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Dr. Devin Peterson completed both his medical school degree and his Orthopedic Residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He continued his training with a sport medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the University of Western Ontario followed by a second fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics also at Western. Dr. Petersen also obtained additional fellowship training in Spine Deformity Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Dr. Peterson has been on staff at McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC) since 2000 and specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics as well as Sport Medicine for both children and adults. He is the CTU director for the Orthopedic Residents at MUMC and the Orthopedic Clerkship Director.

He and his wife Noella live in Ancaster, Ontario. He has worked as a team physician with the McMaster Marauder’s Football team for over a decade, and is now on the medical staff with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club.

Professional Organizations

  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

  • The Canadian Orthopaedic Association

  • Canadian Medical Association

  • Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine

  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

  • Ontario Medical Association

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Orthopedics and Sport Medicine

Featured Publications

Book Chapters

  • Peterson, Devin C, MD, FRCS(C), Thain, Lisa MF, MD, FRCPC & Fowler, Peter J, MD, FRCS(C). Imaging the Posterior Cruciate Ligament. In Fanelli, Gregory C. MD (Ed). The Posterior Cruciate Ligament, A Guide to Management. Springer-Verlag, New York, July 2001

  • Jeffrey K, MacDonald A, de SA D, Horner N, Phillips M, Parmar D, Peterson D, Ayeni OR. (2016). Autograft and Allograft Options in Knee Ligament Reconstruction. (pp. 25-43). In Randy Mascarenhas, Sanjeev Bhatia and Walter R. Hauppauge (Eds), Ligamentous Injuries of the Knee. Hauppauge, New York:  Nova Science Publishers.

  • Leblanc, Marie-Claude, Peterson, Devin C, Ayeni, Olufemi R. (2017) Pivot Shift Test: An Evidence-Based Outcome Tool. (pp. 235-243). In: Musahl Volker., Karlsson Jon., Kuroda Ryosuke., Zaffagnini Stefano. (Eds) Rotatory Knee Instability. Springer, Cham:  Springer International Publishing Switzerland. DOI Print ISBN 978-3-319-32069-4.

  • Journal Articles

  • Gaudet, Michele V, Peterson, Devin C & Zaworotko, Michael J (1988). Ternary hydrogen halide/base/benzene mixtures a new generation of liquid clathrates. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena, 6, 425-428.

  • Stanish, William D, MD, FRCS(C), & Peterson, Devin C, MD (1995).  Shoulder arthroscopy and nerve injury pitfalls and prevention.  Arthroscopy, 11, 458-466

  • Peterson DC, MD, FRCS(C), Thain LM, MD, FRCPC & Fowler PJ, MD, FRCS(C) (2002). Posterior Cruciate Ligament Imaging. The Journal of Knee Surgery, 15(2),121-127

  • Ayeni O, Peterson D, Chan K, Javidan A, and Gandhi R (2012).  Suture Repair versus Arrow Repair for Symptomatic Meniscus Tears of the Knee:  A Systematic Review.  J Knee Surg, Nov; 25(5), 397-402.

  • Ayeni OR, Evaniew N., Ogilvie R, Peterson DC, Denkers MR, and Bhandari M.  Evidence-Based Practice to improve Outcomes of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (2013).  Clinics in Sports Medicine, Jan; 32(1), 71-80.

  • Abouali J, Farrokhyar F, Peterson D, Ogilvie R, Ayeni O.  Thromboprophylaxis in routine arthroscopy of the knee (2013).  Indian J Orthop.  Mar 47 (2), 168-73.

  • The PRAISE Investigators. Prevalence of abuse and intimate partner violence surgical evaluation (PRAISE) in orthopaedic fracture clinics:  a multinational prevalence study. Lancet (2013). Sept 382 (9895), 866-76.

  • M. Khan, B. Rothrauff, F. Merali, V. Musahi, D. Peterson, and O.R. Ayeni. Management of the Contaminated Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft. Arthroscopy:  The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery (2014). Feb 30 (2), 236-244.

  • Cupido C, Peterson D, Stevens Sutherland M, Ayeni O, and Stratford P. Tracking Patient Outcome After Anterior Crusiate Ligament Reconstruction. Physiotherapy Canada (2014). Spring 66(2),199-205.

  • L. Salci, O.R. Ayeni, M. Abouassaly, F. Farrokhyar, J. D'Souza, M. Bhandari, and D. Peterson. Indications for Surgical Management of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee in the Pediatric Population:  A systematic Review. The Journal of Knee Surgery (2014). April 27(2), 147-155.

  • Aboussaly M, Peterson D, Salci L, Farrokhyar F, D’Souza J, Bhandari M, Ayeni OR.  Surgical management of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee in the pediatric population:  A systematic review addressing surgical techniques.  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2014). Jun 22(6), 1216-24.

  • Hak A, Rajaratnam K, Ayeni OR, Moro J, Peterson D, Sprague S, Bhandari M. A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Short-term Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Reducing Postoperative Pain After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Pilot Study. Sports Health (2015). Jan 7 (1), 58-66.

  • Nathan Evaniew MD, Tahira Devji BSc, Brian Drew MD FRCSC, Devin Peterson MD FRCSC,

  • Michelle Ghert MD FRCSC, and Mohit Bhandari MD FRCSC. The surgical management of scoliosis: A scoping review of the literature. Scoliosis (2015). Jan 10 (1).

  • Leon Van der Watt MD, Moin Khan MD, MSc, Benjamin B. Rothrauf, MRes, Olufemi R. Ayeni MD, MSc, FRCSC, Volker Musahl, M.D. Alan Getgood MD, FRCSC, and  Devin C. Peterson, MD, FRCSC. The Structure and Function of the Antero-Lateral Ligament of the Knee: A Systematic Review. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery (2015). March, 31 (3), 569-582.

  • N. Evaniew MD, M. Khan MD, B. Drew MD FRCSC, D. Peterson MD FRCSC, M Bhandari MD PhD FRCSC, and M. Ghert MD FRCSC. Intrawound vancomycin to prevent infections after spine surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Spine Journal (2015). 24(3):533-42, Mar.

  • Forough Farrokhyar, MPhil, PhD, Rasam Tabsi-Nejad, BSc, Dyda Dao, BHSc, Olufemi R. Ayeni, MD MSC FRCSC,  Devin Peterson, MD FRCSC, Reza Hadioonzadeh, BSc, and Mohit Bhandari, MD, PhD FRCSC. Prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy in athletes: a systematic-review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine (2015). 45(3):365-78, Mar.

  • Darren De Sa,MD, Stephanie Cargnelli, MD Cand, Michael Catapano, MD Cand, Devin Peterson, MD, FRCSC, Nicole Simunovic, MSc, Christopher M Larson, MD, and Olufemi R Ayeni, MD, MSc, FRCS(C). Efficacy of Hip Arthroscopy for the Management of Septic Arthritis: A Systematic Review. Arthroscopy (2015). 31(7):1358-70, Jul.

  • Dyda Dao BHSc (Hons), Sukhmani Sodhi BHSc (Hons), Rasam Tabsi-Nejad BSc, Devin Peterson MD, FRCSC, Olufemi R Ayeni MD, MSc, FRCSC, Mohit Bhandar  PhD, MD, FRCSC, and Forough Farrokhyar, MPhil, PhD. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and stress fractures in  military personnel: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The American Journal of Sports Medicine (2015). 43(8):  2064-2072, Aug.

  • Lauren E. Salci, BHSc,Olufemi R. Ayeni, MD, MSc, FRCSC, ForoughFarrokhyar, MPhil, PhD, Dyda Dao, BHSc, Rick Ogilvie, MD, FRCSC, and Devin Peterson, MD, FRCSCImpact of surgical waitlist on Quality of Life. The Journal of Knee Surgery (2016). 29(4):  346-54, May.

  • MC Samaan, Paul Missiuna P, Devin Peterson, and Lehana Thabane. Understanding the role of the immune system in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: Immunometabolic CONnections to Scoliosis (ICONS) study protocol (2016). BMJ Open 2016; Jul 8; 6(7):e011812. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011812.

  • Marco Yeung MD, Marie-Claude Leblanc MD, FRCSC, Olufemi R. Ayeni MD, MSc, FRCSC, Moin Khan MD, Laurie Hiemstra MD, FRCSC, Sarah Kerslake, and Devin C. Peterson, MD, FRCSC. Indications for Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review. Journal of Knee Surgery (2016). 29(7):  543-554 October.

  • Devin C. Peterson MD, FRCSC and Olufemi R. Ayeni MD, MSC, FRCSC. Pediatric anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction outcomes. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine (2016). 9 (4):  339-347 December.  DOI:  10.1007/s12178-016-9358-3.

  • Kayode O. Oduwole MD, MCh, FRCSC and Devin C. Peterson MD, FRCSC, Dip Sport Med. Extraphyseal Paediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Canadian Orthopaedic Bulletin Winter Edition (2016/2017). 115:  24-27.

  • Muzammil Memon, Lydia Ginsberg, Andrew Nashed, Nicole Simunovic, Mark Phillips, Matthew Denkers MD, FRCSC, Rick Ogilvie MD, FRCSC, Devin Peterson MD, FRCSC, and Olufemi R Ayeni MD, MSc, FRCSC. Patient Perceptions Regarding Physician Reimbursements, Wait Times, and Out-of-Pocket Payments for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Ontario. Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics (2017). 4(1):  1-10 January. DOI 10.1186/s40634-017-0076-6.

  • Darren de SA, Patrick Thornley, Gavinn Niroopan, Moin Khan, Colm McCarthy, Nicole Simunovic, John Adamich, Sahab Jamshidi, Farrough Farrokhyar, Devin Peterson, Volker Musahl and Olufemi R. Ayeni. No Difference in Outcome between Early Versus Delayed Weight-Bearing Following Microfracture Surgery of the Hip, Knee, or Ankle: A Systematic Review of Outcomes and Complications. Journal of ISAKOS (2016). 1 (1) 2-9 January; DOI: 10.1136/jisakos-2015-000028

  • Kurz, Adrian, MBBS, Evaniew, Nathan, MD, Yeung, Marco, M.D, Samuelsson, Kristian, MD, PhD, Peterson, Devin, MD, FRCSC, Ayeni, Olufemi R. M.D., MSc, FRCSC. Credibility and Quality of Meta-Analyses Addressing Graft Choice in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: a systematic review. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy. 2017 Feb;25(2):538-551. doi: 10.1007/s00167-016-4282-z.

  • Jeffrey Kay, Leen Naji, Darren de SA MD, Nicole Simunovic MSc, Devin Peterson MD, FRCSC, Kristian Samuelsson, Volker Musahl MD, and Olufemi R. Ayeni, MD, MSc, FRCSC. Graft Choice has no significant influence on the rate of return to sport at the preinjury level after revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction:  a systematic rewiew and meta-analysis. Journal of ISAKOS (2017). January, 2 (1) 21-30; DOI: 10.1136/jisakos-2016-000113

  • Seper Ekhtiari MD, Jeffrey Kay MD, Darren de SA MD, Nicole Simunovic MSc, Volker Musahl MD, Devin Peterson MD, FRCSC, and Olufemi R. Ayeni, MD, MSc, FRCSC. What Makes a Successful Survey? A Systematic Review of Surveys used in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery (2017) May;33(5):1072-1079.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.01.032.

  • Simon Haeri Hendy, Darren De Sa M.D., Kelly Ainsworth M.D., Olufemi R. Ayeni MD, MSc, FRCSC, Nicole Simunovic, MSc,  and Devin C. Peterson, MD, FRCSC. Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: Does Magnetic Resonance Imaging Instability Correlate With the Need for Surgical Intervention? (2017). The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. November; 5(11), 2325967117738516DOI: 10.1177/2325967117738516.


  • B.Sc., Saint Mary’s University
  • Certificate of Honours Equivilancy in Chemistry, Saint Mary's University
  • M.D., Dalhousie University
  • Orthopedic Residency, Dalhousie University
  • F.R.C.S. (C)
  • Sport Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery Fellowship, University of Western Ontario
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship, University of Western Ontario
  • Pediatric Spine Fellowship , University of Toronto
  • Diploma in Sport Medicine (CASM)

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