Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Dr Fred Watkins

University Position:
Assistant Professor and Plastic Surgery Division Chair

Current Appointments:
Attending Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital
Attending Staff, Kingston General Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Hands, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Areas of Research Interest:


Contact Information:
Hotel Dieu Hospital
166 Brock Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 5G2
Tel: (613) 544-3400 x. 2300
Fax: (613) 544-1658

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Postgraduate
2000-2005  MHPE Degree, University of Illinois at Chicago

Fellowship
January - June 1990
Clinical Fellow, Plastic Surgery & Maxillofacial Surgery, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, ON

 July - December 1990
Microsurgery & Hand Fellow, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON

 Sep. 1991- Aug. 1992
Hand & Microsurgery Fellow, Christine Kleinert Institute for Hand & Microsurgery, Louisville, KY


Residency
 1985-1987  General Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
 1987-1989  Plastic Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Medical School Graduation
 1979-1983    MD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Certification:
 FRCSC, Certification in Plastic Surgery, 1989

Publications:
 Watkins JF; Giacomantonio M; Salisbury S.  Nipple Discharge and Breast Lumps Associated with Montgomerys Tubercles in Adolescent Females.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery, Vol. 23, (8).  Aug. 1988

 Watkins JF, Parkhill WS.  Pre-Transfer Care of Acute Hand Injuries in Nova Scotia.  The Nova Scotia Journal. Vol. 69 (2).  April 1990

 Peters D, Watkins JF, Young I.  Lymphoepithelioma-like Carcinoma of the Skin.  Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 20 (5), Nov./Dec. 2002


Presentations:
 June 1989        Pinch Strength as a Diagnostic Aid in Acute Gamekeepers Thumb Canadian Association of Plastic Surgeons, Edmonton, AB

 June 1990        A Review of K-Wire Complications in Hand Surgery. MANUS Canada Annual Meeting, Moncton, NB

 June 1990        The Supratarsal Fold Deformity; Anatomy and Treatment Canadian Association of Plastic Surgeons, Moncton, NB

 May 1992        A Neurovascular Island Flap for Finger Tip Reconstruction Hand Surgery Fellows Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana

 Sept. 1993        A New FCR Arthroplasty for Thumb CMC Joint Arthritis American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, New Orleans, LA   

 Nov. 1993        A Simple, Low Profile Radial Nerve Splint  Atlantic Society of Plastic Surgeons, Halifax, NS

  Nov. 1995        Life Threatening Skin Malignancies and Rare Dermatological Disorders Atlantic Society of Plastic Surgeons, Fredericton, NB
   
  Sept. 1996        Epidermolysis Bullosa and the Hand Surgeon Kleinert Society Clinical Reunion, Louisville, KY
   
  Nov. 1996        Non Scaphoid Wrist Fractures. Paget's Disease of the Perineum Atlantic Society of Plastic Surgeons, Charlottetown, PEI

  Nov. 1997        Osteoarthritis of the Wrist  Atlantic Society of Plastic Surgeons, St. John's NF

  Nov. 1998        The Radiographic Diagnosis of Scapholunate Dissociation Atlantic society of Plastic Surgeons, Moncton, NB

  June 2006        Image Quality in Plastic Surgery Education Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Quebec City, PQ

  Aug. 2008        Melanoma Dalhousie University CME, Class of 1983 Reunion, Halifax, NS


Masters of Health Professionals Education - courses completed, papers submitted:
  Curriculum and Evaluation:
Paper - A Curriculum for Clinical Clerks in Plastic Surgery @ Queen's University

  Instruction and Assessment: 
Paper - Evaluation of Clinical Clerks in Plastic Surgery using Digital Images

  Leadership and Organization: 
Paper - Hospital Restructuring - Some Effects on the Front Lines (@ Queen's University)

  Issues in Health Professionals Education:
Paper proposed - A Review of the Clinical Clerkship Curriculum in Surgery @ Queen's University.

  Problem Based Learning: 
Paper - A Surgeon's Review of the Queen's PBL Program

  Research Design and Grant Writing
Paper - Improving Lecture Skills - Workshop or Reading/Discussion (A hypothetical research design and grant proposal developed for purposes of course)

  Writing for Scientific Publication
Paper -Teaching and Testing Clinical Clerks in Plastic Surgery using Digital Images

  Qualitative Methods
Paper - N/A

  Research Instrument Design and Validation (2 credit hours)
Paper - An Instrument to Examine How Clinical Images are selected in Medical Education

  Introductory Quantitative Methods (2 credit hours)
Paper - N/A

  Thesis:  The Factors Influencing Image Quality on the Canadian Fellowship Examination In Plastic Surgery (Defence Oct. 17, 2005)


Educational Experience:

  Phase III Program Clerkship Director, Department of Surgery, Queen's University Classes of 2005, 6, 7, 8

  Department of Surgery Undergraduate Surgical Education Committee (Member)

  Clinical Teaching in Postgraduate Medical Education, Department of Surgery, Queen's University and Undergraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University

  Lecturing in the following: 
Hand Rounds, Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, Queen's University
Dermatology Block, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University
Principles of Surgery Rounds, Department of Surgery, Queen's University
Pediatric Residency Lecture Series, Queen's University - Wound Lecture

  Question writer for the RCPS(C) written examination in Plastic Surgery

  Volunteer Faculty Member for Plastic Surgery Review Course, Ottawa, February 2009