McMaster University

McMaster University

Division of Plastic Surgery


Dr. Thoma won the Life time Acheivement Award at CSPSCongratulations Dr. Achilleas Thoma. The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons announces that its 2016 CSPS Lifetime Achievement Award has ben awarded to Dr. Achilleas Thoma.

This award honors members of the CSPS who have made outstanding contributions to the profession and to the Society.

Plastic Surgery: Annual Resident Research Day Winners! September 9, 2016

Alexandra Hatchell Winner for Research Day

Congratulations to Alexandra Hatchell for her award for Best Epidemiology Presentation! Congratulations Alex!




Christopher Coroneos Research Day Winner



Congratulations to Christopher Coroneos for his award for Best Clinical Presentation! Congratulations Chris!







Visiting Professor Dr. Michael Neumeister

Visiting Professor Dr. Michael NeumeisterWe would like to thank Dr. Neumeister who is the Professor & Chairman of the Department of Surgery and the Elvin G. Zook Endowed Chair in Plastic Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicinen for taking the time to join us McMaster University Plastic Surgerys Resident Research Day.


2nd Annual Plastic Surgery Olympiad

Serge Goekjian Awarded Most Awesomest ResidentCongratulations to Serge Goekjian who was awarded the prestigious award "Most Awesomest Resident 2016/17".






Department of Surgery: Surgical Foundations: Awards 2015.2016

Congratulations to Alexandra Hatchell for her award for VP & Plastics Representitive as well as First Place for Research! Congratulations Alex!




Welcome Message

picture of Dr. Bain, Plastic Surgery Division HeadThe role of the Plastic Surgeon is pivotal in the reconstruction and repair of injury, burn trauma and birth defect victims in our community. The dedicated Surgeons at the Division of Plastic Surgery at McMaster tirelessly endeavour to improve patient care, guided by evidence-based methodologies and innovations.

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Division Overview

The Division of Plastic Surgery consists of four full-time and seven part-time faculty members. Four plastic surgeons are based at SJHH (Drs. Thoma, Levis, Hynes, Matthew McRae ) and seven are based at HHS (Drs. Bain, Avram, Dalcin, Martin, Strumas, Cooper and Choi).

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History of Division

Plastic Surgery was introduced to the Hamilton area in the early days of the development of the specialty shortly after World War II. The first plastic surgeon in the area was Dr. Wallace McNichol...

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