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In order to expose our faculty and learners to innovators in the field, a speaker series entitled "Visiting Professor Leadership Series” has been implemented. Presented as an addendum to our Grand Rounds Lectures, this series will host Orthopaedic leaders globally with the goal of learning about their leadership journey.

February 2015 Speaker


Dr. Peter Giannoudis

Dr. Peter Giannoudis is a Professor at University of Leeds and Honorary Consultant at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI), a major teaching hospital serving a population in the region of 3.5 million. In addition, he has served as the President of the British Trauma Society (2006-2009) and the President of the European Society of Pelvis and Acetabulum, (2008-2011). Currently, he is the Editor in Chief of the Injury Journal and Chair of the International Committee of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. Dr. Giannoudis has published over 450 peer review papers and has written 7 Orthopaedic and Trauma textbooks as well as given over 250 invited national and international guest lectures and Keynote lectures since 2004.

Dr. Giannoudis's research interest focuses on the immune-inflammatory response following accidental and surgical trauma, biology of mesenchymal stem cells, bone regeneration, bioengineering, and clinical outcomes following fracture fixation.

September 2014 Speaker


Dr. Charles Rockwood

M.D., Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Orthopaedic Department, Director, Shoulder Service, UTHSCSA, University of Oklahoma School of Medicine


University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Dr. Rockwood has limited his private practice to the study and treatment of shoulder problems for the past 30 years. He worked closely with DePuy Orthopaedics in the development of the Global TM Shoulder Arthroplasty System and a post-operative home-based exercise rehabilitation program for the shoulder. He led his team of investigators in developing a second prosthesis with DePuy specifically designed to treat fractures of the shoulder. Although he has discontinued his surgical practice, he continues to see patients in clinic and as a consultant, lends his expertise to other orthopaedic surgeons throughout the country. Dr. Rockwood has authored numerous journal articles and audiovisual presentations and has served as editor of several textbooks.

June 2014 Speaker


Dr. Thomas Einhorn

MD, Cornell University Medical College


Boston University

Thomas A. Einhorn is Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. A graduate of Rutgers University and Cornell Medical College, he completed his internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, orthopaedic residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, and a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. His professional interests include research on the repair and regeneration of bone and cartilage, reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee, and the treatment of metabolic bone disease.

March 2014 Speaker


Dr. Wayne Paprosky

MD, McMaster University


Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Rush Presbyterian- St. Luke’s Medical Centre, Chicago, Illinois.

He is a pioneer and an innovator; he is credited for being one of the first surgeons to perform total hip surgeries with cementless implants, and for developing the Paprosky Classification used worldwide when performing Revision surgery. Dr. Paprosky spoke about his life experiences and shared his insights on patient care, mentorship and challenging the status quo.

May 2013 Speaker


Dr. Mandeep Dhillon



Professor and Head, Department of Orthopaedics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India; Head of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Consultant Incharge, Sports Medicine Clinic of the PGIMER; Chairman of the Liaison Committee of the Indian Association of Sports Medicine; member of the Medical Commission of the Indian Olympic Association

Dr. Dhillon spoke about healthcare in India and shared his insights into current orthopaedic management and future research directions.

April 2013 Speaker


Dr. Bernard Morrey

MD, University of Texas


Emeritus chair of the Department of Orthopedics at Mayo Clinic; Professor of Orthopaedics at both Mayo and at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; John and Posy Krehbiel Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo

Dr. Morrey shared his insights into leadership as well as his greatest successes and challenges. He shared a few words about the lecture and McMaster University below:

“I commend and admire you and your institution for your innovative initiatives in the areas of leadership development and also for your pioneering work in evidence based medicine.”

January 2013 Speaker


Dr. Ross Leighton

MD, Dalhousie University


Professor of Surgery, Dalhousie University; President of the Nova Scotia Orthopaedic Society and Medical Staff, QEII Health Sciences Center, Dalhousie University; President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society

Dr. Leighton runs a fellowship program in trauma and arthroplasty as Dalhousie University out of the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Leighton spoke about his journey and shared his insights into leadership, mentorship and the balance of family life.

June 2012 Speaker


Dr. Benjamin Alman

MD, The Hospital for Sick Children


A.J. Latner professor; Chair of Orthopaedics, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Research Institute

Dr. Alman talked about the importance of internal collaboration and the need to bridge the gap between applied research and clinical care. He also reminded us of the true value of nurturing and supporting students, residents and junior faculty in their career journeys.


"Ben Alman is the quitessential leader. Brilliant, thoughtful and most of all inspiring!"

May 2012 Speaker


Dr. Richard Buckley

MD, University of Calgary


Head of Orthopaedic Trauma, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary; Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society

Dr. Buckley shared his insights on working together as a team to achieve goals and objectives, "Cowboy Ethics," and maintaining physician health.

March 2012 Speaker


Dr. James Waddell

MD, St. Michael's Hospital


Orthopaedic Surgeon, St. Michael's Hospital, Professor, University of Toronto, Coordinator, National Action Network for the Bone & Joint Decade in Canada

Dr. Waddell shared his insight into the challenges of treatment and wait times in conjunction with the orthopaedic score card and challenges/solutions associated with the newly proposed funding protocol.


"Very interesting strategies for refining the health care system in the upcoming years."

February 2012 Speaker


Dr. David Ring

MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital


Director of Research, Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Ring gave the audience a unique glance into his "progressive" insight to orthopaedic practice by sharing with us his trials and tribulations when he was an aspiring resident to his current prestigious position as a prolific hand and upper extremity surgeon.


"A very contemporary journey towards progressive orthopaedic practices."

November 2011 Speaker


Dr. Emil Schemitsch

MD, University of Toronto


Scientist, Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospita; Division Head of Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Schemitsch, current President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, shared with us his leadership journey, what it takes to be a leader in Orthopaedics, and what personal and professional success means to him. He also shed light on what makes a great resident, inspiring faculty and residents alike during his talk with our Leadership Series Program.


"Emil has been a shining example for academic surgeons in North America. He is an accomplished clinician, researcher, educator, and diplomat. It seems that everything he gets involved in has a strong positive impact on our profession."

"Emil represents the ideal physician — one who has delivered excellent clinical care and enhanced clinical care through thoughtful research while at the same time has maintained a leadership role in orthopaedics and most importantly has remained a committed person to his friends and family."

October 2011 Speakers

Sponsorship gratefully acknowledged by Stryker Canada. In joint presentation, Mr. Howell and Mr. Timperley delivered an impactful overview of the underlying and forefront problems explored through their clinical hip and knee research.


Mr. Jonathan Howell

MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Tr&Ortho)


Exeter Consultant on the hip unit, specializes in complex revision hip and knee replacement surgery, trauma, educational supervisor for the hip fellowship.


Mr. John Timperley

MB ChB, FRCS (Ed), D.Phil (Oxon)


Council of the British Orthopaedic Association, Chairman of the Exeter Hip Foundation (Surgery, Training, and Research), Exeter Orthopaedic Consultant (primary, complex primary and revision total hip and knee replacements)

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