2018 Faculty

Joel D. Cooper, MD FACS, FRCPS
Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
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Joel D. Cooper is Professor of Surgery in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, cum laude. After completing an internship and residency in surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, he served as Senior Registrar in Thoracic Surgery, Southwest Regional Hospital Board, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, England and completed a fellowship in the Department of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London, England. Returning to Massachusetts General Hospital, he served as Chief Resident in Surgery and was a Clinical and Research Fellow in Thoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Cooper’s special interests include general thoracic, esophageal and tracheal surgery, adult lung transplantation, lung volume reduction surgery, lung cancer and swallowing disorders. He is widely recognized for his contributions in the field of tracheal surgery, esophageal surgery, pulmonary physiology, lung transplantation and surgery for emphysema. Dr. Cooper is past president of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and the recipient of numerous honorary degrees. He has received the Jacobson Innovation Award from the American College of Surgeons and the Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Over the past 33 years Dr. Cooper has served as the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at The University of Toronto, Washington University in St. Louis, and The University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Dr. Cooper currently serves as an active member of numerous professional societies and has served on the editorial boards of many scientific journals. He also is the author or coauthor of more than 450 original publications.

Most recently, he was the initial recipient of the Joel D. Cooper Award for Outstanding Contribution to Lung Transplant in Canada and in 2013 was the recipient of the prestigious Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery & Immunology, which is awarded to national and international leaders in the field of organ transplantation.

William R. Lynch, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Section of Thoracic Surgery
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
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William R. Lynch, M.D., is the Associate Professor of Surgery for the Section of Thoracic Surgery in the clinical track in the Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery. He will also provide services at the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Hospital and have a “dry” appointment in the College of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering. Principal responsibilities include clinical care, teaching, clinical research and program development, particularly implementation of ex vivo lung perfusion and other means of advanced donor organ management into our pulmonary transplantation program. Dr. Lynch will be mentored with Dr. Robert Bartlett. Primary research responsibilities are conducting independent scholarly investigations in the ECMO and critical care. Dr. Lynch has served as Chairman-Elect for the ELSO Steering Committee since 2010, and has had eight publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lynch received his Medical Degree (1994) from the University of Michigan, and completed his General Surgery residency (2000) at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. He completed his Thoracic Surgery residency at the University of Michigan in 2003. He was a Fellow in Extracorporeal Life Support (1998) and in Surgical Critical Care (1999) at the University of Michigan and more recently had a Fellowship in Lung Transplantation (2011) with the Toronto Lung Transplant Group, Toronto, Ontario.

Matthew Binnie, MD, FRCSC
Assistant Professor, Division of Respirology
University of Toronto
Staff Physician, Toronto Lung Transplant Program
Toronto General Hospital Interstitial Lung Diseases Clinic
St Michael’s Hospital

Cecilia Chaparro, MD
Associate Professor,
University of Toronto
Division of Respirology
Toronto Lung Transplant Program
Respirologist Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic St. Michael’s Hospital

Lorenzo del Sorbo, MD
Staff Intensivist, University Health Network-Toronto General Hospital
Assistant Professor, Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine,
University of Toronto

Marc de Perrot, MD, MSc
Director of the Toronto CTEPH Program
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto

Laura Donahoe, MD, FRCSC
Surgeon, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Toronto General Hospital
University Health Network
University of Toronto

Eddy Fan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, and
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
University of Toronto
Medical Director, Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) Program
Director, Critical Care Research
Toronto General Hospital
University Health Network/Mount Sinai Hospital

John T Granton, BSc, MD, FRCPC
Clinical Researcher,
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)

Atul Humar, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Medical Director, UHN’s Multi-Organ Transplant Program (MOTP)
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, University of Toronto Transplantation Institute

Shaf Keshavjee, MD MSc FRCSC FACS
Surgeon-in-Chief, Sprott Department of Surgery, UHN
James Wallace McCutcheon Chair in Surgery
Director, Toronto Lung Transplant Program
Director, Latner Thoracic Research Laboratories
Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery & Institute of Biomaterials
and Biomedical Engineering
Vice Chair Innovation, Department of Surgery
University of Toronto

Tereza Martinu, MD
Respirologist and Clinician-Scientist, Toronto Lung Transplant Program
Toronto General Hospital, UHN
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Lianne G. Singer, MD, FRCPC
Medical Director, Toronto Lung Transplant Program
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Toronto General Hospital

Jussi Tikkanen, MD, PhD
Toronto Lung Transplant Program
University Health Network
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto

Kathryn Tinckam, MD, MMSc, FRCPC, FAST
Medical Director, HLA Laboratory
Transplant Nephrologist, University Health Network
Associate Professor of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine
University of Toronto

Jonathan Yeung, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Surgeon, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Toronto General Hospital
University Health Network
University of Toronto

Thomas K. Waddell, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery, UHN
FG Pearson – RJ Ginsberg Chair in Thoracic Surgery
Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute
and McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery
and Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical
Engineering University of Toronto