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General and Thoracic Surgery
General and Thoracic Surgery

Welcome

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 dietician. See Who We Are for more. 

We have in-patient and out-patient activities at two sites in Toronto, at SickKids and at North York General Hospital, just 12 miles north of SickKids.

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 Transplant Fellows who are fully trained paediatric general surgeons and are completing a one-year training program in transplantation.

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 and PGY-2) 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 two-month rotation.

 

SURGEONS & FELLOWS

The Division has eight surgeons on staff as well as a number of fellows:

  • Dr. Agostino Pierro
  • Dr. Georges Azzie
  • Dr. Priscilla Chiu
  • Dr. Annie Fecteau
  • Dr. Ted Gerstle
  • Dr. Sharifa Himidan
  • Dr. Jacob Langer
  • Dr. Paul Wales
  • Dr. Shant Shekherdimian
    (2nd year Paediatric Surgery Fellow)
  • Dr. Hau Le
    (1st year Paediatric Surgery Fellow)
  • Dr. Pavan Brahmamdam
    (1st year Paediatric Surgery Fellow)
  • Dr. Damian Dylkowski (Trauma Fellow)
  • Dr. Nigel Hall (NICU Fellow)

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