, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Ottawa
OR booking adjudicator, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa

Fellowship Training:
Vascular Surgery, University of Ottawa
Vascular Surgical Research Fellow, UCLA

Residency Training:
General Surgery, University of Ottawa

Medical Doctorate:
University of Ottawa, 1984


Dr. Gregory Hansen

To be completed


Dr. Kenneth Harris

To be completed


Dr. Paul Hendry

Overview

Dr. Paul Hendry is a Cardiac Surgeon and Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Devices Program at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and he is Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Hendry earned his MD from the University of Ottawa in 1981, where he completed his Residency Training in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. During that time, he earned an MSc in Physiology. A year later, he was certified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) in General Surgery. In 1989, he received further certification in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery. Following his residency, he undertook a research fellowship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, for two years. He returned to Ottawa as a Staff Surgeon at the Heart Institute in 1990.

Dr. Hendry is one of only a few Canadian surgeons specializing in the use of the Thoratec and Novacor assist devices . He has received numerous research grants and has authored and co-authored over 90 manuscripts.

Dr. Hendry’s research interests and publications are in the areas of myocardial preservation, electrophysiology and surgery for heart failure, including the use of ventricular assist devices , left ventricular remodelling and transplantation.


Dr. Duane Hickling

Associate Scientist, Chronic Disease Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Greta and John Hansen Chair in Men’s Health and Basic Science Research, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Assistant Professor, Divison of Urology, Department of Surgery
University of Ottawa

Research Interests:

1. Host Defense Mechanisms in Urinary Tract Infection The overall goal of our research is to better understand UTI pathogenesis as it relates to the host. Specifically, we are interested in studying constitutive and inducible expression of antimicrobial peptides/host defense proteins in the lower urinary tract. At the present time, our program integrates in vitro, in vivo and clinical approaches to better understand the roles of LL-37 in UTI pathogenesis. This important work will lay the foundation for future translational projects pertaining to the UTI and catheter biofilm prevention.

2. Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections This research program is focused primarily on uncovering those clinical factors that make some individuals prone to recurrent UTI. By studying patient demographics and select biomarkers we hope to gain a better understanding of susceptibility to UTI in certain at risk populations and in those who are otherwise seemingly healthy.

 

Brief Biography

Dr. Duane Hickling has recently joined the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute as an Associate Scientist in the Chronic Disease Program. His research focuses on urinary tract infections and understanding how the body defends against these at the molecular level. Dr. Hickling is also a urologist at The Ottawa Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. After obtaining his MD at Western University, he completed his residency training at The Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa and then went on to do a three-year combined clinical and research fellowship at New York University. There he trained in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, receiving a Master’s degree in Clinical Investigation – Translational Research.


Dr. Andrew Hill

To be completed


Dr. Adam Irvine

To be completed


Dr. Mario B. Jarmuske

Dr. Mario Jarmuske received his doctorate from the University of Manitoba in 1982. Remaining at his alma mater, he went on to complete his residency training in general surgery (1987), in plastic surgery (1991) and completed a fellowship in burn research (1988).


Dr. James Jarvis

Clinical interest:
Spinal Deformity Surgery in Children
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa

Administrative Appointments:
Chief, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, CHEO, 2002 – 2012
Orthopaedic Residency Program Director, 1997 – 2003

Fellowship Training:
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, Texas, 1985
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, 1984

Residency Training:
University of Ottawa, 1983

Medical Doctorate:
University of Calgary, 1978

Other Degrees:
B Sc, Mechanical Engineering, Queen’s University, 1971


Dr. Prasad Jetty

Clinical interest:
Endovascular aneurysm repair
Peripheral endovascular procedures
Aortic aneurysms
Peripheral vascular disease
Carotid disease
Venous disease

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, 2006 – present
Research Scientist, OHRI, 2006 – present

Fellowship Training:
Vascular Surgery Fellowship, University of Ottawa, 2004
Endovascular Surgery Fellowship, The Cleveland Clinic, 2005

Residency Training:
General Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2002

Medical Doctorate:
MDCM, McGill University, 1997

Other Degrees:
MSc. Clinical Epidemiology, University of Ottawa, 2004-2006


Dr. Brent Johnson

To be completed


Dr. Melise Keays

  • Pediatric Urology Fellowship (2014) – University of Texas at Southwestern
  • Masters of Science in Clinical Sciences (2014) – University of Texas at Southwestern
  • FRCSC (2012) – UrologyUniversity of Toronto
  • Doctorate of Medicine (2007) – University of Ottawa

 


Dr. Chris Kennedy

Senior Scientist, Chronic Disease Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Professor, Medicine / Cellular & Molecular Medicine
University of Ottawa

Research Interests

Dr. Kennedy’s research program has been funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC), and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. He was a CIHR New Investigator Scholar. He has held CIHR operating grants continuously since 2001, seeking to identify factors such as prostaglandins and reactive oxygen species responsible for mediating damage to cells within the kidney’s filtration barrier – known as podocytes. Such injury results in abnormal leakage of protein into the urine. Identifying the specific factors responsible for filtration barrier injury may reveal a novel therapeutic target for the prevention of glomerular diseases. Most recently, his work defined a critical role for a novel NADPH oxidase isoform (Nox5) in diabetic kidney disease. Dr. Kennedy’s KFOC-funded research has shed light on how mutations in the alpha-actinin-4 gene lead to an inherited form of a common kidney disease – focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). This research project employs transgenic technology to reproduce this disease state in mice so that its progression can be better studied and novel therapies developed.

 


Dr. Paul Kim

Clinical interest:
Adult hip and knee reconstruction

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedics, 2009 – present

Administrative Appointments:
Site Chief Orthopaedics, The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus, 2010 – 2012
Medical Director National Capital Region Bone Bank, 2000 – present
Research Co-chair, Canadian Joint Registry, 2010 – present

Fellowship Training:
Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction, University of Western Ontario, 1995

Residency Training:
University of Ottawa, 1994

Medical Doctorate:
University of Saskatchewan, 1989


Dr. Stephen Kingwell

Clinical interest:
Orthopedic Surgery
Spinal Surgery

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2009

Fellowship Training:
Combined Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Program, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, 2009

Residency Training:
Orthopedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2007

Medical Doctorate:
Queen’s University, 2002

Other Degrees:
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, McGill University, 2002


Dr. Nicole Kolozsvari

Clinical interest:
Bariatric Surgery
Foregut Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopy

Academic Appointments:
Attending Surgeon- General, MIS and Bariatric Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, 2016 – present

Administrative Appointments:
Co-director, University of Ottawa Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Program, 2016 – present

Fellowship Training:
Bariatric Surgery, McGill University 2014

Residency Training:
General Surgery, McGill University 2013

Medical Doctorate:
University of Western Ontario 2007

Other Degrees:
Master of Science (Experimental Surgery), McGill University 2011


Dr. Ken Kontio

Dr. Ken Kontio is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, and also a full time clinic faculty member at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Department of Surgery, Orthopaedics. His teaching activities include undergraduate and post graduate students. He has been actively involved in the revised undergraduate curriculum and is acting English chair of the MSK content for the foundations unit. He also coordinates the MSK Physical Skill Development course delivered in first year. He is a member of the Orthopaedic Surgical Residency Training Committee, and has received a teaching award for his resident education.

He obtained his Master’s of Education degree from the University of Ottawa in 2011, and is actively involved in implementing Team Based Learning (Pilot format) in the Foundations Unit for the 2012-13 academic year. Clinically, his practice includes pediatric sports medicine, deformity correction and lengthening, and club foot treatment.


Dr. Dalibor Kubelik

Dr. Kubelik received his medical degree from McGill University in 2002. He trained in General Surgery at the University of Western Ontario from 2002 to 2007. The following four years he undertook fellowships in Critical Care Medicine and Vascular Surgery at the University of Ottawa. In 2013 he joined the Department of Critical Care and the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Ottawa Hospital. Dr Kubelik completed a Masters degree through the University of Illinois in Chicago in Patient Safety Leadership. Starting in July 2014 he has taken on the position as the program director for Vascular Surgery at the University of Ottawa.


Dr. Samuel Kucey

To be completed


Dr. Jean Pierre Laflèche

To be completed


Dr. Karl-André Lalonde

Clinical interest:
Foot and Ankle Surgery: Ankle Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy, Deformity correction, Orthopaedic Trauma; Surgical Education

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, 2006 – present

Fellowship Training:
Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004 – 2005
Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Vancouver, BC, 2005
Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship, Edinburgh, UK, 2006

Residency Training:
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2004

Medical Doctorate:
University of Ottawa, 1999

Other Degrees:
M.Ed., University of Ottawa 2012
B.A Sc. (Mechanical Eng), University of Ottawa, 1995


Dr. Buu-Khanh Lam

Overview

Dr. Buu-Khanh Lam is a Cardiac Surgeon and Director of the Valve Clinic at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and he is Associate Professor of Surgery and Co-Director of Surgery Undergraduate Education, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

Background

Dr. Lam received his MD in 1994 from McGill University in Montreal. He trained in General Surgery at McGill University before completing his Cardiac Surgery residency at the Heart Institute. Dr. Lam was certified in Cardiac Surgery as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) in 2000.

Dr. Lam pursued his clinical research training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as a Research Fellow of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He was an International Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center where he completed his master’s degree in Public Health and Epidemiology, with a special emphasis on advanced parametric outcomes analysis. He was also a Clinical Scholar of the Cleveland Clinic Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and completed a surgical fellowship in complex coronary and valve surgeries, minimally invasive valve surgery techniques, aortic surgery and atrial fibrillation surgery.

Dr. Lam is the Canadian lead in a North American and international effort to promote the treatment of lone atrial fibrillation via minimally invasive surgical techniques. He was the first Canadian surgeon to perform a thoracoscopy-assisted ablation for lone atrial fibrillation; he is training other Canadian surgeons to perform this procedure.

As the Surgical Undergraduate Medical Education Site Director at the Heart Institute, he has reorganized the entire curriculum by restructuring the objectives, course material, teaching sessions and evaluation/feedback mechanisms. This strategy has increased the number of electives and selectives requested by students.

Dr. Lam’s clinical research interests include valve outcomes analysis, medical informatics, therapeutic options for the treatment of ischemic mitral regurgitation, atrial fibrillation and the effects of simulation in surgical education.


Dr. Jacinthe Lampron

Jacinthe Lampron is a trauma surgeon at The Ottawa Hospital, a clinical investigator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Department Surgery. She currently lead a clinical research program evaluating trauma care, including trauma system and clinical care.

For more information, visit:
https://www.ottawahospital.on.ca/wps/portal/Base/TheHospital/ClinicalServices/DeptPgrmCS/Departments/Trauma

 

Updated: 2017 April 25


Dr. Peter Lapner

Clinician Investigator, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Director of Research, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Surgery
The Ottawa Hospital

Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Surgery
The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine

Research Interests

As an Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Lapner’s research is focused on improving outcomes following shoulder surgery for his current and future patients. The goal of his research program is to determine which surgical procedures will provide the best healing rates, functional outcomes and improved quality of life for his patients. He has an active clinical research program at the Ottawa Hospital, as well as numerous collaborations on multi-site projects across Canada.

 

Brief Biography

Dr. Lapner holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto, and he completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery from the University of Ottawa. He completed a fellowship in Shoulder Surgery at the University of British Colombia, as well as visiting fellowships in Advanced Shoulder Surgery at the Clinique St-Anne Lumiere in Lyon, France, and the University of Zurich in Switzerland, and the University of Nice in France. He is a practicing Orthopaedic surgeon at the Ottawa Hospital and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa.


Dr. Luke Lavallee

Division of Urology

Research Affiliations:

  • University of Ottawa – School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • University of Ottawa – Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (formerly the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies [FGPS])
  • University of Ottawa – Department of Surgery
  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) – Clinical Epidemiology Program

Biography:

Dr. Luke Lavallee is a Surgical Urologic Oncologist at The Ottawa Hospital, an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, and an Associate Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He attended medical school at McGill University, followed by a urology residency at the University of Ottawa. He then completed a fellowship in urologic oncology and robotic surgery concurrent with a masters degree in epidemiology at the Ottawa Hospital within the Clinician Investigator Program.

Dr. Lavallee is an active member of the International Evidence Based Urology Group, the Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada, the Society of Urologic Oncology, and both Canadian and American Urology Associations. He has received numerous awards, acknowledgements, and research grants for his work in kidney, bladder, and prostate cancers.


Dr. Louis Lawton

To be completed


Dr. Hae Mi Lee

To be completed


Dr. Andrew Lee

To be completed


Dr. Michael Leonard

To be completed


Dr. Howard J. Lesiuk

To be completed


Dr. Allan Liew

To be completed


Dr. John W. Lorimer

Clinical interest:
General Surgery

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, 1995 – present

Administrative Appointments:
Service Chief, The Ottawa Hospital, General Site, 1997 – present

Fellowship Training:
Hammersmith-RPMS, London, UK, 1987
Hepatobiliary, University of Ottawa, 1988

Residency Training:
St-Paul’s University, Vancouver, 1977
University of Dalhousie, Halifax and Saint John, 1985

Medical Doctorate:
University of Dalhousie, 1976


Dr. Conrad Maciejewski

To be completed


Dr. Gyaandeo Maharajh

To be completed


Dr. John Mahoney

To be completed


Dr. Claudia Malic

To be completed


Dr. Joseph Mamazza

Clinical interest:
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Disease
Bariatric Surgery
Adrenal Surgery

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor, General Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2005 – present

Administrative Appointments:
Chairman, Division of General Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2005 – present
Chief, Division of General Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, 2005 – present
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program, 2005 – present
Co-Director, Bariatric Surgery Program, 2009 – present

Residency Training:
McGill University, 1985

Medical Doctorate:
McGill University MDCM, 1978

Other:
Member of the North American Fellowship Council


Dr. Andrew Marshall

To be completed


Dr. Guillaume Martel

Clinical interest:
Hepatobiliary
Pancreatic surgery

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2013 – present
Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 2013 – present
Attending Surgeon, Liver and Pancreas Unit, Division of General Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, 2013 – present

Administrative Appointments:
Member, Surgical Oncology Program, The Ottawa Hospital, 2013 – present
Member, Focal Tumour Ablation Committee, Cancer Care Ontario, 2014 – present
Member, Research Committee, Americas’ HepatoPancreatoBiliary Association, 2013 – present

Fellowship Training:
Fellowship, HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Université de Montréal, QC, 2012 – 2013
Fellowship, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, University of Ottawa, ON, 2011 – 2012

Residency Training:
General Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2011

Medical Doctorate:
McGill University, 2005

Other degrees:
Master’s of Science, Epidemiology, University of Ottawa, 2012


Dr. Roy Masters

To be completed


Dr. Maher Matar

To be completed


Dr. Jonathan Mayer

To be completed


Dr. Donna Elizabeth Maziak

To be completed


Dr. David McAuley

To be completed


Dr. Taylor McGuire

To be completed


Dr. Thierry Mesana

To be completed


Dr. Bradley Meulenkamp

To be completed


Dr. Richard Mimeault

To be completed


Dr. Hassan Moghadam

To be completed


Dr. Safraz Mohammed

To be completed


Dr. Husein Moloo

Clinical interest:
Colorectal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2008 – present

Fellowship Training:
Colorectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2008
Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2006

Residency Training:
General Surgery, University of Western Ontario, 2005

Medical Doctorate:
University of Western Ontario, 2000

Other Degrees:
Masters of Epidemiology, University of Ottawa, 2009


Dr. Moein Momtazi

To be completed


Dr. Christopher Morash

To be completed


Dr. Guy Moreau

To be completed


Dr. Richard Moulton

To be completed


Dr. Reilly Musselman

To be completed


Dr. Tofy Mussivand

To be completed


Dr. Sudhir Nagpal

To be completed


Dr. Ahmed Nasr

To be completed


Dr. Carolyn Nessim

Dr. Carolyn Nessim (http://www.ohri.ca/profile/carolynnessim) is a Surgical Oncologist, Assistant Professor of Surgery and a Clinician Investigator in the Cancer Therapeutics program at the OHRI.

Her main research interests involve evaluating neo-adjuvant approaches to locally advanced and resectable oligometastatic melanoma using combinations of targeted and immunotherapy and identifying biomarkers of clinical response. She also collaborates with scientists at OHRI being involved in the evaluation of response to various cancer treatments on ex-vivo melanoma, sarcoma and GIST cells. Currently she is collaborating on a project evaluating the use of oncolytic viruses in the treatment of melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma as well as evaluating the mechanisms of resistance of immunotherapy. She also focuses on outcomes research evaluating quality measures in the diagnosis and treatment of Melanoma and Soft Tissue Sarcoma/GIST and is a member of the Trans-Atlantic Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group (TARPSWG), Cancer Care Ontario’s working group for guidelines in melanoma care and is an active member of the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board (OCREB).

For more information visit: www.carolynnessim.com

Updated: 2017-April-19


Dr. Amy Neville

Clinical interest:
Bariatric Surgery
Foregut Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopy

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2013 – present
Attending Surgeon- General, MIS and Bariatric Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, 2013 – present

Administrative Appointments:
Medical Director, The Ottawa Hospital Regional Bariatric Centre of Excellence
Co-director, University of Ottawa Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Program

Fellowship Training:
Bariatric Surgery, McGill University 2013
Advanced Foregut and Laparoscopic Surgery, McGill University 2012

Residency Training:
General Surgery, McGill University 2011

Medical Doctorate:
McGill University 2005

Other Degrees:
Master of Science (Epidemiology), McGill University 2013


Dr. Jack Newton

To be completed


Dr. Munyao Nzau

To be completed


Dr. Jeffrey Stuart Oake

To be completed


Dr. Giuseppe Pagliarello

Clinical interest:
General Surgery
Critical Care
Trauma

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Division of General Surgery

Administrative Appointments:
Site Chief, Division of General Surgery, Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus
Site Chief, Intensive Care Unit, Department of Critical Care
Medical Director, Organ and Tissue Donation Program

Fellowship Training:
Surgical Fellowship in Trauma and Hepatobiliary, 1984
Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, 1987

Residency Training:
University of Toronto, 1984

Medical Doctorate:
Queen’s University, 1979


Dr. Steve Papp

To be completed


Dr. Daniel Peters

To be completed


Dr. Philippe Phan

To be completed


Dr. Dennis Pitt

Clinical interest:
General surgery

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, 2011 – present

Administrative Appointments:
General Surgery Site Chief, General Campus, The Ottawa Hospital, 2009 – present
Coordinator of Undergraduate Education for the Division of General Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2003 – present

Fellowship Training:
University of Western Ontario, 1977

Residency Training:
University of Western Ontario, 1977

Medical Doctorate:
MD, Queens University, 1972

Other Degrees:
M. Ed. Degree, University of Dundee, Scotland, 2011


Dr. J Pollock

To be completed


Dr. Isabelle Raiche

Clinical interest:
Colorectal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surger

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2014 – present

Fellowship Training:
Colorectal Surgery, Washington’s University St Louis, 2014
Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2011

Residency Training:
General Surgery, Université Laval, 2010

Medical Doctorate:
Université Laval, 2005

Other Degrees:
Masters of Education, University of Ottawa, 2015


Dr. Marie-France Rancourt

To be completed


Dr. Michael Rapp

To be completed


Dr. Ladislaus Ressler

To be completed


Dr. Amanda Roberts

Clinical interest:
Breast Surgical Oncology

Fellowship Training:

  • Breast Surgical Oncology, University of Toronto, 2013-2014
  • Oncoplastics Breast Surgery , Royal Victoria Hospital – Barrie, 2015
  • Clinical Research Fellowship 2014 – 2016, supported by Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation salary grant and Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation health research grant.

Residency Training:
General Surgery, University of Toronto, 2013

Medical Doctorate:
McMaster University, 2007

Other Degrees:
Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, 2011

 


Dr. Matthew Roberts

To be completed

 


Dr. Gloria Rockwell

To be completed


Dr. Maria Rodriguez

To be completed


Dr. Neil Rowe

To be completed


Dr. Ann Roy

To be completed


Dr. Fraser Rubens

To be completed


Dr. Marc Ruel

Overview

Dr. Marc Ruel is Division Head of Cardiac Surgery and the endowed chair of Cardiac Surgery Research at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

He received his MD degree cum laude from the University of Ottawa in 1994 and his specialist certification in Cardiac Surgery in 2000. He subsequently pursued a combined fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and laboratory research at Harvard University, where he also completed a Masters in Public Health, with a focus on statistical methods.

Dr. Ruel’s faculty appointments at the University of Ottawa are with the Departments of Surgery (primary affiliation), Cellular and Molecular Medicine (cross-appointed affiliation), and Epidemiology and Community Medicine (cross-appointed affiliation). In 2010, he was promoted to Full Professor in these 3 departments. He is chair of the Heart Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Devices committee, and of the Operating Room committee, at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

In September 2010, Dr. Ruel became the Assistant-Dean, Clinical and Translational Research, at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Ruel’s clinical commitments include a focus on surgical outcomes and technical innovation. In this regard, he has given numerous international courses on minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and has developed novel techniques that he teaches to surgeons from multiple countries. He has safely performed several Canadian first-in-man operations that have led to successful series, and is the co-editor of a 450-page textbook on Cardiac Surgical Techniques by Elsevier, which has sold several thousand copies worldwide.

From a research point of view, he has produced over 170 peer-reviewed scientific publications and book chapters, most of them in the last 5 years, and has delivered or overseen as primary supervisor, over 220 presentations, and given over 130 invited lectures. Dr. Ruel received in 2012 the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to heart surgery, research, and innovation. In 2007, he received the Gold Medal in Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, was inducted at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery , and began to serve on the Editorial Board of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery , the cardiac surgery journal with the highest impact. Two years prior, Dr. Ruel was presented with the Young Professor Award from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and in 2009 was named Clinical Sciences Investigator of the Year at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. In 2010, he received our Faculty of Medicine’s Award for Excellence in Professionalism , and in 2012, the first iteration of the Professionalism Award of The Ottawa Hospital. He represents Canada on the American Association for Thoracic Surgery/Society of Thoracic Surgeons (AATS/STS) Joint Workforce on Transcatheter Valves, as well as on the Joint AATS/STS Thoracic and Cardiac Surgical Education committee.

From a translational point of view, Dr. Ruel’s laboratory, established after his return to Ottawa from Boston in 2002, has been continuously funded by national agencies, and received over $5 million in peer-reviewed research funding as PI. He works in close collaboration with Dr. Erik Suuronen, PhD, who has successfully taken their 2 laboratories to new heights. Together, Dr. Suuronen and Ruel have contributed breakthroughs on the effects of biopolymer matrices in cell-based and acellular cardiovascular regeneration. In clinical research, Dr. Ruel was the principal investigator of the multicenter “Clopidogrel After Surgery for Coronary Artery DiseasE” (CASCADE) randomized controlled trial, and is the surgical country leader of the Evaluation of Xience Prime versus Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for Effectiveness of Left Main Revascularization (EXCEL) trial, which represents the largest trial to date to study methods of left main coronary stenosis revascularization. He co-leads the multicenter clinical study “Graft Patency Outcomes in Patients having Minimally Invasive Coronary Surgery”, and his cohort studies on longitudinal outcomes of heart valve replacement have also received recognition.

Dr. Ruel served as Consulting Editor for the journal Circulation , and as a reviewer for numerous national and international scientific organizations. He was nominated in 2008 to the Executive Leadership Council of the American Heart Association (AHA), and in 2012 became its surgical program chair (Scientific Sessions). His scientific review work also includes involvement with major Canadian funding agencies such as the Canada Research Chair program, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Fédération de Recherche en Santé du Québec, the Ontario Ministry of Health, the Canadian Hypertension Society, and others.


Dr. Adam Sachs

To be completed


Dr. Sharma Sanjeev

To be completed


Dr. Andrew Seely

Andrew JE Seely is Associate Professor of Surgery within the Divisions of Thoracic Surgery and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Associate Scientist with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Chair of Research for the Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons, Director of Research for the Ottawa Division of Thoracic Surgery, as well as Founder and Chief Science Officer of Therapeutic Monitoring Systems Inc. Education includes an undergraduate honors physics at Carleton University, followed by medical school, general surgery training, and a doctoral degree in basic science from McGill University, and thoracic surgery and critical care medicine training at the University of Ottawa. Scholarly interests include: theoretical research exploring the clinical insights of complex systems science (e.g. emergence, uncertainty and dissipation); physiologic understanding of complex biologic variability; applied research monitoring multi-organ variability during exercise, onset and resolution of infection, critical illness and weaning; and development and implementation of a systematic means to continuously monitor all adverse events after all surgery, and feedback that information to improve surgical care. Dr. Seely has supervised several graduate students and built research teams, has published 60 peer-reviewed papers, presents annually at international meetings, was awarded a New Investigator Award by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in 2005, and has been awarded over $5M in competitive grant funding. He shares his family life with Kathy Patterson and their daughters Phoebe and Ruby in Ottawa.


Dr. Farid Shamji

To be completed


Dr. Ganesh Shanmugam

To be completed


Dr. Sarah Shiga

To be completed


Dr. Howard Silverman

To be completed


Dr. John Sinclair

To be completed


Dr. Kevin Smit

To be completed


Dr. Douglas Smith

To be completed


Dr. Alfred Stedman

Clinical interest:
General Surgery
Ambulatory Surgery

Administrative Appointments:
Site Chief, General Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, Riverside Campus

Residency Training:
General Surgery, University of Ottawa, 1976

Medical Doctorate:
Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland, 1969


Dr. Mark Steeves

To be completed


Dr. Sudhir Sundaresan

To be completed


Dr. Erik Suuronen

To be completed


Dr. Shaheer Tadros

To be completed


Dr. Daniel Trottier

To be completed


Dr. Eve Tsai

Associate Scientist, Neuroscience Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery
University of Ottawa

Suruchi Bhargava Chair in Spinal Cord and Brain Regeneration Research

Research Interests

Dr. Eve Tsai is a Neurosurgeon, Clinician Scientist and joined The Ottawa Hospital, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa in 2006. Her main surgical interests focus on all types of spine and spinal cord diseases such as spinal cord injury, spinal cord and spine tumors, syringomyelia, and myelopathy. Her research will focus on spinal cord repair strategies, axonal regeneration, MRI imaging of spinal cord tracts in humans and animals, and clinical outcomes after spine surgery.

 

Brief Biography

Dr. Eve Tsai MD, PhD, CIP, FRCSC gained early acceptance into medical school and obtained her medical degree from the University of Toronto. She then completed her Neurosurgery Residency training at the University of Toronto. During her residency, she completed a PhD in spinal cord repair. Dr. Tsai then obtained subspecialty training in spine surgery and completed a Spine Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic. She has won numerous clinical, research, teaching and humanitarian awards.

In 2010, she won Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 AwardTM, which honours achievement for vision and leadership; innovation and achievement; impact; growth/development strategy; and community involvement and contribution. In both 2012 and 2013, Dr. Tsai was selected by committee as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence by Women of Influence Magazine (one of only 6 women to have the honour of winning twice). She was also chosen as the winner of the Health Section Category and is the only woman to have won the cover of the magazine for two years in a row and is now int he running for a third. The cover was selected by the most online votes. http://www.womenofinfluence.ca/magazine/.

Dr. Eve Tsai began her practice at the Ottawa Hospital in 2006. Her main surgical interests focus on all types of spine and spinal cord diseases such as: spinal cord injury, spinal cord and spine tumors, syringomyelia, and myelopathy. Her research focuses on spinal cord repair strategies, axonal regeneration, MRI imaging of spinal cord tracts in humans and animals, and clinical outcomes after spine surgery.


Dr. Lloyd Van Wyck

To be completed


Dr. Michael Vassilyadi

To be completed


Dr. Eleni Vichos

To be completed


Dr. Patrick James Villeneuve

To be completed


Dr. Eugene Wai

Clinician Investigator, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Research Interests

Novel minimally-invasive surgical techniques
Osteobiologics for spinal bone growth
Clinical epidemiological studies relating to low back pain
Colloborative, multi-center clinical trials in spine + orthopedics (e.g hips, knees

Clinical interest:
Adult Spinal Trauma
Adult Spinal Reconstruction
Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2011
Clinical Investigator, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, 2003
Director of Research, Canadian Spine Society, 2011

Administrative Appointments:
Head, University of Ottawa Spine Unit; Attending Physician, The Ottawa Hospital, 2005

Fellowship Training:
Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery, University of Adelaide, 2003
Spinal Surgery and Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Toronto, 2002

Residency Training:
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto, 2001

Medical Doctorate:
University of Toronto, 1994

Other Degrees:
MSc. Community Health (Clinical Epidemiology), University of Toronto, 1999


Dr. Caolan Walsh

To be completed


Dr. Jeffrey Warren

To be completed


Dr. James Watters

To be completed


Dr. James Watterson

To be completed


Dr. William Wayne

To be completed


Dr. Joel Werier

To be completed


Dr. Geoffrey Wilkin

To be completed


Dr. Ross Wilkinson

To be completed


Dr. Lara Williams

Dr. Lara Williams is a dual fellowship trained colorectal and minimally invasive surgeon at The Ottawa Hospital. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Guelph. Dr. Williams obtained her medical degree at the University of Western Ontario and was awarded the Medical Alumni Gold Medal.

Dr. Williams graduated from the General Surgery program at Dalhousie University in 2009. During her residency she completed her Masters of Medical Sciences, investigating the molecular pathogenesis of esophageal adenocarcinoma. She also successfully completed the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Clinician Investigator Program.

Dr. Williams has gone on to complete Fellowships in Colorectal Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Williams had an academic surgical practice at Dalhousie University from 2011 to 2015 and joined the Department of Surgery at The Ottawa Hospital in August 2015. She is a member of a four-surgeon group practice model alongside Drs. Husein Moloo, Isabelle Raiche, and Reilly Musselman (The Ottawa Colorectal Group).

Dr. Williams’ clinical interests include the application of minimally invasive techniques to the surgical management of patients with colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and other benign colorectal diseases. Her research interests include clinical outcomes and health services – related research, with a focus on the development and implementation of models of surgical care to facilitate quality improvement initiatives in Colorectal Cancer.


Dr. Amanda Williamson

To be completed


Dr. Baxter Willis

Clinical interest:
Pediatric & Adolescent Hip Disorders
Pediatric Limb and Foot Deformity

Academic Appointments:
Professor of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2004 – present
G. Dean MacEwen Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, LSU School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA;1994 – 2004
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, UWO, 1978 – 1993

Administrative Appointments:
Head of Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, 2004 – present
Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, LA, 1994 – 2004

Fellowship Training:
Pediatric Orthopaedics, Hospital for Sick Children, 1977

Residency Training:
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Western Ontario, 1976

Medical Doctorate:
University of Western Ontario, 1971


Dr. Jean-Denis Yelle

Clinical interest:
Trauma care
MIS – Bariatric surgery
Forgut surgery, spleen, Adrenal gland
Laparoscopic hernia repair
Abdominal wall reconstruction

Academic Appointments:
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa

Administrative Appointments:
Trauma Director, The Ottawa Hospital Trauma Service
Co-director, The Ottawa Hospital Bariatric Program

Fellowship Training:
Critical care fellowship, University of Miami, 1991
Trauma fellowship, Georgetown University, 1993
Trauma fellowship, University of Montpellier, 2000

Residency Training:
University of Ottawa, 1990

Medical Doctorate:
MD, University of Montreal, 1982

Other Degrees:
Post graduation Bariatric surgery training, Humber Regional Hospital Toronto, 2009


Dr. Yvonne Ying

Clinical interest:
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Congenital Upper Extremity and Brachial Plexus Injuries
International Surgery
Surgical Education

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, 2009 – Present
Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Guyana, 2011 – Present

Administrative Appointments:
Assistant Program Director, Surgical Foundations, University of Ottawa
Course Director, Residents as Teachers, University of Ottawa

Fellowship Training:
Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 2008

Residency Training:
Plastic Surgery, McMaster University, 2007

Medical Doctorate:
University of Calgary, 2002

Other Degrees:
MEd, Health Professional Education, University of Toronto, 2010
MSE, Chemical Engineering – Biomaterials, The Johns Hopkins University, 2000


Dr. Ed Zeligman

To be completed


Dr. Jing Zhang

Dr. Jing Zhang is a plastic surgeon with a special interest in breast surgery, hand surgery and reconstructive microsurgery.

Dr. Zhang received her medical degree from Chongqing Medical School in China (1998). She obtained a Ph.D in Oncology at the University of Alberta (2005) and in 2013 she pursued her residency training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Toronto. Her fellowship training included a hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Toronto (2013) and microsurgical breast reconstruction at the University of Manitoba (2014).

Dr. Zhang began her practice at the University of Ottawa in 2013 and was appointed Staff Surgeon at The Ottawa Hospital in 2014. She believes in excellence in patient care, medical research and student education.