Dr. Tara Lynn Teshima is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons board certified plastic, reconstructive, and craniofacial surgeon. She has advanced fellowship training in craniofacial surgery and specializes in facial trauma, skin cancer, and facial cosmetic surgery. She is also the lead with Cancer Care Ontario for breast reconstruction. Dr. Teshima has a Masters Degree in Virology and attended medical school and underwent plastic surgery residency training at the University of Alberta. She subsequently moved to Toronto to complete advanced fellowship training in adult craniofacial surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Odette Cancer Centre. She is currently a staff plastic surgeon at Oak Valley Health and a part-time clinical lecturer with the University of Toronto. Dr. Teshima is also dedicated to mission work and is one of the volunteer surgeons that has attended a series of medical missions to Kyiv, Ukraine to treat the wounded in the fierce conflict in eastern Ukraine. As a member of the Canadian team, she provides complex treatments to severely wounded soldiers.