Department of Surgery
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Charles Sorbie Faculty Research Day Friday April 12, 2019

The Charles Sorbie Faculty Research Day will take place on Friday, April 12th, 2019. The guest speaker will be Dr. Chantelle Capicciotti, Queen’s National Scholar in Precision Molecular Medicine from the Departments of Chemistry, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and Surgery. She will speak on "Harnessing Chemical Glycobiology for Biomedical and Imaging Applications"

Dr Chantal Capicciotti, PhDDr. Chantelle Capicciotti received her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Ottawa in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Robert Ben where she was the recipient of a doctoral fellowship from Canadian Blood Services for her work on designing small molecule ice recrystallization inhibitors for use as cryoprotectants for red blood cells and hematopoietic stem cells. She then joined the lab of Prof. Geert-Jan Boons in 2014 for post-doctoral research studies at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC)/University of Georgia where she developed chemoenzymatic strategies for the synthesis of oligosaccharides and complex glycans, and she developed a cell-surface glyco-engineering methodology using modified sialic acid derivatives. Dr. Capicciotti joins the Departments of Chemistry, Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and Surgery in July 2018 as a Queen’s National Scholar in Precision Molecular Medicine. Her research interests are in the field of glycobiology focusing on understanding how glycans/glycoproteins interact with proteins at a cellular level to elicit biological function, as well as on developing glycan-based approaches for biomarker identification, disease diagnosis, imaging techniques, and cell-based therapies.


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Dr Kathryn Hay is the 2nd recipient of the Dr Michael Chan Award in General Surgery


Dr Kathryn Hay
Dr Kathryn Hay (left in photo) is the 2nd recipient of "The Dr Michael Chan Award in General Surgery presented at the 2018 General Surgery Annual Holiday party

The award was initiated by Dr Michael Chan (in consultation with the Division of General Surgery) and intended to reward excellent in clinical care. The award is to be presented annually to a general surgery resident who consistently demonstrated dedication to the delivery of compassionate, comprehensive care of patients. The award will hopefully inspire residents in the General Surgery program to always pursue excellence in clinical care








Dr Jay Engel, Dr Sunil Patel and Dr Boris Zevin, of Queen's Department of Surgery are winners of the 2017-2018 Innovation Fund

We are pleased to announce that Dr Jay Engel, Dr Sunil Patel, and Dr Boris Zevin are winners of the 2017-2018 Innovation Fund. The reviewers received 37 novel and wide-ranging proposals, which is twice the number received in any previous year. With a $650K budget, the Innovation Fund Review Committee had a challenging job selecting the projects. Eight projects were selected for funding with three of them being from our Department of Surgery. Congratulations!

C. Jay Engel: "Navigated iKnife: lumpectomy navigation with mass spectrometry tissue analysis."

Sunil Patel: "The use of a novel smartphone application and the quality of bowel preparation for colonoscopy, a randomized controlled trial."

Boris Zevin: "Holographically augmented tutor for assessment and training in open surgery."

Dr Caitlin Yeo is the 1st recipient of “The Dr. Michael Chan Award in General Surgery” presented at the 2017 General Surgery Annual Holiday Party

We are pleased to announce that Caitlin Yeo, is the 1st recipient of “The Dr. Michael Chan Award in General Surgery” presented at the 2017 General Surgery Annual Holiday Party by Dr. Chan on Friday December 8th

The award was initiated by Dr. Michael Chan (in consultation with the Division of General Surgery) and intended to reward excellence in clinical care.  The award is to be presented annually to a general surgery resident who consistently demonstrated dedication to the delivery of compassionate, comprehensive care of patients.  The award will hopefully inspire residents in the general surgery program to always pursue excellence in clinical care.

Dr Julie Chan

Dr. Andrea Winthrop Honoured As The 2017 John Provan Outstanding Surgical Educator Award

The Canadian Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee (CUSEC) executive recently honoured Dr. Andrea Winthrop as the 2017 John Provan Outstanding Surgical Educator Award. The award is presented every two years to one surgeon who has made a significant contribution to undergraduate medical education. The award is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs.
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