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 […]



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 […]

Leadership, Innovation and Community Engagement – CPD Annual Report 2014-2015

CPD Annual Report 2015

We’re excited to share our new annual report for the 2014-2015 academic year! This annual report presents CPD’s stories of leadership, innovations, scholarship and engagement with our community. Throughout 2015, we continued to work towards our vision of improving health through innovation in education. Some highlights include: Partnership with the Ministry of Health and Long […]

Dr. Anna Banerji interviewed by the CBC about refugee children’s health

Dr Anna Banerji in Clinic

Continuing Professional Development’s own Dr. Anna Banerji was recently interviewed by the CBC about her work with refugee children, and identified some of the biggest health issues they face. “The big thing I see in probably fifty percent or more of the kids is dental decay,” Dr. Banerji told the CBC. “They have rotten teeth, […]

Dr. Jason Fischer: The Future of Paediatric Emergency Medicine.

Jason Fischer

Jason W.J. Fischer, MSc, MD, FACEP, found his passion for improving the paediatric stream of emergency healthcare during his emergency medicine residency in East Timor. There, he found more children than adults who were in need of his help. “Pediatric emergency medicine offers a unique challenge… emergencies are more sporadic and more unpredictable, [with] incredibly […]

Dr. Anju Anand: “@thelungdr”

Dr. Anju Anand (known by her Twitter followers as @thelungdr) is a graduate of the UofT Faculty of Medicine and a leader in medical communications. A recent Canadian Medical Association survey identified those in the field of respirology as least likely to use social media. Dr. Anand, a respirologist and sleep medicine doctor, is breaking […]