Surgery News

Dr. Raymond Yeung Receives 2023 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Dr. Raymond Yeung accepting the 2023 Department of Surgery Distinguished Faculty Award at the 28th Annual Helen and John Schilling Lecture.

Raymond Sze Wang Yeung was born in Hong Kong, the second youngest of four siblings. He resided in Hong Kong until his middle childhood when the Cultural Revolution in mainland China forced many to flee and his family immigrated to Toronto, Canada. Settling in North York, Dr. Yeung quickly adapted to his new life and…

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Dr. Douglas Wood Received the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 2023 Rodger Winn Award

Dr. Douglas Wood accepting the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Rodger Winn Award

Dr. Douglas E. Wood, The Henry N. Harkins Professor and Chair, received the Rodger Winn Award for his work with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®). “Started in 2009, the Rodger Winn Award is given to an NCCN Guidelines panel member each year who exemplifies Dr. Winn’s leadership, drive,…

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DoS Surgeons in the Media: “The Doctor is Out: Supporting Inclusion for LGBTQ+ Surgeons”

Portrait photo of Dr. Harveshp Mogal

American College of Surgeons Bulletin Tony Peregrin March 8, 2023   “You come out as an LGBTQ+ individual virtually every day—it’s not like it happens once in a lifetime and you’re done,” said Harveshp D. Mogal, MD, MS, FACS, associate professor of surgery and section chief of complex abdominal oncology at the University of Washington…

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Drs. Russell Ettinger and Shane Morrison

Portrait photo of Drs. Russell Ettinger and Shane Morrison

The term gender identity refers to how an individual identifies themselves with regard to gender—an intrinsic sense of “self.” For many individuals (cis individuals), their intrinsic gender identity aligns with the sex assigned at birth. However, there are individuals (trans and non–binary) whose gender identity does not align with their sex assigned at birth. The…

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