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Dr. Anthony Adili is an Associate Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Surgery at McMaster University, President of both the McMaster Surgical Associates and McMaster Pediatric Surgical Associates and the John A. Baur Chair in Surgery. He is also the Chief of Surgery at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Head of Orthopaedics at St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and the Committee chair of the Boris Family Centre for Robotic Surgery.  Dr Adili is also a Board Member of the St Josephs Healthcare Foundation.  He is a fellowship-trained arthroplasty surgeon and licensed professional engineer.

Professional Organizations

  • Ontario Orthopaedic Association
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (APE​O)
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Hamilton Academy of Medicine

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics and gait analysis
  • Biomaterials in orthopaedics
  • Surgical robotics, navigation, and modelling
  • Musculoskeletal pain management and medical cannabis
  • Optimizing peri-operative care
  • Health economic analysis
  • Clinical trials in hip and knee arthroplasty

Current Research

Theme 1: Hip and knee arthroplasty

  • Multi-centre trial of staged versus simultaneous bilateral knee arthroplasty
  • SPOC study – Determinants of Long-term Outcomes after Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Multi-centre Cohort Study
  • FitJoints Trial – Getting Fit for Hip and Knee Replacement: The FitJoints Randomized Controlled Trial of a Multi-modal Intervention in Frail Patients with Osteoarthritis
  • Cannabis for Persistent Post-Surgical Pain in Total Knee Arthroplasty Trial
  • TOPIKS Trial – Topicals for Osteoarthritis Pain in Knee Surgery
  • Clinical prediction modelling of TKA non-responders using clinical, serological, and pain sensitization measurements
  • OREOS Trial – Opioid Reduction or Elimination in Orthopaedic Surgery: A Pilot Cluster Randomized Trial

Theme 2: Joint preservation and sports medicine

  • NovoCart 3D trial
  • PRESERVE Trial – A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Subchondroplasty® Procedure with Arthroscopy versus Arthroscopy Alone for Treatment of Bone Marrow Lesions in the Knee


  • Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy Award
  • McMaster University Faculty of Engineering, Top 150 Alumni
  • Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association, Professional Excellence Award
  • McMaster University, McMaster Orthopedic Faculty Recognition Award


  • P. Eng Electrical Engineering, McMaster University​
  • M.D., McMaster University
  • Orthopaedic Residency, McMaster University
  • F.R.C.S. (C)
  • Adult Lower Extremity Reconstruction Orthopaedic Fellowship, Mayo Clinic (USA)

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