Western University
UWO team

 

Current Residents:


PGY-5:

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: 2014

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. Oluwole Omodele Ayeni

Mody Ayeni

E-mail: omodeleayeni@gmail.com

Medical School and year of graduation: Northern Ontario School of Medicine, 2009

Anticipated year of graduation from residency: 2014

Short Bio: I was originally born in Nigeria, West Africa, and grew up in Kapuskasing, ON.  I then attended UWO for Undergraduate and Graduate studies in Kinesiology.  During my time at Western, I was a member of the mens' varsity rugby team and was involved in a variety of extracurricular initiatives.  I completed my undergraduate medical degree as a member of the Charter Class of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Sudbury, ON.  I'm thrilled to be back at UWO for my residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

 

PGY-4:

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.

 

PGY-3:

Dr. Rasha Baaqeel (ISR)

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.

 

PGY-2:

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.

 

PGY-1:

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!