Dr. Walter Peters received his MD degree with Honors, and his Plastic Surgery Fellowship (FRCSC), both from the University of Toronto.
He received his PhD from UBC.
was awarded a McLaughlin Traveling Fellowship for further training in Boston.
Dr. Peters has had a Plastic Surgery practice in Toronto for over 20 years . He is also Full Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Toronto.
He is currently on staff at Mount Sinai Hospital.
However, since 2001, all of his
surgery is done in his
own surgical facility, at Bloor and Sherbourne, in downtown Toronto.
is done under general anaesthetic, IV (twilight) sedation, and local anaesthetic . Patients can stay at the Clarion Hotel, which is located across the street from our surgical facility.
Dr. Walter Peters
has been awarded over $5 million in research funding.
has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and has presented papers at over 300 national and international meetings.
Since 1990, Dr. Peters has been the Coordinator and Course Director of the largest annual Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium in Canada.
Each year, over 250 plastic surgery professionals attend this University of Toronto
meeting, from Canada, the United States, and abroad.
Dr. Walter Peters
performs a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures.
main area of specialty is breast implants.
He has performed breast augmentation surgery on over 4000 women . For the past 10 years, he has been the chief investigator and coordinator of a huge, $3.5 million, 3,000 patient research study, on the reaction of a woman's body to implanted material, particularly silicone gel breast implants.
has received numerous awards for this research , including the Lister Prize for surgical research at the international level, the Ralph Millard Prize, the Tiffany Prize, and the Mentor Prize.
is considered by his
peers to be an international authority on the topics of breast implants and breast augmentation surgery .
Dr. Peters is an advisor/consultant in the United States, to the FDA, the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine Committee on the "Safety of Breast Implants", and the FDA Public Health Project.
He has also been a consultant to six major corporations concerning breast implants.
In Canada, he is a member of Health Canada's Expert Panel on Breast Implants and the Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Peters is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons , Canadian Society of Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, and International Society of Aesthetic Surgery.