Department of Surgery, Sickkids
Dr. James G. Wright was Chief of Perioperative Services, and Surgeon-in-Chief, Department of Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada from 2005 to 2015. Through these roles Dr. Wright oversaw one of the busiest and most advanced paediatric surgery departments in Canada. Read more...
The Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at SickKids is comprised of thirty-seven pediatric anesthesiologists, five nurse practitioners, a clinical epidemiologist, and three anesthesia assistants. Read more...
Pediatric Urologist, Sickkids
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Dr. Farhat is a Pediatric Urologist with The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto since 2001. Clinically he has a particular interest in minimal invasive surgery; including laparoscopic, single port and endourologic procedures in children. Read more...
Paediatric Surgeon, General Surgery The Hospital for Sick Children
Assistant Professor, General Surgery, University of Toronto
Georges was born and raised in Ottawa. He completed his medical school and general surgery training at the University of Toronto, and did his paediatric surgical fellowship at Ste Justine Children’s Hospital and the University of Montreal. Read more...
Head of Pediatric Urology, The Hospital for Sick Children
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Dr. Joao Pippi Salle is Head of Pediatric Urology at the Hospital for Sick Children and a full professor with the department of Surgery/University of Toronto. After completing his medical degree in 1972, at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Dr. Pippi Salle underwent his 7 years surgical training in General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology in the USA, South Africa and Canada. He completed his PhD studies while in Brazil, developing a surgical technique for the treatment of refractory urinary incontinence in children. Read more...
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Division, Chief of Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Drake is a pediatric neurosurgeon who has been on staff at the Hospital for Sick Children since 1988. He is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Surgery and succeeded Dr. Robin Humphreys as the Divisions fifth Neurosurgeon-in-chief in 2003. During his time as Dr. Drake served as Co-Chairman of Interprofessional Practice Committee (The Hospital for Sick Children), since 2006. Read more...
Doctor of the Year 2008
Dr. W. Lawrence Roy, BA, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
Dr. W. Lawrence Roy is a pediatric anesthesiologist who has been on staff at the Hospital for Sick Children since 1980. After eleven years as Chief of the Department of Anesthesia (The Hospital for Sick Children) Dr. Roy has relinquished this position. During his time as Anesthesiologist-in-Chief, Dr. Roy served as Chairman of Medical Advisory Committee (The Hospital for Sick Children). Dr. Roy was a member of the Board of Trustees (The Hospital for Sick Children) 2002 - 2006. Over the years Dr. Roy has provided care and support for many of the Herbie patients and their families. His major clinical initiatives include: development of offsite anesthesia for children; expansion of anesthetic services for procedural pain. Dr. Roy sponsored the development of the Divisional Centre of Pain Management and Pain Research and continues to champion the development of the Centre of Excellence for Pain Management and Research at SickKids. Congratulations to Dr. Roy and we look forward to seeing him at this year’s Mistletoe Ball!
Doctor of the Year 2007
Tony Khoury, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery
Head of The Division of Urology, The University of Toronto
Associate Scientist at the Research Institute HSC
Tony Khoury is Head of The Division of Urology, Professor, Department of Surgery at The University of Toronto and an Associate Scientist at the Research Institute HSC. He completed his residency training at The University of Toronto from 1981-85 and his fellowship training in Pediatric Urology at HSC from 1985-87. Following that he spent a basic science research year at The University of Calgary in Bill Costerton’s Infection/ Biomaterial research lab. During that year Khoury and Costerton were awarded a patent on the bioelectric mechanism to eliminate bacterial biofilms.
He joined the Division of Urology in 1988 and was appointed Division Head in 1995. His special interests are in reconstructive surgery of the genitourinary tract, urological malignancies and renal transplantation. He has maintained an active laboratory research effort and has established extensive collaborations within The University of Toronto, nationally and internationally in the fields of infection, biomaterials and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Khoury’s CV includes 273 publications, 23 book chapters, 208 presentations at national and international meetings, and 64 visiting professorships/invited lectures. He is chair or member of several hospital, university and national/international specialty committees.
He is married to Shahira Khoury MD (Specialist in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation). They have three children Michael, Eric, and Dina.
Doctor of the Year 2006
Jacob C. Langer, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief of General Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Langer has been recognized by Operation Herbie for his long-term contribution and support of international patients; his leadership in overseeing the treatment of the conjoined twins and his commitment to international humanitarian work.
Dr. Jacob C. Langer was educated and trained at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He did research fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco, and the McMaster University Intestinal Disease Research Program, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, the Medical Research Council of Canada and the McLaughlin Foundation.
Dr. Langer was Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at McMaster University and a pediatric surgeon at the Children’s Hospital at Chedoke-McMaster from 1989 to 1992. He then moved to St. Louis and became Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Washington University and a pediatric surgeon at St. Louis Children’s Hospital from 1992 to 1999. He came back to Canada in 1999 to become Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto, and Chief of the Division of General Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children, where he is the inaugural holder of the Robert M. Filler Chair in Pediatric Surgery. He has a keen interest in international surgery, and has taught and lectured around the world on a variety of topics in pediatric surgery. In 1995, Dr. Langer won the prestigious Innovative Scientist of the Year award from the St. Louis Academy of Science, and he has recently been awarded the 2007 James IV traveling fellowship.
25 Year Award of Distinction Recipient
Robert M. Filler, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C)
Dr. Filler, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and graduated cum laude in 1956 from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. He has since distinguished himself by his reputation as an outstanding pediatric surgeon, first at Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital in Boston and The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. He served an unprecedented 18 year term as the Surgeon-in-Chief at Tthe Hospital for Sick Children. He is now Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Emeritus at the University of Toronto.
List of all contributing doctors
A high level of collaboration is required to support Herbie Patients and their families. We would like to recognize the SickKids’ physicians and staff for their contribution:
Herbie Medical Review Committee:
Dr. Desmond Bohn, Department Chief, Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Andrew Redington, Heart Centre - Head, Department of Cardiology
Dr. James Wright, Surgeon-in-Chief, Chief of Peri-Operative Services
Special mention to contributing physicians:
Dr. David M. Fisher, Medical Director and Surgeon, Cleft Lip and Palate Program
Dr. Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Staff Physician, Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Ben Sivarajan, Staff Physician, Cardiac Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Christopher Parshuram, Staff Physician, Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Hadi Mohseni-Bod, Staff Physician, PICU Division, Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Jamie Hutchison, Staff Physician/Research Director, Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Tilman Humpl, Staff Physician, Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Stanley Zlotkin, Staff Physician, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Dr. Georges Azzie, General Surgeon, General Surgery
Dr. J. Ted Gerstle, Attending Staff Surgeon, General Surgery
Dr. Jacob C. Langer, Division Head of General Surgery, General Surgery
Dr. Peter Kim, Staff Surgeon, General Surgery
Dr. Ronald M. Grant, Staff Physician, Haematology/Oncology
Dr. Christopher Forrest, Medical Director, Craniofacial Program, Head, Division of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Anne I. Dipchand, Staff Cardiologist, Heart Centre - Cardiology Division
Dr. Jennifer L. Russell, Staff Cardiologist, Heart Centre - Cardiology Division
Dr. Jin Lee, Staff Cardiologist, Heart Centre - Cardiology Division
Dr. Lars Grosse-Wortmann, Staff Cardiologist, Heart Centre - Cardiology Division
Dr. Lee N. Benson, Staff Cardiologist, Heart Centre - Cardiology Division
Dr. Luc Mertens, Staff Cardiologist, Heart Centre - Cardiology Division
Dr. Mark Friedberg, Staff Cardiologist, Heart Centre - Cardiology Division
Dr. Timothy J. Bradley, Staff Cardiologist, Heart Centre - Cardiology Division
Dr. Christopher A Caldarone, Staff Surgeon, Heart Centre - Cardiovascular Surgery
Dr. John Coles, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Heart Centre - Cardiovascular Surgery
Dr. Osman Al-Radi, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Heart Centre - Cardiovascular Surgery
Dr. Anne Opavsky, Staff Physician, IIIR Program, Infectious Diseases
Dr. Agnes Wong, Staff, Clinician Scientist, Surgeon, Ophthalmology
Dr. Asim Ali, Staff, Surgeon, Ophthalmology
Dr. Elise Heon, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Surgeon, Ophthalmology
Dr. Andrew Howard, Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Benjamin A. Alman, Head of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Reinhard Zeller, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Stephen Lewis, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Unni Narayanan, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Paolo Campisi, Staff Otolaryngologist, Otolaryngology
Dr. Vito Forte, Otolaryngologist-in-Chief, Otolaryngology
Dr. Peter Cox, Associate Chief and Division Head, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Dr. Astrid Guttmann, Clinician-Specialist, Paediatric Medicine Division
Dr. Miriam Weinstein, Associate Staff, Section of Dermatology, Paediatric Medicine Division
Dr. Howard M. Clarke, Medical Director, Craniofacial Program, Plastic Surgery
Dr. Ronald M. Zuker, Physician, Division of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Dr. Arlette Lefebvre, Staff Psychiatrist, Psychiatry
Dr. Hartmut Grasemann, Staff Respirologist, Respiratory Medicine
Dr. Joao Luiz Pippi Salle, Head, Division of Urology
Dr. Armando Lorenzo, Staff Urologist, Division of Urology
International Patient Program:
This program, led by Cathy Seguin, supports the unique needs of international patients and facilitates their life-altering treatment at SickKids. This dynamic team includes Dr. Ronald Zuker, Raymond King, Lori Chessell, Aimee Pastor, Theresa Passanha, Marissa Lagman, Jane Cornelio.
Contributing areas include:
Emergency Medicine Division, Department of Anaesthesia, Diagnostic Imaging, Infecious Disease, Fellows and Residents, Nursing, Public Affairs, Social Work, Interpreter Services, Dentistry and SickKids Foundation.