Dr. Daryl S Kucey
MD MSC MPH FRCSC RPVI
The Medical Director of the Davisville Vein Clinic is Dr. Daryl S Kucey.
Dr. Kucey is a well-recognized expert in Vascular Surgery that has been in active surgical practice for more than 20 years. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and continues to have a very active arterial surgical practice through Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. He received his undergraduate Science Degree and Medical Degree from the University of Alberta, graduating with High Distinction in 1986.
He was the recipient of numerous undergraduate awards including the Louis McKinney Scholarship for Exceptional Academic Achievement, and the John W Scott Honor Award and Medal for outstanding Leadership, Scholarship and Character. He was also the Graduating Class president of the Class of 1986 at the University of Alberta.
He then completed a Rotating Internship at the Toronto East General Hospital, and following this was accepted into the Gallie Surgical Training Program at the University of Toronto. During his six years of General Surgery training he also completed a Masters of Science Degree through the Surgical Scientist Training Program at the University of Toronto. This was under the tutelage of Dr. Ori Rostein and resulted in a number of publications and research awards including the Association for Academic Surgery Research Award and a two year Medical Council of Canada (MRC) Fellowship. Dr. Kucey became interested in vascular surgery working under Dr. Michael Ameli, Dr. Alan Lossing, and Dr. John Provan and upon completing his training in general surgery pursued a further residency in Vascular Surgery at the University of Toronto. He was also influenced by Dr. Robert Maggisano, Dr. KW Johnston, Dr. Paul Walker, and Dr. Peter Kalman. He then completed a Masters in Public Health (MPH) Degree at the Harvard School of Public Health while receiving the RS Mclaughlin Travelling Fellowship in Surgery.
Dr. Kucey then returned to Toronto in 1995 to begin an active clinical research program through the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Studies in Ontario (ICES) and clinical practice in Vascular Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. His arterial interests have centered on complex aortic pathologies including Thoracoabdominal Aortic Reconstruction and Arterial Traumatic Injuries, however, he has always maintained a broad interest in all vascular pathology including extracranial carotid disease, lower and upper extremity arterial reconstruction, and venous disease.
Dr. Kucey has been extensively involved in the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery and has served as Chair of the Research Committee, Secretary of the Society, President-Elect, President, and Past President of the Society. He has also served as the Chair of the Vascular Section of the Ontario Medical Association as well as secretary of the Medical-Dental-Midwifery Staff Association of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He has trained three Masters Students in surgical research and continues to be involved in surgical research.
Dr. Kucey first became involved with minimally-invasive venous surgery in 2002, when a novel technique was described to treat varicose veins. This was the beginnings of EVLA in Canada as we know it today. In partnership with Dr. David Szalay and Dr. Alan Lossing, the original group was called ‘The Canadian Vein Institute’ and study and promotion of EVLA began. In the early years the technique was refined and we trained numerous surgeons from across Canada in this technique. Eventually, the original three ‘endovenous surgeons’ parted ways and established separate free-standing venous treatment facilities. Today EVLA is a common, very successful minimally invasive treatment for large varicose veins. Dr. Kucey is proud to have played an integral role in the development of this technique in Canada. He has now personally performed over 1200 of these procedures.