Oleh Antonyshyn

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Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn is a Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Toronto, with a subspecialty practice in craniomaxillofacial surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1980, and completed his surgical residency at the University of Western Ontario in 1985. Following his certification in Plastic Surgery, he pursued an additional four years of subspecialty fellowship training in craniofacial surgery, including a traveling fellowship in Europe and Mexico City.

Dr. Antonyshyn began his clinical practice in The Division of Plastic Surgery at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1989, where he established a pediatric and adult craniofacial program. In 1992, he assumed the position of Head, Division of Plastic Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and in 1996, established the Adult Craniofacial Program to address the specific needs of adult patients with post-traumatic and post-ablative craniofacial deformities.

Dr. Antonyshyn is an Associate Scientist, Imaging and Trauma Research at Sunnybrook Research Institute. His research focus is in 3D craniofacial computer-assisted modeling and design. He has published over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and holds three patents for surgical devices. He is a co-founder and partner in a surgical device startup company called Calavera Surgical Design.

A former member of the Examination Board in Plastic Surgery for the Royal College, Dr. Antonyshyn remains active in the education of residents and practicing surgeons. He established a Clinical Fellowship in Adult Craniofacial Surgery in 1993, providing post-residency specialized training in adult craniofacial surgery to candidates from Canada, the United States, Ireland, Israel, Australia, and the Middle East.

Dr. Antonyshyn is actively engaged in humanitarian surgery initiatives and global surgery education. In April 2014, he traveled to Ukraine as part of a Medical Needs Assessment team to assess the capacity to manage trauma following Maidan. Since then, he has led 10 Canadian surgical missions to Ukraine, to teach and perform reconstructive procedures in war casualties. Feb 2016, he received the Order of Merit from the president of Ukraine, and Nov 2018, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for his efforts. In January 2019, Dr. Antonyshyn launched the Sunnybrook Ukraine Surgery Education Partnership. In March 2021, he initiated the Canada Ukraine Surgery Aid Program to specifically address the needs of civilian and military casualties resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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