Peter A. Adamson, OOnt, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Dr. Peter A. Adamson is a Professor at The University of Toronto. He practised facial plastic and reconstructive surgery for over 30 years and is internationally recognized for his surgical techniques, teaching and leadership.
Dr. Adamson is an otolaryngology – head and neck surgeon practising in facial plastic surgery. He is also an expert in rhinoplasty (nasal surgery) and soft tissue rejuvenation surgery for aging. He is past President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is currently President, International Board for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery which establishes standards for examination and certification. He was on staff at the Toronto General Hospital which is associated with the University Health Network from 1981-2020.
In July 2018, Dr. Adamson closed his surgical practice and asked Dr. Gantous to continue patient care.
A letter from Peter A. Adamson, OOnt, MD
May 25, 2018
As many of you know, I am planning to stop performing surgery June 28, 2018 and close my practice as of December 15, 2018. Throughout my 37-year surgical career, I feel blessed to have had so many outstanding people as my patients. It has been a distinct privilege to know you, share your concerns, and improve your quality of life.
I have also been graced to have had the support of so many skilled and dedicated professionals, both in my practice office and at The Cumberland Clinic where I operate. We all hope that our teamwork has provided you the most satisfying care over the years.
My future includes focusing more on my Face the Future Foundation and leading more humanitarian surgical missions to those parts of the world in need. I am also continuing as President of our International Board for Certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and will be working to expand the number of highly qualified international surgeons who will train and certify in our specialty. I shall also continue to accept invitations to teach, perform demonstration surgery and share my experience around the world.
Moving forwards for you, I am very pleased to announce that I will transition your care to one of my highly skilled and respected colleagues, Dr. Andres Gantous. Dr. Gantous has been seeing patients at Adamson MD Associates for many years and will continue his practice in my current office after June 30, 2018. We will work together to continue providing you the best possible care. As a further introduction, Dr. Gantous’ biographical sketch follows this letter. I will be in the office on a limited basis during the transition period for non-surgical treatments and care. The office telephone number will remain the same, (416) 323-3900, so you will be able to reach either myself or Dr. Gantous during the transition period, and Dr. Gantous thereafter. Your medical records will remain here. Joanne and Vanessa will be staying on and will be pleased to assist with your ongoing care with Dr. Gantous.
Most importantly, I thank each of you for the trust and confidence you have placed in me and my care. I feel exceptionally fortunate to have enjoyed such an enriched medical career. The happiness, rewards and satisfaction from our shared experiences shall be with me forever. For this, I extend my deepest gratitude. You, my patients, will be missed.
With all best wishes for good health and happiness in the years ahead.
Kindest personal regards,
Peter A. Adamson, OOnt, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Professor and Head
Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
University of Toronto
An introduction to Andres Gantous, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Andres Gantous established his Facial Plastic Surgery practice in Toronto in 1994. He has specialized in the full range of facial cosmetic and facial reconstructive procedures for both adults and children. He has achieved international recognition for his expertise in rhinoplasty and incisionless otoplasty.
After graduating with top honours from medical school, he went on to complete a six-year surgical training program in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Toronto. He then was a fellow in Craniofacial Surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Gantous is on staff at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Gantous is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is currently an executive board member of the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Canadian representative to the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies. He also just completed a four-year term on the board of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Gantous enjoys painting, drawing, skiing and practising martial arts in his spare time. He loves to study languages and is fluent in Spanish, Italian and French, and dabbles in a couple more.
The story of you is written on your face. But that story sometimes strays into fiction, communicating a false message to the world and keeping the true one under wraps. Faces can mask rather than reveal the person – and the personality – within.
With the help of true stories from transformed patients, Dr. Adamson provides an intimate glimpse into the experience of facial plastic surgery. Is it right for you? How do you find a doctor? What surgeries and procedures are available? What can you expect before, during, and after surgery? The answers to all these questions and more are revealed.
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