The B. Langer Surgeon Scientist Award is given to an outstanding graduate from the Department of Surgery, who shows the greatest promise for a career in academic surgery.
B. Langer Surgeon Scientist Award
Aaron Nauth, an orthopaedic surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital is this year’s recipient of the award. Aaron received his medical degree at Queen’s University, completed his residency training in Toronto, and then pursued two fellowships: one at the University of British Columbia in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy and the other at the University of Toronto in Trauma and Upper Extremity. His research focuses on the basic science of trauma and fracture healing in conjunction with stem cell therapy. Since 2014, Aaron has captured 12 grants totalling well over $750,000 in research funding; he has been the PI or Co-Investigator on 10 of those grants.
Congratulations Dr. Nauth!
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded Dr. Graeme Hoit with the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS M) in support of his Master’s research. Congratulations Dr. Hoit!
Dr. Hoit has been awarded the Lawson Family award from the University of Toronto, Department of Surgery. The stipend is to support his research study he is currently working on in collaboration with UTOSM.
Dr. Graeme Hoit was awarded MOH-CIP funding for the 2020-2021 academic year to enable him to pursue his MSc. He will carry out his research study in the area of hip arthroscopy with UTOSM. Congratulations to Dr. Hoit!
Congratulations Dr. Chahal!!
Dr. David Urbach announced that UTOSM staff Dr. Jas Chahal has been appointed as Interim Head, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery—Women’s College Hospital.
Jas is a fellowship trained orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon at Women’s College Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital with an interest in shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, and cartilage restoration. He completed his sports medicine fellowship at Rush University Medical Center with international experts in the field and worked as a fellow team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox. His research interests include clinical outcomes research in sports medicine, as well as, translational work on the use of biologics and mesenchymal stem cells in treating orthopaedic conditions. Jas is also an orthopaedic consultant for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. Most recently, Jas has completed his Master of Business Administration at Rotman and at the University of St. Gallen which has given rise to his passion for innovation in the context of local and national healthcare delivery.
Dr. Chahal will be replacing Dr. John Theodoropoulos, who is stepping down from his role as division head to focus on other priorities. Dr. Theodoropoulos played a crucial role in the growth and development of the orthopaedic sports medicine program at Women’s, including the move to the new hospital building and expansion of clinical services under the Post Construction Operating Plan. Dr. Theodoropoulos is an active staff member of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery of the Department of Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and Women’s College Hospital. His strong interest in teaching residents has earned him several teaching awards from the Department of Surgery at McGill University and many invitations to speak and present at continuing education seminars. As a distinguished and invited speaker, presenter and lecturer, he has contributed locally, provincially and nationally at meetings and conferences on topics such as ACL reconstruction, cartilage repair and tissue engineering and arthroscopic shoulder repair. He was a physician for the Men’s hockey tournament at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games and consults for several professional and amateur teams throughout the city.
An external review of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Women’s College Hospital in the Fall of 2020. The reviewer’s report will help inform future plans for the development of the division, which will be followed by a search for a permanent division head.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Chahal on his new role, and in thanking Dr. Theodoropoulos for his service to the Department of Surgery and Women’s College Hospital.