Western University
UWO team

 

Current Residents:


PGY5:

Dr. Tanya DeLyzer

Tanya DeLyzer

E-mail: tdelyzer2009@meds.uwo.ca

Medical School and year of graduation: Western University, 2009

Anticipated year of graduation from residency: 2015

Short Bio: After spending my childhood in Chatham and Southwestern Ontario, I decided to head out to the wild west to complete my B.Sc. in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Calgary.  I enjoyed my time snowboarding in the Rockies, but decided to head back to Ontario for Medical School.  My time at Western was amazing and am looking forward to another 5 years here in London.

Dr. Kristina Lutz

Kristina Lutz

E-mail: klutz2010@meds.uwo.ca

Medical School and year of graduation: Western University, 2010

Anticipated year of graduation from residency: 2015

Short Bio: I grew up in the small town of Sarnia, Ontario.  I completed my undergraduate degree at McMaster University and then made my way closer to home by attending medical school at UWO.  One of my interests is clinical research, which I have been involved with throughout my undergraduate training.  I have been inspired by talented clinician-scientists and look forward to expanding my research interests throughout residency.  In my free time, I enjoy participating in outdoor activities including running, playing soccer, and snowboarding.  I also love to travel, cook, and spend time with my family and friends.   

Dr. Romy Ahluwalia

Romy Ahluwalia

E-mail: rahluwal@uwo.ca

Medical School and year of graduation: University of Manitoba, 2010

Anticipated year of graduation from residency: 2015

Short Bio: I was born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba, where I went to med school. I did my undergrad degree at the University of Western Ontario and I'm thrilled to return here for residency.

 

PGY4:

Dr. Rasha Baaqeel (IMG)

Dr. Rasha Baaqeel

E-mail: rbaaqeel@uwo.ca

Medical School and year of graduation: King Abdulaziz University
(Saudi Arabia), 2006

Anticipated year of graduation from residency: 2016

Short Bio: My ties to Canada started in Halifax, where I was born at the
time my father was an OBGYN resident there. Short after, we moved to
Saudi Arabia where I grew up in Jeddah, a beautiful west coast city
that I call home. I attended Medical school, a 7-year program, at King
Abdulaziz University. After which I was awarded a Plastic Surgery
scholarship that wrote my journey back to Canada. In transition I was
lucky enough to work under two inspirational UWO plastic surgery
alumni who not only put London on my radar but made training at
Western a dream I'm so honoured to live. This is an exciting chapter
of my life both professionally and culturally. In my free time I enjoy
just about any type of fitness training/sports anywhere from running,
biking, scuba diving to even skydiving!

Dr. Jacqueline Piggott

Dr. Piggott

E-mail: jacqueline.rose.piggott@gmail.com

Medical School and year of graduation: Western University, 2011

Anticipated year of graduation from residency: 2016

Short Bio: Eight of my best years I've spent in London, Ontario completing both my undergraduate BSc in genetics and mathematics as well as my M.D. degree. I have deep musical roots, and I love to scubadive.  I am truly honored to be a part of the UWO Plastic Surgery family, and I look forward to my residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Buki Ayeni

Dr. Buki Ayeni

E-mail: ooayeni@uwo.ca

Medical School and year of graduation: Northern Ontario School of Medicine, 2011

Anticipated year of graduation from residency: 2016

Short Bio: I was born in in Ilorin, Nigeria and raised in Kapuskasing, Ontario from the age of 6. I spent my undergraduate years at UWO studying Kinesiology and Psychology. After completing an MPH through Lakehead University,  I attended NOSM for my medical training. Despite my brother's best efforts to shake me loose, I'm proud to have followed his footsteps in joining the UWO Plastic Surgery Program. I am honoured to be a part of the program and feel privileged to be under the tutelage of such exemplary staff.

 

PGY3:

Dr. Kathryn Sawa

Dr. Kathryn Sawa

E-mail: ksawa@uwo.ca

Medical School and year of graduation: University of Ottawa, 2012

Anticipated year of graduation from residency: 2017

Short Bio: I grew up in London, Ontario and completed my undergraduate degree in Medical Sciences at Western.   I then moved to Canada’s capital to attend medical school at the University of Ottawa.  I have a love for visual art and enjoy the creative challenges I face as a plastic surgery resident.  I am proud to be completing my residency alongside such talented staff and residents at Western.

Dr. Caitlin Symonette

Dr. Caitlin Symonette

E-mail: csymonette2012@meds.uwo.ca

Medical School and year of graduation: Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2012

Anticipated year of graduation from residency: 2017

Short Bio: I was born in Nassau, Bahamas and moved to London during elementary school. I completed my undergrad degree in Physiology, my masters in Kinesiology, and medical school at this fine institution, Western University. I am very excited and honored to continue my residency training here! In my free time, I enjoy many different outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, canoe tripping, swimming, and running. I also love to travel and spend time with my family/friends.

 

PGY2:

Dr. Ashley Kim

Ashley Kim

E-mail: akim2013@meds.uwo.ca

Medical School and year of graduation: Western University, 2013

Anticipated year of graduation from residency: 2018

Short Bio: Originally from Aurora, Ontario, I completed my undergraduate studies in Life Sciences at Queen's University and Medical Degree at Western University. I'm a snowboarder, artist and traveler during my free time, and enjoy hitting the driving range in the summers. My family and friends have been my greatest blessings. I'm very happy to be a part of the fantastic team here at Western and look forward to continuing my training in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Emily Liu

Emily Liu

E-mail: emilyliu88@gmail.com

Medical School and year of graduation: Western University, 2013

Anticipated year of graduation from residency: 2018

Short Bio: I grew up in Richmond Hill, received my undergraduate degree from McMaster University and medical degree from Western University. I made some amazing friends during my four years in London, and I am so happy to continue my training here! I love baking, fitness classes and arts & crafts, so almost all of my free time is spent at the gym or in the kitchen.  Now that I will be spending more time in the OR, I am thrilled to join Western’s group of talented staff and friendly residents! 

 

PGY1:

Dr. Troy Ng

Troy Ng

E-mail: tng2014@meds.uwo.ca

Medical School and year of graduation: Western University, 2014

Anticipated year of graduation from residency: 2019

Short Bio: Born and raised in the GTA, I left home for Queen's University to obtain an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences before coming to London to study medicine. In my down time, I love sports, listening to and playing music, and packing in as much traveling as I can. Now that medical school is done, I am absolutely ecstatic and honoured to be coming back to Western as a member of the amazing Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery team.

Dr. Christine Nicholas

Christine Nicholas

E-mail: christine.rosamond.nicholas@gmail.com

Medical School and year of graduation: Western University, 2014

Anticipated year of graduation from residency: 2019

Short Bio: Born and raised in Aurora, I completed my undergraduate studies in Science and Business at the University of Waterloo. I attended Western University for my medical studies and am excited to be continuing my training here in London in plastic and reconstructive surgery. I’m an avid fitness enthusiast and book collector in my spare time. I also enjoy travelling and playing the piano. I am fortunate to be joining such an excellent team here at Western.