Dr. Lucas Murnaghan

Lucas Murnaghan

Staff Physician, Orthopaedic Surgery
The Hospital for Sick Children

Assistant Professor, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto


(416) 813-4902


(416) 813-6414

Affiliated Hospital(s)

Hospital for Sick Children, Women's College Hospital

Practice Location

Hillary Fenton, hillary.fenton@sickkids.ca

Allie Altomare, allie.altomare@sickkids.ca



Dr. Murnaghan studied at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where he completed his undergraduate and medical degrees. His orthopaedic residency was completed at The University of British Columbia. During that time, he participated in a one-year elective in medical education and concurrently obtained his Masters of Adult Education. His fellowship training continued in Vancouver, with a fellowship in Arthroscopy and Athletic Injuries. His paediatric fellowship training included six months at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia and a one-year fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Murnaghan’s main area of clinical interest is the orthopaedic care of athletic injuries in the paediatric, adolescent and collegiate athlete. His clinical practice in Toronto includes general pediatric orthopaedics with a sub-specialty interest in paediatric athletic injuries and the use of arthroscopy in the management of a wide spectrum of pathologies. His practice extends to the adolescent and collegiate athlete with close association with the MacIntosh Clinic at The University of Toronto and his young adult practice at Women’s College Hospital. Dr. Murnaghan is devoted to education at the medical student, resident and fellowship level.

Doctor of Medicine – Queen’s University, Kingston, ON – 1997 – 2001

Residency in Orthopaedics – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC – 2001 - 2007

Residency in Medical Education – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC – 2003

Masters of Adult Education – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC – 2003 - 2007

Athletic Injuries and Arthroscopy – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC – 2007

Paediatric Orthopaedics – Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, AUS – 2008

Paediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis – Texas Scottish Rite Hospital – Dallas, TX – 2008/2009

Areas of Specialty and Research Interests

Clinical Care Activities
• General Paediatric Orthopaedics
• Paediatric Trauma
• Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Areas of Specialty
• Paediatric Orthopedic Surgery
• Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy
• Surgical Education

Dr. Murnaghan’s research interests to date have spanned a variety of clinical areas within pediatric orthopaedics including trauma, developmental dysplasia of the hip and Apert Syndrome. His current interest in surgical education is focusing on the process of surgical decision-making.