Mount Sinai Hospital
Number of Positions
Minimum 1 year up to maximum of 2 years
Mount Sinai Hospital with a Cross Appointment to Women’s College Hospital
- Dr. David Backstein
- Dr. Allan E. Gross
- Dr. Paul Kuzyk
- Dr. Oleg Safir
- Dr. Jesse Wolfstadt
This fellowship focuses on lower extremity reconstruction and is under the direct supervision of Drs. David Backstein, Allan E. Gross, Paul Kuzyk, Oleg Safir and Jesse Wolfstadt. Lower extremity reconstruction includes the following – cemented and uncemented hip and knee replacement; revision arthroplasty of the hip and the knee with an emphasis on restoration of bone stock. In addition considerable experience will be gained in the use of osteotomies about the knee, and the use of fresh osteochondral allografts for post-traumatic defects particularly around the knee.
Approximately two to three days a week will be spent in the operating room, one day in the ambulatory care setting, and one day doing clinical research. It is expected that the clinical research will lead to at least one scientific presentation, and one publication.
This fellowship focuses on tertiary care surgery with an emphasis on revision arthroplasty of the hip and the knee. For this reason this fellowship is more appropriate for those individuals who are seeking an academic career. The fellowship is for a minimum of one year and the maximum of two years.
January 1 – April 30, 2020 for fellowship starting July 1, 2022.
Ms. Sophie Gaida
Mount Sinai Hospital
600 University Ave., Suite 476-I
Toronto, ON M5G 1X5
Tel: (416) 586-4800 ext. 4611
Fax: 416 586-5184
Michael Garron Hospital (TEGH)
Number of Positions
3 per year
Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital)
- Dr. Peter Weiler
- Dr. William Kraemer
- Dr. Paul Wong
- Dr. Melanio Catre
This is a one year fellowship in General Orthopaedic Surgery with a very strong focus on lower extremity arthroplasty and reconstruction. The Toronto East General Hospital is a community-based hospital with a strong affiliation with the University of Toronto. The hospital is located in the Community of East York which has affordable housing for rent. The hospital also has close proximity to the downtown core with easy access using public transportation (subway).
Elective Surgical Volume Breakdown
- 65% hip and knee arthoplasty including primary arthroplasty, revision arthroplasty, unicondylar knee replacements, hip resurfacing and some MIS arthroplasty
- 15% knee arthroscopy and ACL reconstruction
- 5% general foot and ankle surgery
- 10% spine surgery
- 5% upper extremity (shoulder) surgery both open and arthroscopic
Trainees will be permitted to determine amongst themselves which operating theatre to attend on any given day. Trainees are expected to attend the operating theatre 4 days per week and the fracture clinic one day per week. Fellows are often provided with autonomy while working in the fracture clinic based on experience. Within the theatre, Fellow trainees will be permitted to be either primary surgeon, or the first assistant depending upon the complexity of the case as well as presence or absence of resident trainees.
Trauma and On-Call Requirements
Fellows will be expected to periodically either assist with or occasionally independently manage fracture cases during the day. On call evening responsibilities are minimal, perhaps up to 10 evenings of call for the entire year. This is dependent upon resident availability.
Orthopaedic Rounds and Teaching
Fellows are encouraged to attend the weekly educational rounds at TEGH for both educational and teaching purposes. Fellows are expected to assist the surgeons with the education of more junior trainees both in and out of the operating theatre. Fellows are also permitted to attend the orthopaedic-related educational opportunities offered through the University of Toronto including City Wide Rounds, University Rounds, and Grand Surgical Rounds.
As part of the Fellowship Program, it is expected that the Fellows actively participate in research and academic activities. Research projects will be supervised by one or more of the orthopaedic surgeons. Fellows will have at their disposal a joint registry data base as well as an archive of patient charts and radiography. Fellows are encouraged to formalize research projects at the beginning of the fellowship with the aim of obtaining a publication by the end of the academic year.
There are 6 active orthopaedic consultants at the Toronto East General Hospital. Fellows will be expected to work with all 6 consultants during the academic year. Fellows will not be assigned to any particular consultant. All six consultants have a variety of elective subspecialty interests (please refer to Elective Volume List above).
Attn: Dr. William Kraemer, Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Toronto East General Hospital
Tel: (416) 483-1444
St. Michael's Hospital
Number of Positions
Up to 4 per year
St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
- Dr. A. Atrey
- Dr. E. Bogoch
- Dr. A. Khoshbin
- Dr. J. P. Waddell
- Dr. S. Ward
- Up-to-date CV
- 3 reference letters
- Proposed start and end dates for the fellowship (Day, Month, and Year)
This fellowship is available to surgeons who have completed their general orthopaedic training and have a specific interest in acquiring specialty skills in lower limb reconstruction. A number of fellowship positions are available in lower limb reconstruction. Four supervisors are involved in these fellowship positions; each supervisor carries out both primary and revision total hip replacement and total knee replacement surgery. In addition, there is a subspecialty component to each supervisor’s practice involving complex arthroplasty on patients with rheumatoid arthritis and haemophilia as well as knee arthroscopy. Approximately 1,000 total joint procedures are performed each year at St. Michael’s Hospital on this service. Up to four fellows can be accommodated on this service allowing fellows a comprehensive training in terms of exposure to the operating room, new patient clinic and follow-up clinic. St. Michael’s Hospital is also a Level 1 Trauma Centre and the Orthopaedic Service at St. Michael’s Hospital is fully integrated as part of the Trauma Program. All of the supervisors in this fellowship participate fully in fracture management and their fellows will be expected to also participate in fracture management both in terms of operative and non-operative care of fractures as well as work in the Fracture Clinic.
It is anticipated that at the conclusion of the fellowship the fellow will have a comprehensive knowledge of the pre-operative assessment, intra-operative management and post-operative assessment of both routine and complex primary total hip and total knee replacement surgery as well as an improved knowledge of both the surgical and follow-up management of revision total hip and total knee replacement. In addition, the fellow will have a comprehensive knowledge of the surgical and non-surgical management of simple and complex fractures as well as the management of fractures in the polytrauma patient. In addition, it is anticipated that each fellow will satisfactorily complete one or more clinical, quality improvement, or basic science research projects in their area of interest and expertise. St. Michael’s Hospital offers a comprehensive database for both joint replacement surgery and fracture surgery; in addition there is a fully equipped biomechanics laboratory and a surgical navigation laboratory in which fellows can complete their research projects.
The clinical responsibilities are shared between the supervisors, the fellows and residents. The fellows are expected to attend the operating room and assist or perform primary and revision total hip and total knee replacement surgery. Fellows are not generally responsible on a day-to-day basis for care of patients on the ward but may be asked to participate in such care when residents are not available due to educational responsibilities.
Fellows will also be asked to take call in a supervisory capacity to the residents on evenings and weekends. These call obligations would seldom be more than one in six days per week or one in four weekends per month.
This fellowship provides orthopaedic graduate trainees an excellent opportunity to increase their knowledge of joint replacement surgery, learn new techniques in terms of management of difficult or complex primary hip and knee replacement as well as revision hip and knee replacement. In addition, innovations in a number of areas are currently under development within the arthroplasty group including, minimally invasive surgery and direct anterior hip arthroplasty. There is also a strong focus on quality improvement and patient safety, with associated research opportunities in this area. Ongoing quality improvement initiatives include the development and evaluation of standardized clinical pathways for high-volume procedures, as well as the delivery and analysis of fracture prevention services in a province-wide Fracture Liaison Service system. Finally, a number of innovations in comprehensive fracture management are also being developed at this hospital as part of the Trauma Program and fellows will be able to participate fully in these areas.
Dr. Sarah Ward, Fellowship Coordinator
55 Queen Street East, Suite 804
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1R6
Keely-Anne Johnson, Fellowship Administrator
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre)
Number of Positions
Up to 3 international positions funded per year with an additional 2 positions for Canadian-trained applicants
Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre
- Dr. Jeffrey Gollish
- Dr. John Murnaghan
- Dr. Bheeshma Ravi
- Dr. Sebastian Tomescu
- Dr. Veronica Wadey
- Dr. Stewart Wright
The Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre is the largest volume arthroplasty centre in Canada. Fellows will gain exposure to all aspects of reconstructive surgery: primary and revision arthroplasty including minimally invasive techniques. Current volume is 2100 cases per year. This is a stand-alone Orthopaedic Unit without an Emergency Room. Additional trauma experience can be available through the Sunnybrook campus of the hospital. Clinical research opportunities are available.
The goal of the fellowship is to provide post-graduate trainees the opportunity to acquire assessments skills and surgical techniques to manage the full range of lower limb reconstructive surgery at the hip and the knee including revision surgery and management of infections.
By the end of the fellowship program the fellow will be able to perform complex primary and revision arthroplasties of the hip and knee.
The fellows’ responsibilities include clinical care for patients, documentation of the inpatient stay and involvement in at least 1 research project. Approximately 2 days per week will be spent in the operating room and one to two days in the clinic. Clinical care of patients at this site requires in-house call of one night per week. Weekend call is available and is remunerated in addition to fellow stipend. We require that all fellows are ACLS certified and will provide training if necessary.
Tuesdays at 7:00-7:50am
Surgical Planning Conference
Wednesdays at 7:00-7:50am
Teaching is an integral part of the education program at the Holland Centre. Fellows are expected to assist in teaching residents and students.
There are opportunities to perform research projects in clinical areas at the centre. Fellows are expected to complete at least 1 research project during their fellowship.
Fellows are entitled to 4 weeks of vacation per year and 1 week to attend academic meetings. All requests for leave must be submitted in writing to Diana Brierley at least four weeks in advance.
An interview is required.
Deadline for Application
October 9, 2019
Dr. Veronica Wadey, MD, MA, FRCSC
#327-43 Wellesley Street E.
Toronto, ON M4Y 1H1
Toronto Western Hospital (UHN)
Number of Positions
Up to 6 per year
6 months or 1 year
Toronto Western Hospital
- Dr. Roderick Davey
- Dr. Rajiv Gandhi
- Dr. Nizar Mahomed
- Dr. Khalid Syed
- Dr. Michael Zywiel
The purpose of the fellowship program is to provide a broad exposure to all aspects of hip and knee surgery. This includes arthroscopy, primary arthroplasty and revision arthroplasty. At the UHN, we do more than a 1000 joint replacements a year. There is also an active community trauma program, which provides fracture care to our local community.
Two fellows will be assigned to each staff person for 2 or 4 months. They will be involved in the clinical activities of that staff person including seeing office patients, running the fracture clinic and assisting in the operating room.
Fellows are required to provide on call coverage and one fellow will be on call whenever an arthroplasty surgeon is on call.
The UHN is a pioneer in many areas of information technology in medicine. All order entry and record management is electronic. Proficiency in computer use will be an asset for the fellow. All fellows will undergo training, at the UHN, for its information management system and will be expected to use this skill in daily clinical work.
There is ample opportunity for research and fellow involvement in a research project is expected. The areas of research include epidemiology, outcomes measures in arthroplasty and orthopedic education. If fellows want to pursue basic sciences research, there are opportunities to do so through our sister institutions including St. Michael’s Hospital.
Cindy Merey, firstname.lastname@example.org
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