Dr. Sarit Assouline
April 2024Milestones

Dr. Sarit Assouline appointed JGH Chief of Hematology

Dr. Sarit Assouline is the new Chief of Hematology, following the retirement of Dr. Hans Knecht after 10 years as Chief.

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At the JGH’s first robotic colorectal surgery on January 18, Dr. Allison Pang (at left, near the rear wall) sits at a console, looks through a viewfinder and guides the movements of the four robotic arms (at centre, over the operating table). Displayed on several screens are images of the interior of the patient’s body, relayed by a fibre-optic camera at the tip of one of the robotic arms. Observing the surgery is Dr. Susie Lau (right), an expert in robotic surgery for gynecologic oncology.
February 2024Spotlight feature

Robotic colorectal surgery launched at the JGH

Colorectal surgeons are using a robot to perform certain minimally invasive procedures with greater ease, accuracy and speed.

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Dr. William Foulkes
December 2023Milestones

Dr. William Foulkes appointed JGH Director of Medical Genetics

Dr. William Foulkes, an award-winning clinician-researcher at the Lady Davis Institute, has been appointed JGH Director of Medical Genetics.

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Dr. Michael Hier
July 2023Milestones

Dr. Michael Hier becomes Full Professor at McGill University

Dr. Michael Hier, JGH Chief of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, has been promoted to Full Professor at McGill University.

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Cover of the newly published biography, Repairing the World: Sheila Kussner and the Power of Empathy.
June 2023Spotlight feature

From tragedy to triumph: New biography celebrates Sheila Kussner and Hope & Cope

New book examines how Sheila Kussner and Hope & Cope forged a breakthrough in supporting cancer patients.

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Just before a chemotherapy session at the Segal Cancer Centre, Alejandro Rincon meets with Hope & Cope volunteers Zoe Romano (left) and Anastasiya Gudymenko to discuss using virtual reality goggles (in the volunteers’ hands) to help pass the time.
April 2023Hope & Cope

Virtual reality goggles a welcome distraction for chemotherapy patients

Virtual reality goggles, available from Hope & Cope volunteers, are now helping patients pass the time during lengthy chemotherapy sessions.

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Dr. Khalil Sultanem, Chief of the Division of Radiation Oncology, with the new linear accelerator during the final stage of its installation. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)
February 2023News

New linear accelerator goes into service in Radiation Oncology

Anti-cancer treatment is now under way with a highly sophisticated and versatile linear accelerator that’s newly installed at the JGH.

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Dr. Claudia Kleinman
January 2023Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Researchers inch closer to better understanding of brain tumours in children

Certain brain cells may be inherently vulnerable to mutations that cause fatal brain tumours in children, says a study co-led by an LDI researcher.

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Artwork by Shelly Alkoby (seated, right) has been donated to the JGH’s Peter Brojde Lung Cancer Centre, where it is going on display. Joining the artist are her mother, Keren Elkoubi (seated), and (standing, from left) Dr. Jason Agulnik, Co Director of the Centre; Nurse Lindsay Hammond, a member of the team that has provided care to Ms. Elkoubi; and Dr. Carmela Pepe, Ms. Elkoubi’s respirologist. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
December 2022Feature articles

Teen artist hopes her painting will hearten JGH lung cancer patients

Artwork by a teenage artist, inspired by her mother’s battle with lung cancer, is going on display at the JGH.

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Dr. Emily Kay-Rivest
MilestonesSeptember 2022

Dr. Emily Kay-Rivest joins Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Emily Kay-Rivest has joined the JGH Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as a specialist in ear and skull base surgery.

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