Infants in Northern Canada Face the Highest Rates of Respiratory Infection in the World

Courtesy University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Author: Liam Mitchell Providing antibody to infants could prove lifesaving Infants in Canada’s north are facing alarming rates of respiratory infection, but providing an antibody to all infants will prevent hundreds of hospitalizations of babies in the Arctic and save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. In […]

Dr. Monica Epelman: Radiology expert with a hands-on approach

Monica Epelman, MD, is passionate about getting the right diagnosis, and she’s spent her career in radiology finding ways to get to the bottom of every problem her little patients might face. Dr. Epelman originally intended to become a paediatrician, but decided to become a radiologist when she realized the role was “a natural fit” […]

Watch: About CPD

The Faculty of Medicine’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Office is a strategic partner in transforming healthcare in Ontario and beyond. Our mission is to improve the health of individuals and populations through the discovery, application and communication of knowledge. Over 380 courses and conferences are offered for health care professionals annually. They can learn about […]

Dr. Nicole S. Gibran: Encouraging recovery, both inside and out

Nicole S. Gibran, MD, FACS, is on a mission. She is dedicated not only to improving the lives of patients with burn injuries, but to ensuring that their interactions with the rest of the world are not plagued by shame or fear of judgement. According to Dr. Gibran, a typical narrative her patients at the […]

Dr. Abhimanyu Sud: Course director recognized for “unique and innovative program”

CPD would like to congratulate Dr. Abhimanyu Sud for winning the Department of Family and Community Education (DFCM) Award of Excellence in Development and Use of Innovative Instructional Methods. Dr. Sud earned the award as director of the Safe Opioid Prescribing course hosted by the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine CPD, which was created […]

Spotlight: Dr. Ashamalla

Dr. Shady Ashamalla

Shady Ashamalla, MD, MSc, FRCSC, is breaking ground in every way possible. Using his medical education from the University of Toronto, the surgical oncologist is shortening recovery times and spreading the word about revolutionary new techniques. Dr. Ashamalla currently serves as an assistant professor and surgeon educator at his alma mater, as well as the […]

DR. ANTONIO M. LACY: TEACHER OF GLOBAL PROPORTIONS

INAUGURAL CANADIAN CONGRESS ON TRANSANAL TME

Antonio M. Lacy, MD, PhD, isn’t the kind to stick to a regular nine-to-five schedule and save teaching for the classroom. In fact, the chief of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Department at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona is anything but ordinary. Dr. Lacy has more on his plate than most, as he is also Professor of […]

Dr. Wayne A. Lee: Knocking out Orthopaedic Issues for 30 Years

Foot and Ankle

When you’re locked into a tough match and throwing punches with abandon, you want Wayne A. Lee, MD, by your side in the ring. An orthopaedic surgeon based in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Lee has been ringside for decades as a member of several advisory boards and commissions, including the American Association of Ringside Professional […]

CPD Award Winners Announced

CPD Awards 2014-2015

The results are in for the 2014-2015 CPD Awards! This year saw a wealth of fantastic nominations, and now we’re excited to share the names of the winners of our eight awards. The CPD Awards and Fellowships are given out annually to recognize excellent researchers, innovators, teams, and those who have shown a long-standing commitment […]

Dr. Steven McCabe the spearhead of Canada’s first successful hand transplant

Photo of Hand Transplant Surgery

Dr. Steven McCabe, Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto, recently led a team of eighteen surgeons as they performed Canada’s first successful hand transplant. The procedure, which took approximately fourteen hours, was conducted on a woman who lost her arm below the elbow several years ago in an accident. Dr. McCabe told […]