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Department of Surgery


Dr. Alan Rogers, MBChB, FC Plast Surg (SA), MMed, FRCSI

Associate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room D7 18
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-5554
Fax: 416-480-7832

Administrative Assistant: Anita Ledesma
Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 63769


  • M.B.Ch.B., 2002, bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Fellowship of the College of Plastic Surgeons of South Africa, 2013, Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
  • M. Med., 2013, plastic and reconstructive surgery, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • FRCSI, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, 2016

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Associate scientist, Evaluative Clinical SciencesTory Trauma Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Attending burn surgeon, Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Assistant professor, division of plastic and reconstructive surgery, department of surgery, University of Toronto
  • Vice-president, South African Burn Society executive committee
  • Member, research ethics board, Sunnybrook

Research Summary:

Dr. Rogers’ research is on acute and reconstructive burn surgery and the management of complex wounds from a variety of aetiologies. He also has an interest in quality improvement and patient safety, surgical education and bioethics.

His current projects include assessing the impact of operative time and hypothermia on outcomes in burn surgery, the effect of tranexamic acid and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories in burn surgery, the timing of tracheostomy in major burn injuries, wound imaging, allograft use in burns and complex wounds, negative pressure wound therapy and antiseptic dressings.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Harshman J, Vojvodic M, Rogers AD. Burns associated with e-cigarette batteries: A case series and literature review. CJEM. 2018 Oct;20(S2):S20–S28. doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.32. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
  2. Rogers AD, Blackport E, Cartotto R. The use of Biobrane® for wound coverage in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Burns. 2017 Nov;43(7):1464–1472. DOI: Epub 2017 May 16.
  3. Rode H, Martinez R, Potgieter D, Adams S, Rogers AD. Experience and outcomes of micrografting for major paediatric burns. Burns. 2017 Aug;43(5):1103–10.
  4. Allorto NL, Rogers AD, Rode H. ‘Getting under our skin’: Introducing allograft skin to burn surgery in South Africa. S Afr Med J. 2016;106(9):865–6.
  5. Dos Passos G, Rogers AD, Price CE, Pienaar C, van Zyl HE, Hudson DA. Loupe magnification for head and neck free flap reconstruction in a developing country. Eur J Plast Surg. Oct 2015;38(5):363–70.

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