Scientific Advisory Board


Dr. Christopher Forrest, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS


Dr. Forrest is Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Sick Kids Hospital where he specializes in pediatric craniofacial and cleft surgery. He also serves as a Professor of Surgery and Chair of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Forrest is considered an international authority on pediatric craniofacial and cleft surgery.


Dr. David Fisher, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Dr. Fisher is a Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Sick Kids Hospital where he serves as the Medical Director of the Cleft Lip and Palate Program. He is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Fisher is considered an international authority on cleft lip and palate repair, sharing his own surgical techniques and expertise on cleft surgery throughout the world.


Dr. Karen Wong MD, MSc FRCSC

Dr. Wong is a Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Sick Kids Hospital and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. She specializes in cleft lip and palate repair and is a surgeon-scientist whose research is primarily focused on cleft outcomes.


Dr. James Drake, BSE, MB, BCh, MSc, FRCSC

Dr. Drake is the Head of Neurosurgery and lead of the Center for Image Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention (CIGITI) at Sick Kids Hospital. CIGITI is a lab that specializes in surgical simulation and medical device design, and holds numerous patents.


Dr. Blake Murphy, MD, PhD, FRCSC

Dr. Murphy is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and is appointed at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery. He completed fellowships in Craniofacial Surgery and Breast & Microsurgery and has a clinical focus in these areas. He has a research interest in simulation for medical training utilizing physical models and augmented reality applications.