2017 – 2018 Fellows

Ryan Paul

Ryan Paul

MD

Ryan Paul 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.

As a member of the UTOSM team, Ryan is interested in developing expertise in sports medicine and arthroscopy, as well as to further pursue his academic interests in clinical research and education.

Varun Sharma

Varun Sharma

MD, FRCSC

I grew up in Ottawa and completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto. I completed medical school and Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario. I’ve played soccer and squash since I was young at various competitive levels. This is my first fellowship and I have an interest in research related to ACL reconstruction and cartilage restoration. My fiancee and I enjoy playing soccer, running, travelling, cooking and reading. I’m excited to work with the whole UTOSM team!

Thomas Zochowski

Thomas Zochowski

MD

My name is Thomas Zochowski, I was born and raised in Toronto. I attended Stanford University on an athletic scholarship in swimming, and earned a degree in biomechanical engineering. I competed on the varsity swim team for 4 years and was a member of Canada’s national team for 6 years. I completed a Master’s degree in exercise physiology at the University of Victoria and following this, my medical degree and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Toronto. I have just completed an adult lower extremity reconstruction fellowship at the University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital. I am currently enrolled in an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at the University of Toronto. This summer, I married my wife Melanie. We enjoy travelling, scuba diving and sports. Looking forward to working with everyone this year.

Ahmed Al-Zeyadi

Ahmed Al-Zeyadi

MD

I am from Taif, Saudi Arabia. I am working at King Abdul Aziz Specialist Hospital as Orthopedic and Upper Extremity Surgeon.

I am doing now Sport Medicine Fellowship in University of Toronto.I have completed my medical school at King Faisal University in Dammam - 2007 and I did my did my orthopedic residency training in Jeddah and graduated on 2013.

I did clinical fellowship in Upper Extremity and Hand Surgery in Seoul St. Mary’s hospital- Catholic University, South Korea 2015 -2016

Faeg Sawaf

Faeg Sawaf

MD

Fayig Sawaf is a sports medicine fellow at the University of Toronto. He is an Orthopedic academic staff in King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He finished a lower limb Arthroplasty fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital, June 2017.

He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Otago University in NewZealand in 2007 followed by a post graduate diploma in Surgical Anatomy at University of Otago in 2010 and a post graduate certificate in sports medicine at University of Auckland in 2010.

He then did his orthopedic residency in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. His goal is to become an academic lower limb Arthroplasty, sports and Trauma orthopedic surgeon

Federico Yanez-Siller

Federico Yanez-Siller

MD

Dr Yanez-Siller grew up in Mexico. He completed his Medical School at Monterrey Tech in Mexico where he started to gain interest in Sports Medicine.

He moved to Spain where he completed his Master’s degree in the University of Barcelona and also completed Primary Care Sports Medicine residency in 2010.

In 2016, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at HUGTiP- Autonomous University of Barcelona and successfully passed the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology exam (FEBOT). He is in the process of obtaining his PhD at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Federico enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, as well as practicing all kind of sports. During his time in Toronto he expects to learn and enjoy Canadian culture.

Ashish Gulati

Ashish Gulati

MD, FRCS, MBA, DPhil

I am interested in the sub-specialty of adult lower limb reconstruction. Thanks to my fellowships and experience from several premier training areas in the UK (Oxford, Cambridge, Glasgow, Nottingham and Leicester), I feel very confident in performing hip and knee arthroplasty. In addition, I have a very good trauma management portfolio along with a vast experience of using AO techniques and managing multiply injured patients.

My strong interest in research is evidenced by my DPhil in Orthopaedic Engineering from the University of Oxford, over 20 peer-reviewed papers, over 25 presentations at national and international conferences and several book chapters. I am particularly interested in implant design, biomechanics and application of mechanical engineering principles to the field of orthopaedics.

I have realised during my medical career that the managers and the medical staff often don’t feel intertwined and there is very little cross-functional thinking. They often have ‘us and them’ mentality. This is why I pursued a formal business qualification (MBA) with a hope to bridge this gap.

2016 – 2017 Fellows

Dr. Ian Mayne

Dr. Ian Mayne

MD

Dr. Ian Mayne grew up in Pickering, Ontario. He obtained a bachelor‘s degree (with highest honours) from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he competed for the Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams. He was a NCAA Division 1 National Qualifier and 2-Time Academic All-American. He completed his medical school at the University of Toronto.

He completed Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Toronto. In 2015-16 he travelled to Melbourne, Australia (Mr Simon Bell) and Auckland, New Zealand (Mr Peter Poon) to complete Shoulder & Elbow Fellowships. He then returned to the University of Toronto for a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy.

Dr. Mayne is involved in team coverage for the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

Dr. Mayne is currently practicing in Toronto at North York General Hospital with a special interest in Shoulder & Elbow Reconstruction and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Adam Watson

Dr. Adam Watson

MD

Dr Adam Watson grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He graduated from his medical studies at the University of Tasmania with First Class Honours in 2005. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Training program in Victoria, Australia in January 2015, with placements in both regional and metropolitan centers.
Dr Watson completed a 12 month Shoulder and Upper Limb fellowship in Geelong, Victoria, under the guidance of Professor Richard Page. This included comprehensive arthroscopic and open treatment of a broad range of shoulder and elbow conditions. Following this he completed a 6 month Trauma and Arthroplasty fellowship in Geelong, prior to coming to Canada.
In Toronto, Adam has completed a Sports and Arthroscopy fellowship, focusing on the knee and shoulder. He has gained skills to treat complex and multiple ligament knee injuries and further enhanced his arthroscopic treatments of complicated shoulder pathology.
Adam is keenly interested in enhancing the training of surgeons. He has completed his Masters in Surgical Education, whilst working in Toronto. His thesis aims to create a peer-reviewed list of Entrustable Professional Activities for Orthopaedic training. This will enhance the development of curriculum for surgical training. His other research involves the scapular involvement in rotator cuff repairs and a randomized controlled trial into fixation of hip fractures.
Adam and his wife Jane are keen adventurers. They spend their weekends mountain biking, trail running and cycling through the Canadian wilderness. In Winter they love skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. They will return to Hobart, Tasmania, where Adam will focus on the arthroscopic and arthroplasty treatment of complex knee and shoulder problems.

Dr. Jon Kosy

Dr. Jon Kosy

MD

Dr Jonathan Kosy successfully completed his orthopaedic surgical training in England prior to his appointment in Toronto. He passed the specialty fellowship examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2014 and was awarded his Certificate of Completion of Training in 2016.

Jon is a graduate of the University of Birmingham medical school and gained his basic medical and surgical training working in UK centres as well as in Queensland, Australia. His higher surgical training was undertaken in the South West Peninsula Deanery in the UK. His training rotation included placements at the military major trauma centre, in Plymouth, and the prestigious orthopaedic centre in Exeter.

Throughout his training he has achieved a number of awards including two regional research prizes, a "Best of the Best" presentation at the British Orthopaedic Association congress, and multiple research grants. Dr. Kosy has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journal with recent work including basic science studies and a systematic review focused on the anterolateral ligament of the knee. He has presented his work nationally and internationally with further work planned investigating the effect of peripheral lesions on graft integrity and residual instability following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)reconstruction. He has an interest in leading improvement in healthcare and has achieved an MSc qualification (with distinction) with essays based around enhancing the care of ACL reconstruction patients.
Jon is a keen sportsman with previous top-level participation in Field Hockey. During his time in Toronto, he plans to participate in the Toronto Half Marathon as well as try his hand at some Canadian sports.

Dr. Mohammed Al-Qahtani

Dr. Mohammed Al-Qahtani

MD

Dr. Tommy Primeau

Dr. Tommy Primeau

MD

Dr. Daniel Hoppe

Dr. Daniel Hoppe

MD

Dr. Hadi Sayedi

Dr. Hadi Sayedi

MD

2015 – 2016 Fellows

Dr. Ian MacNiven MD, FRCSC, Dip. CASEM

Dr. Ian MacNiven MD, FRCSC, Dip. CASEM

Orthopaedic Sports Surgeon

Dr. Ian MacNiven grew up in Hanover, Ontario prior to completing his Honours Life Sciences degree from Queen’s University at Kingston. He graduated with Honours from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland prior to completing his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Ottawa. After achieving his FRCSC he travelled to Toronto for a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy.

Dr. MacNiven is an active member of and examiner for the Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine and has been involved in team coverage of the Mississauga Steelheads (OHL), the University of Washington Huskies Football Team, and the Pan American games.

Dr. MacNiven is currently a Upper Extremity Reconstruction Clinical Associate at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. He has a special interest in shoulder and knee arthroscopy, upper limb primary and revision arthroplasty, and cartilage disorders of the knee, hip and shoulder.

Dr. Lisa Phillips

Dr. Lisa Phillips

MD

Dr. Lisa Phillips grew up in Calgary, Alberta.

She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Biology from the University of Calgary before going on to finish her medical degree at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She completed Orthopaedic Surgery residency training in Calgary.

Dr. Phillips completed two post-graduate fellowships. The first was in Paediatric Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, prior to completing the sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Phillips currently works and lives in Calgary with her two sons and husband, a foot and ankle surgeon. She has a unique practice encompassing paediatric sports medicine and arthroscopy at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.

Dr. Luke Bristow

Dr. Luke Bristow

MD

Dr. Luke Bristow obtained his Bachelor’s of Health Sciences (with honours) degree from The University of Western Ontario. He completed his medical school at The University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK). Throughout his training in the UK, Dr. Bristow gained an interest in the field of International Health and eventually created an organization that continues to supply under-resourced medical clinics in Africa.

He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at The University of Toronto upon returning to Canada. Following completion of his residency, he remained at The University of Toronto for a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy.

Dr. Bristow is a certified Orthopaedic Surgeon by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is currently, and has previously been involved with, many sports teams at the collegiate, amateur and professional level.

Dr. Bristow is currently a staff Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Greater Niagara General Hospital (GNGH) in Niagara Falls, Ontario with a special interest in hip, knee, and shoulder arthroscopy as well as sports-related injuries.

Dr. Majid Choudhry

Dr. Majid Choudhry

MD

Dr Majid Chowdhry grew up in London, UK. He obtained his MBBS degree from St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Medical School in London. He completed his orthopaedic training in London (South London Deanery higher surgical training rotation).

Prior to starting with UTOSM Majid completed a Lower Limb Reconstruction fellowship at St Michael’s Hospital. He has returned to the UK to complete a fellowship in lower limb trauma specializing in pelvic and acetabular, periprosthetic and periarticular fractures at Cambridge University Hospital.

His specialist areas of interest include treating young hip and knee arthritis, lower limb primary and revision arthroplasty and complex lower limb trauma.

Dr. Nick Bayley

Dr. Nick Bayley

MD

Dr. Nick Bayley grew up in Cambridge, Ontario. He obtained a bachelor‘s degree (with highest honours) from Colby College in Maine and was team captain and three-time Academic All-American for the men’s NCAA hockey team. He conducted clinical research in Boston at Harvard and MIT before attending the Ivy League medical school of Dartmouth in New Hampshire. He was named the top surgical student in his graduating class.

He completed Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Toronto and was named most outstanding resident at graduation. He remained at the University of Toronto for a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy.

Dr. Bayley is also a member of the Canadian Academy of Sports and Exercise Medicine and has been involved in team coverage of the Toronto Marlies (AHL), Toronto FC (MLS), and Mississauga Steelheads (OHL), and the 2017 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Toronto.

Dr. Bayley is currently practicing in Kitchener-Waterloo at Grand River and St. Mary’s Hospitals with special interest in knee, shoulder, and hip arthroscopy.

2014 – 2015 Fellows

Dr. Shadi Sadia

Dr. Shadi Sadia

MD

Dr. Shadi Sadia is a senior physician in the Orthopedic and Traumatology Department at Rambam Health Care Campus.
Dr. Sadia received his MD from the Hebrew University Hadassah Faculty of Medicine in Jerusalem, and was trained in Orthopedics at Rambam.

His main interests are sports injuries, knee and shoulder arthroscopy and soft tissue reconstructions, and total knee replacements.

Dr. Danny Arora

Dr. Danny Arora

MD

Dr. Danny Arora is a certified Orthopaedic Surgeon by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He earned his Medical Degree at Université Laval in Quebec City, QC and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON.

He completed his Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy with UTOSM in 2014-2015 and is currently completing his second Fellowship in Lower Extremity Reconstruction & Trauma at the University of Toronto. Concurrently, he is in the midst of obtaining his Masters of Science degree focusing on the “Cost-Effectiveness of Early ACL Reconstruction in Ontario”.

He has been involved with and consulted with many sports teams at the collegiate, amateur and professional level, and was part of the medical staff covering the 2015 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, as well as, the 2015 Pan American Games.

Dr. Arora’s special interests include traumatic and sports-related injuries of the upper and lower extremity, specifically the ankle, knee, hip and shoulder.

Dr. Atif Ahmed Ali Labban

Dr. Atif Ahmed Ali Labban

MBBS

Dr. Atif Ahmed Ali Labban received his MBBS from the King Abdul Aziz University in 2002. After this, he participated in the Orthopedic Saudi Board Residency Programme from 2005-2010. He then went on to complete three fellowships, in arthroplasty, foot and ankle, and lastly as a participant in the UTOSM program in 2014. His current specializations include sports medicine and arthroplasty.

Dr. Shahram Sharoki

Dr. Shahram Sharoki

MD

Dr. Shahrokhi graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science. This was followed by his medical education at the Flinders University of South Australia. He then went on to complete his Orthopaedic training in Adelaide, Australia, prior to returning to Toronto to undertake fellowship training. Upon his return he completed two fellowships, the first in Lower Limb Reconstruction & Traumatology at St. Michael’s Hospital and the second with UTOSM. Dr. Shahrokhi currently practices at Sportsmed.SA and the Lyell Mcewin Hospitals in Adelaide, Australia. His main interests are arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder and lower limb reconstruction.

2013 – 2014 Fellows

Dr. Brian Devitt

Dr. Brian Devitt

MD, MSc

I am an Irish orthopaedic surgeon. I completed my medical school training at University College Dublin, Ireland. I chose to embark on a career in surgery and carried out my basic surgical training program followed specialist training in Trauma & Orthopaedic at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In order to enhance my understanding of sports medicine beyond orthopaedics, I carried out a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine during this time. In addition to my focused orthopaedic training, I undertook two years of laboratory based translational research. This entire body of work was published as a thesis and I was awarded a higher degree (Doctorate of Medicine) through University College Dublin.

With a view to pursue a career in academic orthopaedic surgery with a focus on sports surgery, I carried out three years of fellowship. My first year was a research fellowship at the Steadman Philippon Research Institure, where I carried out clinical and biomechanics research. I then carried out a clinical fellowship at the University of Toronto from 2013 - 2014. Finally, I completed two clinical fellowships in Melbourne, Australia, in knee reconstruction and hip arthroscopy.

Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz

Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz

MD, MSc

Jesse Slade Shantz is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine and completed residency at the University of Manitoba. He completed a research and a trauma fellowship at the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Slade Shantz completed his fellowship at UTOSM in 2013-2014. He now practices in Ajax providing shoulder and sports care at the Rouge Valley Health System.

Dr. Dave Santone

Dr. Dave Santone

MD

Dave completed the UTOSM fellowship in 2013/2014. After attending
medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada he completed his
Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Toronto from
2008-2013. He is double fellowship trained in Arthroscopic Sports
Medicine and Foot and Ankle surgery. He is currently on staff as an
arthroscopic sports medicine and foot and ankle surgeon at Markham
Stouffville Hospital.

Dr. Giuseppe Costa

Dr. Giuseppe Costa

MD

Dr Costa graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor of science degree and received his doctor of medicine degree in 2007. After completing orthopedic surgery training, Dr Costa obtained fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the University of Toronto Orthopedic Sport Medicine (UTOSM) program in 2013-14. In 2014-15, he completed a lower extremity reconstruction fellowship at the University of Toronto. He has worked with and continues to treat professional and amateur athletes since 2010.

Dr Costa currently practices at Toronto East General Hospital. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery and knee and shoulder reconstruction.

Fellows grouping

Fellows grouping

2014

end of year Fellowship celebration

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