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).


As part of the residency training, all residents are expected to undertake a fundamental research project during their residency, and present this project at Orthopaedic Research Day. Fundamental research is the kind of research that is done in a basic biology lab, in a biomechanics lab, as part of a population health sciences research group, as part of an education research group, and part of a health economics research group, or in an equivalent environment.

In addition to their fundamental research project, all residents are also expected to undertake a clinical project and present this at Graduation Day.

The Orthopaedic Research committee is responsible for ensuring that the resident’s fundamental research experience is an appropriate educational environment, and that the project is appropriate from an Orthopaedic and scientific standpoint. As such, all resident research “experiences” need to be vetted through the research committee. Residents should make sure that their project has been approved by the research committee before making commitments about their research experience.

The Surgeon Scientist Program

The purpose of the Surgeon Scientist Program (SSP) at the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, is to provide excellent research training
for surgical residents who wish to pursue a career in academic surgery.

For more information please consult the Surgeon Scientist Program website.