Curriculum Vitae Dr. Dalia Sattler

Qualifications

1998-2003

Degree of Bachelor in Medicine, awarded on June 20th, 2003, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

2007

Membership in the Royal College of Surgeons, The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland.

2009

Fellowship in the Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Toronto, Post Graduate Medical Education, Toronto, Canada.

2010

Research Thesis (“Dissertation”),“Doctorate of Medicine”, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

2011

German Board Exams for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, awarded by the Medical Council of Lower Saxony, Hannover, Germany.

2015

Awarded Fellowship in the Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Chang Gung Memorial University Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan.

Fellowships

2012

Microsurgical Lymphnode Transplantation with Prof. van Landuyt. University Hospital Gent, Aalsters Stedelijk Ziekenhuis, Gent, Belgium.

2012

Supermicrosurgery Fellowship with Prof. Koshima. University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

2014-2015

Clinical Fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery of the Head and Neck, Breast and Lymphedema. Chang Gung Memorial University Hospital with Prof. Fu Chang Wei. Linkou, Taiwan.

2015

Supermicrosurgery of the Lymphatic System Visiting Fellowship, with Prof. Koshima. University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Awards and Honors

2006

Awarded Research Fellowship Funding Grant from the Henrietta Breast Cancer Foundation for the duration of two years. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2007

Research Grant awarded from the Canadian Institute of Health Research for the grant proposal titled “Investigation of Lymph Node Transplantation as Therapy for Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema”, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2008

Awarded Clinical Fellowship Grant from the Wolfgang-Müller-Osten-Stiftung, German Surgical Association, Berlin, Germany.

2008

Award for best Presentation for “Metastasis/Novel treatments/Predictive and Prognostic Factors”,The Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2008

Award for the best Podium Presentation for Microsurgery at the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery (CSPS) Annual Meeting 2008, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

2009

Prize for best Clinical Tutor at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital for mentoring 3rd and 6th year medical students, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

2010

New York Academy of Medicine “Lewis Rudin Award” for the winning article: “Identification of lymphatics in the ciliary body of the human eye: a novel “uveolymphatic” outflow pathway”, New York, New York, USA.

2011

Awarded “Heidenreich von Siebold Research Funding” for the duration of two years, for “Investigation of Microsurgical Techniques as Therapy for Post-Surgical Lymphedema”, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany.

Other Honors

Invited Guest Speaker

2008

Invited key-note lecturer “Investigation of Lymph Node Transplantation”, Lymphedema Education and Awareness Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2011

“Microsurgical Autotransplantation of Lymph nodes as Treatment for Experimental Lymphedema”, 35th Congress of the German Lymphology Association, Göttingen, Germany.

2012

“How to build an Experimental Animal Model for lymphatic Research: Lymphangiogenesis after Lymph Node Transfer”, 2nd Supermicrosurgery European Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

2014

“Physiology of the Lymphatic System: Lymphangiogenesis Following Microsurgical Lymph Node Transfer”, The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM). Kauai, Hawaii, USA.

Congress Participation

2011

Session Co-Chair, “Social and Research Aspect of Lymphedema related illness”, 35. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Lymphologie, Göttingen, Germany.

2012

Faculty Member at the 2nd Supermicrosurgery European Conference: “In Search of the Ideal Surgical Treatment for Lymphedema”, Barcelona, Spain.

Scientific Reviewer

2007-2008

Reviewer of Grant applications for the Student Summer Research Program. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2011

Reviewer of Scientific Grant Applications for the German Research Foundation “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft“ (DFG), Berlin, Germany.

Presentations

Audit of Hand Injuries in Labor workers. The Irish Association of Plastic Surgery (IAPS) Annual Meeting, Cork, Ireland, May 2006.

Quantification of Lymphatic Function Following Lymphatic Vessel Injury or Lymph Node Excision. The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) 61st Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 2007.

Microsurgical Autotransplantation of Lymph Nodes and the Prevention of Experimental Lymphedema. The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) 62nd Annual Meeting, John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, June 2008.

Experimental Treatment of Post-Surgical Lymphedema with Autologous Lymph Node Transplantation. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (DGC), Munich, Germany, April 2009.

The Use of Biosynthetic skin substitute (Biobrane) in the Treatment of Exfoliative Skin Disorders. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (DGC), Munich, Germany, April 2009.

Treatment of Secondary Lymphedemas by Microsurgical Lymph Vessel Transplantation: A Review of 14 Cases. The Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS) 64th Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 2010.

Surgical Treatment of Secondary Lymphedemas by Microsurgical Lymph Vessel Transplantation. 23rd International Congress of Lymphology, Malmö, Sweden, September 2011.

Treatment of Secondary Lymphedemas by Microsurgical Lymph Node Autotransplantation. 23rd International Congress of Lymphology, Malmö, Sweden, September 2011.

Microsurgical Transplantation of Autologous Lymph Vessels in Sheep as Treatment for Secondary Lymphedema. 16th World Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 2011.

How to Build an Experimental Animal Model for lymphatic Research: Lymphangiogenesis after Lymph Node Transfer. 2nd European Conference on Supermicrosurgery, Barcelona, Spain, March 2012.

Physiology of the Lymphatic System: Lymphangiogenesis Following Microsurgical Lymph Node Transfer. The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM). Kauai, Hawaii, USA, January 2014.

A Novel Microsurgical Concept for the Treatment of Bilateral Lower Extremity Lymphedema. The 7th European Plastic Surgery Research Council (EPSRC). Hamburg, Germany, August 2015.

A Selective Microsurgical Approach for Treating Bilateral Lower Extremity Lymphedema. The American Society for Plastic Surgery (ASPS), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 2015.

Publications

(articles are published under the maiden name “Tobbia”)

Tobbia D, Semple JL, Johnston M: Quantification of Lymphatic Function Following Lymphatic Vessel Injury or Lymph Node Excision – The Development of a Lymphedema Model in Sheep. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2007: 15 (2): pp111.

Tobbia D, Semple JL, Johnston M: Microsurgical Autotransplantation of Lymph Nodes and the Prevention of Experimental Lymphedema. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2008: 16 (2): p130.

Tobbia D, Semple J, Baker A, Dumont D, Semple A, Johnston M: Lymphedema

Development and Lymphatic Function Following Lymph Node Excision in Sheep. Journal of Vascular Research 2009: 46: P426-434.

Sattler T, Tobbia D, O’Shaughnessy M:

Injuries in Foreign Labour Workers in an Irish University Hospital. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2009: 17 (1): 22-24.

Tobbia D, Semple J, Baker A, Dumont D, Semple A, Johnston M:

Experimental Assessment of Autologous Lymph Node Transplantation as Treatment of Post-Surgical Lymphedema. Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: 2009: 124 (3) p 777-786.

Yücel YH, Johnston MG, Ly T, Patel M, Drake B, Gümüş E, Fraenkl SA,

Moore S, Tobbia D, Armstrong D, Horvath E, Gupta N:

Identification of lymphatics in the ciliary body of the human eye: a novel “uveolymphatic” outflow pathway. Canadian Journal of Opthalmology 2010: 45 (2): 115-117.

Baker A, Kim H, Semple JL, Dumont D, Shoichet M, Tobbia D, Johnston M: Experimental assessment of pro-lymphangiogenic growth factors in the treatment of post-surgical lymphedema following lymphadenectomy. Breast Cancer Research 2010: 12 (5): R70.

Felmerer G, Sattler T, Lohrmann C, Tobbia D: Treatment of Secondary Lymphedemas by Microsurgical Lymph Vessel Transplantation; The Journal of Microsurgery: 2011: November 24th.

Tobbia D, Sattler T, Felmerer G: Microsurgical Transplantation of Autologus Lymph Vessels in Sheep as Treatment for Secondary Lymphedema. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2011: Vol 19, Supp A.

Felmerer G, Karcz W, Föeldi E, Tobbia D: Integrated concept of Treatment for reduction of Morbidity after resection of panniculus morbidus associated with lymphedema: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery 2012: 46 (3-4).

Book Chapters

Cheng MH, Tobbia D: Vascularized groin lymph node flap transfer for postmastectomy upper limb lymphedema. Grabb’s Encyclopedia of Flaps, Fourth Edition.

Tobbia D, Tsao Ck: Pharyngoesophageal Reconstruction. Clinics in Plastic Surgery: The Resection and Reconstruction of Head and Neck Cancers.