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Eligio Acebedo, an Operating Room RN, poses in one of Osler's operating rooms

A career with personal growth: Eligio’s journey to becoming an operating room nurse

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2023 11:54 AM

In the dynamic realm of health care, operating room (OR) nurses hold a pivotal role in patient safety during surgical procedures. At Osler, OR nurses exemplify our commitment to patient-centred care and teamwork. Eligio Acebedo, an experienced OR nurse shares his rewarding and impactful journey so far at Osler.

Dedication to nursing: A lifelong passion

Eligio, an experienced Registered Nurse (RN) with nearly 30 years of dedicated service, shares his remarkable career insights and personal...

Dr. Christine Tang, Plastic Surgeon at Osler, poses in an operating room

Reshaping lives - one breast cancer patient at a time

Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11:51 AM

Breast reconstruction surgery offers a profound transformation for many patients who have journeyed through a breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

The decision for reconstruction surgery is a personal one and can build confidence and comfort. The surgery is covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) - and is often a combination of both modern medicine and artistry. We spoke with Dr. Christine Tang, Plastic Surgeon, at Osler to learn more about breast reconstruction surgery...

A librarian (far right) assists a staff member in their online research

Keeping tabs on health care innovation: Our Health Sciences Library

Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023 11:30 AM

Whether help is needed surrounding a patient care scenario or new research has been published relevant to an internal program, Osler’s Health Sciences Library team is on it.

The small but mighty team holds the key to countless online databases and resources, and have the expertise required to help our staff and physicians find the information they need, when they need it. We spoke with Janice Thompson, Team Lead, Health Sciences Library, to learn more about the unique role of the library in...

Dr. Priya Chopra, General Surgeon, Brampton Civic Hospital

Dr. Chopra’s five tips for breast cancer awareness and prevention

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 12:28 PM

Dr. Priya Chopra, MD, FRCSC, is a general surgeon at William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Brampton Civic Hospital. Upon completing her Medical Degree at Western University, Dr. Chopra completed her general surgery residency at the University of Ottawa, along with paediatric surgical training at the University of Montreal.

Canadian cancer statistics1 show that one in eight Canadian women will be diagnosed or develop breast cancer in their lifetime, as well as almost 300 men each year.2 Here are...

Participants of the 2023 Summer Student Research Program poster presentation day

Meet our 2023 Summer Student Research Program students

Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2023 10:54 AM

Each summer, post-secondary students from across Ontario join forces with Osler physician and staff supervisors to undertake research projects that help advance patient care. In August 2023, 21 students and their research supervisors presented their work at the Summer Student Research Program (SSRP) poster presentation.

Our SSRP gives students the opportunity to learn new research methods, gain experience and work alongside hospital researchers in clinical and non-clinical areas. We spoke to a...