Jan 19, 2023

Dr. Giuseppe Papia Appointed Chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery

Dr. Giuseppe Papia

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that Dr. Giuseppe Papia has been appointed as Chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, effective February 1st, 2023.

Dr. Papia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, and holds the J. Ross and Patricia Quigley Chair in Limb Preservation at the University of Toronto. As he takes up this new role, Dr. Papia's clinical practice will continue at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He will also continue as the Wellness lead for the Department of Surgery, a position to which he was appointed in April 2022. 

A graduate of the University of Ottawa Medical School, Dr. Papia pursued specialty training in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Toronto, where he also received a Master of Science degree in the Surgeon Scientist Training Program. He pursued fellowship training in Endovascular Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic prior to joining the vascular surgery group at Sunnybrook.​

Dr. Papia joined the Board of Directors of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in June of 2019, following his appointment as the Vice President, Medical-Dental Midwifery Staff Association. 

Dr. Papia’s area of academic interest is in patient safety and quality improvement in peri-operative care.

He has completed the Patient Safety Officer Executive Development Program at the Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well as the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Program at U of T.

Please help me in warmly congratulating Giuseppe on his new role in the Department of Surgery.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Tom Forbes for the outstanding contributions he made over his recent tenure as the Chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery. 


Carol J. Swallow