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Department of Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Joan Lipa
Dr. Joan Lipa, MSc, MD, FRCSC, FACS

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

Patient Care Coordinator: Efe Igbuya

Phone: 416-480-6069
Fax: 416-480-5795

Postgraduate and Specialty Training:
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Fellowship, University of Texas (2000-2001)
  • Plastic Surgery Residency Program, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto (1993-2000)
  • MSc, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto (1997)
  • Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto (1995-1997)
  • Surgeon-Scientist Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (1995-1997)
  • Comprehensive Surgical Internship, University of Toronto (1992-1993)
  • MD, Cum Laude, Western University (1992)
Current Appointments:
  • Staff Surgeon, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Clinical Expertise:

  • Post-mastectomy breast cancer reconstruction
  • Microvascular surgery
Research Interests:
  • Breast reconstruction outcomes
  • Oncologic reconstruction


See current publications list at PubMed.