Fellow Alumnus, Blayne A. Sayed, Advances HPB Pediatric Surgery in Canada

February 26, 2021

Former Fellow and current Faculty member, Dr. Blayne Amir Sayed, has spent the past year expanding the HPB and liver transplant services at the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC), the largest pediatric hospital in Canada.

The HSC liver and bowel transplant program had a record year in 2020, transplanting over 40 children with 100% one year survival, with Dr. Sayed serving as the Surgical Lead. He is also performing large, complex tumor resections for patients with advanced liver tumors. Additionally, Dr. Sayed has introduced minimally invasive liver surgery, performing multiple laparoscopic hepatectomies, as well as utilizing fluorescence guided surgery for liver tumors, options previously unavailable to HSC patients.

Dr. Sayed is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Associate Scientist Track at the SickKids Research Institute and a member of the University Health Network Ajmera Transplant Center at Toronto General Hospital.