Faculty

Guest Faculty

Dr. Jean-Francois Boileau
Surgical Oncologist/Breast Surgeon
McGill University
Montreal, QC

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Dr Boileau is associate professor in the Department of Surgery and associate member of the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology at McGill University. He is a surgical oncologist and clinician scientist at the Montreal Jewish General Segal Cancer Centre. He has worked as a staff surgeon at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montreal (CHUM) and at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto before transferring to his current position.

He is currently the head of the Jewish General Hospital’s Breast Clinical Trial’s Group and a founding member of the Quebec McPeak-Sirois Clinical Trials Consortium. He is an author on the neoadjuvant breast PALLET (CDK 4/6) & KRISTINE (T-DM1) papers published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology & Lancet Oncology.

Dr Boileau is the Principle Investigator of the SN FNAC study that has helped to establish sentinel node biopsy as an acceptable method to re-stage the axilla of node positive breast cancer patients after neoadjuvant therapy. (Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology).

As an early adopter of immediate pre-pectoral reconstruction, he has developed an expertise in skin and nipple sparing anatomical mastectomy. Led by his plastic surgeon colleague Dr Dionisopoulos, early results from this novel technique have been presented at national and international meetings.


Dr. Tania Di Renna
Medical Director, Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

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Dr. Tania Di Renna, BSc., FRCPC., completed her medical school and Anesthesiology residency training in Ottawa. She obtained a chronic pain fellowship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and has spinal cord stimulation training from Montreal Neurological Institute.

She is currently the Medical Director of the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute (TAPMI). TAPMI is the comprehensive interdisciplinary academic pain program serving as the hub for chronic pain care in Toronto. She is also the Medical Director of the Interventional Chronic Pain Clinic at Women’s College Hospital and an Anesthesiologist at UHN. She is currently the co-chair of the HQO Guidelines for Chronic Pain.


Dr. Tassos Dionisopoulos
Plastic Surgeon
McGill University
Montreal, QC

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Dr. Dionisopoulos is Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at McGill University and the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Jewish General Hospital. He is also an associate surgeon at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal.

Dr. Dionisopoulos completed his full training in general surgery and plastic surgery at McGill University followed by a fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City with David Hidalgo and Peter Cordero.

His academic practice as evolved from head and neck microsurgery to almost breast cancer reconstruction, specifically as an early adopter and advocate of prepectoral implant-based reconstruction.

With his research group of highly motivated plastic surgery residents and surgical oncology colleagues his program of research focuses on outcome-based prepectoral reconstruction.


James C. Grotting, MD
Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery
One Inverness Center Parkway,Suite 100
Birmingham, Alabama

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Dr. Grotting is a native of Minnesota and a past graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his general surgery residency in 1983 at the University of Washington in Seattle and went on to his Plastic Surgery Residency at UC San Francisco under the leadership of Luis Vasconez. He traveled to Brazil for a 3 month fellowship in Craniofacial surgery in Sao Paulo, Brazil and to date has been on more than 10 Operation Smile Mission Trips. He has been certified in Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and was among the first plastic surgeons to receive a certificate for added qualifications in surgery of the Hand.He has given over 380 presentations around the world at Academic Meetings.

Of note he performed the first free TRAM in the world for immediate breast reconstruction in addition to the first bilateral free TRAM.

Dr. Grotting is Past President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), a clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and operates a private practice in Birmingham, Alabama in addition to mentoring an aesthetic fellow each year. Dr. Grotting is also a senior examiner and vice-chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the author of five major textbooks in the specialty of plastic surgery. He is the author of over 45 book chapters and over 70 peer reviewed publications.

Dr. Grotting also serves as a Trustee of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgeons. He is past-president of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a traveling Professor for both the Plastic Surgery Foundation and ASAPS. He is the founder of CosmetAssure, an insurance program that covers unexpected financial exposure for patients from complications in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Grotting is a private pilot who enjoys skiing, ice hockey, and sailing. He and his wife Ann, have two boys, Jimmy and Ben.



Jeffrey M Kenkel, MD FACS
Professor and Chair
Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Clinical Center for Cosmetic Laser Treatment Department of Plastic Surgery

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Jeffrey M. Kenkel, M.D., FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon located in Dallas, Texas. He is the holder of the Betty and Warren Woodward Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is the Director of the Clinical Center for Cosmetic Laser Treatment. His clinical practice is located at the Outpatient Building on the UT Southwestern Medical Center Campus and Frisco UT Southwestern Plastic Surgery Clinic.Dr. Kenkel is Past-President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the leading professional organization of plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery. In addition, he is Past-President of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgery is past director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kenkel is Editor of Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery and Associate Editor of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. He remains actively involved in the education of plastic surgeons around the country, speaking about nonsurgical options for rejuvenation, surgery following massive weight loss, and aesthetic plastic surgery.

He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters and co-authored a book on ultrasound-assisted liposuction. His research focuses primarily on laser and light-based devices and their tissue interaction, as well as safety surrounding body-contouring procedures. He is part of a group who has developed and is using a noninvasive imaging center to help assess the aging process and the effect of devices on aging. His clinical practice focuses on nonsurgical and surgical aesthetic procedures of the face, breast, and body.


Bruce A. Mast, MD FACS
Maurice J. Jurkiewicz Professor of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Interim Chief Medical Officer, UF Health Physicians
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Florida College of Medicine

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Bruce A. Mast, MD is the Maurice J. Jurkiewicz Professor of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at the University of Florida, in Gainesville. Dr. Mast has been the Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery since 2010. Dr. Mast obtained his bachelors of art degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, then completed his medical education at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. General surgery training, complete with a two year research fellowship in fetal wound healing, was done at the Medical College of Virginia, followed by plastic surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the faculty at University of Florida in 1995, then entered private practice in 2000, rejoining the faculty in 2010.

Dr. Mast’s practice is concentrated in aesthetic surgery and breast reconstruction. He is a Plastic Surgery Foundation visiting professor this academic year, lecturing on these topics . He has numerous leadership positions in plastic surgery, including the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons (current President), the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (officer, executive committee), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (committee chair, medical editor of PSN). He is the deputy editor of Annals of Plastic Surgery and an ad hoc reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. He is the author of 61 manuscripts, 21 book chapters, and has just completed editing a textbook of plastic surgery, “Plastic Surgery: A Practical Guide for Patient Care.”


Local Faculty

Dr. Joan Lipa MSc, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Associate Professor
Director, Senior Resident Education

Dr. Melinda Musgrave MD, PhD, FRCS(C)
Director, Education Evaluation
Undergraduate Education Coordinator
Assistant Professor

Dr. John Semple
Plastic Surgeon
Toronto, ON