UHN to Build Canada’s First Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Cancer Centre

The HPB Program at Toronto General Hospital is very excited to announce that funding to build Canada’s first Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Cancer Centre, part of the Princess Margaret Cancer Program, is now secure. Thanks to an exceptional and generous donation from Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman the shared Vision of a patient-centred, multidisciplinary facility for people with these deadly cancers will become a reality. In addition to improving patient care and outcomes, the new Centre will facilitate Education and streamline Research in HPB Oncology across disciplines, creating unique and exciting opportunities for our Fellows and Fellowship Programs....

Dr. Ian McGilvray Appointed Research Director of Toronto Multi-Organ Transplant Program

Toronto HPB/Transplant Surgeon and Faculty member, Dr. Ian McGilvray, is the new Director of Research for the Multi-Organ Transplant (MOT) program at the University Health Network.  The announcement by MOT Director, Dr. Atul Humar, was made this morning: It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Dr. Ian McGilvray as Research Director for the Multi-Organ Transplant Program.  Ian brings to the position a wealth of research experience, understanding, and enthusiasm for the potential of transplant related research to positively influence all areas of medicine.  Ian studied medicine at McGill University, graduating in 1993. He entered the General Surgery training program at the University of Toronto that same year. During his residency he undertook graduate studies in Dr. Ori Rotstein’s laboratory, and obtained a PhD in Cell Biology. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2001. After a clinical fellowship in Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery at Toronto General Hospital, he began his appointment at University Health Network in 2003. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. His clinical focus is devoted to transplantation, with an interest in complex hepatobiliary oncology. His research centers on diseases of the liver, particularly immunobiology of the liver, and the use of nanomedicine-based therapeutics in liver disease.  He also has an active interest in utilizing new technologies for teaching and education.   Please join me in welcoming Dr. Ian McGilvray into his new role within the Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Best regards, Atul Humar Director Multi-Organ Transplant Program University Health...

Applications for Toronto’s HPB Surgical Oncology Fellowship are Now Open

Applications for Toronto’s AHPBA accredited HPB Surgical Oncology Fellowship beginning August 1, 2018 open today.  Applicants must register with and apply through the Fellowship Council (https://fellowshipcouncil.org/) to be considered. Deadline to apply is February 14, 2017. For further details please visit our website:...