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Advanced Training Program in Craniofacial Pain Management and Temporomandibular Joint Surgery

Dr. Mantaj Brar

Dr. Mantaj Brar is a Colorectal Surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital with clinical expertise in inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer.  He is an Assistant Professor and Surgeon-Investigator in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Brar’s research interests are in health outcomes in IBD patients and the use of advanced statistical methods in observational research.


Advanced Training Program in Craniofacial Pain Management and Temporomandibular Joint Surgery

Dr. Savtaj Brar

Dr. Savtaj Brar is a surgical oncologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. His clinical interests include gastric cancer, colorectal cancer and soft-tissue sarcoma.


Dr. Anthony de Buck

Dr. Anthony de Buck

Dr. Anthony de Buck is a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital with a clinical interest in inflammatory bowel disease and minimally invasive surgery.  He is an assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery. He graduated as MD at the University of Leuven, Belgium, where he did his surgical training. After 4 years as colorectal surgeon at the University Hospital of Leuven in Belgium, he moved to Toronto to start his practice at Mount Sinai Hospital.


Dr. Alexandra Easson

Dr. Alexandra Easson

Dr. Alexandra Easson is a general surgical oncologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. She graduated from medical school at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and completed her General Surgery Residency at the University of Ottawa.  She was a Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and completed a Clinical Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Toronto, in Toronto. She received an MSc in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto where she studied patient outcome measures after palliative surgical interventions. Her major clinical and research interests are in the management of breast, melanoma, and colorectal malignancies as well as surgical palliative care.


Dr. Anand Govindarajan

Dr. Anand Govindarajan

Dr. Anand Govindarajan is a surgical oncologist and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. He completed medical school and a residency in General Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Govindarajan’s clinical practice involves the care of patients with peritoneal-based malignancies and gastrointestinal cancers, including gastric, small bowel and colorectal cancer. He is part of the only peritoneal malignancy program in Ontario, based at Mount Sinai Hospital. His primary research focus is to study and narrow the gaps between current practice and best evidence in the treatment of these diseases, through the use of health services research methods and knowledge translation techniques. He is also interested in studying and improving cancer outcomes and quality of life in patients with peritoneal-based malignancies.


Dr. Robert Gryfe

Dr. Robert Gryfe

Dr. Robert Gryfe is Colon and Rectal Surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital who specializes in the management of patients with colon and rectal cancer, including colonoscopy, laparoscopic and open surgery. His clinical practice includes a specialized focus on individuals with hereditary forms of colorectal cancer such as Lynch syndrome and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. Dr. Gryfe serves on a number of Committees with Cancer Care Ontario and The College of Physician and Surgeons of Ontario. He has a research interest in the clinical significance of genetic alterations in colorectal cancer, including the relationship of genetic events to the risk of developing colorectal cancer, cancer prognosis and response to cancer treatment.


Dr. Erin Kennedy

Dr. Erin Kennedy

Dr. Erin Kennedy is a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai with a clinical interest in colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.  She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Kennedy leads a clinical research program in patient-centred care in oncology with the main focus to develop, evaluate and implement strategies to improve patient care in terms of quality, safety and efficiency. Dr Kennedy has led several multidisciplinary initiatives that include development and implementation of a synoptic MRI report for rectal cancer across Ontario, a quality improvement project to standardize use of MRI, MCC, surgical and pathology techniques across Canada and a phase II study to assess the safety of using MRI to select “good prognosis” Stage II and Stage III rectal cancer patients for primary surgery.


Dr. Helen MacRae

Dr. Helen MacRae

Dr. Helen MacRae is a Colon and Rectal Surgeon. She completed clinical fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Toronto, and did further training in Surgical Education and in Minimally Invasive Surgery. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Surgery, and Program Director for the Colorectal Surgery Residency.  Her areas of clinical expertise include minimal access surgery for inflammatory bowel disease and colon and rectal cancer. Her research is focused on surgical skill acquisition and assessment and she has developed skills testing for certification for the American Board of Colorectal Surgery and developed a skills curriculum for surgical residents through the American College of Surgeons. She has led training programs in laparoscopic colon surgery for surgeons from across Canada and developed evaluation metrics for laparoscopic colon surgery.