Department of Surgery

Divisional Staff

Divisional Administrator: Elizabeth Sutherland

Elizabeth has been the Business Officer and Division Administrator for the Division of Anatomy for the past two years.  She administers the financial matters for the division, as well as preparing payroll.  In addition, as the Division Administrator, Elizabeth liaises on all undergraduate courses for Anatomy with students and the greater university community.  Elizabeth has been with the University of Toronto for 17 years, also working in administrative roles in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and the Division of Engineering Sciences.  Prior to joining U of T, she was a theatrical stage manager for 20 years, where she honed her administrative talents and had the privilege of touring the globe on many professional projects. 

Laboratory Manager: Ian C. Bell   

Ian is the Laboratory Manager for the Division of Anatomy. He oversees one of the largest Willed Body Programs in Canada with three full-time technicians, prosectors, work-study students and volunteers. He manages and allocates cadaveric material for the Division. He directs the day-to-day operations of the Division including personnel and laboratory use. He also manages the cadaveric material required for surgical resident/post-graduate training at the Surgical Skills Center at Mount Sinai Hospital and various hospitals throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Willed Body Program Coordinator/Anatomy Technician: Alexandra Surugiu   

Alexandra is the Willed Body Program Coordinator for the Division of Anatomy. She is the first point of contact for those making inquiries to our program. Alex is responsible for all administrative tasks involving the Donation Program and assists with the day to day operations of the Anatomy facilities. She manages the screening and handling of all Willed Body enquiries, donor files and documentation, and liaises between the various institutions with whom the Division works. Alexandra arranges and coordinates Program logistics, including the Division of Anatomy’s Memorial Service; an annual commemorative service that honours the individuals who have donated their bodies to science and medical research. 

Anatomy Technician: John Demarco 

John is the Division of Anatomy’s Medical Technician. His role is to oversee the maintenance of the anatomy satellite facility at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus; to prepare and maintain anatomical specimens used in the undergraduate medical program and to act as an anatomy resource, assisting in gross anatomy, histology and neuroanatomy instruction at the UTM facility and Division of Anatomy. 

Anatomy Technician: Ben Kozlowski  

Ben is an Anatomy Technician for the Faculty of Medicine. He is responsible for preparing and preserving anatomical specimens used in the Undergraduate and Medical Programs, embalming practices, arranging examinations for undergraduate and medical students, co-ordinating and maintaining donor records, and organizing and maintaining undergraduate and medical teaching laboratories.