Dr. Haywood is certified in Plastic Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons and participates in continuing medical education accreditation through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Haywood has participated in numerous research projects. Most notably she was awarded the John Edward deToro Prize for Best Clinical Research at theUniversity of Toronto. In addition, she received the Dr. F.M. Woolhouse award for Clinical Research presented by the Canadian Plastic Surgery Society. She has published research papers in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal as well as in the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. Dr. Haywood received a Gemini Award in 2001 as a medical contributor of the lifestyle series “Skin Deep”.
Dr. Haywood is actively involved with medical education. During her training she was noted for her teaching by the Toronto General Hospital, and was awarded the Dr. A.W. Harrison Teaching Award by Sunnybrook Hospital. In addition the University of Toronto Department of Surgery awarded her the Dr. D.R. Wilson Award for Most Outstanding Teacher as rated by the undergraduate students in her last year of training. At present she still supervises medical students and residents in her capacity of Staff Surgeon. She is also a Mentor for medical students at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Haywood is an active Staff Surgeon at the William Osler Health Center (Brampton Civic Hospital).