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The Dr Andrew and Margaret Bruce Endowment for Visiting Scholars in Surgical Innovation

Dr. Andrew Bruce is an alumnus of Queen’s University and as an entrepreneur he is a strong proponent of surgeons and their innovations. He approached the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Department of Surgery with a goal to translate innovation in Surgery by helping bring scholarly surgical expertise to Queen’s. This is now possible thanks to his generous endowed donation that was matched by the Department of Surgery. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Bruce back at Queen’s as a member of the Faculty of Health Sciences Dean's Advancement Cabinet and we are honored that Dr. Bruce and his late wife Margaret have made it their wish to make a major investment in Queen’s. With the establishment of the Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Endowment for Visiting Scholars in Surgical Innovation, the Department of Surgery is able to host an annual lectureship for both the medical community as well as the general public.

Left to right: Dr John Rudan, Dr Andrew Bruce, Dr Kullervo Hynynen, Dr Rob Siemens


The 7th Annual Dr. Andrew and Margaret Bruce Visiting Scholar in Surgical Innovation took place on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. This year's guest scholar was Dr. Kullervo Hynynen, Director of Physical Sciences Platform, Sunnybrook Research Institute and Professor, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto.
His public lecture entitled "Healing the Brain with Ultrasound" explained how sound waves under image-guidance can be used to perform brain surgery and other brain treatments without opening the skin. These treatments will revolutionize how the brain will be treated in the future and offer hope for patients suffering from brain tumours, Alzheimer's and Partkinson's Disease


For more information about previous years' lecturers, please click on the drop-down menu on the right