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Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC
Dr. Rick Jaggi

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

Director of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery - Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Saskatchewan
Medical Director, The Face Institute
Dr. Rick Jaggi is an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon (OHNS) who specializes in head and neck oncology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery (FPRS). He completed his Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) specialty training in OHNS at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2012, he completed a fellowship in FPRS, including microvascular reconstruction, in Auckland, New Zealand. He is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS).

Dr. Jaggi began his career in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan, and now holds the academic rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery. He is active in undergraduate and graduate teaching and in the development of teaching materials. Currently, Dr. Jaggi is Director of FPRS and the Fellowship Director of a new program under the aegis of the University of Saskatchewan.

He has numerous peer reviewed publications and presentations in his fields of expertise. These include head and neck oncology, microvascular surgery, and reconstructive and aesthetic facial surgery. He is a peer reviewer for several surgical journals, and is Medical Director of The Face Institute.

Dr. Jaggi is an active volunteer in fundraising for his community. He is also Mission Director for Iraq for Face The Future Foundation. In this role he leads a team of surgeons and other health professionals to reconstruct patients suffering from war injuries and gender-based violence.


Saskatoon Facial Plastics

Education


Fellow of Head & Neck Oncology/Endocrine Surgery
Facial Plastics & Microvascular Reconstruction
Supervisors: Dr. John Chaplin, Dr. Mark Izzard, Dr. Nick McIvor, Dr. Rajan Patel
Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

Resident of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Doctor of Medicine
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bachelor of Science – Honours Biochemistry
Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec
  • Academic Honour Roll (1999-2003)
  • Graduated with Distinction

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

Publications


Wait Times for Head and Neck Cancer Patients in the Maritime Provinces.
The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. 2011 Aug;40(4):318-22.
Belyea J, Rigby M, Jaggi R, Hart RD, Trites J, Mark Taylor S.

A Review of Thromboprophylaxis in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.
The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. 2011 Jun 1;40(3):261-5.
Jaggi R. MD, Trites J. MD FRCSC, Taylor SM. MD FRCSC FACS, MacDougal P. MD FRCPC, Anderson D. MD FRCPC, Hart R. MD FRCSC.

Blepharoplasty: The Final Closure, Absorbable versus Non-Absorbable Suture.
Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. September 2009; 11 pp. 349-52.
Jaggi R. MD, Taylor S.M. MD FRCSC, Hart R MD, FRCSC.

Sentinel Node Biopsy For Ciliary Body Melanoma.
The Journal of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. August 2008; 37: E116.
Jaggi R, Taylor S.M. MD FRCSC, Henry E. MD, Barnes D. MD FRCP(c)

Rule of Thumb: Update on First Carpometacarpal Joint Arthritis.
Canadian Family Physician. August 2007; 53: pp. 1309-10.
Jaggi R, Morris S MD MSc FRCSC.

A Week of Rain, A Gust of Wind: Narrative Ethics and the Teachable Moment.
Canadian Medical Association Journal. May 9, 2006 Vol. 174(10) pp. 1453-55.
Workman S. MD FRCPC, Hubert J., Byers R., Jaggi R., Lantz A.

A Case Control Study of the Value of Home Visits in Halifax.
Geriatrics Today. May 2005 Vol.8 (2) pp. 66.
Jaggi R., Rockwood K. MD FRCPC, MacKnight C. MD FRCPC.

Use of Aldara (Imiquimod 5%) in Head and Neck Skin Lesions
Jaggi R. MD, Wilson L. MD, Taylor SM. MD FRCSC FACS, Ellis A.F.D. MD, FRCSC, FACS.

The Impact of Asymmetrical Hearing Loss on Hearing Disability.
Jaggi R. MD, van Wijhe R. Ph.D., Astephen J. Ph.D., Bance MB. MSc, FRCS(C).

Donor-Site Morbidity Following Paramedian Forehead Flap Reconstruction.
Jaggi R MD, Hart R FRCSC, Trites J FRCSC, Taylor SM, FRCSC, FACS.

A Rare Case of Laryngeal Crohn's Disease with Airway Obstructive Symptoms: Presentation and Management.
Jaggi R. MD, Massoud E. MD, FRCSC, Bullock M. MD, FRCPC, Brown T. MD, FRCSC.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

Affiliations/Memberships/Committees


  • Clinical Skills II DSPE Lead, ENT Skills Day (2015 – Present)
  • Department of Surgery Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2014 – Present)
  • Executive Member of Canadian Society of Otolaryngology (2019)
  • Fellow Member of The Canadian Academy of Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow Member of The American Academy of Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Canadian Association of Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • College of Physicians & Surgeons of Saskatchewan
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
  • Saskatchewan Medical Association
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Dalhousie Medical Alumni Association
  • Bishop's University Alumni Association
"An introduction to Dr. Jaggi came through well respected personal physicians. Thank you, Dr. Jaggi, for your professionalism and integrity. Dr. Jaggi's integrity has been reinforced by his honesty in consulting with acquaintances I have referred, after my procedure(upper blepharoplasty - eyelid surgery). One referral was told that they were not a candidate. The second referral was told that they may not be happy with the end result and to reconsider before committing....requested procedure not recommended.

I am so happy with my end result. Part of me wishes I would have had this procedure done ten years ago, when it was first recommended, but I would not have had the same referral, connection or result. I look my age and that was respected and listened to within my consult and respective procedure. My comfort level and side vision, after procedure, is perfect."


Respectfully..... Beverly Saskatoon


Diagnosed and snipped a submucosal tongue tie for our infant. After seeing over a dozen people who said there was no tongue tie, he found it within seconds. We started seeing improvement immediately.

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