Dr. Rodger Shortt is a specialist plastic surgeon who graduated from Queen’s Medical School in 2004 and became certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2009. He received further sub-specialty fellowship training with international plastic surgeons in micro-vascular breast reconstruction, cosmetic plastic surgery, and body contouring after bariatric (gastric banding) surgery, significant weight loss or post-pregnancy. Dr. Shortt is committed to providing high quality patient care and achieving excellent results.
“Surgery can dramatically affect your life,” says Dr. Shortt. “However, you should only have surgery when it is appropriate. I believe it is important to communicate all the available options to my patients to ensure that they are fully informed. I like to allocate reasoned time with each patient, to evaluate their individual needs, and build a rapport, with the goal of providing excellent care and optimum results.”
Dr. Shortt is currently the director of the cosmetic surgery training program for the plastic surgery residents of McMaster University. In addition, he shares his plastic surgery expertise by teaching other doctors Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Musculoskeletal Limb Support.
Dr. Rodger Shortt has received considerable recognition in his academic career. At Queen’s Medical School, he was the recipient of the Rattray Scholarship in Ophthalmology, the Bracken Award for Academic Achievement, and the Queen’s University Surgery Award. During his plastic surgery residency at McMaster University, he was a recipient of the Best Clinical Research Paper. Dr. Shortt has been actively involved in plastic surgery research, has been invited to present his research at national and international conferences, and has published articles in key medical journals.
Committed to providing his community with high quality patient care, Dr. Shortt has hospital privileges at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Georgetown Hospital, in addition to Burlington, Mississauga, Milton and Hamilton.
In addition to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Rodger Shortt is highly trained in reconstructive surgery, including skin cancers, hand surgery, micro-vascular surgery and trauma.
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