Gallie Day

SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming Gallie Day - May 5th, 2023 

Past recipients of various awards given within the Department to acknowledge the outstanding accomplishments of it's members. 


Friday, May 6, 2022
Morning Session 
Afternoon Session 

Friday, May 7, 2021
Morning Session
Afternoon Session 

Charles Tator Surgeon Scientist Mentoring Award

The Surgeon Scientist Training Program (SSTP) at the University of Toronto was created to foster excellence in Research in the Department of Surgery. The successes of the Program have been reflected through the quality of research presented by the trainees, and by the fact that this Program has served as a model for Clinician-Scientist training throughout North America. A significant component of the success of this program has been the quality of research supervision received by these trainees. 

Professor Charles H. Tator has served as a role model for Surgeon-Scientists throughout his career both locally and across the country. His commitment to the development of future Surgeon-Scientists has been demonstrated by his frequent supervision of surgeon-scientist trainees as well as by his nurturing of the SSTP during his tenure as Head of the Departmental Research Program.

The Charles H. Tator Surgeon-Scientist Mentoring Award is intended to recognize individuals supervising participants in the SSTP who emulate Professor Tator’s qualities, namely excellence in Research, commitment to SSTP mentoring and dedication to promotion of Surgeon-Scientists. The recipient will be honoured each year on Gallie Day with a plaque and a citation indicating contributions of the recipient.

To propose an individual for this award, one nomination letter outlining the candidate’s qualifications plus two supporting letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate’s qualifications should be sent to Alina Gaspar (


2022  Dr. Shaf Keshavjee
2021  Dr. Natalie Coburn
2020  Dr. D. Urbach
2019  Dr. J. Drake
2018  Dr. C. Swallow
2017  Dr. M. Al-Omran
2016  Dr. T. Grantcharov
2015  Dr. S. Fremes
2014  Dr. A. Nathens
2013  Dr. M. Fehlings
2012  Dr. A. Yee & Dr. C. Whyne
2011  Dr. B. Alman
2010  Dr. R. Reznick
2009  Dr. G. Regehr
2008  Dr. J. Fish
2007  Dr. J. Marshall
2006  Dr. J. Rutka
2005  Dr. S. Gallinger
2004  Dr. R. McLeod
2003  Dr. O. Rotstein
2002  Dr. R. Weisel

George Armstrong-Peters Prize

Awarded to a young investigator* who has shown outstanding productivity during his/her initial period as an independent investigator as evidenced by research publications in peer reviewed journals, grants held, students trained, and research awards received.

*Up to 5 years from appointment (parental and sick leaves will  be taken into consideration and not count towards the 5 years).

2022         Dr. N. Lipsman
2021         Dr. K. Davidge
2020         Dr. J. Wilson
2019         Dr. S. de Montbrun
2018         Dr. C. O'Brien
2017         Dr. V. Yang
2016         Dr. T. Zhong
2015         Dr. M Cypel
2014         Dr. G. Borschel
2013         Dr. M. Jeschke
2012         Dr. T. Grantcharov
2011         Dr. M. Taylor
2010         Dr. S. Verma
2009         Dr. R. Nam
2008         Dr. C. Morshead
2007         Dr. V. Rao
2006         Dr. D. Urbach
2005         Dr. P. Dirks
2004         Dr. T. Waddell
2003         Dr. L. Burrows
2002         Dr. M. Tymianski
2001         Dr. B. Alman
2000         Dr. E. Schemitsch
1999         Dr. S. Keshavjee
1998         Dr. A. Guha
1997         Dr. A. Lozano
1996         Dr. J. Wright
1995         Dr. S. Gallinger
1994         Dr. J. Rutka
1993         Dr. I. Rebeyka
1992         Dr. S. Fremes
1991         Dr. C. Wittnich
1990         Dr. M. Bernstein
1989         Dr. G. Reid
1988         Dr. O. Rotstein
1987         Dr. S. Mackinnon
1986         Dr. A. Czitrom
1975         Dr. S.M. Strasberg
1967         Dr. W.P. Bobechko
1965         Dr. C. Tator
1963         Dr. N.T. McPhedran
1961         Dr. A.S. Trimble
1959         Dr. R.B. Salter
1955         Dr. W.M. Lougheed
1953         Dr. J.F.R. Fleming
1951         Dr. R.O. Heimbecker
1949         Dr. W.G. Bigelow
1947         Dr. E.B. Tovee
1939         Dr. E.H. Botterell
1936         Dr. C.H. Watson
1934         Dr. F.I. Lewis
1932         Dr. W.S. Keith
1930         Dr. F.G. Kergin
1929         Dr. L.J. Harris
1928         Dr. B. Willinsky
1927         Dr. H. Borsook
1926         Dr. D.W. Pratt
1925         Dr. C.E. Knowlton
1922         Dr. F.G. Banting
1921         Dr. R.I. Harris
1914         Dr. W.E. Gallie
1912         Dr. D.E. Robertson

To propose an individual for this award, one nomination letter outlining the candidate’s qualifications, the CV of the candidate and a support letter from the appropriate Division Chair should be sent in one .pdf file to Alina Gaspar (

Lister Prize

This lifetime award is the most prestigious research award in the Department of Surgery and celebrates an investigator who has shown outstanding and continuing productivity of international stature as evidenced by research publications, grants held, students trained and other evidence of stature of the work produced. The nominees should hold the rank of Professor at the time of the nomination.

Nominations should include a support letter and updated CV of the nominee. Please send your nomination in one pdf file to Alina Gaspar (


2022         Dr. C. Swallow
2021         Dr. S. Verma
2020         Dr. N. Coburn
2019         Dr. C. Morshead
2018         Dr. M. Jeschke
2017         Dr. G. Fernie
2016         Dr. M. Taylor
2015         Dr. E. Schemitsch
2014         Dr. L. Klotz
2013         Dr. A. Nathens
2012         Dr. R-K Li
2011         Dr. T. Waddell
2010         Dr. B. Rubin
2009         Dr. A. Guha
2008         Dr. S. Keshavjee
2007         Dr. M. Fehlings
2006         Dr. B. Alman
2005         Dr. S. Fremes
2004         Dr. A. Lozano
2003         Dr. S. Gallinger
2002         Dr. J. Wright
2001         Dr. J. Rutka
2000         Dr. C. Wittnich
1999         Dr. J. Marshall
1998         Dr. W. Cole
1997         Dr. W. Peters
1996         Dr. R. Reznick
1995         Dr. R. McLeod
1994         Dr. L. Mickleborough
1993         Dr. H. Hoffman
1992         Dr. O. Rotstein
1991         Dr. P. Walker
1990         Dr. S. Mackinnon
1989         Dr. R. Weisel
1988         Dr. T. Salerno
1987         Dr. R. Tasker
1986         Professor J. Falk
1985         Dr. J. Cooper
1984         Dr. K.W. Johnston
1983         None
1982         Dr. C. Tator
1981         Dr. S. Strasberg
1980         Dr. R. Falk

D.R. Wilson Award

The D.R. Wilson Award for Teaching is made annually to the surgical resident who is rated by undergraduate students as being an outstanding teacher. The recipient of this award will be a resident whose teaching in any one of all of the following settings has been highly evaluated by students: teaching on the ward during the course of day-to-day service activities, teaching in the operating room, and teaching in the clinic setting. The resident will demonstrate both a positive attitude toward teaching and will be considered a good surgical role model for undergraduate medical students.

The quality of the candidate’s teaching will be determined by means of the following:

- Objective student assessment (by questionnaire).
- Review of clerkship debriefing reports.
- Letters of recommendation from students and/or faculty.

Nominations may be made by students, faculty or residents. All nominations will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Education Committee and a list ranking the candidates is provided to the Awards Committee of the Department for final selection.

The D.R. Wilson Award is awarded at the Gallie Day Reception. The recipients receive a cheque for $500. 

Nominations should be sent to Alina Gaspar ( in one .pdf file.


2022         Dr. A. Mazine
2021         Dr. A. Mosa
2020         Dr. C. Zavitz
2019         Dr. D. Berger Richardson
2018         Dr. R. Perlus
2017         Dr. M. Murphy
2016         Dr. J. Greenberg & Dr. K. Isaac
2015         Dr. H. Yan
2014         Dr. J. Lee
2013         Dr. R. Somogyi
2012         Dr. M. Heng
2011         Dr. T. Al-Rasheed
2010         Dr. R. Jinnah
2009         Dr. M. Keays
2008         Dr. M. Boulton
2007         Dr. A. Eckhaus  
2006         Dr. S. Rai 
2005         Dr. P. Stotland
2004         Dr. A. Kader 
2003         Dr. B. Shayegan  
2002         Dr. Y. Botros
2001         Dr. P. Ferguson  
2000         Dr. C. Haywood  
1999         Dr. J. Lipa 
1998         Dr. R. Marx  
1997         Dr. S. Lewis  
1996         Dr. P. Chu 
1995         Dr. P. Petrasek  
1994         Dr. Z. Gamliel 
1993         Dr. D. Anastakis  
1992         Dr. C. Hutchison  
1991         Dr. G. Sandor 
1990         Dr. K. Ashe 
1989         Dr. E. Vallieres  
1988         Dr. J. Wright

Bruce Tovee Award

These awards are intended to honour a highly valued and long-time member of the Department of Surgery, Dr. E. Bruce Tovee.

The awards  provide   recognition of  members of the Department of Surgery who have  made the greatest contribution to the undergraduate and postgraduate educational activities of the Department, as exemplified by Dr. E. Bruce Tovee during his outstanding career. The Department will make no award if a suitable recipient is not identified for that year.

 Nominations including a support letter and the CV of the nominee should be sent to Alina Gaspar ( in one .pdf file.

YEAR        AWARD WINNERS (Postgraduate)           

2022        Dr. J. Dengler
2021        Dr. C. Swallow
2020        Dr. T. Forbes
2019        Dr. A. Kulkarni
2018        Dr. Mitch Brown
2017        Dr. R. Stewart
2016         Dr. G. Azzie
2015         Dr. A. Pierre
2014         Dr. O. Safir
2013         Dr. J. Hagen
2012         Dr. P. Ferguson
2011         Dr. W. Kraemer
2010         Dr. R. Mustard
2009         Dr. C. Law                     
2008         Dr. R. Kodama                 
2007         Dr. R. Levine                   
2006         Dr. J. Wunder                  
2005         Dr. D. Latter                   
2004         Dr. T. Ross                     
2003         Dr. J. Fish                      
2002         Dr. K.W. Johnston           
2001         Dr. M. Bernstein              
2000         Dr. B. Goldman                
1999         Dr. J. Ali                        
1998         Dr. R. Bell                      
1997         Dr. A. Gross                   
1996         Dr. T. Axelrod                 
1995         Dr. W. Tucker                 
1994         Dr. J. Waddell                 
1993         Dr. R. Humphreys            
1992         Dr. A. Lossing             
1991         Dr. R. Richards                
1990         Dr. J. Kellam                   
1989         Dr. B. Taylor                   
1988         Dr. L. Lickley 
1987         Dr. R.M. Stone 
1986         Dr. G.A. Hunter 
1985         Dr. A. Freiberg 
1984         Dr. D.J. Currie 
1983         Dr. J.L. Provan 
1982         Dr. C.E. Bayliss 

1981         Dr. A.W. Harrison 
1980         Dr. A.R. Hudson 

YEAR        AWARD WINNERS (Undergraduate)

2022        Dr. A. Kayssi
2021        Dr. A. Nadler
2020        Dr. A. Behzadi
2019        Dr. J. Simpson
2018        Dr. F. Moussa
2017        Dr. J. Hall
2016        Dr. D. Di Pasquale
2015        Dr. H. Tien
2014        Dr. D. Fenech
2013        Dr. R.J. Cusimano
2012        Dr. G. Azzie
2011        Dr. F. Wright
2010        Dr. R. Stewart
2009        Dr. Y. Shargall
2008        Dr. P. Ferguson
2007        Dr. A. Khoury
2006        Dr. R. Richards
2005        Dr. D. Backstein
2004        Dr. P. Chu
2003        Dr. R. Mustard
2002        Dr. S. Herschorn
2001        Dr. T. Ross
2000        Dr. G. Darling
1999        Dr. M. Cusimano
1998        Dr. R. Kodama
1997        Dr. C. Hutchison
1996        Dr. P. Greig
1995        Dr. M. Goldberg
1994        Dr. J. Waddell
1993        Dr. P. Muller
1992        Dr. L. Mahoney
1991        Dr. C. Jamieson
1990        Dr. W. Tucker
1989        Dr. R. Reznick

Langer Surgeon Scientist Award

Awarded to an outstanding graduate of the Surgeon Scientist Training Program in the Department of Surgery, who shows the greatest promise for a career in academic surgery.


Nominees must be at the academic rank of Assistant Professor, have passed their Continuing Appointment Review and have had an outstanding academic trajectory.

Nominations including a support letter and the CV of the nominee should be sent to Alina Gaspar ( in one .pdf file.


2022         Dr. G. Ibrahim
2021         Dr. D. Pincus
2020         Dr. A. Nauth
2019         Dr. K. Davidge
2018         Dr. J. Chahal
2017         Dr. F. Quereshy
2016         Dr. A. Govindarajan
2015         Dr. G. Kulkarni
2014         Dr. G. Zadeh
2013         Dr. C-A. Moulton
2012         Dr. M. Hodaie
2011         Dr. T. Finelli
2010         Dr. R. Gladdy
2009         Dr. S. Hopyan
2008         Dr. M. Taylor 
2007         Dr. N. Baxter 
2006         Dr. R. Nam 
2005         Dr. I. McGilvray 
2004         Dr. D. Urbach 
2003         Dr. P. Dirks 
2002         Dr. R. Gryfe 
2001         Dr. K. Thapar 
2000         Dr. D. Hackam 
1999         Dr. V. Rao 
1998         Dr. Z. Kiss 
1997         Dr. T. Waddell 
1996         Dr. R. Midha 
1995         Dr. M. Tymianski 
1994         Dr. B. Rubin 
1993         Dr. C. Swallow 

Surgical Skills Centre DH Gales Outstanding Educator Award

The University of Toronto Surgical Skills Centre Distinguished Education Award for Outstanding Contributions demonstrates the Centre’s commitment to surgical skills education. This award recognizes those individuals who have made exemplary, innovative contributions to teaching and learning in the Surgical Skills Centre over the past year.

Nominations including a support letter should be sent to Alina Gaspar at:


2022         Dr. O. Safir
2021         Dr. T. Mainprize (posthumously)
2020         Dr. J. Wolfstadt
2019         Dr. M. Wheatcroft
2018         Dr. A. Kulkarni
2017         Dr. G. Cohen
2016         Dr. S. de Montbrun
2015         Dr. J. Hall
2014         Dr. G. Oreopoulos
2013         Dr. M. Burnstein
2012         Dr. H. MacRae
2011         No recipient
2010         Dr. R. Holtby
2009         Dr. P. Binhammer
2008         Dr. J. Murnaghan 
2007         Dr. A. Pierre 
2006         Dr. T. Lindsay 
2005         Dr. S. Lewis 
2004         Dr. P. Neligan 
2003         Dr. P. Chu 
2002         Dr. L. Rotstein 
2001         Dr. S. Radomski 
2000         Dr. M. Brown 

Zane Cohen Clinical Fellowship Achievement Award

This award of $1,000  is awarded annually.

The award is adjudicated based on an assessment of the most significant achievement made by a clinical fellow. Achievement will be defined as any significant contribution made in any of the domains of medicine: clinical research, basic science research, publications, presentations, education/teaching,  administrative systems, delivery of  care, community service, etc. The achievement or work may have taken place at the University of Toronto, in Canada, or in any international jurisdiction. The only limiting definition is that the majority of the work must take place while the nominee is a clinical fellow in the Department of Surgery.

The process in which the selection will be made is as follows. The applicant, or the clinical fellow’s supervisor, may initiate the process. The clinical fellow is asked to write a one-page summary of his/her/their achievements, and this is to be supplemented by a one-page letter of support from the clinical fellow’s supervisor. This application will be submitted to the Chair of the University Division of the clinical fellow. Each of the 8 clinical divisions in our Department will then select one nominee application from their Division to be submitted to the Awards Committee. The Committee will seek input from Dr. Zane Cohen during its deliberations. The award will be announced at the annual Gallie Day Dinner.

This award is eligible to any clinical fellow in the divisions of Orthopedics, General Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Neurosurgery. As well, any postgraduate trainees in the general surgery subspecialty training programs of Surgical Oncology, Colo-Rectal Surgery, and Pediatric Surgery are eligible.


2022            Dr. A. Azin
2021            Dr. F. Shariff
2020            Dr. T. Chesney
2019            Dr. A. Covelli
2018            Dr. J.P. Almeida
2017            Dr. C. Boulanger-Gobeil
2016            Dr. C. Haller
2015            Dr. U. Hameed
2014            Dr. N. Dehghan
2013            Dr. D. Wasserstein
2012            Dr. B. Rogers & Dr. B.     Krischek
2011            Dr. E. Hickey
2010            Dr. O. Honjo
2009            Dr. M. Cypel

Shafie S. Fazel Outstanding Resident Surgeon and Investigator Award

In memory of Dr. Shafie S. Fazel, an outstanding resident within the Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Toronto. The award will be presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments during their residency both as a surgeon and as an investigator. It will be provided to a senior resident within the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, in his or her last year of training.

The award is to be presented to the individual who best exemplifies the many traits of Dr. Shafie Fazel, namely: 1) outstanding clinical ability; 2) superb academic achievement; and 3) attributes which are in keeping with the ideal caregiver, including: collaboration, communication, mentorship, patient advocacy, leadership, reliability, respect, community service, and honesty.

 Nominations including a support letter and the CV of the nominee should be sent to Alina Gaspar ( in one .pdf file.  


2022            Dr. K. Lawson
2021            Dr. M. Roy
2020            Dr. A. Dare
2019            Dr. C. Wallis
2018            Dr. C. Witiw
2017            Dr. A. Mansouri
2016             Dr. N. Lipsman
2015             Dr. J. Wilson
2014             Dr. A. Fallah
2013             Dr. W. Hanna
2012             Dr. K. Davidge

Bryce Taylor Mentorship Award

Mentorship is recognized as being a key contributor to a fulfilling academic career. To highlight its importance in the Department of Surgery, the Bryce Taylor Mentorship Award was established in 2017 to recognize those faculty members who emulate the traits that Dr. Taylor exhibited throughout his long and illustrious career at the University of Toronto.

This award is based on an assessment of the significant impact made by a faculty mentor. Impact is defined as any significant contribution made in any of the domains of: research, education, delivery of medical care, CPA, overall career advice, providing physician wellness etc. The majority of the mentor’s efforts should have taken place since the appointment of the mentee as a faculty member at the University of Toronto.

This award is eligible to any faculty member in the divisions of Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and Neurosurgery who has formally mentored another faculty member.

The process in which the selection will be made is as follows: Mentees  forward their letter of nomination directly to the University Division Chair of their mentor.  University Division Chairs or their Division Mentorship Committee leads will initiate an internal divisional nomination process by reviewing names of recent faculty and their mentors within their divisions. This will involve soliciting letters of support (limit to 3 nominators) for each candidate. Letters should be a one-page summary of the mentor’s impact on their mentee(s). These letters are to be supplemented by a one-page letter of support from the University Division Chair/Division Mentorship committee lead. Each division or subspecialty will select one nominee to represent their division/subspecialty for consideration of this award. The University Division Chair will then forward the Division’s selected nominee’s application package (nominee’s C.V., letters of support received, along with the Division’s letter of support) to the Department of Surgery’s Awards Committee via Alina Gaspar at (

YEAR                                      AWARD RECIPIENT

2022                                     Dr. T. Axelrod
2021                                     Dr. G. Darling
2020                                     Dr. J. Waddell
2019                                     Dr. A. Nathens
2018                                     Dr. Nancy Baxter
2017                                     Dr. Paul Greig

Lavina Lickley Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated significant contributions to the Department of Surgery throughout their careers at the University of Toronto. These individuals will have provided a lifetime of exceptional professionalism through leadership, research, teaching, exemplary clinical care, administration or public service.  The award will be made only in years when an exceptional candidate has been identified and unanimously approved by the Awards Committee of the Department of Surgery. 

Eligibility and Criteria
Candidates must be faculty members in the Department of Surgery for a minimum of 10 years.
Candidates may be nominated by a faculty member in good standing in the Department of Surgery.  

Submission Process and Requirements:

- Nomination Form

- A letter of nomination highlighting the nominee's longstanding contributions to the Department of Surgery, and outstanding achievements should be addressed to the Chair of the Department of Surgery. Maximum 250 words.

- A current copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae

- Additional letters of support will be accepted, but are not required.

Please note that all nominations will be kept on file for three years for future consideration.

Applications should be sent in one .pdf file to:
Surgery Awards Committee  c/o Alina Gaspar at


YEAR                                      AWARD RECIPIENT

2022                                        Dr. G. Darling
2021                                        Dr. D. McCready
2020                                        Dr. J. Semple
2019                                        Dr. R. McLeod

Gallie-Bateman Awardees


 Gallie Bateman Awards – Oral Presentations – SSTP

1st Prize – Shelly Luu (SSTP), Ning Fu, Karineh Kazazian, Karina Pacholczyk, Deanna Ng, Jossie Swett-Cosentino, Paul Savage, Yukiko Shibahara, Sangeetha Kalimuthu, Osvaldo Espin-Garcia, James Conner, Jonathan Yeung, Gail Darling, Carol Swallow (Supervisor): Loss of Tumour Suppressor FAM46c Induces K+ Ion Channelopathy and Progression of GastricAdenocarcinoma 

2nd Prize – Nardin Samuel (SSTP), Ke Zeng, Irene Harmsen, Mandy Yi Rong Ding, Ghazaleh Dharmani, Can Sarica, Brendan Santyr, Artur Vetkas, Aditya Pancholi, Anton Fomenko, Vanessa Milano, Kazuaki Yamamoto, Utpal Shah, Nathan Rowland, Richard Wennberg, Robert Chen, Andres Lozano (Supervisor): Investigation of Focused Ultrasound-Induced Neuroplasticity of the Human Motor Cortex Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Magnetoencephalography

3rd Prize – Julian F. Daza (SSTP), Justyna Bartoszko, Wilton Van Klei, Karim Ladha, Stuart McCluskey, Duminda N. Wijeysundera (Supervisor): Improved Re-Estimation of Perioperative Cardiac Risk using the Surgical Apgar Score: A Retrospective Cohort Study 

McMurrich Awards – Oral Presentations

1st Prize – SEVERA BUNDA, Gelareh Zadeh (Supervisor): “Yin Yang 1 (YY1) is a Novel Capicua (CIC) Co-Repressor”

2nd Prize – RAFAELA V.P. RIBEIRO, Anas Samman, Aizhou Wang, Tereza Martinu, Shaf Keshavjee, Lianne G. Singer, Deepali Kumar, Atul Humar, Marcelo Cypel (Supervisor): “Donor Inflammatory Signature during Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion as a Potential Approach to Predict Cytomegalovirus Development Following Lung Transplantation” 

3rd Prize – BEN LI, Philippe Rizkallah, Naomi Eisenberg, Thomas L. Forbes, Graham Roche-Nagle: “Thresholds for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in Canada and United States”

Translational Research – Oral Presentation

1st Prize – Hrishikesh Raghuram, Benjamin Keunen, Nathan Soucier, Thomas Looi, Samuel Pichardo, Adam C. Waspe, James M. Drake (Supervisor): An MRI Compatible MR-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Neonatal Neurosurgery Platform for Intraventricular Hemorrhage (TR) 

E-Poster Presentations – SSTP – Gallie Bateman Awards

1st Prize – Justin Z. Wang (SSTP), Gelareh Zadeh: Predicting Response to Radiotherapy in Meningiomas using DNA Methylation Signatures and an Applied Machine Learning Approach

2nd Prize – Jean Jacob-Brassard (SSTP), Mohammed Al-Omran, Thérèse Stukel, Muhammad Mamdani, Douglas Lee, Charles de Mestral: Long-Term Outcomes of Endovascular and Open Surgical Revascularization for Peripheral Artery Disease: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study

3rd Prize – Rashmi Nedadur (SSTP), Zeinab Navidi, Frank Yu, Mitesh Badiwala, Bo Wang: Machine Learning to Identify Predictors Heart Transplant Survival

E-Poster Presentations – McMurrich Awards

1st Prize – Katarzyna Pieczonka, Hiroaki Nakashima, Nahirito Nagoshi, Kazuya Yokota, James Hong, Anna Badner, Jonathon Chio, Shinsuke Shibata, Mohamad Khazaei, Michael Fehlings: Transplantation of Human Oligodendrogenic Neural Progenitor Cells for the Treatment of Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

2nd Prize – Andrea Ovcjak, Steve P. Miller, Zhong-Ping Feng, Hong-Shuo Sun: Dantrolene Reduces Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury in Mouse Model

3rd Prize – Mark S. Shafarenko, Joseph Catapano, Stefan O.P. Hofer, Blake D. Murphy: Development and Validation of a Novel Augmented Reality K-Wire Fixation Simulator

E-Poster Presentations – Translational Research - Tie

1st Prize – Miguel Alfonso Principe, Nalan Gokgoz, Patrick Prochazka, Peter Ferguson, Simin Dewji, Jay Wunder, Irene Andrulis, Brendan Dickson, Kim Tsoi: Detection of Satellite Tumour Cells in Peritumoral Edema in Infiltrative Soft Tissue Sarcomas Using Targeted Gene Sequencing (TR)

1st Prize – Mariya Popkov, Hamzah Khan, Shubha Jain, Niousha Djahanpour, Muzammil H. Syed, Margaret L. Rand, John Eikleboom, David Mazer, Mohammed Al-Omran, Rawand Abdin, Mohammad Qadura: Low Dose Aspirin and Rivaroxaban Combination Therapy to Overcome Aspirin Non-Sensitivity in Patients with Vascular Disease (TR)


Gallie Bateman Awards - Oral Presentation Awardees - SSTP

  • 1st prize - Benjamin Davidson (Supervisors:Clement Hamani & Nir Lipsman)
  • 2nd prize - Jeffrey A. Zuccato (Supervisor:Gelareh Zadeh)
  • 3rd prize - Jesse Zuckerman (Supervisors: Natalie Coburn & Julie Hallet)

Gallie-Bateman Awards - E-Poster Presentations - SSTP

  • 1st prize - Jay Toor (Supervisors: Raja Rampersaud, William Mitchell, Peter Coyte) and Keegan Guidolin (Supervisors: Gang Zheng, Fayez Quereshy)
  • 2nd prize - Jerry C. Ku (Supervisor: Victor Yang) and Alexander Gregor (Supervisor: Kazuhiro Yasufuku)
  • 3rd prize - Wanda Marini (Supervisors: Michael Reedijk & Carol Swallow)

McMurrich Awards - Oral Presentations

  • 1st prize - Deanna Ng (Supervisor: Carol Swallow)  
  • 2nd prize - Rafaela V.P. Ribeiro (Supervisor: Marcelo Cypel)
  • 3rd prize - Jethro C.C. Kwong (Supervisor: Andrew Feifer)

McMurrich Awards - E-Poster Presentations

  • 1st prize - Anders W. Erickson (Supervisor: Sunit Das)
  • 2nd prize - Aazad Abbas (Supervisor: Joel Finkelstein)
  • 3rd prize - Negin Shahbazian (Supervisor: Thomas Forbes)

Translational Research - Oral Presentations

  • 1st Prize - Aadil Ali (Supervisor: Marcelo Cypel) and Jonathon Chon Teng Chio (Supervisor: Michael Fehlings)

Translational Rsearch - E-Poster Presentations

  • Dalia Barayan (Supervisor: Marc Jeschke)


Oral Presentation Awardees (SSTP)

  • 1st prize - Christopher S. Ahuja (Supervisor: Michael G. Fehlings)
  • 2nd prize - Keith A. Lawson (Supervisor: Jason Moffat)
  • 3rd prize - Farshad Nassiri (Supervisor: Gelareh Zadeh)

Oral Presentation Awardees (Non-SSTP)

  • 1st prize - Jen Dorsey (Supervisor: Rebecca A. Gladdy)
  • 2nd prize - Spyridon K. Karadimas (Supervisor: Michael G. Fehlings)
  • 3rd prize - Vinay Garg (Supervisor: Subodh Verma)

Oral Translational Research

  • 1st Prize - Zachary Fishman (Supervisor: Cari M. Whyne) and Aizhou Wang (Supervisor: Marcelo Cypel)

E-Poster Presentation Awardees


  • 1st prize - Keegan Guidolin
  • 2nd prize - Mathew R. Voisin
  • 3rd prize - Peter Urbanellis


  • 1st prize - Olivia Hough
  • 2nd prize - Dalia Barayan
  • 3rd prize - 3-way TIE

Aadil Ali

  • Jonathon Chon Teng Chio
  • Claire Wunker

Translational Research - TIE

  • Shirin Karimi
  • Vinicius Michaelsen


Oral Presentation Awardees

  • 1st prize –  Keith Lawson (SSTP) (Supervisor: Jason Moffat)
  • 2nd prize – Fahima Dossa (SSTP) (Supervisor: Nancy Baxter)
  • 3rd prize – Matthew Guttman (SSTP) (Supervisor: Avery Nathens)

E-Poster Presentation Awardees

  • 1st prize –  Jetan Badhiwala (SSTP) (Supervisor: Michael G. Fehlings)
  • 2nd prize – Shelly Luu (SSTP) (Supervisor: Carol Swallow)
  • 3rd prize – David Mealiea (SSTP) (Supervisor: J. Andrea McCart)


Oral Presentation Awardees

  • 1st prize – Ashton A Connor (SSTP) (Supervisor: Steven Gallinger)
  • 2nd prize – Alaina Garbens (SSTP) (Supervisor: Teodor Grantcharov)
  • 3rd prize – Derrick Y. Tam (SSTP) (Supervisor: Stephen E. Fremes)

E-Poster Presentation Awardees

  • 1st prize two-way tie: Keith Lawson (SSTP) (Supervisors: Jason Moffat, Laurie Ailles) and Joseph Catapano (SSTP) (Supervisor: Gregoary H. Borschel)
  • 2nd prize – Christopher J.D. Wallis (SSTP) (Supervisor: Raj Satkunasivam)
  • 3rd prize two-way: Mitchell G. Goldenberg (SSTP) (Supervisor: Teodor P. Grantcharov) and Michael S. Taccone (SSTP) (Supervisor: James T. Rutka)


Oral Presentation Awardees

  • 1st prize – James P. Byrne (SSTP) (Supervisor: Avery B. Nathens) 
  • 2nd prize – Joseph Catapano (SSTP) (Supervisor: Gregory H. Borschel)
  • 3rd prize – Dale Podolsky (SSTP) (Supervisors: James Drake, Christopher Forrest)

E-Poster Presentation Awardees

  • 1st prize – Sean A. Crawford (SSTP) (Supervisor: Thomas L. Forbes) 
  • 2nd prize – Christopher J.D. Wallis (SSTP) (Supervisor: Robert K. Nam) 
  • 3rd prize – Mohamad A. Hussain (SSTP) (Supervisor: Mohammed Al-Omran)


Oral Presentation Awardees

  • 1st prize two-way tie Marisa Louridas (SSTP) (Supervisor: Teodor P. Grantcharov) and Kim Tsoi (SSTP) (Supervisors: Benjamin A. Alman, Warren Chan)
  • 2nd prize – Mohamad A Hussain (SSTP) (Supervisor: Mohammed Al-Omran)
  • 3rd prize – James P. Byrne (SSTP) (Supervisor: Avery B. Nathens) 

E-Poster Presentation Awardees

  • 1st prize – Peter Szasz (SSTP) (Supervisor: Teodor P. Grantcharov)
  • 2nd prize – James J. Jung (SSTP) (Supervisor: Teodor P. Grantcharov)
  • 3rd prize – Stephanie Mason (SSTP) (Supervisors: Avery B. Nathens, Marc Jeschke)


Oral Presentation Awardees

  • 1st prize – Karineh Kazazian (SSTP) (Supervisor: Carol J. Swallow)
  • 2nd prize – Andrea M. Covelli (SSTP) (Supervisors: Nancy N. Baxter, Frances C. Wright)
  • 3rd prize – James P. Byrne (SSTP) (Supervisor: Avery B. Nathens)

E-Poster Presentation Awardees

  • 1st E-Poster prize – Dale Podolsky (SSTP) (Supervisors: James Drake, Christopher Forrest)
  • 2nd prize two-way tie
  • Natashia M. Seemann (SSTP) (Supervisor: Carol-Anne Moulton)
  • Ashton A. Connor (SSTP) (Supervisor: Steven Gallinger)


  • 1st prize – David W. Cadotte (SSTP) (Supervisor: Michael G. Fehlings) – Oral presentation
  • 2nd prize – Jennica Platt (SSTP) (Supervisor: Toni Zhong)Oral presentation
  • 3rd prize – Marisa Louridas (SSTP) (Supervisor: Teodor P. Grantcharov)Oral presentation
  • 4th prize – Chethan Sathya (SSTP) (Supervisor: Avery B. Nathens)Poster presentation


  • 1st prize – Two-way tie – Boris Zevin (SSTP) (Supervisor: Teodor P. Grantcharov) and Siba Haykal (SSTP) (Supervisors:  Thomas K. Waddell, Stefan O. Hofer)
  • 2nd prize – Two-way tie –  Marvin Hsiao (SSTP) (Supervisors: Avery B. Nathens, Prabhat Jha) and Karineh Kazazian (SSTP) (Supervisor: Carol Swallow)     
  • Third Prize – 3-way tie – Nir Lipsman (SSTP) (Supervisor: Andres M. Lozano) and Bheeshma Ravi (SSTP) (Supervisor: Gillian Hawker and Jefferson R. Wilson (SSTP) (Supervisor: Michael G. Fehlings)


  • 1st prize – Jonathan Yeung (SSP) (Supervisor: Shaf Keshavjee) – Oral presentation
  • 2nd prize – Two-way tie – Lakhbir Sandhu (SSP) – [Supervisor: David Urbach]) – Poster presentation and Francis Zih (Supervisor: Carol Swallow) – Oral presentation
  • 3rd prize – Nathan Perlis (SSP) (Supervisor: Antonio Finelli) – Oral presentation


  • 1st prize - Adrienne Weeks (SSP) (Supervisor: James T. Rutka) – Oral presentation
  • 2nd prize - Eisar Al-Sukhni (SSP) (Supervisors: Robin McLeod, Erin Kennedy) – Poster presentation
  • 3rd prize – 3-way tie – Barbara Haas (SSP) (Supervisor: Avery B. Nathens) – Oral presentation and Gregory W.J. Hawryluk (SSP) (Supervisor: Michael G. Fehlings) – Oral presentation and Siba Haykal (SSP) (Supervisors: Stefan O.P. Hofer, Thomas K. Waddell) – Poster presentation


  • 1st prize – Douglas J. (DJ) Cook (SSP) (Supervisor: Michael Tymianski)
  • 2nd prize – Mitesh V. Badiwala (SSP) (Supervisor: Vivek Rao)
  • 3rd prize – Two-way tie – Vanessa N. Palter (SSTP) (Supervisor: Teodor P. Grantcharov) and Ali Zahrai (Supervisor: Valerie Palda)


  • 1st prize – Paul Kongkham (SSP) (Supervisor: James T. Rutka)
  • 2nd prize – Adrian W. Laxton (SSP) (Supervisor: Andres M. Lozano)
  • 3rd prize – Kristen Davidge (SSP) (Supervisors: Jay S. Wunder, Aileen Davis)