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On November 1, 2000, Alexander B. Dagum, MD, joined our faculty as associate professor of surgery and chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He comes to us from Lakeridge Health Oshawa (formerly Oshawa General Hospital) in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, where he has been chief of plastic surgery.

Dr. Dagum received his MD (magna cum laude/gold medalist) from the University of Ottawa in 1987, and he subsequently completed his training in plastic surgery at the University of Toronto in 1993. That year he was awarded certification in plastic surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Dagum then completed two years of fellowship training in hand surgery and microsurgery, the first at the University of Toronto (St. Michael's Hospital), and the second here at Stony Brook in the orthopaedics department. Following this training, he returned to Canada where he became a lecturer at the University of Toronto.

Since 1994, Dr. Dagum has been a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), and since 1999, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). His special clinical interests include hand and microsurgery, breast reconstruction, craniofacial surgery, and cutaneous oncology.

During the past year he was the cutaneous oncology resource physician for Cancer Care Ontario, the Province of Ontario's healthcare agency dedicated to providing cancer care.

An active researcher, Dr. Dagum recently served for three years as the joint director of research in the hand program at the University of Toronto. His current research interests include evidence-based and clinical outcomes studies and biomechanics.

Dr. Dagum has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in journals, book chapters, and research abstracts. Also active in professional organizations, he recently served as president of the Ontario Society of Plastic Surgeons and as chair of the Ontario Medical Association's Section of Plastic Surgery.

For consultations/appointments with Dr. Dagum, please call 631-444-4545.

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