Dr. Achilleas Thoma MD FRCSC FACS
Division of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Achilleas Thoma is Director of Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SOURCE) at the Department of Surgery, Clinical Professor at Division of Plastic Surgery, and Associate Member at Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatics at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Thoma served as the Head for the Division of Plastic Surgery from 1995 to 2012. His research focuses on the use of cost-effectiveness analysis in healthcare decision making. He has conducted several economic evaluations of novel plastic surgery procedures, including evaluation of autologous abdominal tissue-based breast reconstruction, breast reduction, hand and microsurgery. Dr. Thoma’s other research has focused on health-related quality of life, systematic review & meta-analysis and randomized controlled trials. He is the author or co-author of over 150 papers in the plastic surgery literature, and was the Editor of the Clinics in Plastic Surgery, Vol. 35 that dealt with methodological topics and issues in evidence-based surgery. He has also held numerous leadership positions in Eastern Great Lakes Head and Neck Association, GAM (Group pour l’advancement de Microchurugie (Canadian Microsurgical Society) and Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He received his Masters in Clinical Epidemiology from McMaster University.
Being involved with the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre (SOURCE) at McMaster gave me the opportunity to disseminate evidence-based surgery principles to interested surgeons and researchers.