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Justin L. Paletz

Associate professor

Division of Plastic Surgery

Phone: 902-473-6300
Mailing Address: 
QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax Infirmary Site
1796 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3A7 Canada

Hospital affiliations

  • Active staff: QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Consultant staff: IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia


  • Associate professor, Divsion of Plastic Surgery, Dalhousie


  • BSc (University of Alberta)
  • MD (University of Alberta)
  • General surgery residency (University of Alberta)
  • Plastic surgery residency (Dalhousie University)
  • Clinical fellow, plastic surgery, Victoria General Hospital and Izaak Walton Killam Children’s Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Microvascular clinical fellow, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Toronto and Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • Visiting fellow, Division of Plastic Surgery, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Research interests

Lower limb salvage in patients with malignant tumours reconstructed using a vascularized fibula strut. Collaborative work with Dr. M. Gross, FRCS, FRCSC, Division of Orthopedics, Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University.

Selected publications

  • Gorlin’s Syndrome:  An interesting case study and literature review.  Robyn J. Watts, MD and Justin Paletz, MD FRCSC The Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery Summer 2004, volume 12, number 2: 61-62
  • Prospective Study of Outcomes after Reduction Mammoplasty.  Miller, BJ, Morris, SF, Sigurdson, L, Bendor-Samuel, RL, Brennan, M, Davis, G, Paletz, JLPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 115(4): 1025-31, Discussion 1032-3.  2005
  • Treatment of Posttraumatic Injuries to the Nerves in the Foot and Ankle.  Mark A. Glazebrook, MD, MSc, PhD and Justin L. Paletz MD FRCSC Foot and Ankle Clinics, issue: March 2006, Volume 11, Number 1, Page 183-190
  • Primary Mucinous Carcinoma: A case report and review of the literature.  Meghan Bebbington, Med II and Justin L. Paletz MD FRCSC – In progress December 2009
  • Spontaneous Zone I Closed Rupture of the Flexor Digitorum Profundus Tendon: A Case Report.  Krista Butts, Med I and Justin L. Paletz MD FRCSC – In progress April 2010