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Breast Cancer
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Plastic Surgery Health Team


Dr. Laura Snell, MSc MD FRCSC

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
2075 Bayview Avenue M1 519a
Toronto, ON  M4N 3M5

Patient Client Co-ordinator: Joanna Li

Phone: 416-480-6069
Fax: 416-480-5795


Dr. Laura Snell has recently joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Her main clinical interest is in the reconstruction of oncologic ablative defects, particularly breast reconstruction. Her clinical goal is to establish a leading breast reconstruction program at Sunnybrook. She is also interested in the surgical treatment of patients diagnosed with melanoma.

Dr. Snell is a graduate of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Toronto. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2008.  At the conclusion of her residency program, Dr. Snell was awarded the prestigious Ross Tilley Scholarship for plastic and reconstructive surgery by the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2008. 

Following residency, Dr. Snell pursued a two year long Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. During this fellowship, Dr. Snell also completed a Masters of Science in Biostatistics at Columbia University. 

Dr. Snell is the Journal Club Coordinator in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include the evaluation and management of patient expectations following breast reconstruction, and how better patient education can subsequently improve postoperative satisfaction. She is also interested in patient perceptions of donor site morbidity following breast reconstruction.