Humber River Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery - Inaugural Recipient of
prestigious University of Toronto Award for Mentorship

TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - Dr. John Hagen, Humber River Regional Hospital's (HRRH) Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery, has been awarded the University of Toronto Robert Mustard Mentorship Award at the 33rd Annual Assembly of General Surgeons - University of Toronto.

The Robert Mustard Mentorship Award recognizes a physician mentor who is devoted to excellence in clinical training, and who provides exemplary teaching, leadership and expertise to senior general surgery residents from the University of Toronto. The award is voted on by these residents and will be given out on an annual basis. Dr. Hagen has the distinct honour of being the inaugural recipient.


"Dr. Hagen's impact has been exemplary not only in training surgical residents but also in mentoring and proctoring faculty as they transition to advanced laparoscopic techniques. Dr. Hagen is recognized throughout the city of Toronto as an individual with superior skills and foresight in the process of implementing minimally invasive surgical techniques. His surgical skill combined with his generosity of spirit and warm, unassuming manner have made him the ideal teach for learners of all ages. The University of Toronto, Division of General Surgery, is delighted to see Dr. John Hagen recognized in this way."

    Dr. Andrew Smith, Bernard & Ryna Langer Chair, Division of General
    University of Toronto

"It was a great honour to be chosen for this award, and I share it with my colleagues and Senior Management who've been extremely supportive of our General Surgery Program. They understand the importance of sharing our expertise with students from around the globe. It's a true team effort and we value our close relationship with the University of Toronto and take pride in the high level of teaching we offer at Humber River."

    Dr. John Hagen. Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery
    Humber River Regional Hospital

"Dr. Hagen has done outstanding work as one of the leaders in Humber River's General Surgery Program, notably in laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Thanks to his work, and the work of his colleagues in the Program, our partnership with the University of Toronto has been very successful. We recently expanded our General Surgery Program partnership with the University to better accommodate the increasing number of medical students looking to do their core rotation in general surgery at Humber River."

    Dr. Rueben Devlin, President & CEO
    Humber River Regional Hospital

SOURCE Humber River Regional Hospital

For further information: For further information: Sarah Quadri Magnotta, Humber River Regional Hospital, (416) 243-4531, e-mail:

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