McMaster University

McMaster University

A warm welcome to Drs. Bailey, Baroni & Sabri

Dr. Karen Bailey

Dr. Karen Bailey has joined the Division of Pediatric General Surgery effective January 1, 2010. She returns home after completing her General Surgery Residency here at McMaster in 2003. She started her career in Pediatric Surgery by pursuing a year of research and clinical work at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. Dr. Bailey then completed a two-year pediatric surgery fellowship in 2006 at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and went into practice for nearly three years at the Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Danville, Pennsylvania. When a position became available in our division, we reached out to Karen and are thrilled that she decided to come back to McMaster. She has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and will take a leadership role with the Trauma Program and develop the surgical aspects of the treatment of teenage obesity.

Dr. Ben Baroni

Dr. Benedicto (Ben) Baronia has just joined the Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery. He will be working full-time as a pediatric neurosurgeon at McMaster Children's Hospital. Dr. Baronia is a native of the Philippines, who obtained his Medical degree in 1984 from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Centre (UERMMMC) in Manila. He completed his neurosurgical training in 1990 and in 1991 he immigrated to North America where he further trained in pediatric neurosurgery both in the Unites States and Canada. He also has special training in microvascular and base of the skull surgery. He will take the role of group leader for the pediatric neurosurgery group and the McMaster community welcomes and looks forward to working with Dr. Baroni.

Dr. Kourosh Sabri

Dr. Kourosh Sabri officially joined the Pediatric Ophthalmology clinic in February. Dr. Sabri comes to us from Edmonton where he held a position as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Alberta. He received the majority of his education in the United Kingdom and completed his fellowship in Ophthalmology in June 2006 at Sick Kids in Toronto. Dr. Sabri has been actively involved in both teaching and research and has won related awards including Teacher of the Year in 2008 for the department of Ophthalmology at the University of Alberta, and first prize at the Leicester Alcon Research Day in October of 2000. Dr. Sabri will manage a wide range of pediatric ophthalmology, both medical and surgical, including strabismus oculoplastics, anterior segment and retinal problems. He is also actively involved in managing adult strabismus.

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