Pioneers in Excellence


Due to the impact of COVID-19 on events, and after close consultation with our community partner, Villa Charities, we made the difficult decision to postpone Pioneers in Excellence II.

MAY 6, 2021

MONTECASSINO HOTEL & EVENT CENTRE

HONOUREES
CARLO AND ANGELA BALDASSARRA
DR. ANTONIO FINELLI

For more information, please contact
Kathleen Sheridan, Development Officer
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
kathleen.sheridan@uhn.ca | 416-727-4630

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REACHING NEW FRONTIERS
IN KIDNEY SURGERY

The Urology Division at University Health Network (UHN) is Canada’s premiere urological health provider, with a dedicated team providing patients the best treatment available using the latest surgical techniques. 

Dr. Antonio Finelli is Head of the Division of Urology at UHN. He is a urologic oncologist, surgeon within UHN’s Sprott Department of Surgery, and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. As a clinician investigator, his research is focused on minimally invasive surgery techniques to diagnose and remove kidney tumours.

Dr. Finelli’s cutting-edge research has enabled the Division of Urology at UHN to become a leading centre for small kidney tumour biopsy, obtaining samples in the least invasive way possible. Now, he is working to advance the surgical treatment options, developing more precise techniques that will improve patient outcomes.

Dr Finelli
Dr Finelli

SUPPORT GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Your support will allow Dr. Finelli and his team to pursue the knowledge that makes  lives better.

RESEARCH – Up until recently, treating a tumour  on the kidney involved removing the entire organ, without much context about the tumour itself.  Unfortunately, this context is critical.  Dr. Finelli’s research will transform current surgical procedures. A less-invasive biopsy approach will unlock information on the history of the tumour as well as the best way to treat it. With an understanding of the origin of the tumour, surgery can be individualized, leading to better outcomes for patients.

INNOVATION – Dr. Finelli is a leader in the use of robotic surgery in urologic surgery at UHN. This type of surgery allows even the tiniest of masses to be removed with ultra precision in minimally invasive ways – speeding up recovery times and boosting remission rates. Dr. Finelli is recognized nationally and internationally for his contributions to minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and he will continue to refine urologic surgical procedures that will save more lives. 

For more information or to make a donation, please contact:

Kathleen Sheridan, Development Officer 
Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation
kathleen.sheridan@uhn.ca | 416-340-4800 x8458

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