The Division of Plastic Surgery is actively growing, with recruitment plans, new research labs, and continued student interest in our programs.
We are currently recruiting for a number of positions, including specialists in breast reconstruction and peripheral nerve regeneration. We are also seeking a surgeon with a focus on hand and microsurgery.
Our e-consult program, developed through the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO) in 2020, continues to accept consultations from the community.
Research work is progressing, including Dr. McKay’s SEAMO-funded project to study intraoperative margin assessment during basal cell carcinoma excision using mass spectrometry in real-time, through image-guided procedures and in collaboration with surgeons using the iKnife. Dr. Hendry’s lab is growing, with foundational work advancing peripheral nerve regeneration research. The Breast Reconstruction program is working on a reconstructive database to advance our knowledge in this area.
Queen's medical students continue to match to Plastic Surgery programs and are getting rave reviews from program directors. Our students will miss our former Division Chair, Dr. Fred Watkins, who retired this year after 25 years of service. He has been a committed teacher in clinical skills, and a valued member of the Division of Plastic Surgery.
Faculty Member - Area of Interest
Reconstructive Surgery, specifically Breast, and Plastic Surgery
Hand, Wrist, and Reconstructive Microsurgery
Complex Hand, Wrist and Peripheral Surgery
Reconstruction of Oncologic Ablative Defects and Breast Reconstruction
Dr. D. McKay (Interim Division Chair)
Cleft Lip and Palate, Oncological Reconstruction, Plastic Surgery
The Department of Surgery Trust in support of the Division of Plastic Surgery
Established to enhance teaching and scholarly activity, purchase equipment, and clinical and pedagogical research, in the Division of Plastic Surgery, in the Department of Surgery at Queen's University.