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Ashlin Alexander Facial Cosmetic Surgery
MEET DR. ASHLIN ALEXANDER / EDUCATION & AWARDS

// EDUCATION

HEAD & NECK ONCOLOGY/MICROVASCULAR RECONSTRUCTION
Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute
Jul 2012-Jul 2013
FACIAL PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
New York University
Jul 2011- Jul 2012
OTOLARYNGOLOGY—HEAD & NECK SURGERY
University of Toronto
  • Chief Resident
2006-2011
DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
Queen’s University
  • Honours standing
2002-2006
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING
Queen’s University
  • Mathematics & Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Graduated as a “Dean’s Scholar”
1998-2002

// AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

POLIQUIN NATIONAL RESIDENTS’ RESEARCH COMPETITION 
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery    

  • 1st prize for best research project across Canada
May 2009
PERCY IRELAND DAY RESEARCH COMPETITION  
Dept. of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto
  • 1st prize among all Resident and Fellow research projects
May 2009
SHILEY E.O. PELAUSA AWARD    
Dept. of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery, University of Toronto 
  • Top 3rd-year Resident
May 2009
NATIONAL IN-TRAINING EXAM  
Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
  • Highest mark in Canada in “Head & Neck Surgery”, “Pediatrics” and “Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” among third-year Residents
2008-09
CHANCELLOR’S SCHOLARSHIP 
Queen’s University
  • 1 of 40 entrance awards granted across Canada, for overall achievement
  • First applicant in the history of the scholarship to receive a perfect score
1998-2002

MEMBERSHIP AND CERTIFICATION

Dr. Alexander is board-certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is also a member of both the Canadian and American Academies of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He assists in developing oral and written examinations for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also a member of the International Federation of Hair Restoration Surgery.

CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS

Dr. Alexander is a staff surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto) and Rouge Valley Health System (Scarborough). He is a Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery) at the University of Toronto.

LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS

Ashlin J. Alexander, Anil R. Shah, Minas S. Constantinides.  “Alar Retraction: Etiology, Treatment and Prevention”.  JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery 2013 Apr; 25: 1-6.

Ashlin J. Alexander, John R. de Almeida, Mark G. Shrime, David P. Goldstein, Ralph W. Gilbert.  “A Novel Outpatient Approach to Lower Lip Reanimation Using Palmaris Longus Tendon Sling”.  Journal of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery 2011; 40(6): 481-488.

Ali Sepehr, Ashlin J. Alexander, Nitin Chauhan, Andres Gantous.  “Detailed Analysis of Graft Techniques for Nasal Reconstruction Following Wegener Granulomatosis”.  Journal of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery 2011; 40(6): 473-480. 

Ashlin J. Alexander, Lee Bartel, Lendra Friesen, David Shipp, Joseph Chen.  “From Fragments to the Whole: A Comparison Between Cochlear Implant Users and Normal Hearing Listeners in Music Perception and Enjoyment”. Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2011; Feb 40 (1): 1-7.

Ashlin J. Alexander, Daniel S. Alam, Patrick J. Gullane, Benoît G. Lengelé, Peter A. Adamson.  “Arguing the Ethics of Facial Transplantation”.  Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery 2010; 12(1): 60-63.

Lee J, Alexander A, Higgins KH.  “The Sunnybrook Experience: A Review of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism in Otolaryngology.”  Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery 2008; 37(4): 547-551.

Ashlin J. Alexander, Glen Bandiera, Laurie Mazurik.  “A Multiphase Disaster Training Exercise for Emergency Medicine Residents: Opportunity Knocks”.  Academic Emergency Medicine 2005; 12(5); Career and Technical Education: 404-409.

Ashlin J. Alexander, Andre K.W. Tan, Gerald A. Evans, Janet Allen.“Infection Control for the Otolaryngologist in the Era of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome”.  Journal of Otolaryngology 2003; 32(5): 281-287.

Ashlin J. Alexander.  “Health, Environment, Healthcare: Evaluating the Relationship between Global Health, Climate Change, and the Delivery of Medicine”.  Presented at the Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Toronto; December 4, 2009; Toronto, Canada.

Ashlin J. Alexander, John R. de Almeida, Mark G. Shrime, David P. Goldstein, Ralph W. Gilbert.  “A Novel Outpatient Approach to Lower Lip Reanimation Using Palmaris Longus Tendon Sling”.  Presented at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting; October 2, 2009; San Diego, CA.

Ashlin J. Alexander.  “Facial Transplantation: Framing the Debate”.  Presented at the Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Toronto; February 6, 2009; Toronto, Canada.

MW ten Hove, M Melanson, AJ Alexander.  “A Novel Method of Measuring Orbicularis Oculi Strength”.  Presented at the European Neuro-ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting;May 26, 2007; Istanbul, Turkey.