University Health Network – Toronto Canada
Wharton Chair Head and Neck Surgery
Professor and Chair Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Dr. Patrick Gullane was born in Ireland and received his MB Degree from Galway University in 1970. He then embarked on a surgical career obtaining his Fellowship in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1975 and in 1976 was Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In 1975 he was selected as the McLaughlin Fellow and then pursued advanced training in Head and Neck Oncology with Dr. Sebastian Arena in Pittsburgh, and Drs. John Conley and Marquis Converse in New York.
In 1978 Dr Gullane was appointed to the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Western Ontario and in 1983 he was recruited to the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in Toronto. In 1989 he was appointed as Otolaryngologist-in-Chief at the University Health Network, in 1997 as Wharton Chair in Head and Neck Surgery, Princess Margaret Hospital and in 2002 Professor and Chair Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto.
He has received numerous honours and awards during his Career including:
- 1990 – Received the “Harris P. Mosher Award” for his Thesis submission for membership in the Triological Society
- 1992 – Awarded the “Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation”.
Academic Highlights and Recognitions include:
- Facilitated the establishment of 4 University Chairs in Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstruction from private funding donations in excess of $12.5 M.
- 2004 – Received the Millennium Society Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
- 2004-05 – Served as President of the American Head and Neck Society
- 2005 – Received the Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- 2004-05 – Served as President of the North American Skull Base Society
- 2005-06 – Served as Vice-President, Eastern Section of the Triological Society.
- Member of numerous Medical Societies, both Nationally and Internationally and he has been invited as a Visiting Professor to over 42 Countries lecturing on all aspects of Head and Neck Oncology.
- He has delivered over 650 presentations Nationally and Internationally and serves on the Editorial Board of 10 Journals.
- Collaborator of numerous research grants (8 ongoing) receiving funding from various Agencies, including NCIC and NIH.
- He has published 232 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 56 chapters in textbooks and published 8 books on various aspects of Head and Neck Surgery
- Nov 2005 Received the “George Davey Howells Memorial Prize in Otolaryngology” – University of London for being co-author of the textbook, “Principles and Practice of Head and Neck Oncology”
- May 2006 – Recipient of “Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Honorary Fellowship” – Sydney, Australia
- Nov 2006 Recipient of the 2006 Gerald Kirsh Humanitarian Award from PMH, the Foundations, patients and families for exemplifying the hospital’s six core values: Care, Excellence, Teamwork, Innovation, Leadership and Integrity
- Sept 2006 – Princess Margaret Hospital recognized Dr Patrick Gullane with a “Tribute Event and GalaEvening” for his contributions and leadership in Head and Neck Oncology. In recognition of this evening, an endowed Fellowship Chair will be established
- March 2007 – Alumni Award winner for contributions to “Health Care and Medical Science” – Galway University, Ireland
- Recipient of International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO) Award for Member at Large of Council. Award for appreciation of service 2005-2007