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​​​​​​​​We accept referrals from physicians for emergency, urgent and elective consultations.


Emergency / Urgent Referral​​

If your patient needs immediate, urgent care, please do the following:

  • ​Contact the on-call hand surgeon by contacting the hospital switchboard at 416 340 3155
  • ​Speak with the on-call hand surgeon about your patient. Only the on-call hand surgeon can accept your patient for immediate treatment.

Toronto Western / Toronto General Hospital Emergency Patient follow-up:

  • Fax the referral request to 416 603 5392​
  • The UHN ED referral will be redirected to the office of the hand surgeon on-call for the date that the patient was in the Emergency Department (ED).
  • That hand surgeon's office will contact the patient to arrange for an appointment date for urgent cases within the next 21 days.

Non-urgent ED referrals are booked as elective consultations and may not be seen within 21 days. ​


Standard Referral​​

All of our surgeons accept elective referrals. Fax your elective referral to the office of the surgeon. The hand surgeon will review the elective referral, and if accepted an appointment with be booked (usually for an appointment within four to six months). 

Fax:  416 603 6189
Dr. Jamil Ahmad 
Fax:  416 603 5392
Fax:  416 603 5716
Fax:  416 603 5455
Dr. Michel Schofield
Fax:  416 603 5392
Fax:  416 603 5813

The form will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete; if incomplete, the form will be returned to you.

Our office will call you with information about the patient's first appointment.

Your office is responsible for providing the patient with the appointment information, including time and location, and important documents, test results and imaging that they must bring. 


Checklist for a​ Complete Referral

In addition to the completed referral form, make sure to include:

  • Clinic notes
  • X rays, other imaging on CD, and reports​
  • Consultations
  • ​Results from electrodiagnostic testing

More Referral Links


Go to the Hand and Wrist Service