Dr. Laura Tate graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in 1979 and a Doctor of Medicine in 1983. She completed a Rotating Internship St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, in 1984 and then entered the Toronto Gallie Residency Training Program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery where she graduated in 1988. She completed a Fellowship in Microsurgery back at St. Michael’s Hospital for 6 months and in Montreal at Maissonneuve Rosemont Hospital for 6 months. Dr. Tate spent four months in Nepal travelling as an international surgeon with Dr. Norman Merkeley. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Tate joined the surgical staff of Michael Garron Hospital in 1989. She is currently as Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at The University of Toronto. She was Chief of Surgery 2001-2012 at the Michael Garron Hospital, Co-Program Medical Director Surgical Services, Chair of Credentials and the Surgical Ambulatory Care Redevelopment Co-Chair. Dr. Tate was the past VP and President of the Medical Staff Association in 1994/1995 and past head of the Division of Plastic Surgery 2005- 2011. She has completed all the PMI Physician Management Courses and in 2009 completed the Rotman School of Management Advanced Health Leadership Program, Toronto. Most recently she successfully completed the University of Toronto Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Certification Course 2010. Her clinical interests include Hand, Breast Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery and the surgical treatment of Skin Cancer.