Dr. Peter Ferguson Re-Appointed as Division Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery, UofT

Dear Colleagues,
I am pleased to inform you after a very successful external review of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery by Dr. Herbert Schwartz, Professor & Dan Spengler MD Chair in Orthopaedics, Vanderbilt Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nashville TN, Dr. Peter Ferguson has been re-appointed for a second five-year term as the University Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Albert and Temmy Latner Chair, University of Toronto, the largest academic Division of its kind in North America.

Dr. Peter Ferguson

During his time as Chair, the staff has increased by 23 new recruits (all of whom were former residents or fellows in the program). The Division consists of 6 core fully affiliated teaching hospitals. There are 71 fully affiliated faculty members at these core hospitals in addition to 8 non-clinician scientists. The residency program in Orthopaedics is the largest in Canada and one of the largest in North America. There are currently 49 residents in the training program with one of the largest Orthopaedic fellowship program in the world.

Many new initiatives have been put into place such as the reconfiguration of the Divisional administrative infra-structure, a new and interactive Divisional website (www.uoftorthopaedics.ca), recruitment of strategic new staff, and the establishment of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), a curriculum that has gained international recognition and has formed the basis for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Competency by Design project.

Please help me to congratulate Peter on his excellent five year review, and his re-appointment for the next 5 years.


James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FRCSC
RS McLaughlin Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

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