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CIBC Breast Centre


Dr. James Mahoney

Dr. James MahoneyDr. Mahoney is chief of Plastic surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is a professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Initially he received training at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Dr. Mahoney throughout his career has maintained his expertise in breast surgery including breast reconstruction. A collaborative approach in the assessment and treatment of breast cancer patients is emphasized.  A focus of his clinical activity is in the area of wound care, specifically in the area of complex wounds and soft tissue reconstruction including the breast.

He is also the clinical director of Wound Care Program at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is well recognized nationally and internationally for his work in wound management. He has participated in various panels and taught instructional courses both at the national level and international level; nationally at the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons and Canadian Society of Wound Care and internationally at the European Negative Pressure Symposium, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Along with his team he has won several awards for presentations at the National Wound Care Meetings.

Dr. Mahoney is also involved in teaching activities at the Undergraduate, Graduate and Continuing Educational Levels. He has received the Fitzgerald Academy “master teaching award” in 2005 and The Squire’s Hyland Trust Teaching Award in 2015.  He has made the clinical program a highly sought clinical experience for a variety of disciplines at the University of Toronto including emergency medicine, anaesthesia, general surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery and oral surgery. The wound care program offers nursing preceptorships and wound courses on a regular basis.

Dr. Mahoney is involved in both clinical and basic science research.  His research has emphasized evaluation of problems related to wound care as well as outcomes following surgical treatment.

In leadership in hospital administration he is medical director of Perioperative Services at St. Michael’s Hospital and sits on many active hospital and provincial committees.

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