Karen Cross



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Dr. Karen Cross is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and a Surgeon-Entrepreneur at St. Michael’s Hospital. Clinically, Dr. Cross has extensive professional experience in Advanced Tissue Injury Diagnostics and Treatment. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University.  She performs clinical translation research developing non-invasive optical technologies to assess skin physiology. Her research aims are to bring innovative technology from the bench to the bedside. As Co-Founder and CEO of MIMOSA Diagnostics. Dr. Cross is building the next generation of mobile health (mHealth) medical devices, powered by AI and designed to solve some of Health Care’s biggest problems.

Dr. Cross has won several National and International awards related to her research such as the Wound Healing Society Young Investigator Award, Trauma Association of Canada Research Award, and Best Clinical Research from the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. She has been recognized for her excellence as a teacher, her collegiality, generosity, mentorship and humanitarianism by receiving the Dr. Hugh Thompson Humanitarian Award and the Leo Mahoney Teaching Award.

Please note: Dr. Cross is not taking any summer students.

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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Professor, Ryerson Unversity