Division of Plastic Surgery

Welcome to the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Ottawa.

Our Division provides clinical services that cover the spectrum of Plastic Surgery, both adult and paediatric. We have members offering services out of the three Ottawa Hospital (TOH) campuses; the Civic, General and Riverside, as well as the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

The Division of Plastic Surgery has 11 members at TOH and 3 full-time at CHEO. At the Civic we have five members (Drs Murray Allen, Kirsty Boyd, Nicolas Guay, Danny Peters, Lloyd VanWyck and Jing Zhang), while at the General we have three members (Drs Ronnie Borsuk, Mario Jarmuske and Gloria Rockwell). CHEO has Drs Mary Jean Duncan, Claudia Malic and Yvonne Ying as full time staff.

The Civic Campus is designated as the adult Regional Trauma Center, including upper extremity and craniomaxillofacial trauma. Our Rapid Access Plastic Surgery Clinic, has just opened 3 procedure rooms and has on-site hand therapists, allowing for prompt patient-focused care. In cooperation with the Division of Neurosurgery, Oral Surgery and Ophthalmology we provide comprehensive management for craniomaxillofacial issues. We are also initiating an upper extremity/peripheral nerve service in tandem with the Divisions of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedics. Our plastic surgeons also support the Cardiac program. Our Breast Reconstruction/Microsurgery Fellowship is based at the Civic campus, including development of a micro-training program at the new Simulation Center.

The General Campus operates the Regional Burn Center and has a Hyperbaric Oxygen Unit. In partnership with the Department of Otolaryngology (ENT), our Division provides all regional head and neck reconstructions at the General. We are also developing further ties with the Division of General Surgery in the development of an Onco-Plastic breast program. We also support the oncologic programs with reconstructions for chest wall (Thoracic Surgery) sarcomas (Orthopaedic Surgery) and pelvic (General Surgery, Gynaecology and Urology) tumours.

The Riverside Campus offers out-patient care, both in the OR and in the out-patient clinics.

CHEO, which provides services to the Champlain LIHN and Western Quebec, provides care for cleft lip and palate (with ENT and Oral Surgery), Cranio-facial deformities (with Neurosurgery) and congenital hand deformities and brachial plexus injuries (with Orthopaedics).

Members of our Division partake in teaching activities, including undergraduate, post-graduate, off-service rotations and elective, as well as fellows. We are also engaged in research, with focuses on clinical science research and medical education.