Dr. Christian Veillette Appointed as Division Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at UHN

On behalf of Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, Surgeon-in-Chief, UHN

It is a pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Christian Veillette as Division Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at University Health Network effective July 1st, 2019. This appointment is the result of a highly competitive search.

I would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Rod Davey who acted as the Division Head on an interim basis while this search was ongoing. Dr. Davey’s support of this division and TeamUHN cannot be understated and I cannot thank him enough for taking on this role on an interim basis.


Dr. Christian Veillette

Dr. Veillette completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Calgary. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at University of Toronto and earned his Masters of Science degree in the Surgeon Scientist Program. He is a graduate of the Upper Extremity Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and the Mayo Shoulder and Elbow Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. His clinical focus is in minimally invasive shoulder and elbow arthroscopic surgery and complex shoulder and elbow reconstruction. He joined the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Toronto Western Hospital in 2007.

Dr. Veillette is a clinician investigator at the Krembil Research Institute and Affiliated Faculty at the Techna Institute. His academic interests are focused in health informatics, predictive analytics and data-driven integrated osteoarthritis care. He is the Director of the Electronic Data Capture Program within the Techna Institute at UHN. His team developed the DADOS (DAta Driven Outcome System) platform that enables scientists to more efficiently conduct clinical research and clinicians to more cost-effectively obtain patient outcomes. At the University of Toronto, he is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Lead for the Upper Extremity Competency-Based Curriculum and University of Toronto Upper Extremity Program.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Veillette and wishing him every success in his new role.

Shaf Keshavjee MD MSc FRCSC FACS
Surgeon-in-Chief, Sprott Department of Surgery, UHN
James Wallace McCutcheon Chair in Surgery
Director, Toronto Lung Transplant Program
Director, Latner Thoracic Research Laboratories
Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery & Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
Vice Chair for Innovation, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

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