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Karen Wong-Riff

Title:
Surgeon-Scientist, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Designations:
MD PhD FRCSC
Alternate Contact Name:
Aileen Almendarez
Alternate Phone:
416-813-6447
Alternate Email:
aileen.almendarez@sickkids.ca
U of T Positions:
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery and Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation

Biography

Dr. Wong Riff is a Surgeon-Scientist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with a clinical focus in cleft surgery and microsurgery. She is cross-appointed to the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. In the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wong Riff is the Quality Improvement Coordinator and is responsible for division-wide Morbidity and Mortality Rounds. 

Research

Wong Riff’s research program includes development and implementation of patient-reported outcome measures. She is co-developer of the CLEFT-Q and the FACE-Q Module for Children and Young Adults.

Education and experience

  • 2013–present: Surgeon Scientist, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • 2011–2018: PhD, Health Research Methodology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
  • 2011–2013: Clinical and Research Fellow, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2006–2011: Resident, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • 2002–2006: MD, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
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