Department of Surgery

Anne Agur Ph.D.
Professor
Anatomy
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Contact Info
T: (416) 978-8855
F: (416) 978-3844
Location
Physical Location
Anatomy, Med Sci Bldg, Rm 1158
1 King's College Circle
Toronto,, ON, M5S 1A8

Professor Agur completed her M.Sc. and later a PhD degree in anatomy at the University of Toronto. She teaches Clinical Anatomy, Histology, Neuroanatomy and Embryology. She is the current co-editor of "Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy" and a co-author of "Essential Clinical Anatomy" and “Clinically Oriented Anatomy”. She has been a teacher and researcher in the Division for more than 35 years with a primary research interest in clinically applied normal vs pathological structure and function of the musculoskeletal system including joints, musculotendinous architecture, innervation patterns and pain-generating mechanisms and anatomy education. 
 

Appointments/Affiliations

Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Division of Biomedical Communications,Institute of Communications and Culture, University of Toronto at Mississauga

The Wilson Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto


Graduate Faculty Member

Institute of Medical Science (IMS)

Graduate Department Rehabilitation Sciences (GDRS)

Graduate Department of Dentistry

 

Courses:

OCT1152Y Gross Anatomy for Occupational Therapy(Part of Musculoskeletal Structure and Function) 

OCT1172Y Neuroanatomy for Occupational Therapy (Part of Musculoskeletal Structure and Function) 

MSC1001Y Human Anatomy for Graduate Students

Clinically applied anatomy for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residents

Clinically applied anatomy for Neurology Residents

Clinically applied anatomy for Otolaryngology Residents

Clinically applied anatomy for Pain Residents

Clinically applied ultrasonographic anatony for Rheumatology Residents

 

AWARDS:

2019 Henry Gray Distinguished Educator Award. American Association of Anatomists (AAA). Presented at the American Association of Anatomists Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2019. Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA. April 6-9, 2019. The Henry Gray Distinguished Educator Award is AAA's highest education award for human anatomy education in the anatomical sciences as broadly defined—including gross anatomy, embryology, histology, and neuroanatomy—at the medical/dental, graduate, or undergraduate level of teaching.

2019 Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists (FAAA), bestowed upon distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science and in their overall contributions to the anatomical sciences.  At any given time, no more than 10% of all eligible members may be at the Fellow rank.

2018 Honored Member Award, American Association of Clinical Anatomists, Presented at 35th Annual Meeting, July 8-12, Atlanta Georgia. “For her distinguished career in and dedicated enthusiasm for, clinically applied anatomy; particularly in recognition of her scholarship, mentoring of research, and education of students around the world.”

2016 Department of Physical Therapy 2015 Team Recognition Award: Anatomy lab team for valued contribution to the education of Physical Therapy students. Director: Anne Agur Demonstrators: Tatyana Mollayeva, Miriam Granek, Valera Castanov, Wenjun Xu, Shannon Roberts, James Li

2016 Teaching Excellence Award, Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Given on behalf of the participants at the 9th Canadian Comprehensive Review Course for residents in recognition of outstanding contribution in teaching.

2015 Honorary Member of the Argentine Association of Clinical Anatomy

2014 Excellence in Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Awards, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. This award recognizes sustained excellence in integrating research in undergraduate teaching in Arts and Science within Basic Science Departments in the Faculty of Medicine.

2014 Longstanding Academic Contribution and Collaboration from an External Partner Award. Division of Physiatry, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. In recognition of continued scholarly and collaborative academic contributions in the Division of Physiatry, University of Toronto.
 

Student Awards:

Shannon Roberts:

Roberts, S., Playfair, L., Loh, E., and Agur, A. (2016). “A cadaveric study of the effectiveness and safety of ultrasound0guided percutaneous carpal tunnel release.” CAPM&R – 2016 Annual Meeting. Hilton, London, ON, Canada, May 25-29, 2016. Abstract/Poster/Platform. First place Original Research Award.

Roberts, S.L., Burnham, R.S., Ravichandiran, K., Agur, A.M., and Loh, E.Y. (2014). “Cadaveric study of sacro-iliac joint innervation: Implications for diagnostic blocks and radiofrequency ablation.” Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 39, 456-464.  AWARD: Paper of Year, Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015.

Roberts, S.L., Li, Z., Fattah, A., McKee, N., and Agur, A.M. (2016). “Pectoralis minor transfer for facial reanimation: Architectural study of donor and recipient muscles.” Clinical Anatomy, 29, 95-96. American Association of Clinical Anatomists Meeting, Green Valley Ranch Resort Casino & Spa, Henderson, Nevada, USA, June 9-12, 2015. Abstract/Poster. Winner of 2015 Sandy R. Marks Student Poster Presentation Award – Basic Science

Ali Mahdi:

Mahdi, A., Shaw, S.M., Sawyer, F.K., and Agur, A.M. (2014). “Internal architecture of the mylohyoid: Structural and functional implications.” Clinical Anatomy, 27, 1316. American Association of Clinical Anatomists Meeting, Orlando, Florida, July 8-12, 2014. Abstract/Platform Presentation. Winner of the Ralph Ger Student Platform Presentation Award.

David Wang:

Wang, X., Davies, J., Parente, D., and Agur, A.M. (2014). “Geometry of the parts of the anterior cruciate ligament: Implications for double stranded repair.” Clinical Anatomy, 27, 1327. American Association of Clinical Anatomists Meeting, Orlando, Florida, July 8-12, 2014. Abstract/Poster. Winner of the Sandy C. Marks Jr.  Student Poster Presentation Award.

Kristina LIsk:

Lisk, K., McKee, P., Baskwill, A., and Agur, A.M. (2013). “The effectiveness of the anatomy glove learning system in the training of allied health students”. Clinical Anatomy 26,1049. American Association of Clinical Anatomists Meeting, Denver, Colorado, July 9-13, 2013. Abstract/Platform Presentation. Winner Of Ralph Ger Student Platform Presentation Award.

Daryn Bikey:

Bikey, D., Davies, J., Ebrahimi, E., Hannam, A., Holmes, H., Leibgott, B., and Agur, A. (2015). “A 3D modeling study of the intramuscular course of the masseteric nerve.” American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons/Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – 97th Annual Meeting, Walter E. Washington Convention Center Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C., USA, September 28 – October 3. Abstract/Poster. Outstanding Poster Presentation Award.

Julia Warden:

Warden, J.M., Roberts, S.L., Chang, Y., Baker, R., Boulias, C., Ismail, F., and Agur, A. (2014). “Neuromuscular partitioning of subscapularis based on intramuscular nerve distribution patterns: Implications for botulinum toxin injections.” Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (CAPM&R) 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 20-23, 2015. Paper of the Year Award
  

Other:

Loh, E., Roberts, S., Burnham, R., and Agur, A. (2016). “Ultrasound-guided diagnostic block and radiofrequency ablation technique for sacro-iliac joint complex pain: A cadaveric and subsequent prospective cohort study of effectiveness.” CAPM&R – 2016 Annual Meeting. Hilton, London, ON, Canada, May 25-29. Abstract/Poster/Platform. Third place Original Research Award.

Publications and Awards

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