Dr. Jiayi Hu

Phone: 647-521-4336. Email: jiayi.hu@medportal.ca

Education

  • FRCSC, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery      Hamilton, Canada

Jul 2013-Jun 2018                                    McMaster University

  • Doctor of Medicine, M.D.

Aug 2009-Jun 2013                                  University of Toronto                                           Toronto, Canada

  • B.Sc.

Sep 2005-Jun 2009                                        University of Toronto                                           Toronto, Canada

Biochemistry and Pharmacology double majors. Graduated with High Distinction.

Professional Experiences

  • Plastic Surgeon                     (Jul 2018-present)
  • Grand Genesis Health, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
  • Assistant Surgeon
  • Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Founder, Plastic Surgery Fellowship.org                 (Jun 2015-present)
  • An online resource to facilitate both the trainees and training programs in the fellowship application process
  • Featured by the European Journal of Plastic Surgery
  • Founding Partner, MD Consultants (mdconsultants.ca)                       (Sep 2009-present)
  • A Canada-based educational consulting and networking company that offers customized advice regarding admissions to professional programs and designations in North America.
  • Co-Founder, Mockcasper.ca                                                    (Jul 2011-Dec 2015)
  • Provides simulation for McMaster Medical School’s CASPer (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) for both medical school admission and selected residency programs
  • Editor/Writer, School of Public Policy and Governance  Toronto, Canada (Oct 2007-Mar 2009)
  • SPPG is a graduate faculty at University of Toronto that offers Master of Public Policy (MPP) program and acts as a hub to bring researchers, practitioners, and community members in order to contribute to policy discussion both nationally and internationally
  • Assisted in the processes of admission, marketing, and internship planning

Publications

 Patents

  1. Jiayi Hu, Paul Spangnuolo, Aaron Schimmer. Use of flubendazole and vinca alkaloids for treatment of haematological diseases. PCT/CA2010/001627.

 Articles – Published

  1. Augustine H, Hu J, Najarali Z, M McRae. Scoping review of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program in Plastic Surgery Research. (Accepted by Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery for publication.)
  1. Hu J, Gholami A, Stone N, Justyna Bartoczko,Thoma A. An evaluation of h-index among Canadian academic plastic surgeons. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2018; 26(1): 5-10.
  1. Hu J, Goekjian S, Stone N, Nelson A, Cooper MJ. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for a Giant Wound Secondary to Malignancy Induced Necrotizing Fasciitis. WOUNDS Journal 2017.
  1. Steven H, Hu J, Allard-Coutu A, Thoma A. Surgical management of primary cutaneous mucinous carcinoma. Plastic Surgery – Clinics in Surgery 2017.
  2. Hu J, Zhen M, Olteanu O, Avram R. An evaluation of accessibility and content of microsurgery fellowship websites. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2016; 24(3): 187-190. 
  1. Zhong T, Hu J, Bagher S, Vo A, O’Neill AC, Butler K, Novak CB, Hofer SO, Metcalfe KA. A comparison of psychological response, body image, sexuality, and quality of life between immediate and delayed autologous tissue breast reconstruction: a prospective long-term outcome study. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2016; 138(4): 772-780.
  1. Hu J, Li YK, Choi M. Pyoderma Gangrenosum involving all four extremities. WOUNDS Journal, 2016; 28(4): E14-17. 
  1. Hu J, Chan LF, Souza RP, Tampakeras M, Kennedy, JL, Zai C, DeLuca V. The role of tyrosine hydroxylase gene variants in suicide attempt in schizophrenia. Neurosci Lett, 2014; 24 (559): 39-43.
  1. Zhong T, Hu J, Bagher S, O’Neill AC, Beber B, Hofer SO, Metcalfe KA. Decision regret following breast reconstruction: the role of self-efficacy and satisfaction with information in the preoperative period. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013; 132 (5): 724-734. 
  1. Wang CY, Wei Q, Han I, Sato S, Azarnier RG, Whetstone H, Poon R, Hu J, Zheng F, Zhang P, Wang W, Wunder JS, Alman BA. Hedgehog and notch signaling regulate self-renewal of undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcomas. Cancer Research, 2012; 72(4): 1013-22.
  1. Spagnuolo PA, Hu J, Hurren R, DiMeo A, Boss J, Ashali I, Gronda M, Sharmeen S, Wang X, Zavareh RB, Skrtic M, Fine N, Simpson CD, Loganzo F, Horwitz SB, Rottapel R, Schimmer AD. The antihelmintic flubendazole inhibits microtubules through a mechanism distinct from vinca alkaloids and displays preclinical activity in leukemia and myeloma. Blood, 2010; 115(23): 4824-33.
  1. Hu J. Mechanisms of EIF4F inhibitors in combating c Journal of Undergraduate Life Sciences, 2008; 2(1): 68-72.

Articles – Submitted

  1. Liu E, Zhu SL, Hu J, Wong N, Farrokhyar F, Thoma A. Using SPY intraoperative perfusion assessment tool to reduce complications following mastectomy with native breast flap: A systematic review and meta-analysis. (Submitted to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery).
  1. Wong C, Augustine H, Saleh A, Naji F, Hu J, Rapanos T. Use of the National Surgical Quality Initiative Program in Vascular Surgery Research. (Submitted to Annals of Vascular Surgery).
  1. Masood S, Lee R, Hu J. A rare case of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome presenting as aseptic meningitis. (Submitted to Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine).

Articles – In progress

  1. Goekjian S, Hu J, Nelson A, Cooper MJ. A retrospective review on panfacial fractures.
  1. Hu J, Meng J, Ng W, Liu E, Thoma A, Cooper MJ. Pyoderma gangrenosum of the hand: a case series and literature review of clinical presentation and management.
  1. Teague L, Hu J, McLaren AM, Nisenbaum R, Bunn L, Mahoney J. Complications at saphenous vein graft harvest sites following aorto-cornary bypass surgery.
  1. Hu J, Stone N, Gholami A, Thoma A. A systematic review of studies on h-index in plastic surgery.
  1. Liu E, Hu J, Thoma A, Avram R. Monitoring of free flap perfusion using continuous glucose monitoring system.
  1. Hu J, Li YK. Five things about malignant melanoma.
  1. Li YK, Hu J, Thoma A. A systematic review on antithrombotic use in free flap surgery.

Presentations (Presenting Author)

*Does not include presentations that are part of the training program

  1. Hu J, Meng J, Ng W, Liu E, Thoma A, Cooper MJ. Pyoderma gangrenosum of the hand: a case series and literature review of clinical presentation and management. 2017 American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting. Waikoloa, United States, January, 2017.
  1. Hu J. A brief overview of pursuing continuing education in plastic surgery in North America. 13th Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Zhengzhou, China, October 2016.
  1. Hu J, Meng J, Ng W, Liu E, Thoma A, Cooper MJ. Pyoderma gangrenosum of the hand: a case series and literature review of clinical presentation and management. 71st Annual Meeting of American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Austin, United States, September, 2016.

Conference Award: Travel Scholarship

  1. Hu J, Li YK, Choi M. Pyoderma Gangrenosum involving all four extremities. 2016 Wound Healing Society Annual Meeting. Atlanta, United States, April, 2016.
  1. Hu J, Goekjian S, Cooper MJ. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for a Giant Wound Secondary to Malignancy Induced Necrotizing Fasciitis. 2016 Wound Healing Society Annual Meeting. Atlanta, United States, April, 2016.
  1. Hu J, Zhong T, Bagher S, O’Neill A, Beber B, Hofer S, Metcalfe K. A Comparison of Quality of Life, Psychological Response, and Body Image between Immediate and Delayed Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective Long-term Outcome Study. 2015 American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting, Bahamas, January, 2015.
  1. Hu J, Zhong T, Bagher S, O’Neill A, Beber B, Hofer S, Metcalfe K. Decision regret following breast reconstruction: the role of self-efficacy and satisfaction with information in the preoperative period. 2014 American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting, Kauai, United States, January, 2014.

Conference Award: Best Resident Clinical Paper

  1. Hu J, Teague L, McLaren AM, Nisenbaum R, Bunn L, Mahoney J. Incidence and risk factors for clinical complications at saphenous vein graft harvesting sites following aorto-coronary bypass surgery procedures. Canadian Association of Wound Care Conference, Ottawa, Canada, November, 2011.

Conference Award: Best Paper in Clinical Research Category

  1. Hu J, Teague L, McLaren AM, Nisenbaum R, Bunn L, Mahoney J. Incidence and risk factors for clinical complications at saphenous vein graft harvesting sites following aorto-coronary bypass surgery procedures. 24th Annual Wound Care Symposium (Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society), Dallas, United States, April, 2011.

Conference Award: Young Investigators Award

  1. Hu J. The antihelmintic flubendazole inhibits microtubules through a mechanism distinct from vinca alkaloids and displays preclinical activity in leukemia and myeloma. 2nd Canadian National Medical Student Research Symposium, Manitoba, Canada, June, 2010.

Conference Award: 2nd Place in Basic Science Research Category

 

Presentations (Non-presenting Author) 

  1. Augustine H, Hu J, Najarali Z, M McRae. Scoping review of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program in Plastic Surgery Research. 72nd Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, June, 2018. 
  1. Liu E, Zhu SL, Hu J, Wong N, Farrokhyar F, Thoma A. Using SPY intraoperative perfusion assessment tool to reduce complications following mastectomy with native breast flap: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 71st Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, June, 2017. 
  1. Goekjian S, Hu J, Nelson A, Cooper MJ. A retrospective review on panfacial fractures. 1st Joint American Society of Craniofacial Surgery-American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons Symposium, January, 2017. 
  1. E Starenkyj, T Zhong, Hu J, K Butler, K Metcalfe, S Hofer. Self efficacy is a determinant of post-decision regret following delayed postmastectomy breast reconstruction. 66th Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, June, 2012.
  1. Teague L, Hu J, McLaren AM, Nisenbaum R, Mahoney J. Incidence and risk factors for clinical complications at saphenous vein graft harvesting sites following aorto-coronary bypass surgery procedures. 21st Conference of the European Wound Management Association, May, 2011.
  1. Hu J, Sykes J, Panzarella T, Sharma A, Kuruvilla J, Lipton JH, Wright J, Messner H, Gupta V. Attempts to optimizing the outcomes of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in older patients (>=60 years) with acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome. 2011 BMT Tandem Meetings (American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Centre for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research), February, 2011.
  2. Wang CY, Wei Q, Hu J, Zhang P, Wunder J, Alman B. Targeting tumor-initiating cells in soft-tissue sarcoma. Orthopaedic Research Society 56th Annual Meeting, March, 2010.
  3. Spagnuolo PA, Hu J, Hurren R, DiMeo A, Boss J, Ashali I, Gronda M, Sharmeen S, Wang X, Zavareh RB, Skrtic M, Fine N, Simpson CD, Rottapel R, Schimmer AD. The antihelmintic flubendazole inhibits microtubules through a mechanism distinct from vinca alkaloids and displays preclinical activity in leukemia and myeloma. 51st American Society of Hematology Meeting, December, 2009.
  1. Wei Q, Wang CY, Hu J, Zheng F, Poon R, Alman B, Wunder J. Efficacy of conventional chemotherapies in eradicating sarcoma tumor initiating (cancer stem) cells. Connective Tissue Oncology Society 15th Annual Meeting, November, 2009.
  1. Hu J*, Wei Q*, Wang CY*, Head R, Jones K, Zheng F, Wunder J, Alman B. Efficacies of Conventional Chemotherapies in Eradicating Sarcoma Tumor Initiating (Cancer Stem) Cells. Orthopaedic Research Society 55th Annual Meeting, February, 2009.

*authors contributed equally to this work.

Book chapters 

  1. Jiayi Hu, Manveen Puri, Sameer Masood, Aly Madhavji. Your Guide to Getting into Medical School. 2016. ISBN: 978-09921028110. Available on Amazon, iBooks, GooglePlay and other platforms. Finalist of International Book Awards.
  1. Jiayi Hu, Andrew Warkentin, Interviews. University of Toronto medical school admissions retreat package (2011).
  1. Jiayi Hu, Aidin Kashigar, Daniel Pincus, Plastic Surgery. Toronto Notes 2013. ISBN: 978-3798512191.

Notable Awards and Honours

  • Invited Speaker, Chinese Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • 13th Annual Meeting      Zhengzhou, China (2016)
  • Travel Scholarship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
    • 71st ASSH Annual Meeting            Austin, US (2016)
  • 2nd Place in surgical skills, McMaster University-   2nd place in surgical skills in Surgical foundations among 30 PGY1 residents

–   this is cumulative assessment over 6 surgical skills sessions         Hamilton, Canada (2014)

  • 2nd Highest research course score, McMaster University

–   2nd highest research course score in Surgical Foundations among 30 PGY1 residents

–     1 of 2 residents to have passed all 12 tests                                               Hamilton, Canada (2014)

  • Best Resident Clinical Research Paper, American Society of Microsurgery       Kauai, US (2014)
  • Gordon Mansfield Memorial Award, University of Toronto        Toronto, Canada (2012)
  • Awarded by Faculty of Medicine for academic merit and financial need
  • $7000 in value
  • Young Investigators Award, Society of Advanced Wound Care Symposium Dallas, US (2011)
  • One of three award recipients among over 200 eligible abstract submissions
  • Eligibility: age 40 or younger, or academic ranking of Assistant Professor or less
  • Top Abstract, 17th Canadian Association of Wound Care Conference Ottawa, Canada (2011)
  • Top abstract in “Research” category (100 abstracts accepted at the conference)
  • Second place, 2nd National Medical Student Research Symposium Manitoba, Canada (2010)
  • Second place oral presentation in “Basic Research” category
  • The only 1st year medical student to receive an award at the conference
  • Hosinec Family Scholarship, University of Toronto          Toronto, Canada (2010, 2011)
  • Awarded by University of Toronto based on academic merit and financial need
  • One of twenty award recipients
  • All undergraduate students are eligible to apply
  • Laboratory Experience Grant, Leukemia Research Foundation   Cambridge, UK (2009)
  • The only grant recipient at the University of Cambridge, UK in 2009
  • £ 1500 in value
  • Top 1% student, Victorian Certificate Education    Melbourne, Australia (2005)
  • Ranked 99.15th percentile among Grade 12 students in the State of Victoria
  • Silver Award, Creativity in Science and Technology Program, CSIRO      Canberra, Australia (2002)
  • Designed, built and evaluated a simple and efficient tennis ball collector
  • Awarded for originality and creativity in science innovation

Other awards

  • University of Toronto 1st QI and Patient Safety Conference Scholarship Toronto, Canada (2011)
  • CREMS research scholarship                                                           Toronto, Canada ( 2010, 2011)
  • Michael’s Hospital Summer Research Scholarship        Toronto, Canada (2010)
  • James A. & Connie P. Dickson Scholarships in the Sciences and Mathematics, University of Toronto     Toronto, Canada (2007, 2008)
  • Summer Research Scholarship, Hospital for Sick Children        Toronto, Canada (2008)
  • Summer Research Scholarship, McGill University       Montreal, Canada (2007)
  • Dean’s List, University of Toronto          Toronto, Canada (2006-2009)
  • University of British Columbia Entrance Scholarship      Vancouver, Canada (2005)
  • University of Toronto Scholars Entrance Scholarship Toronto, Canada (2005)

  Extracurricular Activities

 Teaching 

  • Instructor, Surgical Foundations, McMaster University     Canada (July 2017-present)
  • Instructs junior surgical residents of all specialties on clinical and technical skills
  • Career Advisor/Speaker, Career Centre, University of Toronto Canada (Sep 2013-present)
  • Participates in at least 3 career related events per year
  • Reading elective supervisor, Faculty of Medicine, McMaster University, Canada (Jan 2014-2017)
  •  Provides medical students clinical reading materials for 1 week elective followed by teaching sessions and quizzes
  • Speaker, McMaster Plastic Surgery Interest Group   Hamilton, Canada (Sep 2013-present)
  •  Instructor, McMaster Dermatology Interest Group         Hamilton, Canada (May 2014-present)

–   Taught McMaster University medical students on skin cancer and suturing skills in

collaboration with Dermatology and General Surgery residents

 

Leadership

  • Plastic Surgery Representative, Surgical Foundations

–   Voting member on the surgical foundations committee   Hamilton, Canada (June 2014-2015)

  • Founder/Manager, Mount Sinai Minstrels Toronto, Canada (Dec 2007-June 2013)
  • Mount Sinai Hospital volunteer musician program with monthly performances
  • Occasional performances at St. Michael’s Hospital and Hospital for Sick Children
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Student Wellness Program      Toronto, Canada (Sep 2009-2013)
  • Designed and led research projects to evaluate student wellness and effectiveness of wellness interventions within the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Our team aims to launch research project for medical students nationwide in collaboration with Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS)
  • Literature Reviewer, Medical School Admission Retreat   Toronto, Canada (Oct 2010-Apr 2011)
  • Reviewed over 800 abstracts and 200 publications regarding medical school admission policies with a team of ten reviewers, including the Dean of Admission from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Compiled a literature review package for the medical school admission retreat, an event that involved deans of medical schools and medical educators, both nationally and internationally, to discuss admission policies
  • Pharmacology Representative, Class of 2013    Toronto, Canada (Sep 2009-2013)
  • Served as liaison between medical students (Class of 2013) and Department of Pharmacology
  • Assisted the faculty in pharmacology curriculum innovation (the “Pharmacology Weeks” were not part of medical curriculum prior to our class)
  • Co-Founder/Co-president, Magna est Veritas Toronto, Canada (Sep 2007-May 2010)
  • This is a pre-medical student club with weekly activities including MCAT practice, toastmasters, mock interviews, community volunteering, socials, and sports. Over 90% of club members have successfully gained admissions to medical schools in North America.
  • Member, Inter-professional Health Mentor Program Toronto, Canada (Nov 2009-Apr 2010)
  • Worked with a team of inter-professional healthcare students to conduct longitudinal interviews with patients suffering from chronic co-morbidities as an educational experience
  • Enhanced group learning experience to better understand medical treatments and the health care model
  • Student Affairs Office Liaison, Faculty of Medicine Toronto, Canada (Sep 2009-May 2010)

Committees

  • Social Committee Member, CFMS Toronto, Canada (Dec 2010-May 2011)
  • Organized social activities for Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS) Annual General Meeting 2011 in Toronto
  • Student Curriculum Evaluation Committee Member      Toronto, Canada (Sep 2009-2011)
  • Evaluation of all curriculum changes in Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Science Curriculum Committee Member   Toronto, Canada (Mar 2008-Jun 2009)
  • Evaluation of all science curriculum changes in Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto