We were pleased to celebrate a Canadian first today along with SickKids and The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario. Dr. Greg Ryan of Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. James Drake of SickKids performed an in-utero surgery to repair spina bifida for the first time in Canada. A team of 24 clinicians led by Drs. Ryan and Drake successfully carried out the procedure at Mount Sinai in June, and some members of this extraordinary clinical team are pictured above.
Dr. Greg Ryan heads Canada’s largest and most experienced fetal therapy program at Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. James Drake heads Canada’s largest and most established neurosurgical centre for the postnatal repair of spina bifida at SickKids.
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