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Vickas Khanna

Message from the Director of Residency​

Welcome to the McMaster University Orthopaedic Training Program. Our mission is to educate and empower the surgeons of tomorrow with the capacity for evidence based clinical care, critical thinking, creativity, professionalism and a proclivity towards lifelong learning. The development of these attributes surrounds a core of technical training in the art and science of orthopaedic surgery.

Our faculty's clinical interests cover the breadth of orthopaedic sub-specialties, and they are committed to providing the highest level of education in keeping with the tenets and guidelines put forward by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. As well as providing clinical training, we have a Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Trauma in the Division and strong faculty and resident involvement in both basic science and clinical research. The opportunity is also available to enter a research track with training as a surgical scientist in collaboration with the Department of Surgery and the Surgical Scientist Program.

We thank you for your interest in McMaster University and the Orthopaedic Surgery Training Program and invite you to explore this site.


Dr. Vickas Khanna


Dale Williams

  • ​Associate Professor
    Orthopaedic Surgery

Message from the Associate Program Director

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at McMaster University has a robust research environment with a broad spectrum of opportunities for resident research. Clinical Trials Research and Evidence-Based Methodology are key strengths of the Division. Our independent research lab at the Juravinski Cancer Centre studies primary and metastatic bone tumours through cell and molecular biology techniques with an emphasis on translational research. Large prospective databases are ongoing for arthroplasty and trauma patients.

The Surgeon-Scientist Program at McMaster University allows residents to obtain an advanced degree during an extended residency period. In the context of this rich and fertile research environment, the publication volume and research funding held by members of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery are ranked at the world-class level.


​Dr. Dale Williams

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