Faculty

Dr. Cattral

Dr. Mark Cattral

Dr. Mark Cattral is a Professor of Surgery, the Director of the Pancreas Transplantation Program, and a Sr. Scientist at the University Health Network, University of Toronto. Dr. Cattral’s laboratory is investigating dendritic cell biology and strategies to induce transplantation tolerance. Recent discoveries from his laboratory have contributed to the current understanding of dendritic cell ontogeny and function of immediate dendritic cell precursors.

Dr. Galinger

Dr. Steven Gallinger

Dr. Steven Gallinger is an Hepatobiliary/pancreatic (HPB) surgical oncologist and member of the GI Site Cancer Program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He is Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto, Head of the HPB Surgical Oncology Program at UHN and MSH, and Chair of the Cancer Care Ontario HPB Community of Practice. His research interests are primarily in the area of GI cancer genetics and he is co-Director of the Centre for Cancer Genetics at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, and co-PI of the Zane Cohen Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry at MSH. He is also PI of the Ontario Pancreas Cancer Study, a member of the NIH funded Pancreas Cancer Genetic Epidemiology consortium, a population-based registry of pancreas cancer cases and their families which is now integrated with the International Cancer Genome Consortium at the OICR where he is Head of the Translational Research Initiative in pancreas cancer, termed PanCuRx. Dr. Gallinger also co-leads (with Dr. Jennifer Knox) the McCain Centre for Pancreas Cancer which supports the rapid diagnostic and treatment program at UHN.

Dr. Ghanekar

Dr. Anand Ghanekar

Dr. Anand Ghanekar, MD PhD, is an attending surgeon in the Division of General Surgery at the University Health Network and Hospital for Sick Children, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ghanekar’s clinical practice is focused on abdominal organ transplantation in adults and children. He is Co-Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at the University Health Network. Dr. Ghanekar’s research laboratory studies stem cells in the context of hepatocellular carcinoma as well as developmental liver diseases.

Dr. Grant

Dr. David Grant

Dr. David Grant is Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto where he is the Surgical Director, Transplantation, University Health Network and a staff surgeon at SickKids. He has published more than 250 papers and book chapters. Research interests include: small bowel transplantation, living donor liver transplantation, transplantation tolerance, and xenotransplantation. Dr. Grant performed the first liver-small bowel transplant in 1989. He is the Treasurer of the Canadian Transplant Society, past Chair of the Canadian Liver Transplant Section of the Canadian Transplant Society, and the past President of the International Intestine Transplant Society.

Dr. Greig

Dr. Paul Greig

Dr. Paul Greig is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto where his academic and clinical focus is in Transplantation and Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery. He is past President of the Canadian Society of Transplantation, former Chair of the Canadian Organ Replacement Register and former Director of the Multi-organ and Retrieval Programme of Toronto. Dr. Greig is the Co- Program Director of the Abdominal Organ Transplant Fellowship Program. His research interests are in liver transplantation, in particular disease-specific outcomes and living donor transplantation, and in HPB Surgical Oncology, in particular outcomes of the multidisciplinary management of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Dr. McGilvray

Dr. Ian McGilvray

Dr. Ian McGilvray studied medicine at McGill University, graduating in 1993. He entered the General Surgery training program at the University of Toronto that same year. During his residency he undertook graduate studies in Dr. Ori Rotstein’s laboratory, and obtained a PhD in Cell Biology. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2001. After a clinical fellowship in Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery at Toronto General Hospital, he began his appointment at University Health Network in 2003. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. His clinical focus is devoted to transplantation and to complex liver and pancreas oncology. His research centers on diseases of the liver, and includes research in viral hepatitis and nanomedicine.

Dr. Moulton

Dr. Carol-anne Moulton

Dr. Carol-anne Moulton graduated from The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia in 1992 and completed general surgical training earning certification from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2001. She undertook several Fellowships following this including a Fellowship in Upper Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery at St. Vincents Hospital in Melbourne, a Fellowship in Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgery at Toronto General Hospital, and a Surgical Education Fellowship at the University of Toronto, earning a Master’s of Higher Education in 2006 and a PhD in 2010. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery and Co-Director of the HPB Fellowship Program at the University of Toronto, and the Medical Director of the Operating Room at Toronto General Hospital. In early 2010, Dr. Moulton became a Scientist at the Wilson Centre at the University of Toronto, and she is the recipient of the Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation. Her research has been supported by the Medical Council of Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and Physicians’ Services Incorporated. Dr. Moulton’s research program focuses on understanding the complexity of surgical judgement, the development of surgical expertise, and underlying causes of surgeon error.

https://moultonlab.wordpress.com/

Dr. Sapisochin

Dr. Gonzalo Sapisochin

Dr. Gonzalo Sapisochin graduated from the Medical School at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, in 2005 and started his general surgery residency at the Hospital Universitario Vall d´Hebron, Barcelona, Spain between 2006 and 2011. During his residency, he spent some periods of time in the USA, at Jackson Memorial, in Miami, and at University of California, in San Francisco. He also completed his doctoral thesis at the Universidad Autonoma of Barcelona, Spain in 2011.

From 2011 to 2013, he was employed as a staff surgeon at the Hospital Universitario Vall d´Hebron, in the Department of HPB Surgery and Transplantation.

In 2014, he started his Abdominal Transplant & HPB Surgical Oncology Fellowship at University of Toronto, and he finished his Fellowship in December, 2015.  As of January 1, 2016, he became Staff Surgeon at Toronto General Hospital, in Toronto, Canada. In addition, he was appointed as Assistant Professor of the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto.

 

Dr. Selzner

Dr. Markus Selzner

Dr. Markus Selzner graduated from the Medical School at the University of Münster, Germany, in 1993 and started his residency at the Department of Surgery at the University of Cologne between 1994 and 1997. In 1997, he went to the Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina for a three-year research fellowship focusing on hepatic reperfusion injury. In 2000, Dr. Selzner continued his residency at the Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, and was board certified in Surgery in 2002. He completed a fellowship in Liver/Pancreas Surgery and Liver Transplantation in Zürich between 2003 and 2005, and was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery and Surgical Attending at the University of Zurich in 2003. Between 2005 and 2007 Dr. Selzner completed an Abdominal Organ Transplant Fellowship at the Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, Canada, and was appointed Clinical Associate in 2007. In July 2009 Dr. Selzner was appointed Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto.

https://www.torontoorganpreservation.com/

Dr. Wei

Dr. Alice Wei

Dr. Alice Wei is a Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) surgical oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network in Toronto Canada. She received her MD from McGill University, her General Surgery fellowship from the University of Toronto, and her HPB fellowship from the Toronto General Hospital. In addition, she holds MSc degrees in both Cell Biology and Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. Dr. Wei is a Clinician-Investigator at the University Health Network. She has an active clinical practice in HPB oncology and spearheaded the development of an advanced laparoscopic HPB surgery program. Dr. Wei also directs a research program that focuses on improving outcomes following cancer surgery. Her work has 2 major themes: clinical trials and quality improvement.  Her current research projects include the building of a provincial registry of HPB surgical disease; leading multicentre clinical trials in the treatment of pancreatic cancer; and the developing innovative quality improvement strategies that improve high quality outcomes following cancer surgery. Dr. Wei holds major leadership roles at the provincial and national level. She is the Lead for Quality and Knowledge Transfer for the Surgical Oncology Program at Cancer Care Ontario. This is the provincial organization that oversees delivery of cancer services in Ontario. In addition, she serves as the Vice-President of the Ontario Association of General Surgeons and the Secretary of the General Surgery Section, Ontario Medical Association. She is an affiliate scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute and an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Departments of Surgery & the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. She is an active Scientist at the Zane Cohen Digestive Diseases Clinical Research Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital and a member of the Ontario Cancer Institutes, Clinical Research Unit.