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Meet the forefather of vascular surgery in Canada

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Meet the forefather of vascular surgery in Canada
Dr. Wayne Johnston

​​​​​​​​​​​​Dr. Wayne Johnston almost didn’t pursue a career in vascular disease.

​Over an illustrious 40-year career at the PMCC, Dr. Wayne Johnston has elevated his profession, mentored multiple generations and saved countless lives

Ask a vascular surgeon a question about the impact of Dr. Wayne Johnston, and you're likely to be answered with a string of superlatives, peppered with phrases like "internationally revered," "a master technical surgeon" and "the forefather of vascular surgery in Canada."

During his 40-year career, Dr. Johnston, currently the Medical Director of the Vascular Lab at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC), has left an indelible imprint on all aspects of his profession, from establishing the specialty's training requirements in Canada to conducting invaluable research to performing the most complex of operations.