Claudia Malic

Associate Head Research, QI Director CHEO MD MRCS (eng) MD FRCS (Plast)

Paediatric Plastic Surgeon
Assistant Professor

Dr. Claudia Malic is a paediatric plastic surgeon with a special interest in cleft lip and palate, acute burn care, and reconstruction of soft tissue defects with tissue expanders.

Dr. Malic received her medical degree in 1998 in Romania. She went on to complete her basic surgical training and residency training in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the United Kingdom where she passed the plastic surgery board exam in 2012. Dr. Malic completed her doctorate “Personalized patient education in a burn centre” at the University of Leeds in 2011.

Her fellowship training included reconstruction and trauma surgery fellowship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham UK (2012), paediatric plastic surgery at the University of British Columbia (2012-2013) and total burn care at the University of Toronto (2013-2014).

Dr. Malic has called the University of Ottawa her professional home since 2014 when she began her work as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine.

  • Management of acute burn care
  • Burn reconstruction
  • Vascular anomalies,
  • Reconstruction of large tissue
  • Defects with tissue expander
  • Cleft lip and palate pathology
  • Reconstructive of large tissue defects with tissue expanders
  • Fellow of the Royal College of
  • Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
  • Member of American Burn
  • Association (2014)
  • Member of ACPA (2014)
  • Member of PSRC (2014)
  1. Wang JCC, Malic CC, Reilly C, Verchere C. Microtia reconstruction and post-surgical Grisel’s syndrome – A rare cause of torticollis in the pediatric population. Accepted to PRS Go – Case report, PRS-D-14-00516R1.
  2. Malic CC, Verchere C, Arneja J. An inpatient (silver sulphadiazine) vs. outpatient (nanocrystalline silver) model of care for pediatric scald burns: A value analysis. Accepted to Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery CJPS-2013-123.
  3. Mehrpour O, Javadinia SA, Malic CC, Dastgiri S, Ahmadi A. A survey of characteristics of self-immolation in the East of Iran. Acta Medica Iranica. Accepted 2012, Jan.
  4. Hill R, Malic CC, Burge T. (2010) Pitta Vac: A quick and easy technique for upper and lower limb vacuum therapy. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. Feb;63(2):e223-4.
  5. Khundkar R, Malic CC, Burge T. (2010) Use of Acticoat dressings in burns: What is the evidence? Burns. Sep;36(6):751-8.
  6. Oinkonomou D, Malic CC, Burge T. (2009) Re: Improvised fat transferer and cannula for cases of unexpected fat grafting needs during liposuction. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. May;62(5):706-7.
  7. Khundkar R, Malic CC. (2009) Re: A simple adjunct to facilitate hand held Doppler perforator localisation following microsurgical breast reconstruction. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. Mar;62(3):417-8.
  8. Khundkar R, Malic CC, Estela C. (2010) Burned by a battery-coin short circuit: Old concept for a new burn. Burns. Feb;36(1):e4-5.
  9. Khundkar R, Malic CC. (2009) How to get out of a different sticky situation – correspondence. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. Feb;62(2):270.
  10. Wallis K, Malic CC, Littlewood S, Judkins K, Phipps A. (2009) Surviving “Payment By Results”: A simple method of improving clinical coding in burn specialized services in the United Kingdom. Burns Mar;35(2):232-6.
  11. Brooks JP, Malic CC, Judkins KC. (2008) Scratching the surface – Managing the itch associated with burns: A review of current knowledge. Burns Sep;34(6):751-60.
  12. Brooks JP, Malic CC, Austin O. (2008) Intercostobrachial nerve injury from axillary dissection. Resulting in necrotising fasciitis after a burn injury. A case report. The Breast Journal Jul/Aug 14(4):385-387.
  13. Malic CC, Jivan S, Majumder S. (2007) A simple model for hand fracture fixation. Journal of Hand Surgery (European) Oct;32(5): 578 – 580.
  14. Malic CC, Karoo R, Austin O, Phipps A. (2007) Resuscitation Burn Card – A useful tool for burn injury assessment. Burns Feb;33(2):195-199.
  15. Anesti E, Malic CC, Southern S. (2007) I have a nail stuck in my hand. Ann Emerg Med. Feb;49(2):249-50.
  16. Malic CC, Karoo R, Austin O, Phipps A. (2007) Burns inflicted by self or by others – an 11 year snapshot. Burns Feb;33(1):92-7.
  17. Malic CC, Karoo R, Austin O, Phipps A. (2007) Surgical Debridement Tools for Granulated Wounds. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Jan 119(1):451-2.
  18. Malic CC, Spyrou G, Hough M, Fourie LR. (2007) Patient satisfaction with two different methods of umbilicoplasty Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Jan 119(1):357-361.
  19. Malic CC, Hernon C, Austin O, Phipps A. (2006) Scalded and swollen – beware the underlying compartment syndrome. Burns April 32(4):504-506.
  20. Malic CC, Karoo R, Austin O, Phipps A. (2005) A glove to sock dressing. Burns Sept 31(6):798-9.
  21. Luchian S, Pieptu D, Copaceanu M, Dragean A, Malic CC. (1998) A microsurgical patient, a procedural dilemma. Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat. Iasi. Jul-Dec 102(3-4):198-201.
  22. Malic CC, Luchian S, Pieptu D, Georgescu G. (1996) The monitoring and management of database in a burn centre. Journal of Plastic Surgery. Vol. 1:45-48