Who we are 

The Best Practice in Surgery consists of surgeons, fellows and residents from all of the surgical divisions in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. In addition, other members of the perioperative team including representation from Anesthesia, Nursing, Nutrition, Physiotherapy, and other disciplines are part of the Committee.

Steering Committee 

Best Practice in Surgery is led by Dr. Robin McLeod, Vice Chair of Quality and Best Practice in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. The Steering Committee consists of representatives from all surgical divisions including:

General Surgery 

Dr. Timothy Jackson

Dr. Erin Kennedy

Dr. Paul Karanicolas


Dr. Michael Cusimano

Orthopeadic Surgery 

Dr. Hans Kreder

Dr. Sara Ward 

Dr. Albert Lee

Plastic Surgery

Dr. John Semple 

Dr. Karen Wong

Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Tom Waddell 

Dr. Najib Safieddine

Urologic Surgery 

Dr. Michael Ordon

Dr. Tony Finelli

Vascular Surgery 

Dr. Tom Forbes

Dr. Graham Roche-Nagle

Dr. Joe Papia

Anesthesia Representatives 

Dr. Stuart McCluskey 

Dr. Claude LaFlamme 

Nursing Representatives 

Marg McKenzie 

Debra Johnson 

Contact Us
For more information or to get involved in the Best Practice in Surgery program, please email bestpracticeinsurgery@utoronto.ca 

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