Lindsay, T. F.

Lindsay, T
Thomas F. Lindsay, MDCM, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

Professor and Chair, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Toronto
Head, Division of Vascular Surgery, UHN

Toronto General Hospital
University Health Network
Eaton North Wing
6th Floor Rm 6EN228
200 Elizabeth St.
Toronto, ON
M5G 2C4

Tel: 416-340-4620
Fax: 416-340-5029

Dr. Thomas F. Lindsay is Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Toronto. He graduated from McGill University (BSc, MDCM) and completed his General Surgery and Vascular Surgery training at the University of Toronto. During his surgical training he completed an MSc in the Surgical Scientist Program in Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury of Skeletal Muscle. Following a Medical Research Council of Canada Post Doctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, he returned to the Division of Vascular Surgery at University Health Network (UHN) in 1992. Dr. Lindsay is a clinician scientist whose research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of organ dysfunction following ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. He has authored the Ruptured AAA chapter in Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery. He has published widely in journals such as the Journal of Vascular Surgery and the American Journal of Physiology. He was a member of the Journal of Vascular Surgery editorial Board. Dr. Lindsay has been the recipient of several teaching awards including, most recently, the Ross Fleming Teaching award in 2011.

Dr. Lindsay is currently beginning his second term as Chair of the Division of Vascular Surgery, in the Department of Surgery at University of Toronto. Locally, he has spearheaded the UHN vascular surgery program to become a centre for advanced interventions to repair complex aneurysms with EVAR grafts. He has also led a regional reorganization of Vascular Surgical Services at the University of Toronto, including the establishment of an alternate funding plan. He is a past President of the Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society and a past President of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery (CSVS). Through the CSVS, he has been a national advocate for the funding of endovascular aneurysm repair and abdominal aortic aneurysm screening. Currently he is the Chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Canada Vascular Surgery Specialty Committee.

Clinical interests:

Vascular surgery
Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Current research interests:
Ruptured aortic aneurysm
Hemorrhagic shock
Myocardial dysfunction after hemorrhage

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Selected Publications:
-Lindsay TF: Acute pulmonary injury in a model of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. J Vasc Surg 1995; 22:1-8.

-Shahani, R., L. V. Klein, J. G. Marshall, S. Nicholson, B. B. Rubin, P. M. Walker, and T. F. Lindsay. Hemorrhage-induced alpha-adrenergic signaling results in myocardial TNF- alpha expression and contractile dysfunction. Am.J.Physiol Heart Circ.Physiol 281: H84-H92, 2001.

-Shahani, R., J. G. Marshall, B. B. Rubin, R. K. Li, P. M. Walker, and T. F. Lindsay. Role of TNF-alpha in myocardial dysfunction after hemorrhagic shock and lower-torso ischemia. Am.J.Physiol Heart Circ.Physiol 278: H942-H950, 2000.

-Boyd, A. J., Walker, P. M., Romaschin, A., Issekutz, T. B., Rubin, B. B., and Lindsay, T. F. Monoclonal antibody against CD18 reduces intestinal and pulmonary injury in a model of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. American Journal of Physiology 27(6), 1189. 1-6-1998.