On Friday, April 6, Dr. Thomas Waddell, Head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at UHN led the team at Toronto General Hospital in a successful double lung transplant surgery. The recipient of the new lungs, Hélène Campbell, is a 20-year-old woman from Ottawa whose heroic advocacy of organ donation garnered attention from celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres. Hélène’s family has indicated to media that she is doing well and has started moving and communicating with an alphabet board.
The Office of CEPD would like to congratulate Dr. Waddell and the team at Toronto General on this incredible accomplishment! Dr. Waddell is one of our Course Co-Directors for the Annual Toronto Thoracic Surgery Refresher Course. It’s inspiring to see how exemplary education and practice from members of our CE community translates into revolutionary life-saving medicine.