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Dr. James Mahoney is a plastic surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Canada who specializes in surgical procedures requiring local anaesthesia. This includes skin lesions, lumps in the skin and lumps beneath the skin

Dr. Mahoney obtained his Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University in Hamilton before going on to complete his medical training at Wellesley Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, the University of Toronto and the Eastern Virginia School of Graduate Medicine. Since graduation, Dr. Mahoney has accumulated years of experience treating complex facial injuries, skin cancers, hand injuries as well as aesthetic procedures of the breast, abdomen and face.

Always eager to share his knowledge, Dr. Mahoney is a professor of surgery at the University of Toronto. His research has been published in countless medical journals, including the Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery and the International Wound Journal. He has also presented at medical conferences across North America, South American, Europe and Asia. He currently holds the position of Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, at St. Michael’s Hospital.

When he’s not seeing patients, Dr. Mahoney enjoys fishing, cross country skiing and spending time outdoors.


Research Fellow
Plastic Surgery
Eastern Virginia School of Graduate Medicine
Norfolk, VA
Division of Plastic Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Research Fellow
Division of Plastic Surgery
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON
Surgical Internship
Wellesley Hospital
Toronto, ON
Doctor of Medicine
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Inc.
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons

Specialty Interests

  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Aesthetics

Awards and Honours

  • The Squires Master Teaching Award, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • The Donald J. Currie Undergraduate Teaching Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Master Teacher Award, Faculty of Medicine, Fitzgerald Academy, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Best Research Initiative, Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC), Toronto, Ontario
  • Poliquin Prize for Basic Science Research, Canadian Society for Otolaryngology
  • WK Lindsay Resident Research Award, University of Toronto, Division of Plastic Surgery