Patrick J Gullane, MB BCh, FACS, FRCSC
Dr. Patrick Gullane received his medical degree from the National University of Ireland (Galway). He was selected as the McLaughlin Fellow and then pursued advanced fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncology in Pittsburgh, and New York.
Dr. Gullane’s clinical focus is in major ablative head and neck surgery, and endocrine surgery. His research interests include the head and neck oncology, and head and neck reconstruction.
In 1978, Dr. Gullane was appointed to the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He was subsequently recruited to the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. He currently holds the Wharton Chair in Head and Neck Surgery at UHN and the University of Toronto. In 1989, he was appointed as the Otolaryngologist-in-Chief at UHN and in 2002 – as Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. In 2012, he concluded his twenty-four-year period as the Otolaryngologist-in-Chief at UHN and his second and final term as Chair at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Gullane is a member of numerous national and international Surgical Societies and has been invited as a Visiting Professor to over 85 countries lecturing on all aspects of Head and Neck Oncology, and has delivered over 835 invited and keynote presentations worldwide. He received the 2007 Medtronic Alumni Award from the National University of Ireland (Galway) for contributions to Health Care and Medical Science. He was one of the six International Faculty leaders who conducted the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) Head and Neck World Tour Program in 2008. Dr. Gullane has published 357 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 95 chapters in textbooks. In addition, he has published 10 books on various aspects of Head and Neck Surgery. His textbook Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology was awarded the George Davey Howells Prize from the University of London, cited as the best published book in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in the preceding five years. Currently, Dr. Gullane is a member of the Editorial Board of 10 Journals.
Dr. Gullane has served as the President of the American Head & Neck Society, The North American Skull Base Society, President of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and, Vice President of the Triological Society. In recognition of his distinguished achievements, Dr. Gullane was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2006, Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2010, and an Honorary Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 2012. He was elected to Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2011 and in 2010 was appointed as a Member to the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada, cited for his inspiration of young surgeons and his contributions to the field of Head and Neck Surgery. In 2014, in recognition of his outstanding contributions an endowed Chair was named in his honour at UHN, the University of the Toronto. In February 2015, Dr. Gullane was appointed as a Member to the Order of Ontario by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario for his achievements in the field of Head and Neck Surgery. Finally, he has facilitated the establishment of four University-Hospital Chairs: Head & Neck Surgery, Reconstruction, Radiation Oncology, and Basic Science, from private funding donations in excess of $15.5 M., with continual funding up to the present time.