Heather Baltzer

Heather Baltzer, MSc, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Heather Baltzer is part of the Hand Surgery group at Toronto Western with a clinical interest in wrist and peripheral nerve surgery. She is also cross-appointed to the Division of Orthopedics within the University Health Network.

Dr. Baltzer completed her Master of Science in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto prior to her medical school training at the University of Toronto. Her plastic surgery residency in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto. She went to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for her Hand, Wrist and Microsurgery fellowship.

Dr. Baltzer's research interests focus on health services research with an emphasis on health economics and quality improvement in hand surgery. Her research evaluates the economic burden of hand and wrist trauma and conditions and how change in models of delivery of care can impact this for patients. Dr. Baltzer currently holds an appointment as a Research Collaborator at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, completing outcomes research in hand surgery. She is also a member of the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Jun;5(6):e1328
Baltzer HL, Winocour S, Harless C, Saint-Cyr M
Ann Plast Surg. 2017 Jul;79(1):24-27
Baltzer HL, Harvey J, Fox PM, Moran SL
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Aug;138(2):256e-64e
Baltzer HL, Kircher MF, Spinner RJ, Bishop AT, Shin AY
Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2015 Dec;19(4):168-75
Baltzer HL, Spinner RJ, Bishop AT, Shin AY
Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 May;21(5):1583-8
Baltzer HL, Alonzo-Proulx O, Mainprize JG, Yaffe MJ, Metcalfe KA, Narod SA, Warner E, Semple JL

Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto