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Dr. Michelle Ghert joined the Faculty at McMaster in 2005 after completing residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center and a fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology and Molecular Biology at the University of Toronto. Her clinical practice focuses on primary bone and soft-tissue sarcomas in both the adult and pediatric populations. She is currently the Associate Program Director for the Orthopaedic Training Program, and Deputy Director for Research at the Centre for Evidence-Based Orthopaedics. Dr. Ghert has broad research interests ranging from Molecular Biology, to Medical Education, to Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Trials. She considers her decision to work at McMaster to have been the most fortuitous decision of her career. Dr. Ghert believes that the collegial and supportive environment at MacOrtho allows faculty and residents alike to excel as surgeons, educators and academicians.

Dr. Ghert lives in Oakville with her husband and two young sons. She enjoys outdoor activities, in particular running and swimming. Other interests include reading historical documentaries on 20th century Europe and Tudor England. She hopes to write several books on these topics in retirement

Professional Organizations

  • Cancer Care Ontario
  • Ontario Sarcoma Disease Site Group
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (International)
  • The Society Of Surgical Oncology (International)
  • Children’s Oncology Group (International)
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (International)
  • Piedmont Orthopaedic Society (International)
  • Paid consultant of Wright Medical

Research Interests

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Bone
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Outcomes in Orthopedic Oncology
  • Resident and Medical Education


  • B.Sc., Stanford University (USA)
  • M.D., Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine (USA)
  • Orthopedic Residency, Duke University (USA)
  • Fellowship In Molecular Biology, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
  • F.R.C.S. (C)
  • Orthopaedic Oncology Fellowship, University of Toronto

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