The scope of research activities within the Division of Plastic, Surgery at the University of Ottawa is expanding yearly, encompassing clinical research, epidemiology, surgical education, health care delivery, patient reported outcome measures, QI based research. Our aim is to improve the experiences our patients have, as well as to enhance the surgical outcomes.
The success of our research activities is measured from grant funding to publications, presentations and posters at local, national and international levels. In the last few years, the research projects involved collaboration with other Divisions such as General Surgery, Breast Oncology, and Orthopedic Surgery.
Although our Residency program has a strong clinical aspect, all our trainees understand the impact of the research regardless of their future practice. Therefore, all our trainees during the residency contributed to the research activity of the Division by completing at least 2 projects. The outcomes of the projects were presented nationally and/or internationally and often published also.
Our division is also supporting research at undergraduate level (in conjunction with University of Carleton) and amongst medical students from University of Ottawa, but also from other Schools of Medicine.
The Division of Plastic Surgery clinical research is overseen and directed by Dr. Claudia Malic. Each faculty member is engaged in research that is specific to their clinical interests:
Kirsty Usher Boyd, MD FRCSC – peripheral nerve reconstruction, hand surgery, aesthetic surgery
Claudia Malic MD, MRCS (Eng), MD, FRCS (Plast), MD, FRCSC – burn surgery, KT and QI research, health administrative data base
Danny Peters, MD, MBA FRCSC – craniosynostosis, skull reconstruction, cranioplasty, surgical efficiency, quality improvement
Gloria Rockwell, MD, MSc, FRCSC – clinical outcomes, breast reconstruction, quality improvement, surgical safety
Yvonne Ying, MSE MED FRCSC – medical education, global surgery
Jing Zhang, MD, PhD, FRCSC – breast reconstruction
Kevin Cheung – pediatric hand and wrist
Sarah Shiga – wrist pathology adults
Brent Trull – medical education
Grayson Roumeliotis – craniofacial pathology and facial palsy
Simon Frank – breast reconstruction, patients outcomes
Mario Jarmuscke – gender diversity,
Moein Momtazi – oncologic reconstructions, management of lymphoedema