Additional Details On the Upcoming Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Panel Discussion

Dr. Peter Ferguson, Albert and Temmy Latner Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, is pleased to invite you to join us for an online panel discussion:

Our Stories:
The History of Orthopaedic Surgery at U of T

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Online Webinar

7:00 p.m. – Welcome Remarks
7:10 p.m. – Panel Discussion
7:45 p.m. – Q&A Session

Members of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery alumni community are invited to join esteemed Division members Dr. Allan Gross, Dr. Joseph Schatzker, Dr. Marvin Tile and Dr. James Waddell as they reflect on the Division’s tremendous history and legacy of great surgeons, researchers, educators and innovators. Panelists will also share their perspectives on the future of our Division, and discuss their thoughts on promising innovations that will impact clinical care and surgical education.

Attendees will be able to engage in a Q&A session with the speakers following their remarks.


Dr. Allan Gross MD ’62, PGME ’71, O.Ont.
Dr. Gross is the former orthopaedic surgeon to the Toronto Blue Jays (during which he was fortunate to be part of the 1992 and 1993 World Series teams). He is the former Surgeon-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital and Chair of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at U of T, where he currently serves as Professor of Surgery. Dr. Gross led the teams who performed Canada’s first fresh tissue knee joint transplant.

Dr. Joseph Schatzker CM, MD ’60, BSc ’62, FRCSC
Dr. Schatzker is the Director of the Mueller Institute based at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Professor Emeritus of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He was instrumental in the development of a revolutionary technique for treating bone fractures (the AO Method), and played a crucial role in bringing this technique to North America and other parts of the world. In 1974, he invented his classification of tibial plateau fractures which has become a world standard. He has authored many publications in journals and textbook chapters, and has coauthored several text books, including the best known and standard reference for years, coauthored with Dr. Marvin Tile, The Rationale of Operative Fracture Care. He is also a world famous educator and lecturer.

Dr. Marvin Tile CM, MD ’57, BSc ’63, FRCSC
Dr. Tile is a world authority on orthopaedic trauma, and in particular the treatment of pelvic fractures. His research on the biomechanics and treatment of fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum has been widely acknowledged as groundbreaking. Dr. Tile is a co-founder of the Tory Trauma Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Canada’s first and largest trauma centre. He also is the founding President of the Ontario Orthopedic Association and former Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at Sunnybrook. He is a past-president of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association as well as a past-president of the AO Foundation of Switzerland.

Dr. James P. Waddell CM, MD, FRCSC, PGME ’72
Dr. Waddell is a renowned educator and contributor to surgical education. He is the former Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director of the Trauma Program at St. Michael’s Hospital and Chair, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto. He currently serves as Secretary-General of the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT) and Clinical Lead for Orthopaedic Surgery for the Province of Ontario. Dr. Waddell is a long-standing advocate for musculoskeletal care in Canada and influential leader in the orthopaedic medical community.

Kindly RSVP online by October 13.


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