CIBC Breast Centre
Dr. Karen Cross
Karen Cross MD, PhD, FRCSC is an active member of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is a surgeon scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto with an associate scientist appointment at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.
Dr. Cross graduated from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador with a Biochemistry degree followed by her Medical Degree in 2001. She completed her residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2013. Her PhD was a joint collaboration between the University of Toronto and the National Research Council of Canada.
Her research interests include the optimization of patients prior to surgery and innovative techniques to assess and promote wound healing. She performs both immediate and delayed breast reconstruction.