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General and Thoracic Surgery
General and Thoracic Surgery

General and Thoracic Surgery

Welcome to the Division of General and Thoracic Surgery!

The Division of General and Thoracic Surgery takes care of children with a wide variety of congenital anomalies and acquired diseases of the abdomen, chest, head and neck, endocrine organs as well as the assessment and management of children with multiple injuries and children requiring liver and small bowel transplants.
Our multidisciplinary team consisting of general surgeons, fellows, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, clinic nurses, enterostomal therapist and a dietitian. See Who We Are for more.

We have in-patient and out-patient activities at two sites in Toronto, at SickKids and at Humber River Hospital.
In addition to patient care responsibilities, members of the division are involved in research and teaching, and are recognized as experts in fetal and neonatal surgery, paediatric gastrointestinal conditions, paediatric cancer, organ transplantation, developmental biology, immunology, short bowel syndrome, ethics, international surgery and the management of trauma in children.

TRAINING PROGRAM

Our Division has an extensive training program which includes:

  • Paediatric General Surgery Fellows who are fully trained general surgeons and are completing two-year training program in paediatric general surgery.
  • Neonatal ICU Surgery Fellows who are fellows with various levels of training from senior general surgery residents to fully trained paediatric general surgeons and are completing a one-year training program in neonatal ICU care.
  • Paediatric Trauma Fellows who are fellows with various levels of training from senior general surgery residents to fully trained paediatric general surgeons and are completing a one-year training program in paediatric trauma care.
  • Paediatric Surgical Oncology Fellows who are fully trained paediatric general surgeons and are completing a one-year training program in surgical oncology.
  • General Surgery Residents (PGY-1) who complete a two month rotation.
  • Paediatric Residents (PGY-1) who complete a one month rotation.
  • Paediatric Gynecology Fellows who are fully trained Obstetrician/gynecologists and complete a six week rotation.

SURGEONS & FELLOWS

The Division has nine surgeons on staff:

  • Dr. Agostino Pierro
  • Dr. Georges Azzie 
  • Dr. Priscilla Chiu 
  • Dr. Justyna Wolinska 
  • Dr. Sharifa Himidan 
  • Dr. Jacob Langer
  • Dr. Annie Fecteau 
  • Dr. Paul Wales 
  • Dr. Augusto Zani

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