Message from the Chair

James T. Rutka,


It is a great honour to be re-appointed for another 5 years (2016-2021) as the R.S. McLaughlin Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.

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Apr 4 Dr. Kaisorn Chaichana
Neurosurgery | 4:00pm–5:00pm
Apr 5 Harland-Smith Lecture
Department of Surgery | 7:30am–8:30am
Apr 9 Vascular Surgery City-Wide Rounds
Vascular Surgery | 6:00pm–8:00pm
Apr 23 Life in Surgery
Department of Surgery | 6:30pm–9:30pm
Apr 26 1st Crean Hotson Chair in Skull Base Surgery Lecture
Neurosurgery | 7:30am–8:30am


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