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Gloria Rockwell

MD MSc FRCSC
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Dr. Gloria Rockwell received her medical doctorate from Dalhousie University in 1997. Her residency training in plastic surgery was completed at McMaster University in 2002. She pursued clinical fellowship in breast reconstruction and melanoma at the University of Toronto (2002), Hand, Peripheral Nerve and Reconstructive Microsurgery at McMaster University (2003) and American Board Certification and Recertification in Plastic Surgery (2004 & 2014). Masters of Science, Health Research and Microsurgery (2007). Dr. Rockwell was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, Division of Plastic Surgery in 2004. She was appointed the Director of Research from 2004 to 2015. In 2015 Dr. Rockwell was appointed Director of Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes in the Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Ottawa.

Additional Info

Clinical Interests
  • Congenital and post cancer breast reconstruction
  • Peripheral nerve tumour and neuropathy surgery
  • Elective and post trauma hand surgery
  • Abdominal and perineal reconstruction
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Cosmetic surgery
Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Royal College of Surgeons Canada
  • Canadian Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery
  • International Society of Plastic Surgery
Publications
  1. Lai P, Rockwell G. Vitamin D supplementation in melanoma patients. Submitted Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2014.
  2. Vo A, Rockwell G. Optimizing syringe injectability of triamcinolone acetonide for keloid management. Submitted Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2014.
  3. Cho N, Rockwell G. (2013) Surgical site infection reduction in the breast reduction patient population through implementation of best practice standardization at the Ottawa Hospital. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol 21, No 2, Summer.
  4. Cho N, Rockwell G. (2012) Evaluating a new approach within 2-staged prosthetic breast reconstruction: Inframammary fold vs mastectomy scar. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol 20 No2, Summer.
  5. Cho N, Rockwell G. (2012) Comparing patient outcomes in the use of an inframammary fold incision versus the mastectomy scar in delayed 2-stage alloplastic breast reconstruction. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol 20 No2, Summer.
  6. Murphy BD, Rockwell G. (2011) Early active motion versus protective splinting following open carpal tunnel release surgery. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol 19 Suppl A, Summer.
  7. Murphy M, Rockwell G. (2011) A rare case of tendon rupture in a patient with stenosing tenosynovitis who had steroid injection within 7 weeks of surgical release. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol 19 Suppl A, Summer.
  8. Murphy BD, Rockwell G. (2009) A decision tree for treatment of enchondromas of the metacarpals and phalanges. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol 17 No. 2 Summer.
  9. Platt J, Rockwell G. (2009) Comparison of steroid injection versus A1 pulley release as initial treatment of trigger finger: a cost analysis. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Summer Vol 17 No. 2.
  10. Thoma A, Strumas N, Rockwell G, McKnight L. (2008) The use of economic analysis in plastic surgery clinical research. “Clinics in Plastic Surgery 35 (2008) 285 – 296” issue devoted to “Design, Measurement, Evaluation” published by Elsevier.
  11. Rockwell G. (2008) Is the Ontario provincial government policy on “Wait-Time Initiative” for cancer surgery going to improve the health care of women with breast cancer? An economic case study. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol 16 No 2 Summer.
  12. ¬†Rockwell G. (2007) Declaration of expert advisory panel members’ conflict of interest: A case study of the Health Canada Advisory Panel on silicone breast implants. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 15(2):106.
  13. Rockwell G. (2006) A cost utility analysis comparing immediate 2 stage expander-implant with pedicled TRAM flap for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol 14 No 2. Summer.
  14. Rockwell G, Haykal S. (2005) Open carpal tunnel release – a survey of Canadian plastic surgical practice patterns. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol 14 No 2.
  15. Rabah SM, Rockwell G, Thoma A. (2005) Application of the consolidated standards of reporting (consort) in the plastic surgery literature. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol 13. No 2.
  16. Thoma A, Veltri K, Khuthaila D, Rockwell G, Duku E. (2004) Comparison of the deep inferior epigastric perforator flap and free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap in postmastectomy reconstruction: a cost-effectiveness analysis. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery May 113(6): 1650-61.
  17. Rockwell G, Thoma A. (2004) Should the donor radius be plated prophylactically after harvest of a radial osteocutaneous flap? A cost-effectiveness analysis. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 20(4):297-306.
  18. Thoma A; Khuthaila D, Rockwell G, Chang DW. (2004) Cost-utility analysis comparing free and pedicled TRAM flap for breast reconstruction. Breast Diseases.
  19. Thoma A, Khuthaila D, Rockwell G, Veltri K. (2003) Cost-utility analysis comparing free and pedicled TRAM flap for breast reconstruction. Microsurgery 23(4): 287-295.
  20. Rockwell G, Thoma A, Salama S. (2003) Schwannoma of the hand and wrist. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1227-1228.
  21.  Khuthaila D, Rockwell G, Thoma A. (2001) Comparison of pedicled versus free rectus abdominus myocutaneous flap post-mastectomy reconstruction: A cost-utility analysis. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol 9, No 3 May/June.
  22. Rockwell G, Thoma A. (2001) Should the donor radius be plated prophylactically after harvest of the radial osteocutaneous free flap? A cost utility analysis. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol 8, No 3.
  23. Rockwell G, Thoma A, Salama S. (1998) Schwannomas of the hand – Review of 18 cases with clinical and pathological correlation. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol 6 No 1.
  24. Rockwell G, Parkhill W, Morris S. (1998) Trapeziometacarpal joint silastic arthroplasty – long term follow up. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Vol 6 No 1.