E. Poulin - Surgeon-in-Chief
L. Errett - Cardiac Surgery
Dr. M. Burnstein - General Surgery
Dr. R. Moulton - Neurosurgery
Dr. E. Schemitsch - Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. J. Mahoney - Plastic Surgery
Dr. J. Honey - Urology
Dr. M. Ameli - Vascular Surgery
was April 6, 1998 when the Programs and Services of The Wellesley-Central
Hospital were formally transferred to the St. Michael's Hospital
in accordance with the Ontario Health Services Restructuring Commission's
direction. On July 18, 2001 the current and former staff of the
The Wellesley-Central Hospital and the St. Michael's Hospital commemorated
the official closing of The Wellesley-Central Hospital on the front
lawn of the site. This celebration honoured the end of an era and
an important part of Toronto's history.
part of this process, over twenty major renovation projects are
still underway at the Bond Street site at the St. Michael's Hospital.
More importantly, an additional four new floors to the Victoria
Wing are almost completed. Two state-of-the-art minimally invasive
surgery operating theatres should be ready for Labour Day 2001 and
the construction of five new operating rooms for a separate ambulatory
surgery service has commenced.
of the most significant events has been the selection of Dr. Arthur
Slutsky as Vice-President of Research at the St. Michael's Hospital.
After a long external review process, the St. Michael's Hospital
has elected to focus its area of research in Inner City Health,
Critical Care and Clinical Epidemiology: All of which are aligned
with the directions of the Institute and strategic plan of the hospital.
This reaffirms the hospital's commitment to research as an organizational
of Department's personal accomplishments this year at the St. Michael's
Hospital included: Dr. John Bohnen was cross-appointed to the Department
of Health Administration at the University of Toronto. Dr. Robin
Richards is President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society
and Secretary of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. At the end
of this academic year, he was also selected to become Surgeon-in-Chief
at the Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre. Dr.
Tim Daniels has been appointed as Associate Editor of the Journal
of Foot and Ankle International. Dr. Lee Errett, Division of Cardiac
Surgery, was named Honorary Professor, Shandong Jinan University,
Province of China.
addition of The Wellesley-Central Hospital clinical programs to
the St. Michael's Hospital programs has already had a very positive
affect on the academic productivity of the members of the Department
of Surgery. The future is bright for the St. Michael's Hospital:
The recent alignment of research priorities with the programmatic
structure of the hospital bodes well for the future. The St. Michael's
Hospital has great plans for its academic future and not withstanding
the usual political and fiscal crises in health care, the members
of the Department of Surgery are looking forward to these developments.