Faculty & Staff
Faculty in the Division of Anatomy
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: Kevin Santiago
Kevin 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: Murdock Siegner
Murdock 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.
Anatomy Prosector: Harun Bola
Harun Bola is the Division of Anatomy’s Head Prosector. In his role he is responsible for preparing and preserving anatomical specimens for the purposes of teaching and examining students. This encompasses a wide range of courses in undergraduate and graduate healthcare profession anatomy. In addition, he supervises prosectors, researchers, dental and medical students in the creation, organization and use of specimens for learning. Harun also lends his gross anatomical resources as a Laboratory Instructor for several courses including Anatomy Dissection (ANA400H1).
Anatomy Prosector and Plastinator: Haeun Song
Haeun is the Anatomical Prosector and Plastinator at the Division of Anatomy. She is responsible for overseeing the plastination procedures and preparing anatomical specimens for teaching and examination purposes used at the Faculty of Medicine. Additionally, Haeun is a laboratory instructor and demonstrator in gross anatomy dissection labs for undergraduate and professional programs at the university.
GRANTed Project Coordinator & Technician: Kaitlin Marshall
Kaitlin is the GRANTed Project Coordinator & Technician. Her main role is to recreate the anatomical specimens housed in the historic Grant’s Museum in the Division of Anatomy and then scan & render them into digital 3D models. She is also responsible for the organization and upkeep of the digital collections housed on the GRANTed website. Kait coordinates research regarding the use of 3D digital models in anatomy teaching and contributes to a collaborative project developing a gamefied toolkit for students to gain mastery of three dimensional spatial relationships in anatomical learning environments.