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Dr. Pahuta is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon. His practice is based at the Hamilton General Hospital with a focus on complex reconstruction including cervical spine, spinal oncology, deformity correction, and revision surgery. He is a co-director of the McMaster Combined Spine Fellowship.

Professional Organizations

  • Canadian Spine Society
  • AOSpine
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • North American Spine Society

Research Interests

Dr. Pahuta’s research interests include decision analysis and quality-of-life assessment for spinal disorders, with a focus on cervical myelopathy and metastatic spine diseases. He obtained a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Ottawa. He is actively involved in national and international research initiatives.


  • MD, University of Toronto, 2008
  • FRCS(C), Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, 2015
  • Fellowship, Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, University of Toronto: Toronto Western Hospital, 2016
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Ottawa, 2019
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2019

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