Please join me in welcoming Ryan Paul to our faculty at Toronto Western Hospital. Ryan is being cross appointed in the Divisions of Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery. He is being appointed as a Surgeon Investigator and Assistant Professor.
Ryan is from Mississauga, Ontario. He attended undergraduate training at McMaster University, obtaining a Bachelor of Health Sciences. He went on to complete medical school at the University of Western Ontario and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Alberta.
Following residency, Ryan completed a clinical fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Roth | McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre in London, Ontario. During fellowship Ryan worked with a number of nationally and internationally renowned orthopedic and plastic surgeons developing an expertise in disorders of the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist.
After completing his fellowship in London, Ryan went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Toronto working with a number of surgeons at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital, Women’s College Hospital, and the University Health Network. During that time, Ryan developed further skills in management of complex soft tissue injuries and advanced arthroscopy. In addition, Ryan assisted in the care of amateur and professional athletes including the Toronto Marlies, Raptors 905 and Toronto Raptors.
Clinically, Ryan’s main focus is the management of injury and disorders of the hand and wrist. Much of his practice revolves around traumatic and post-traumatic wrist reconstruction including soft tissue injuries, fractures, deformity correction and arthritis. He also has an interest in managing more complex upper extremity conditions including tendon transfers and joint reconstruction in patients with congenital and acquired peripheral nerve injuries and rotator cuff pathology.
Ryan has a strong interest in research. He is currently completing a Master’s of Science at the University of Toronto with a focus on the management of massive irreparable rotator cuff tears. He is also interested in optimizing health care access and clinical outcomes among patients with ambulatory orthopaedic injuries, particularly wrist fractures. In addition, he is engaged in developing new and innovative models of care in the interdisciplinary management of patients with brachial plexus disorders. Ryan is currently participating in several ongoing projects pertaining to upper extremity reconstruction and has had the opportunity to present his research at national and international meetings, while contributing to a number of textbooks and peer-reviewed publications.
Welcome, Ryan, to our Orthopaedic family in Toronto!
All the best,
Peter C. Ferguson MD MSc FRCSC FAOA
Albert and Temmy Latner Chair,
Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery
University of Toronto