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In Utero Surgery: Exploring New Dimensions for Infants


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Speaker Bio:
Jacob C. Langer, MD
Professor of Surgery
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Attending Pediatric Surgeon
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Dr. Jacob C. Langer was educated and trained at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He did research fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco, and McMaster University, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, the Medical Research Council of Canada and the McLaughlin Foundation

Dr. Langer was assistant professor of surgery and pediatrics at McMaster University and a pediatric surgeon at the Children’s Hospital at Chedoke-McMaster from 1989 to 1992. He then moved to St. Louis and became associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Washington University and a pediatric surgeon at St. Louis Children’s Hospital from 1992 to 1999. He came back to Canada in 1999 to become professor of surgery at the University of Toronto, and chief of the division of general and thoracic surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children, a position he held until 2012. He was also the inaugural holder of the Robert M. Filler Chair in Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Langer has travelled widely to operate, and to lecture on a variety of topics in pediatric surgery. He has received many prestigious honours, is widely published in peer-reviewed journals, and has authored many book chapters on a variety of subjects.

Presentation Description:
The use of ultrasound and other diagnostic modalities have permitted the diagnosis of many fetal conditions, including fetal tumours. This presentation will review the options for managing prenatally-diagnosed surgical conditions, including the use of a variety of fetal surgical interventions.

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