Oakville Vascular Physicians
The physicians providing and or supervising all
patient care at Oakville Vascular are Royal College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Canada certified specialists in Vascular Surgery.
In addition they hold additional certification in non-invasive
vascular imaging (Vascular ultrasound) from the American Registry of Diagnostic
Medical Sonography. All services fall entirely within the scope of
contemporary vascular surgery practice.
Dr Theodore Rapanos MSc, MD., RVT., FRCSC
Vascular and Advanced Endovascular Surgery
Dr. Rapanos is Assistant Professor and Academic Program Director in Vascular Surgery
at McMaster University, Hamilton.
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In addition to being the Academic Program Director for
Vascular Surgery at McMaster University, Dr. Rapanos sits on the Royal
College of Physicians and Surgeons Specialty Committee for Vascular
Surgery. Dr. Rapanos also sits on the Canadian Society of Vascular
Surgery National Research Committee. Further, he represents the Division
of Vascular Surgery as the acting member on the Research Advisory
Committee for the Department of Surgery, McMaster University. Dr.
Rapanos is the current Treasurer, Hamilton Academy of Medicine..
It was Dr. Theodore Rapanos’ pleasure to join the division
of Vascular Surgery as an assistant professor and practicing surgeon at
McMaster University on July 1, 2009. Having completed a BSc (Trinity College),
MSc in physiology, followed by a medical degree and general surgery residency
at the University of Toronto, Dr. Rapanos was fortunate to obtain opportunities
to continue his training in vascular surgery through McMaster University,
the Toronto Vascular Institute and Stanford University. Having trained in
Canada and U.S. medical systems, with large volumes of open, standard, advance,
endovascular and percutaneous procedures, Dr. Rapanos can offer patients
specific experience in endovascular aortic surgery, endovenous laser ablation,
as well as a unique perspective in the treatment of infra-inguinal disease.
Further, Dr. Rapanos is one of only a few vascular surgeons nation-wide
to complete certification as a Registered Vascular Technologist, affording
him the ability to offer patients complete vascular care.
Dr. Rapanos practices in all aspects of vascular surgery
including medical, surgical and endovascular management of arterial and venous
disorders. Dr. Rapanos was involved with some of the earliest endovenous
laser ablation techniques in North America, expanding his experience through
both Canadian and US exposure. He continues to teach the procedure to vascular
surgeons and trainees across Canada and the USA. Dr. Rapanos has amassed
an extensive experience in endovenous laser ablation offering his patients
state-of-the art management.
Dr David Szalay MD., M.Ed., RVT., FRCSC
Dr Szalay is Associate Professor
and Division Head of Vascular Surgery at McMaster University, Hamilton.
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Dr. Szalay is Division Head, Vascular Surgery, at Hamilton Health
Sciences and St Joseph’s HealthCare, Hamilton. Dr Szalay currently functions
as the Medical Director at Oakville Vascular. Dr. Szalay currently
sits on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Specialty Committee
for Vascular Surgery. He is also a member of the Canadian Society
for Vascular Surgery, Canadian Medical Association, Ontario Medical
Association, Hamilton Academy of Medicine, Association for Registered
Diagnostic Sonographers and Society for Vascular Surgery
Dr Szalay graduated
from medical school at the University of Toronto in 1991 and remained in
Toronto to complete his surgical residency training in General Surgery (1996)
and subsequent subspecialty training in Vascular Surgery (1999). During
this training he also obtained a Masters in Education through the Ontario
Institute for Studies in Education (at the University of Toronto) in 1998.
He was on faculty with the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto
from 1999 to 2004 when he moved to McMaster University. Dr Szalay has
held a number of positions including Academic Program Director in Vascular
Surgery at McMaster (2006-2011), Vice-Chair of Examinations in Vascular
Surgery for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2006-2011)
and Section Chair for Vascular Surgery for the Ontario Medical Association
Dr Szalay practices all aspects of vascular surgery
including medical, surgical and endovascular management of arterial and
venous disorders. Dr Szalay was one of the first vascular surgeons in Canada
to perform endovenous laser ablation in 2003 and has subsequently built
one of the largest experiences in the country with this procedure. He has
taught the procedure to many vascular surgeons and trainees across Canada
and as a recognized instructor has ready access to latest equipment and