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Shaping the Future of Aesthetic Procedures and Patient Care

Shaping the Future of Aesthetic Procedures and Patient Care

Welcome to the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Ottawa! We are excited to introduce aspiring students to our outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate training programs. Our commitment to excellence is evident in our global recognition as a leading educational institution.

Discover the goals of our training programs, designed to equip students with the skills needed for success in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Gain insights into the department’s extensive research opportunities and elective courses, providing a well-rounded educational experience.

Experiencing & Participating

Undergraduate Program

The principal objective of the Plastic Surgery Undergraduate Education Program at the University of Ottawa is the progressive development of the students’ clinical competence by experiencing and participating in the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care of surgical patients.The rotation is meant to enhance the students’ surgical education by exposure to clinical encounters, minor surgical procedures, major surgical procedures and rapid access patients.

Students will be exposed to a wide range of pathology. These include:

  • SKIN MALIGNANCIES
  • HAND SURGERY
  • NERVE RECONSTRUCTION
  • BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
  • PEDIATRIC PLASTIC SURGERY
  • CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • HEAD AND NECK RECONSTRUCTION

The emphasis of the rotation will be on the acquisition and analysis of clinical information and the development of an approach to managing clinical problems. Students will also be exposed to, and acquire basic surgical techniques that will complement their medical training.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

Opportunities for hands on experience will be provided

Students will be given the opportunity to assist in the operating room. They will also learn important surgical skills including:

  • TISSUE DISSECTION
  • SUTURING
  • FLAP DESIGN AND DISSECTION
  • FRACTURE REDUCTION
  • FRACTURE FIXATION
  • SPLINT APPLICATION

During the rotation students will be expected to partake in daily patient care. As an integral member of a surgical team led by a senior resident and staff preceptor, students will perform supervised consultations and procedures and participate in on-call activities. Students assist actively in the operating room, ward duties, and ambulatory clinics and are expected to engage in on-going educational activities in the Department of Surgery. Performance evaluations and feedback will be given regularly. It is expected that a high standard of ethical and professional behaviour will be maintained at all times.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM CONTACT

Reach Out For More Information

For other questions, you may contact:
Sarah Shiga, MD FRCSC
DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
613-798-5555 x 19222
Justine Pastirik
jpastirik@toh.ca

Allison Andrew
aandrew@toh.ca

Precision, Safety, Satisfaction

Postgraduate Program

The University of Ottawa Plastic Surgery Residency Program offers a comprehensive education in plastic surgery. It provides a strong foundation for any career in plastic surgery or for further fellowship training. The program is 5 years in length and grants enrolment for two residents in each academic year, with a total of 10 residents in the program. In conjunction with the rest of the country, the University of Ottawa transitioned to a Competency by Design (CBD) evaluation metric in July 2020.

All documentation submitted to CaRMS will be considered by the selection committee. Candidates will be ranked on the basis of their academic records, electives, letters of reference and CV. The top candidates will be invited for an interview.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews for the 2021 match will be offered virtually. Candidates will be asked a series of standardized questions that are designed to identify a fit between the candidate and the program, as well as some time for less formal conversation and questions.

While we are not able to offer an in-person tour of the facility, information about our skills and simulation centre, the rapid access clinic and the operating facilities is available on this website.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM

Foundations Years (Years 1 & 2)

The foundations years consist of several off-service rotations including Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Intensive Care, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Otolaryngology and Occuloplastics. Residents will also have a 12-18 month rotation in plastic surgery at pediatric, academic and community sites.

The formal Surgical Foundations curriculum includes lectures, simulation labs and courses designed to provide residents with the skills necessary to meet criteria for surgical foundations. In addition, it serves as excellent preparation for the foundations examination at the end of the second year. Dr. Kirsty Boyd represents Plastic Surgery at the University of Ottawa Surgical Foundations Committee and serves as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Surgical Foundations Test Committee.

The University of Ottawa has one of Canada’s foremost skills and simulation labs. This lab provides opportunities for low and high-fidelity simulation in all areas of surgical practice. Interdisciplinary simulations can be conducted to improve safety and efficiency in the operating room. In addition, models and cadaver dissections allow for the development of surgical skills at an accelerated rate.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM

Senior Plastic Surgery Years
(Years 3, 4 & 5)

The training in plastic surgery is designed to instruct residents in all areas of surgical discipline. In addition, residents are encouraged to gain exposure to various types of practice through specific rotations in all areas of plastic surgery. Programs are designed to address each competency and include:

Residents are exposed to aesthetic surgery primarily in their fourth and fifth year aesthetic surgery rotations. Residents are introduced to all aspects of cosmetic surgery including practice management and non-surgical aesthetic medicine. Fourth and fifth year residents also participate in a unique educational program to develop their surgical skills. The Division of Plastic Surgery developed the Resident Aesthetic Clinic to provide residents with intensive surgical training in all aspects of aesthetic plastic surgery.  This program is supervised and run by Dr. Howard Silverman.

Patients of our Resident Aesthetic Clinic have access to a wide range of economically priced cosmetic surgeries conducted with the highest standard of care and safety. Residents perform surgeries in their final years of training under the supervision of faculty plastic surgeons.  Surgeons involved in our aesthetic surgery program include Dr. Howard Silverman, Dr. Daniel Peters, Dr. Kirsty Boyd, and Dr. Sean Smith.

Each resident will spend 2 blocks on the burn unit at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto during their PGY-3 year. During this time the resident will have an immersive exposure to acute adult burn management and reconstruction.  At CHEO, a comprehensive pediatric burn care program has been developed by Dr. Claudia Malic.  Under her supervision, residents will be exposed to a complete array of acute burn management and burn reconstruction in pediatric patients.
We have a comprehensive CF program comprising reconstruction of congenial oncologic and traumatic craniofacial differences.  Our pediatric program is based out of CHEO and includes exposure to craniosynostosis, facial cleft and other complex craniofacial differences. We collaborate extensively with neurosurgery, ENT, dentistry and other health care professionals. Our adult program is based out of TOH and involves secondary reconstruction of congenital differences as well as traumatic and oncologic problems.  We are heavily involved in collaborations with ophthalmology, neurosurgery, ENT and OMFS.  Residents will gain exposure to a complex array of problems and gain valuable perspectives from multiple surgeons in multiple disciplines.  Surgeons involved in the craniofacial program include Dr. Daniel Peters, Dr. Grayson Roumeliotis, Dr. David McAuley (pediatric neurosurgery), Dr. John Sinclair (adult neurosurgery) who form the leadership portion of the program at our partner institutions.

Our program is committed to diversity. We strongly support a gender affirming program.  There are multiple faculty involved in this program including top surgery, body contouring and facial aesthetic surgery.  Our program is based at multiple training sites including TOH, CHEO, and the Queensway-Carleton Hospital.  Leadership in our program is provided by Dr. Sean Smith, Dr. Kevin Cheung, Dr. Mario Jarmuske.

Hand and wrist surgery comprise a large section of our training program.  We have a multidisciplinary program that includes plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, occupational and physical therapy.  Residents in our program will be exposed to a full complement of traumatic, degenerative, oncologic and elective hand surgery in emergency, minor procedure and main operating room settings.  Our Rapid Access Clinic has a full minor surgery room complete with fluoroscopy and power equipment.  Our program is based at multiple training sites including TOH, CHEO and the Queensway-Carleton Hospital.  Leadership in our program is provided by Dr. Sarah Shiga (TOH) and Dr. Kevin Cheung (CHEO). All surgeons are involved in hand surgery, however several faculty focus primarily on this subspecialty including Dr. Sarah Shiga, Dr. Brent Trull, and Dr. Kevin Cheung.

Residents received microsurgical training through clinical encounters as well as in a structured microsurgery lab at the Surgical Skills Centre. In all years of training, including their first year, residents are provided with closely supervised training, during which they will progress from operating on model vessels to flap dissection to live animal anastomosis.  Surgeons involved in our microsurgery program include Dr. Simon Frank, Dr. Moein Momtazi, Dr. Jing Zhang, Dr. Brent Trull, Dr. Sarah Shiga, Dr. Kirsty Boyd, Dr. Kevin Cheung and Dr. Gloria Rockwell.  Our program includes a wide variety of traumatic and oncologic microsurgical exposure including head and neck, breast reconstruction, lower extremity reconstruction, trunk and abdominal reconstruction, pediatric microsurgery and lymphedema surgery.

Our residents are exposed to a comprehensive, high-volume, multidisciplinary and cutting edge nerve surgery program.  The Peripheral Nerve Trauma Clinic was co-founded by Dr. Kirsty Boyd (plastic surgery) and Dr. Gerald Wolff (physiatry) and offers assessment and electrodiagnostic study during consultations and follow up.  Dr. Boyd offers a full complement of nerve procedures including nerve tumor surgery, nerve grafting, upper and lower extremity nerve transfers, brachial plexus surgery and most recently targeted motor reinnervation and regenerative peripheral nerve interface surgery in our amputee population.  Working in close conjunction with physiatry, neurology, orthopedics and neurosurgery, our nerve program is state of the art.  In 2015, Dr. Boyd performed Canada’s first nerve transfers to restore upper extremity function in a patient with tetraplegia.

Paediatric plastic surgeryis provided at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. This is a pediatric tertiary care centre that provides comprehensive exposure to all facets of paediatric plastic surgery including burn surgery, hand surgery, cleft surgery, pediatric craniofacial surgery, pediatric breast surgery, gender affirmation surgery and general reconstruction. Surgeons involved in our pediatric program include Dr. Yvonne Ying, Dr. Claudia Malic, Dr. Kevin Cheung, Dr. Daniel Peters, and Dr. Grayson Roumeliotis.

Opportunities for international surgery, global health surgery, and electives are also offered in senior years.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM CONTACT

Reach Out For More Information

For other questions, you may contact:
Marika Valle
POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM ADINISTRATOR

Department of Surgery, Eric Poulin Office of Education
Division of Plastic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Urology

Email: mvalle@toh.ca
Phone: 613-798-5555 ext 10601
Fax: 613-761-4819

Kirsty Boyd MD, FRCSC
DIRECTOR OF POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION MD FRCSC

613.798.5555 EXT 19798

Associate Professor – University of Ottawa
Department of Surgery
The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
1053 Carling Avenue Box 213
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9

RESEARCH

Expanding Yearly

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 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

  1. A comparison of patient-reported outcomes between Alloderm and Dermacell in immediate alloplastic breast reconstruction: A randomized control trial. Stein MJ, Arnaout A, Lichtenstein JB, Frank SG, Cordeiro E, Roberts A, Ghaedi B, Zhang J. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2020 Aug 15:S1748-6815(20)30347-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2020.08.018.
  2. A comparison of patient-reported outcomes between Alloderm and Dermacell in immediate alloplastic breast reconstruction: A randomized control trial. Stein MJ, Arnaout A, Lichtenstein JB, Frank SG, Cordeiro E, Roberts A, Ghaedi B, Zhang J. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2020 Aug 15:S1748-6815(20)30347-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2020.08.018. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32893151
  3. Ambulatory latissimus dorsi flap breast reconstruction: A prospective cohort study of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol. Stein MJ, Frank SG, Lui A, Zhang T, Zhang J. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2019 Dec;72(12):1950-1955. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2019.06.039. Epub 2019 Jul 17.PMID: 31488381
  4. Are We Headed for a Recession? McKay DR, Peters DA. Plast Surg (Oakv). 2019 Nov;27(4):348-349. doi: 10.1177/2292550319884392. Epub 2019 Nov 11.PMID: 31763336 No abstract available
  5. ASO Author Reflections: The Evolving Field of Oncoplastic Breast Conservation for the Management of Breast Cancer. Boroumand S, Stein MJ, Jay M, Shen JW, Hirsh M, Dharamsi S.Boroumand S, et al. BMC Med Educ. 2020 Jan 30;20(1):28. doi: 10.1186/s12909-020-1938-7.
  6. Complication rates of acellular dermal matrix in immediate breast reconstruction with radiation: A single-institution retrospective comparison study. Stein MJ, Chung A, Arnaout A, Ghaedi B, Ghumman A, Zhang T, Zhang J. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2020 May 26:S1748-6815(20)30227-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2020.05.065. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32561384
  7. Does being in the hot seat matter? Effect of passive vs active learning in surgical simulation. Ying Y, Yacob M, Khambati H, Seabrook C, Gerridzen L. Am J Surg. 2020 Sep;220(3):593-596. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.01.052. Epub 2020 Feb 1.PMID: 32057411
  8. Effect of vasopressor use on digit survival after replantation and revascularization-A large retrospective cohort study. Retrouvey H, Makerewich JR, Solaja O, Giuliano AM, Niazi AU, Baltzer HL. Microsurgery. 2020 Jan;40(1):5-11. doi: 10.1002/micr.30461. Epub 2019 Apr 16.PMID: 30990924
  9. Evaluation of Intrinsic Hand Musculature Reinnervation Following Supercharge Endto-Side Anterior Interosseous to Ulnar Motor Nerve Transfer. Head LK. Zhang ZZ. Hicks K. Wolff G. Boyd KU. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020. 146(1):128-132
  10. Evaluation of the Scratch Collapse Test for Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome – A Prospective, Blinded Study. Montgomery K. Wolff G. Boyd KU. J Hand Surg Am. 2020. 45(6):512-17
  11. Harvesting the ‘SEAD’: Long-Term Follow-Up of the Surgical Exploration and Discovery Program. Head LK, Greene B, Gawad N, Hamstra SJ, Brandys T. J SurgEduc. 2020 Jan-Feb;77(1):96-103. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2019.07.012. Epub 2019 Aug 19.PMID: 31439433
  12. Incidence, Risk Factors and Mortality Associated with Orofacial Cleft Among Children in Ontario, Canada. Malic, C. C., Lam M, Donelle J, Richard L, Vigod SN, Benchimol EI. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Feb 5;3(2): e1921036.
  13. Intradiploic Hematoma Associated With Synostosis in an Infant. Solaja O, McAuley D, Peters DA. J Craniofac Surg. 2020 Sep;31(6):e586-e588. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000006725.PMID: 32649534
  14. Management and Outcomes of Clinical Scaphoid Fractures in Children. Karir A, Huynh MNQ, Carsen S, Smit K, Cheung K. Hand (N Y). 2020 Jul 1:1558944720930293. doi: 10.1177/1558944720930293. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32609009
  15. National Multidisciplinary Survey of Regional Anesthesia Preferences in Breast Reconstruction. Head LK. Lui A. Cordeiro E. Boyd KU. Plast Surg. 2020. 28(2):105-111
  16. Outcomes After Flexor Tendon Injuries in the Pediatric Population: A 10-Year Retrospective Review. Huynh MNQ, Ghumman A., Agarwal A., Malic, C.C. Hand (N.Y.)., 2020 May 26; 1558944720926651. online ahead of print
  17. Quality-of-Life and Surgical Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Therapeutic Reduction Mammoplasty Versus Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction. Stein MJ, Karir A, Arnaout A, Roberts A, Cordeiro E, Zhang T, Zhang J.Stein MJ, et al. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Oct;27(11):4502-4512. doi: 10.1245/s10434-020-08574-8. Epub 2020 May 30.
  18. Rapidly enlarging scalp nodules in a 20-month-old child. Ghazawi FM, Cheung K, Gavigan G. CMAJ. 2020 Sep 14;192(37):E1066. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200314.PMID: 32928803 No abstract available.
  19. Recommendations for patients with complex nerve injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chapman, KM, Berger MJ, Doherty C, Anastakis DJ, Baltzer HL, Boyd KU, Bristol SG, Byers B, Chan KM, Cunningham CJ, Davidge KM, Dengler J, Elzinga K, Giuffre JL, Hadley L, Harrop AR, Hashemi M, Hendry JM, Jack KL, Krauss EM, Lapp TJ, Larocerie J, Lin JC, Miller TA, Morhart M, Novak CB, O’Connor R, Olsen JL, Ritsma BR, Robinson L, Ross, DC, Schrag C, Seal A, Tang DT, Trier J, Wolff G, Yeung J. Can J Neurol Sci, 2020. Online ahead of print
  20. Reconstruction of Lower Extremity Defects Using the Serratus Anterior Free Flap: A Systematic Review and Retrospective Case Series. Karir A, Stein MJ, Shiga S, Zhang J. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2020 Feb;36(2):116-126. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1697920. Epub 2019 Sep 25.PMID: 31556091
  21. Share Buybacks on the Public Markets. McKay DR, Peters DA. Plast Surg (Oakv). 2020 Feb;28(1):67-68. doi: 10.1177/2292550320905213. Epub 2020 Feb 11.PMID: 32110647 No abstract available
  22. Soft Tissue Lesions With High Vascular Density on Sonography in Pediatric Patients: Beyond Hemangiomas. Zaltsberg GS, Spring S, Malic, C. C., Koujok K, Davila J, Hurteau J., Shenouda N. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2020 Feb 13:846537119899539. doi:10.1177/0846537119899539
  23. The Impact of Delaying Breast Reconstruction on Patient Expectations and HealthRelated Quality of Life: An Analysis Using the BREAST-Q. Morzycki A, Corkum J, Joukhadar N, Samargandi O, Williams JG, Frank SG. Plast Surg (Oakv). 2020 Feb;28(1):46-56. doi: 10.1177/2292550319880924. Epub 2019 Oct 24.PMID: 32110645

Chapman, KM, Berger MJ, Doherty C, Anastakis DJ, Baltzer HL, Boyd KU, Bristol SG, Byers B, Chan KM, Cunningham CJ, Davidge KM, Dengler J, Elzinga K, Giuffre JL, Hadley L, Harrop AR, Hashemi M, Hendry JM, Jack KL, Krauss EM, Lapp TJ, Larocerie J, Lin JC, Miller TA, Morhart M, Novak CB, O’Connor R, Olsen JL, Ritsma BR, Robinson L, Ross, DC, Schrag C, Seal A, Tang DT, Trier J, Wolff G, Yeung J. Recommendations for patients with complex nerve injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Can J Neurol Sci, 2020. Online ahead of print

Head LK. Zhang ZZ. Hicks K. Wolff G. Boyd KU. Evaluation of Intrinsic Hand Musculature Reinnervation Following Supercharge End-to-Side Anterior Interosseous to Ulnar Motor Nerve Transfer. PlastReconstr Surg. 2020. 146(1):128-132

Montgomery K. Wolff G. Boyd KU. Evaluation of the Scratch Collapse Test for Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome – A Prospective, Blinded Study. J Hand Surg Am. 2020. 45(6):512-17

Head LK. Lui A. Cordeiro E. Boyd KU. National Multidisciplinary Survey of Regional Anesthesia Preferences in Breast Reconstruction. Plast Surg. 2020. 28(2):105-111

Huynh MNQ, Ghumman A., Agarwal A., Malic, C.C, Outcomes After Flexor Tendon Injuries in the Pediatric Population: A 10-YearRetrospective Review, Hand (N.Y.).

2020 May 26; 1558944720926651. online ahead of print

Zaltsberg GS, Spring S, Malic, C. C., Koujok K, Davila J,Hurteau J., Shenouda N Soft Tissue Lesions With High Vascular Density on Sonography in Pediatric Patients:Beyond Hemangiomas, Can AssocRadiol J. 2020 Feb 13:846537119899539. doi:10.1177/0846537119899539

Malic, C. C., Lam M, Donelle J, Richard L, Vigod SN, Benchimol EI . Incidence, Risk Factors and Mortality Associated with Orofacial Cleft Among Children inOntario, Canada, JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Feb 5;3(2): e1921036.

Reconstruction of Lower Extremity Defects Using the Serratus Anterior Free Flap: A Systematic Review and Retrospective Case Series.

Karir A, Stein MJ, Shiga S, Zhang J.Karir A, et al. Among authors: stein mj.J ReconstrMicrosurg. 2020 Feb;36(2):116-126. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1697920. Epub 2019 Sep 25.

Complication rates of acellular dermal matrix in immediate breast reconstruction with radiation: A single-institution retrospective comparison study.

Stein MJ, Chung A, Arnaout A, Ghaedi B, Ghumman A, Zhang T, Zhang J.Stein MJ, et al.J PlastReconstrAesthet Surg. 2020 May 26:S1748-6815(20)30227-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2020.05.065. Online ahead of print.

Quality-of-Life and Surgical Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Therapeutic Reduction Mammoplasty Versus Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction.

Stein MJ, Karir A, Arnaout A, Roberts A, Cordeiro E, Zhang T, Zhang J.Stein MJ, et al.Ann SurgOncol. 2020 Oct;27(11):4502-4512. doi: 10.1245/s10434-020-08574-8. Epub 2020 May 30.

Addressing the health advocate role in medical education.

Boroumand S, Stein MJ, Jay M, Shen JW, Hirsh M, DharamsiS.Boroumand S, et al. Among authors: stein mj.BMC Med Educ. 2020 Jan 30;20(1):28. doi: 10.1186/s12909-020-1938-7.

ASO Author Reflections: The Evolving Field of Oncoplastic Breast Conservation for the Management of Breast Cancer.

Stein MJ, Arnaout A, Zhang J.Stein MJ, et al.Ann SurgOncol. 2020 Oct;27(11):4513-4514. doi: 10.1245/s10434-020-08594-4. Epub 2020 May 26.

A comparison of patient-reported outcomes between Alloderm and Dermacell in immediate alloplastic breast reconstruction: A randomized control trial.

Stein MJ, Arnaout A, Lichtenstein JB, Frank SG, Cordeiro E, Roberts A, Ghaedi B, Zhang J.Stein MJ, et al.J PlastReconstrAesthet Surg. 2020 Aug 15:S1748-6815(20)30347-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2020.08.018.

ELECTIVES

Exposure to all faculty members in plastic surgery

Students are able to partake in electives at The Ottawa Hospital and at The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Most electives range in length from 2-4 weeks. Every effort will be made to give students exposure to all faculty members in plastic surgery. In addition, an oral case presentation may be required as a component of the elective experience.

Applications for electives are requested through the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC)