Welcome to the
Division of Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics at the U of T has a long tradition of developing innovative treatment approaches, performing research of the highest quality, developing new education programs, and providing clinical care of the highest quality possible. We are leaders in the field, and our faculty members play leadership roles nationally, and internationally. Read more »

Division Chairs for Orthopaedics - University of Toronto Orthopaedic Chairs 1976 - Today.
From left to right - Ben Alman (2006-Today), James Waddell (1996-2006), Robert Salter (1976-1986), Allan Gross (1986-1996).

Surgeon Scientist Program

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Toronto trains orthopaedic surgeons for both the community and academic surgery. The surgical-scientist programme was designed by the Department of Surgery to provide some surgical trainees with research training. Not all trainees enter this programme but trainees who are interested in an academic career are encouraged to enrol. These trainees are still part of the orthopaedic training programme but do at least 2 years of research training and they are registered in the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies. This leads to a B.Sc. or Ph.D. degree. This programme usually starts after a year or two of clinical training. A portion of this research training may count towards the Royal College requirements for surgical training but in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery full clinical training is still done. There are several excellent on-going research projects available to our trainees. The project supervisors are faculty orthopaedic surgeons or basic scientists working in conjunction with orthopaedic surgeons. All trainees do at least one year of research but not all trainees become part of the surgical scientist programme. Only those interested in an academic career are encouraged to enrol in this programme.