Dr. Michael Fehlings, right, receiving the Whitecloud Award. (Photo: UHN)


Congratulations to Dr. Michael Fehlings, Neurosurgeon at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre and Director of the Spine Program at Toronto Western Hospital, for winning the Whitecloud Award.

The prestigious Whitecloud Award was presented in July to the best basic science and clinical papers at the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques. Dr. Fehlings' winning paper was the result of an international multicentre study on complex spinal deformity surgery. 

Dr. Fehlings is also the Vice Chair Research at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto (U of T.) A neurosurgeon and neuroscientist, he combines an active clinical practice in complex spinal surgery with a research program focused on discovering novel treatments for the injured brain and spinal cord.

Dr. Lozanno
Dr. Andres Lozano is a neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital. (Photo: UHN)

Dr. Andres Lozano, neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital, and the R. R. Tasker Chair in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at UHN, was recently listed in Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers 2015. 

Dr. Lozano was the only neurosurgeon in the world and one of six Canadians to be named in a select list of highly cited researchers for 2015 in the category of Neuroscience and Behaviour. 

Highly Cited Researchers 2015 represents some of the world's most influential scientific minds. About three thousand researchers earned this distinction by writing the greatest number of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers. 

Dr. Lozano is also a professor in the Department of Surgery at U of T. He holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience.

Sue DeVries
Sue DeVries, a Vascular Nurse Practitioner at Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. (Photo: PMCC)

Congratulations to Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) Vascular Nurse Practitioner, Sue DeVries, for being awarded the Canadian Society of Vascular Nursing's Distinguished Service Award. Sue recently completed 30 years at UHN. 

Established in 2013, the Canadian Society of Vascular Nursing's Distinguished Service Award is presented to a member of the society who is being recognized for their leadership, participation and contributions toward achieving the society's goals.

Dr. Tony Finelli, centre, accepting the Mark Dailey Hero Award this September.


Dr. Tony Finelli, Head of the Division of Urology, Department of Surgical Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, was recently awarded the Mark Dailey Hero Award from Prostate Cancer Canada. 

The award is given to an individual who has made major contributions to the field of prostate cancer, and is an outstanding leader.

Dr. Finelli is a urologic oncologist, and clinician investigator whose practice focuses on the management of urologic malignancies, and in particular prostate and kidney cancer. Dr. Finelli is the current Genitourinary Cancer Lead for Cancer Care Ontario, and an associate professor in the Department of Surgery at U of T.

PMI team at SIMS
UHN's Inpatient Documentation Project Team receives an international award from the Project Management Institute. Pictured from left to right are a few of the leadership team members, Joanne Hohenadel, Andre D’Penha, Paula Cripps-McMartin, Candice Newell, Joy Richards and Michael Caesar. (Photo: UHN News)

The Project Management Institute's (PMI) Professional Awards Program has honoured practitioners who achieve the highest standards of performance in project management and make a lasting impact in their field.

They recently awarded UHN's Inpatient Documentation Project Team with their North American Award for Project Excellence. 

The team used the existing Electronic Patient Record system to enable standardized initial and ongoing inpatient clinical assessments and documentation for skin and wound care, oral care and falls, among others.  This initiative provides UHN clinicians with immediate access to patient information and provides support tools to improve patient safety and positive clinical outcomes.   

UHN's Inpatient Documentation Project Team members Andre D'Penha, Project Manager; Candice Newell, TWH SIMS Site Manager; Joanne Hohenadel, Senior Project Manager; Michael Caesar, Senior Director, Information Management; Joy Richards, VP Patient Experience & Chief Health Professions; Paula Cripps-McMartin, Clinical Director, Complex Continuing Care Program; Rema Scarlett, Senior Analyst, PCMS; Marnie Escaf, SVP Princess Margaret; and Scott McIntaggart, SVP Toronto General.

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