Dr. McCabe graduated from The University of Toronto Medical School in 1980 and trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in London, Ontario. He completed Hand Fellowships at Sunnybrook Health Science Center and the Workers’ Compensation Board of Ontario and at the Kleinert Institute in Louisville Kentucky. While in Toronto he studied in the Clinical Epidemiology program at McMaster University finishing with a Master of Science degree.
Dr. McCabe has been the President of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve and the American Association for Hand Surgery. Dr. McCabe finished a certificate program in health professions education and subsequently travelled to Italy as a Fulbright scholar where he taught research methodology at the University of Siena.
Dr. McCabe is Director of the Hand Program. His goals are to collaborate with UofT Hand surgeons, to develop a program in hand transplantation, and to invigorate the academic activities of the Hand Program. Dr. McCabe is married and has three children.
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McMaster University: M.Sc., Sciences 1992
University of Toronto and Louisville: Fellowship, Hand and Microsurgery 1988
University of Western Ontario: Residency, Plastic Surgery 1984
University of Toronto, Medical School: M.D., Medicine 1980
- American Society for Peripheral Nerve : Past President
- American Association for Hand Surgery : Past President
Media Appearances (5)
UHN's multi-disciplinary team successfully completes Canada's first transplant of the upper limb
News Medical online
In a Canadian first, a multi-disciplinary team, led by Dr. Steven McCabe, has successfully completed the country's first transplant of the upper limb.
During a procedure lasting approximately 14 hours, a team of 18 surgeons attached the forearm and hand matched from a donor to a patient who had been evaluated as a suitable candidate. This required the cooperation of a variety of different surgical disciplines from a number of hospitals and the University of Toronto...
First successful hand transplant in Canada performed in Toronto
"She's doing well," Dr. Steven McCabe, who led the team of surgeons, told reporters on Tuesday. "The hand has good circulation [and] she's had no medical problems since the time of the transplant."
Full recovery will take about two years, according to McCabe, because nerves regenerate at a rate of one millimetre per day...
Team of Toronto doctors perform Canada's first hand and forearm transplant
The Chronicle Herald online
"To the best of our knowledge, it is the first one for Canada," said Dr. Steven McCabe, who led the surgery at the Toronto Western Hospital. "It's not a breakthrough as far as doing a new operation, but it means that we have it available now here and that we have a capability of doing this procedure."
McCabe was part of a team in Louisville, Ky., that performed the world's first successful hand transplant in 1999. He returned to Canada three and a half years ago to become the director of Toronto Western Hospital's hand and upper extremity transplant program...
Hospital performs first hand transplant in Canada
The Toronto Star online
The surgery was led by Dr. Steven McCabe, director of the Toronto Western Hospital’s hand and upper extremity transplant program.
He was part of a surgical team in Louisville, Ky., that performed the world’s first successful hand transplant in 1999.
To date, more than 110 hand transplants have taken place worldwide in more than a dozen countries...
Canada's first hand, forearm transplant takes 18 U of T surgeons and five years of planning
University of Toronto News online
Professor Steven McCabe, director of U of T’s Hand Program and director of UHN’s Hand and Upper Extremity Transplant Program at Toronto Western Hospital, led the team.
“We are very proud to have successfully performed this forearm and hand transplant procedure," said McCabe (pictured below). "This is a tremendous accomplishment, and we are excited to be able to provide this procedure to patients who would benefit from it.”...
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the prevalence and intensity of nerve compression symptoms and to estimate the prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in the general population. A survey that included the Katz hand diagram, the Carpal ...
We compared the degree of ulnar variance, measured on standardized radiographs of the wrist, in forty-four patients who had Kienböck disease with that in ninety-nine control subjects who had been selected from a general clinic population and had radiographs of ...
In a pedantic but playful way, we discuss some common errors in the use of statistical analysis that are regularly observed in our professional plastic surgical literature. The seven errors we discuss are the use of parametric analysis of ordinal data ...
Three provocative tests (pressure, Phalen's test, and Tinel's sign) were studied in 30 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and 30 control subjects. The pressure provocative test had a sensitivity of 100%. In contrast, Phalen's test was 88% sensitive and Tinel's sign only 67% sensitive...
This study was done to determine whether microemboli are produced by an arterial anastomosis. Direct in vivo observations were made in an isolated microcircu-latory bed lying directly downstream from a newly made anastomosis. The tissue used was the ...