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Dr. Peter Spafford MD, FRCSC Faculty, Division of Otolaryngology, Clinical Professor

About Dr. Peter Spafford

Dr. Peter Spafford, MD FRCS(C), American Board Certified
Clinical Professor, College of Medicine
Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery,
Department of Surgery, University of Saskatchewan

Education:

Medical School (MD)

  • 1982-1987 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 Championship.

Post Graduate Training

  • 1987-1988 Rotating Internship. Akron, Ohio
  • 1988-1989 General Surgery PGY1. Honolulu, Hawaii

Residency

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2015/2016 – President of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. - 71st Annual Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Scientific Meeting held in Saskatoon for the first time in 2017.
  • 2010-2015 – Executive Council, Secretary of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
  • 2002-2018 - Division Head – Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Saskatchewan.
  • 1993-Present. Teaching Head – Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.
  • 2016 – Awarded top surgical teaching award for undergraduate clinical clerks in Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.
  • 6Member, Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, Working Group, and Taskforce.
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology.
  • Chair, Saskatoon Cancer Center, Head and Neck Tumor Board Rounds.
  • Co-Chair, Royal College International, KUWAIT Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship Exams.
  • 2018 - Member, Advisory Board, Humboldt Broncos Memorial Fund.

Selected Publications

Journals

  1. LeBlanc, R, Sharma, A, Spafford, P, Wilde, B, Jaggi R. (2017). Radical Treatment of an Aggressive, Recurrent Benign Inflammatory Lesion of the Tongue: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Austin Journal of Otolaryngology. 4(1): 1089.
  2. Arndt, A; LeBlanc, R; Spafford, P. (2017). A large giant cell tumor of the larynx: case report and review of the literature. Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery. 46(1): 26-33.
  3. Shrivastav, A; Sharma, AR; Bajaj, G; Charavaryamath, C; Ezzat, W; Spafford, P; Gore-Hickman, R; Singh, B; Copete, MA; Sharma, RK. (2007). Elevated N-myristoyltransferase activity and expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Oncology Reports. 18(1): 93-97.
  4. Doyle, PJ; Spafford, P. (1993). Stapes surgery: subjective and objective results revisited. The Journal of Otolaryngology. 22(3): 200-3.
  5. Spafford, P; Durham, JS. (1992). Epistaxis: efficacy of arterial ligation and long-term outcome. The Journal of Otolaryngology. 21(4): 252-56.
  6. Spafford, P.D., Mintz, D.R., Hay, J. (1991). Acinic cell carcinoma of the parotid gland: review and management. The Journal of Otolaryngology. 20(4): 262-66.

Reports

  1. Dr. Peter Spafford, Andrew Arndt, Med III. (2017). Continuation of 5 Year Cohort Study on Complex Thyroid Gland Nodules.10. University of Saskatchewan, Department of Surgery.
  2. Dr. Anil Sharma. Dr. Peter Spafford. (2017). N-myristoyltransferase Activity and Expression in Oropharyngeal Carcinoma.10. University of Saskatchewan, Department of Surgery.
  3. Dr. Peter Spafford., MD Kate Johnson, MD. (2012). Impacts of Human Papilloma Virus as a Risk Factor in Oropharyngeal Cancers.10. University of Saskatchewan, Department of Surgery.
  4. Dr. Peter Spafford, MD Dr. Jon Dautremont, MD. (2011). Head and Neck Cancer - Experience in Saskatchewan. Larynx Cancer 1998-2008.20. University of Saskatchewan, Department of Surgery.
  5. Dr. Peter Spafford, MD Dr. Russ Murphy, MD. (2009). Epidemiology of Oral Cavity Cancers and Generation of a Digital Database of Common Oral Cavity Cancers for Primary Physician Education. Mortality and Functional Outcomes of patients less than 50 year of age with Anterior Tongue Cancer.10. University of Saskatchewan, Department of Surgery.

Working Papers

  1. Safety and Efficacy of EXE844 Otic Suspension in the Treatment of Otitis Media at time of Tympanostomy Tube Insertion.
  2. (2017). Continuation of 5 Year Cohort Study on Complex Thyroid Gland Nodules.
  3. (2017). N - myristoyltransferase Activity and Expression in Oropharyngeal Carcinoma.

Conference Publications

  1. LeBlanc R, Sharma A, Spafford P, Wilde B, Jaggi R. Radical Treatment of an Aggressive, Recurrent Benign Inflammatory Lesion of the Tongue: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. 71st Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting 2017, Saskatoon, Canada
  2. Denis-Katz HS, Isak P, Peeling L, Spafford P, Jaggi R. Complications of Parapharyngeal Space Neck Infection in a Pediatric Patient: Case Report and Review of Literature. 69th Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting 2016, Winnipeg, Canada
  3. Bajaj, G; Shrivastav, A; Ezzat, W; Spafford, PD; Gore-Hickman, R; Sharma, RK; Copete, MA.. N-myristoyltransferase activity in Oral Carcinomas. Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine. The 12th International Congress of the IAOP 2004, Madrid, Spain.