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Department of Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Laura Snell
Dr. Laura Snell, MD, MSc., FRCSC

Affiliate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room M1 500
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 6069
Fax: 416-480-5795

Administrative Assistant: Efe Igbuya
Phone: 416-480-6069


  • M.Sc., 2010, clinical research methods, biostatistics track, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, U.S.
  • B.Sc., 1999, life sciences, Queen’s University, Canada
  • MD, 2003, Western University, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Breast reconstruction outcomes, health-related quality of life
  • Surgical education

Research Summary:

Dr. Snell’s research interests include the evaluation and management of patient expectations following breast reconstruction and how patient education can subsequently improve postoperative satisfaction. She is also interested in conducting studies aimed at improving intraoperative education in plastic surgery for trainees by using technology and simulation.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Cordeiro PG, Snell L, Heerdt A, McCarthy C. Immediate tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction after salvage mastectomy for cancer recurrence following lumpectomy/radiation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012;129(2):341–50.
  2. Pusic AL, Klassen AF, Snell L, Cano SJ, McCarthy C, Scott A, Cemal Y, Rubin LR, Cordeiro PG. Measuring and managing patient expectations for breast reconstruction: impact on quality of life and patient satisfaction. Expert Review Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 2012;12(2):149–58.
  3. Klassen A, Cano S, Scott A, Snell L, Pusic A. Measuring patient-reported outcomes in facial aesthetic patients: development of the face-Q. Facial Plast Surg. 2010;26(4):30–9.
  4. Snell L, McCarthy C, Klassen A, Cano S, Rubin L, Hurley K, Montgomery G, Cordeiro, PG, Pusic A. Clarifying the expectations of patients undergoing implant breast reconstruction: a qualitative study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010:126(6):1825–30.

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