Charles Tator Surgeon Scientist Mentoring Award

The Surgeon Scientist Program (SSP) at the University of Toronto was created to foster excellence in Research in the Department of Surgery. The successes of the Program have been reflected through the quality of research presented by the trainees, and by the fact that this Program has served as a model for Clinician-Scientist training throughout North America. A significant component of the success of this program has been the quality of research supervision received by these trainees.

Professor Charles H. Tator has served as a role model for Surgeon-Scientists throughout his career both locally and across the country. His commitment to the development of future Surgeon-Scientists has been demonstrated by his frequent supervision of surgeon-scientist trainees as well as by his nurturing of the SSP during his tenure as Head of the Departmental Research Program.

The Charles H. Tator Surgeon-Scientist Mentoring Award is intended to recognize individuals supervising participants in the SSP who emulate Professor Tator’s qualities, namely excellence in Research, commitment to SSP mentoring and dedication to promotion of Surgeon-Scientists. The recipient will be honoured each year on Gallie Day with a plaque and a citation indicating contributions of the recipient. Candidates will be nominated by present or past members of the Surgeon-Scientist Program.

To propose an individual for this award, one nomination letter outlining the candidate’s qualifications plus two supporting letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate’s qualifications should be sent to Val Cabral (val.cabral@uhn.on.ca).


YEAR

AWARD WINNERS

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Dr. M. Al-Omran

Dr. T. Grantcharov

Dr. S. Fremes

Dr. A. Nathens

Dr. M. Fehlings

2012

Dr. A. Yee & Dr. C. Whyne

2011

Dr. B. Alman

2010

Dr. R. Reznick

2009

Dr. G. Regehr

2008

Dr. J. Fish

2007

Dr. J. Marshall

2006

Dr. J. Rutka

2005

Dr. S. Gallinger

2004

Dr. R. McLeod

2003

Dr. O. Rotstein

2002

Dr. R. Weisel