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Dr. Peter Spafford MD, FRCSC Faculty, Division Head, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Professor

About Dr. Peter Spafford

Current Appointments:

  • Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  • Head, Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (2004 to present)
  • Staff, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Saskatoon Regional Health Authority

Academic Background

Residency:

  • 1989-1993 - Residency, Vancouver, BC, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Post Graduate Training:

  • 1988-1989 - Post-Graduate Training, General Surgery PYG1, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1987-1988 - Post-Graduate Training, Rotating Internship, Akron, Ohio

Medical School (MD):

  • 1982-1987 - Medical School (MD), University of Saskatchewan
  • Won gold medal for top graduating medical student and awarded top prizes in internal medicine and pediatric awards
  • Captain of University of Saskatchewan Huskie Hockey Team, Silver Medal, CIAU National Champtionship

Certifications:

Canada

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Principles of Surgery Exam
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Exam

United States

  • American Board Certified

Appointments:

  • 2004-present - Head, Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  • 1993-2017 - Teaching Head – Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2015-2016 - President of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2010-2015 - Executive Council, Secretary of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Achievements:

  • 71st Annual Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Scientific Meeting to be held in Saskatoon for the first time in 2017
  • 2016 – Awarded top surgical teaching award for undergraduate clinical clerks in Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Selected Publications

  • Arndt, A., LeBlanc, R., Spafford, P. A large giant cell tumor of the larynx: case report and review of the literature Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery [2017] 46(1): 26.
  • Shrivastav, A., Sharma, A.R., Bajaj, G., Charavaryamath, C., Ezzat, W., Spafford, P., Gore-Hickman, R. Singh, B., Copete, M.A., Sharma, R.K.  Elevated N-myristoyltransferase activity and expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Oncology Reports [2007] 8(1): 93-97.
  • Stapes surgery: Subjective and objective results revisited   Journal of Otolaryngology [1993] 22(3), pp. 200-203. 
  • Epistaxis: Efficacy of arterial ligation and long-term outcome Journal of Otolaryngology [1992] 21(4), pp. 252-256.
  • Spafford, P.D., Mintz, D.R., Hay, J. Acinic cell carcinoma of the parotid gland: Review and management. Journal of Otolaryngology [1991] 20(4): 262-266.