by Jane Adams
Dr. Mark Bastianelli was finishing a fellowship in Australia when the forest fires and then the COVID-19 pandemic arrived. His early return to Canada is good news for Winchester District Memorial Hospital and its patients.
Dr. Bastianelli is an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist and he is setting up a full-time practice in Winchester. “Right from the beginning, I always wanted to be a community ENT specialist, working in a rural setting.”
After completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa and a medical degree at McGill University, Dr. Bastianelli came back to Ottawa to do his ENT residency. He also did a surgical fellowship in Australia, specializing in sinus surgery and skull-base surgery. Dr. Bastianelli’s specialities include expertise in sinus and nasal disease; thyroid and parathyroid disease; lumps and bumps in the head and neck; voice disorders, and ear disorders.
Dr. Bastianelli was introduced to WDMH during his residency. “I did several rotations in Winchester and got familiar with it and quite quickly realized it would be a fantastic place to work – my ideal spot. I look forward to adding to the community atmosphere at WDMH.”
Dr. Bastianelli’s office is in the Community Care Building behind the hospital. A referral is required from a patient’s family doctor or another specialist.