HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN
John H. Wedge, R.S. McLaughlin Professor - Surgeon-in-Chief
W.G. Williams - Cardiac Surgery
Dr. J. Langer - General Surgery
Dr. R. Humphreys - Neurosurgery
Dr. W. Cole - Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. R. Zuker - Plastic Surgery
Dr. A. Khoury - Urology
most notable achievement for the Department of Surgery at The Hospital
for Sick Children this year was the successful re-negotiation of
our Alternative Funding Plan for clinical service, research and
teaching. The new plan will enhance our research and teaching initiatives
and create a number of much needed new positions to fulfil our academic
mission. The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation has matched the
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care increase in the base funding
for the plan to support the research and teaching component of our
faculty members' responsibilities.
funding and productivity continues to escalate at an impressive
rate. Dr. Benjamin Alman has received a Canada Research Chair. The
presence of surgeon-scientists and investigators in our research
institute continues to increase at an impressive rate.
Glen Van Arsdell has been appointed Head of the Division of Cardiac
Surgery effective this July to replace Dr. Williams who has made
such a substantial contribution to the care of children with cardiac
defects over many years. Dr. Van Arsdell has ambitious plans for
both the organization of clinical care and the development of clinical
research in the Division.
can be seen from this year's report, academic productivity has made
another quantum leap, both in external research funding and peer-reviewed
publications. Residents in the Surgical-Scientist Program, based
at The Hospital for Sick Children, have again won numerous awards
for their presentations at national and international meetings.