Dr. Christian Veillette appointed Division Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at University Health Network

Congratulations to Dr. Christian Veillette who has been appointed as the Division Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at University Health Network effective July 1st, 2019.

Dr. Veillette completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Calgary. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at University of Toronto and earned his Masters of Science degree in the Surgeon Scientist Program. He is a graduate of the Upper Extremity Reconstruction and Trauma Fellowship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and the Mayo Shoulder and Elbow Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. His clinical focus is in minimally invasive shoulder and elbow arthroscopic surgery and complex shoulder and elbow reconstruction. He joined the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Toronto Western Hospital in 2007.

Dr. Veillette is a clinician investigator at the Krembil Research Institute and Affiliated Faculty at the Techna Institute. His academic interests are focused in health informatics, predictive analytics and data-driven integrated osteoarthritis care. He is the Director of the Electronic Data Capture Program within the Techna Institute at UHN. His team developed the DADOS (DAta Driven Outcome System) platform that enables scientists to more efficiently conduct clinical research and clinicians to more cost-effectively obtain patient outcomes. At the University of Toronto, he is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Lead for the Upper Extremity Competency-Based Curriculum and University of Toronto Upper Extremity Program.

Orthopaedic Reserach & Innvoation Take Center Stage at the 2019 COA

This years meeting combined the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, and the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies, showcasing advancements in Orthopaedic research and their translation to clinical practice. It was a wonderful opportunity as a clinical researcher and member of the Orthopaedic Clinical Coordinators Group (OCCG) to network, share perspectives, successes, and obstacles within the Orthopaedic research community, with the OCCG meeting kicking off day one, featuring an incredibly valuable talk from Vantage Bio Trials President Vatche Bartekian on effective project management and quality conduct of complex Orthopaedic research. This years combined meeting offered a diverse array of paper sessions, workshops, and symposia with topics ranging from the current status of bone marrow aspirate in basic science and clinical practice, to the use of machine learning to assess and predict fracture risk.

Presidential Guest Speaker, Neurologist, and Canada’s first female Astronaut, Dr. Roberta Bondar provided the keynote talk at the opening ceremonies, setting the tone for the conference by highlighting successful approaches to navigating the ever changing landscape within the surgical community, and the ongoing importance of collaboration, ambition, vision, and adaptation as pillars of success in Orthopaedics. With UTOSM representation seen across poster, workshop, and paper sessions, along with a number of UTOSM staff surgeons, fellows, and residents in attendance, it made for a truly memorable time in the beautiful city of Montreal. We look forward to attending and showcasing all that UTOSM has to offer again at next years milestone 75th annual COA in Halifax!

Honours for Dr. David Wasserstein and Dr. Aaron Nauth

At the graduation day for the University of Toronto Orthopaedic Residency Program Dr. Nauth was awarded for best post graduate teacher and Dr. Wasserstein was awarded for best undergraduate teacher. Congratulations!

UTOSM participates in the 2019 WCH Run for Women

Team UTOSM participated in the WCH Run for Women this past Saturday with 3 team members finishing in the top 20! Money raised for this event supports the Women’s College Hospital’s Women’s Mental Health Program. Click here to donate

Dr. Erin Boynton presents City Wide Rounds

Thank you to Dr. Erin Boynton who presented on “Assessment and Management of Shoulder Injuries in Tennis” for our City Wide rounds last week. To view this presentation please click here


Clinical Trial Shows Promise of Stem Cells in Offering Safe, Effective Relief from Arthritic Knees

Follow link for full article https://www.worldstemcellsummit.com/2019/04/08/clinical-trial-shows-promise-of-stem-cells-in-offering-safe-effective-relief-from-arthritic-knees/

Dr. Tim Leroux featured for the April Author Spotlight in the American Journal of Sports Medicine

Follow the link for the podcast and bio.   https://ajsmauthorspotlight.wordpress.com

UTOSM at AAOS in Las Vegas March 2019

At the AAOS meeting in Las Vegas, our UTOSM group received recognition for the following achievements:

Ryan Paul, Danny Whelan and Ryan Khan won the Orthopaedic Video Theater Award as the best Sports Medicine video for “Fixation of Fibular Head Avulsion Fractures with a Proximal Tibiofibular Screw”.

Matt Rubacha and Graeme Hoit received honourable mention in the best poster category.
As you all know, the Sports Medicine presence from the US at the AAOS meeting is huge, so this is a tremendous accomplishment for our group.

Congratulations to all!