Dr. John L. Semple
John L. Semple, MD, FRCSC, FACS, Surgeon-in-Chief, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto
Upon graduating from high school, John studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD). He then completed a Baccalaureate degree in Medical Illustrating (art as applied to medicine) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. John received his medical degree at McMaster University and his surgical training in Plastic Surgery at the University of Toronto.
He is currently Chair in Surgical Research for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Ontario Chapter) and Past President of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto, and was recently appointed to the Board of Governors of OCAD University.
John has a special interest in converging disciplines and their potential to act as a novel research platform. As well as his work in breast cancer, John’s research interests include advancing ambulatory surgical innovation and new models of care using appropriate and affordable mobile technology.