Shriners Hospital Hosts Guest Lecture by Canadian Doctor

Dr. Joel Fish, Medical Director of the Burn Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Ontario, Canada, will speak at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California on Monday, December 5. Lasers and Scar Modulation is the title of the lecture that will begin at 7 p.m. in the hospital auditorium.  Dr. Fish is coming to Sacramento as a guest of the Greater Sacramento Society of Plastic Surgeons. The dinner lecture is hosted by Shriners Hospitals for Children. Guests are required to make a reservation in advance by calling 916-453-2041 or sending email to

“Plastic surgeons work to mitigate the effects of scarring long after a wound heals. We are delighted to have a surgeon of Dr. Fish’s stature come to share best practices with our community,” said Dr. Pirko Maguina, a plastic surgeon at the Northern California Shriners Hospital and president of the Greater Sacramento Society of Plastic Surgeons.

As director of the burn program at SickKids, Dr. Fish’s clinical practice focuses on treatment of pediatric burn injuries, including acute care, rehabilitation and secondary reconstruction.  He also specializes in treating severe complex wound conditions from a variety of other causes, and his clinical research in burn care focuses on quality care issues, new dressing techniques and wound care products.  Dr. Fish developed the first and only electrical injury clinic in Canada, which opened in 2003.  In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Fish serves as the Research Director for the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Toronto.

Those attending the lecture are invited to meet Dr. Fish at a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Shriners Hospital auditorium. Free parking is available in the Shriners Hospital garage.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research.  Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000.

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 |

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