UofT GTA Dinner Lecture with Dr. Scott Kozin – June 6th, 2019

On behalf of Dr. Christopher R. Forrest

Dear Faculty, Alumni and Friends,
I am delighted to announce the 7th UoT-GTA PRS Dinner Lectures for this academic year 2018-2019. This dinner has been arranged for Thursday, June 6th, 2019 with invited speaker Scott H. Kozin, M.D.,  Chief of Staff for Shriners Hospitals for Children and an attending surgeon in the Hand Transplantation Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

Title of Talk
Touching Hands Project – From Inception to Implementation

Date and Time
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Reception: 6:30pm
Dinner: 7:00pm

Venue
The University Club of Toronto
380 University Ave.
Main Dining Room, Toronto, ON


Dr. Scott Kozin

Scott H. Kozin, MD, is chief of staff for Shriners Hospitals for Children and an attending surgeon in the Hand Transplantation Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He received an undergraduate degree in computer science from Duke University and earned a medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine. Dr. Kozin completed his residencies in orthopaedic surgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia. He also completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Kozin initially cared for adults and children until the year 2000, when he devoted his practice and research to children at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. Since that time, Dr. Kozin has been an advocate for improving the lives of children via research, education, and patient care. He has published over 100 peer review papers, mainly on the care of children with various diagnoses including brachial plexus injury, spinal cord injury, and congenital differences. He routinely travels to developing countries to operate on child in need. Dr. Kozin received the Weiland Metal by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2010, which honors a hand surgeon/scientist who has contributed a body of research that advances the field.

Dr. Kozin was president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2014. He implemented the Touching Hands Project to foster hand care around the globe with a focus on developing and under-served countries. The mission statement reads “Creating opportunities for hand specialists to give back their knowledge and expertise to the global community.” The inaugural mission to Haiti occurred in 2014 and has increased to 10 annual missions around the globe. Dr. Kozin was a key member in the first pediatric hand transplant in 2015. The successful procedure transplanted bilateral arms to Zion Harvey and has been an inspiration for children with missing limbs.

Dr. Kozin is also a devoted husband and father to his two children, Bryan and Samantha. During his leisure time, he enjoys travel, food, and mountain biking.

I am hoping that you will all take advantage of this lecture and look forward to seeing you.

With kind regards and best wishes,

Christopher R. Forrest, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Chair, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Medical Director, HSC Centre for Craniofacial Care and Research
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto

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