10 Best Orthopedic Surgeons in Ottawa

In 2008, an article was published in the Healio Medical Journal, which stated that the condition of orthopedic surgery in Canada is dire, and the government was taking drastic measures to bring healthcare up. Despite this, Ottawa performed poorly because of limited orthopedic surgeons available and a lack of infrastructure, bedding, and nurses. However, after a decade of changes in regulations and attention towards this problem has completely changed the surgical scene for good. Now, Ottawa is home to some of the best orthopedic surgeons in the entire province.

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Dr. Paul E. Beaulé

Paul E B Profile

 

Research helps us better understand what we’re doing in the operating room, and I always ask – Is this the best we can do?”

One of the highest-rated orthopedic surgeons in Ottawa, Dr. Paul is an exceptional doctor who is extremely professional and understands even the tiniest of detail about a procedure. Given his reputation, he has a tight schedule and doesn’t see patients until it is time for the surgery, but his skills make up for the lack of his presence. He is known to be upfront and blunt with his patients. Dr. Paul has published over 250 refereed papers that received an h-index and has provided over 200 lectures.

Specialization

Dr. Paul is an expert in treating and replacing the hip joint, he is highly skilled and preserves the joint. While surgeries are done to improve the quality of life of a patient in the first place, doing so wrongly can put a halt on someone’s enjoyment, and Dr. Paul knows this well and perform surgeries with extreme care. He has also done plenty of research regarding the hip joint, and one of his research focuses on the improvement of pain, mitigating damage, and ultimately preventing the replacement of hip in people with pre-arthritic hip disease. He is also researching the same-day discharge primary total hip and knee arthroplasty.

We confirmed that the cam deformity forms during skeletal maturation and are not a reactive process i.e., osteophytes that are seen with moderate to advanced hip arthritis. Looking at a group of volunteers we were able to demonstrate that other biomechanical factors related to the spinopelvic motion as well as proximal femoral anatomy i.e., neck-shaft angle strongly influence the risk of disease progression. Finally, we showed that surgical correction of the cam deformity in patients with symptomatic Femoroacetabular impingement not only improved clinical function but also decreased stresses within the joint leading to stabilization of the health of the articular cartilage.”

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor of Science in General Biology, University of Ottawa
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Residency Program in Orthopedic Surgery, FRCSC, University of Ottawa
  • Fellowship in Joint Replacement, University of California
  • Fellowship in Pelvic and Acetabular Reconstruction, University of Southern California
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

Experience

  • Over 15 years of experience in the medical field
  • Reserve Officer, Rank Captain Navy, Canadian Armed Forces (1988-1992)
  • Clinical Fellow, Pelvis and Hip Reconstruction, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles (1999-2000)
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Joint Replacement Institute at Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles (2000-2005)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon-Head of Adult Reconstruction, The Ottawa Hospital (August 2005-January 2015)
  • Orthopedic Surgeon-Head of Orthopedic Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital (January 2015-Present)

Achievements

  • The Otto Aufranc Hip Society Award (2012)
  • William H. Harris Award (2013)
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Carroll A. Laurin Award (2014, 2016, 2018)
  • Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Award (2018)
  • Frank Stinchfield Hip Society Award (2018)
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Member, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Member, Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Member, Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Member, Société Française de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologie
  • Member, Institut Marcel Kerboull
  • Member, North American Hip Society
  • Member, International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • Member, International Hip Society
  • Member, Chilean Orthopaedic Society

Philanthropy

Dr. Paul E. Beaulé and his team worked with prominent philanthropist Michael Potter and his partner Diane Cramphin to raise $1 million for a new research chair.

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Dr. Paul with philanthropist Michael Potter and his partner Diane Cramphin at 50th Anniversary Gala (2016)

We want to recruit a world-class individual who will work at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, as well as the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, both teaching and doing research, and looking at improving how bone repairs itself, how we can restore bone better and how, potentially, we can regenerate it.”

Media Appearances

Dr. Paul E. Beaulé has been featured on Orthopedics This Week, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Ottawa Citizen, and Ottawa Sun.

Dr. Sasha Carsen

Sasha Carsen Profile

I am a physician and surgeon dedicated to the care of the musculoskeletal system in kids. Now, kids is a fairly broad term but really that’s everyone, even prior to delivery, so sometimes we do some consults, though it’s not very often, even before a child comes into the world. But primarily, it’s for children from babies all the way through until age 18, and occasionally for young adults who still have disorders or musculoskeletal problems, so little bit older than that too.”

Dr. Sasha Carsen is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, which translates to his work being revolving around children. For this reason, he is full of energy and always maintains a positive state of being. Both the parents and the children love him, as he not only treats his patients but also creates a bond with the children, which allows them to relax and trust the procedure. Dr. Carsen has also been a part of recent research projects that specifically look into the impact of pediatric orthopedic care and clinical scaphoid fractures in children.

Specialization

As it is clear, Dr. Carsen specializes in diagnoses and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in children, but he specifically deals with limb deformity, hip disorders, knee arthroscopy, meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, ankle arthroscopy, patellar instability, and stabilization. Besides these, he also has a particular interest in sports medicine and orthopedic trauma for children.

I can actually see a lot more endoscopically than I ever would have been able to through an open approach, so it basically allows an incredible window to the inside area around the hip.”

An important part of what we do as an academic institution is to not just treat what’s in front of us, but also be thinking a little bit upstream and downstream about what happens to bring a child to see me, and why did that trauma occur? Why did that fracture happen? What could be done to maybe prevent that in the future? or at the time of injury, what could be done to improve the actual treatment itself.”

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Western University, Washington
  • Master of Business Administration, McGill University, Montreal
  • Doctor of Medicine, CM, McGill University, Montreal
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, FRCSC, University of Ottawa
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

Experience

  • Over 10 years of experience in the medical field
  • Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)-The Ottawa Hospital (July 2008-June 2013)
  • Fellow, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy, Boston Children’s Hospital (July 2013-August 2014)
  • Fellow, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver (September 2014-July 2015)
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (September 2015-Present)

Achievements

  • The Otto Aufranc Hip Society Award (2013)
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Member, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine
  • Member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Canadian Orthopaedic Association

Philanthropy

Dr. Sasha Carsen is a monthly Donor to CHEO Foundation.

Media Appearances

Dr. Sasha Carsen has been mentioned in CTV, Ottawa Citizen, and CBC News.

 

Dr. Paul Kim

Dr. Paul Kim is regarded among the top orthopedic surgeons of Ottawa, and he has been treating musculoskeletal conditions for over 20 years now. He also maintains a calm demeanor during his operating hours, this allows patients to be at ease without stressing excessively about their procedure. Additionally, he has great bedside manners and surgical skills that are renowned in the entirety of Canada. Moreover, he doesn’t restrict his practice to just western medicine, as he uses a multi-disciplinary approach to relieve patients of their pain.

Specialization

Dr. Paul Kim is an expert on the hip and knee joints. He specializes in carrying out hip and knee reconstructions for adults, and he also has a special interest in total knee and hips replacement surgeries. When it comes to the treatment of these joints he provides anterior approach, revision arthroplasty of knees, bilateral hip and patellofemoral resurfacing, total knee arthroscopy and replacement, patellar instability, leg injuries. He has also written 42 publications surrounding the mentioned joints and he is also a part of a research project on the prevention of periprosthetic joint infection.

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Pre-Medical Studies, University of Saskatchewan
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan-College of Medicine
  • Rotating Internship, Greater Victoria Hospital Society, Canada
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, FRCSC, University of Ottawa
  • Fellowship in Joint Reconstruction, Orthopaedics, Western University, Washington
  • Masters of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Ottawa
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeon (ABOS)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

Experience

  • Over 20 years of experience in the medical field
  • Resident, Orthopaedics, The University of Ottawa (1990-1994)
  • Researcher, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute-University of Ottawa (2003-Present)
  • Associate Professor, University of Ottawa-Division of Orthopedics (2009-Present)
  • Surgeon, The Ottawa Hospital, Department of TOH Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Surgery (Present)

Achievements

  • Member, Ontario Medical Association
  • Member, Canadian Medical Association
  • Member, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Member, Canadian Orthopedic Association

Dr. Peter Lapner

Peter Lapner Profile

Dr. Lapner possesses extensive knowledge about the world of orthopedics. He’s been to 6 continents, and he has pursued education and training in different countries, learning from the best doctors. Presently, he is working at the University of Ottawa as Director of Research in the Orthopedic Department. He has written numerous publications and given his designation, he is continually researching to come up with medication and techniques to efficiently carry out a procedure and relieve patients from their pain.

Specialization

Dr. Lapner’s area of expertise is the treatment of the shoulder joint. Initially, he practiced in general orthopedics but soon he underwent a fellowship in shoulder surgery and since then, his practice solely focuses on the shoulder joint. All of his papers and publications are also regarding the shoulder. Although the shoulder is an extremely complex joint, Dr. Lapner understands it thoroughly and he has treated severe shoulder issues. As of today, he leads the department of research, but still half of his research reloves around the shoulder.

The clinical outcome research program has two main pillars. The first is a prospective functional outcomes database that exists in all major subspecialties and as well there is a strong focus in our division on prospective randomized control trials. Translational research is made possible through a strong framework of collaborations that have been established with a number of basic science researches.”

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Ottawa
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, FRCSC, University of Ottawa
  • Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery, University of British Columbia
  • Visiting Fellowship, University of Nice, France
  • Visiting Fellowship, University of Zurich-Balgrist Hospital
  • Visiting Fellowship, Clinique St-Anne Lumiere, Lyon, France
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

Experience

  • Over 15 years of experience in the medical field
  • Surgeon, Division of Orthopedic Surgery-University of Ottawa (2009-2016)
  • Associate Professor, Division of Orthopedic Surgery-University of Ottawa (2010-Present)
  • Director of Research, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Surgery-The Ottawa Hospital (Present)
  • Clinician Investigator, Clinical Epidemiology Program-Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Present)

Achievements 

  • Canadian Orthopedic Research Legacy Award (2015)
  • Member, Canadian Orthopedic Association
  • Member, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Member, Canadian Shoulder & Elbow Society

Media Appearances

Dr. Peter Lapaner has been featured in OrthoSpine News.

Dr. James Jarvis

Dr. James Jarvis is among one of the most experienced working orthopedic surgeons in Ottawa. He received his education and training in both Canada and the United States. An interesting fact about Dr. Jarvis is that he pursued a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, then, transitioned into the medical field. While most people consider it a waste of time, learning engineering enabled Dr. Jarvis to utilize modern equipment and understand rapidly advancing technology without any issues. Since he exclusively works with children and their stressed parents, he is always upbeat and makes sure to cheer his patients.

Specialization

When it comes to expertise, Dr. Jarvis is an expert in pediatric orthopedic surgery. He has sunk countless hours into learning and perfecting his skills when it comes to treating children by removing the physical blockages and re-enabling their development. Although Dr. Jarvis treats all sorts of pediatric musculoskeletal disorders, he has a particular interest in the treatment of the spine. He has treated several cases of scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolysis, and spondylolisthesis. With such extensive experience, it doesn’t come as a surprise that he has written publications on the improvement of education on scoliosis, healthcare for adolescents with musculoskeletal disorders, and more.

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Rotating Internship, Ottawa Civic Hospital-University of Ottawa
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

Experience

  • Over 30 years of experience in the medical field
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (1984)
  • Fellow, Paediatric Orthopaedic Division of Orthopaedic Surgery-Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (1984)
  • Fellow, Pediatric Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, University of Texas (1985)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery-University of Ottawa (1985-1992)
  • Active Staff, Orthopaedic Surgery-Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (1985-Present)
  • Clinical Investigator, CHEO Research Institute (1990-Present)
  • Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery-Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (2002-2012)
  • Full-Time Professor, Department of Surgery-University of Ottawa (2018-Present)

Achievements

  • Pierre Labelle Research Award (1999)
  • Jacques Robichon Award (2001)
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Member, Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, Canadian Medical Association
  • Member, Spina Bifida Association of Canada

Media Appearances

Dr. James Jarvis has appeared on CBC and CTV news.

 

Dr. Robert J. Feibel

Robert Feibel Profile

Dr. Robert Feibe (Left) with Dr. Wai (Right)

Dr. Robert has been an active member of the orthopedic department at the University of Ottawa since 1991, and ever since he has contributed tremendously to the community. His patient base comprises patients of all ages and he is more than happy to treat all of them. Even after all of these years, he welcomes new patients as if it was his first day at the job. Moreover, he also went to the United States and Italy for his fellowship.

Specialization

Dr. Robert Feibel specializes in the diagnoses and treatment of the hip and knee joint, even though he deals with other parts of the lower extremity as well. What sets apart Dr. Feibel is that he underwent training in the Ilizarov surgery technique, which is a unique procedure that utilizes the tissue-sparing cortical osteotomy that conserves the osteogenic elements of the limb. As a result, it promotes the growth of bones, and it is used for complex bone fractures.

As a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery, my practice spectrum is broad but focuses mainly on hip and knee replacement surgery. I welcome the opportunity to enhance my patient’s function and life enjoyment through orthopedic surgery in a professional, ethical and compassionate environment. My subspecialty interest in bone lengthening and regeneration allows me to care for patients referred to with serious conditions such as bone infection, bone loss, and post-traumatic deformity. My extensive experience in the Ilizarov technique has allowed me the opportunity to educate resident trainees in Ottawa, other centers in Canada, and abroad. I have been able to balance my home and work life. Within my career, I have been able to balance clinical, research, and teaching commitments with reasonably good success.”

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University-Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Doctor of Medicine, Queen’s University, Kingston
  • Straight Surgical Internship, University of Ottawa
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, University of Ottawa
  • Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Spinal Surgery, University of Ottawa
  • Fellowship in Microsurgical Transplantation/Replantation, Davies Medical Center, San Francisco
  • Fellowship in Ilizarov Surgery, USSL Hospital 16, Italy
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

Experience

  • Over 30 years of experience in the medical field
  • Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Department of Surgery-University of Ottawa (July 1991-Present)
  • Director, Orthopaedic Trauma Service, The Ottawa Hospital (September 1997-July 2000)
  • Director, Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Service, Department of Surgery-University of Ottawa (July 2000-September 2005)
  • Director, Undergraduate Surgical Education, Department of Surgery-University of Ottawa (April 2016-Present)

Achievement

  • Jacques Robichon Award (2000)
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Member, Canadian Medical Association
  • Member, Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, Ontario Orthopaedic Association

Philanthropy

Dr. Robert Feibel has also been a part of the Team Broken Earth that raised funds to buy medical aids in Haiti. Also, he was a part of the campaign to raise $1 million for a new research chair. 

Robert J. Feibel Philanthropy

Dr. Robert (Left) and fellow doctors at 50th Anniversary Gala of the University of Ottawa (2016)

Dr. Kathleen Gartke 

Kathleen Gartke Profile

I try to explain what I can and can’t do, and what they can and can’t expect. But often I find myself having to deal with misconceptions they’ve heard about or seen in an ad about a magic bullet that looks simple – but isn’t – and is not even relevant to their situation. So I try to educate them to the point where they can make an informed choice – all within 20 minutes.”

Dr. Gartke is one of the most experienced female doctors in this region. She greatly values the relationship and time of the patients, for this reason, she was made the chief of patient experience and relations. Given her empathy towards patients, it can be understood why she wrote publications such as Improving the patient experience, and the relationship between orthopedic surgeons’ empathy and inpatient hospital experience. She is also a strong advocate of gender pay inequality at the workplace, and she often talks about the difference between the working conditions of men and women. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting her cottage and engaging in relaxing activities like fishing.

Men who have younger dependants work longer hours, which is the reverse for women who have younger dependants; they work shorter hours. If you look at the group of physicians who don’t have dependants, men and women work the same hours.”

Gender imbalance in medical leadership is so much more than a pipeline issue.”

Specialization

Initially, Dr. Gartke used to perform general orthopedic surgeries; however, for the last 25 years, her career exclusively deals with the treatment of foot and ankle issues. She has also written a publication on symptoms of popliteal block after foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Gartke has also given lectures to the residents of the University of Ottawa on the subject of foot and ankle. Also, she is known for her empathy towards’ patients, she ensures to exhaust all the non-surgical treatments before resorting to surgery.

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Queen’s University, Kingston
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery, University of Ottawa
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

Experience

  • Over 30 years of experience in the medical field
  • General Orthopedic Surgeon, Grace Hospital, Ottawa
  • General Orthopedic Surgeon, Division of Orthopedic Surgery-The Ottawa Hospital
  • Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Division of Orthopedic Surgery-The Ottawa Hospital
  • Clinical Chair of the Patient Safety and Continuous Quality Improvement, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Medical Lead of Patient Experience, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Senior Medical Officer for Medical Affairs and Patient Relations, The Ottawa Hospital

Achievements

  • The Ottawa Hospital Excellence Award (2018)
  • Member, Federation of Medical Women of Canada
  • Member, Canadian Medical Association
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Media Appearances

Dr. Kathleen Gartke has been featured on the ProQuest, Healthy debate, and CTV News.

Dr. Kevin Smit

Kevin Smit Profile

The favorite part of my job is really going to work every day, knowing that I have the chance to make a difference in a kid’s life. It’s really knowing that the families can trust me, and they put their trust in my training and my education to let me take care of their kids. Especially being a parent myself, it takes a lot to let your child be rushed off to surgery into somebody’s hands. That’s something that I hold very close to my heart, that when I take them I try to treat them like my own. So the best part of my job is knowing that I can go in and make a difference in a kid’s life and make them better for the long run.”

Dr. Kevin is a person who loves working with his hands, his father used to have a woodworking business, he loved operating machines and building structures. Initially, he thought he’d take over his father’s business until one day his father cut his fingers on a saw, and that was the turning point in his life. His interest in musculoskeletal propelled him into the medical world. He is known for his helpful nature, and he has always made sure to go beyond and make his patients feel comfortable, this quality is even more appreciated by his patient base, which comprises children.

I have a very hands-on approach to things, so if I wasn’t in surgery, I’d probably be out in the world flipping houses and doing home renovations – working with my hands, making things different, changing things, improving things, selling it, moving on, and continuing to do that.”

Specialization

Since Dr. Kevin loves working with his hands, he specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery of the spine. When he started practicing, he was fascinated by the anatomy of the human body, and using cutting-edge technology for the procedures got him even more interested in the field. He particularly deals with scoliosis in children and educates people about its early detection and treatment. Dr. Kevin also performs vertebral body tethering and disc releases.

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, University of Ottawa
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, University of Western Ontario
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Southwestern University, Texas
  • Master’s Thesis in Health Professional Education, University of Ottawa
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

Experience

  • Over 10 years of experience in the medical field
  • Surgeon, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (Present)
  • Educator, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (Present)

Achievements

  • Aesculapian Award (2008)
  • Otto Aufranc Hip Society Award (2008)
  • Member, Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Member, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Media Appearances

Dr. Kevin Smit has been featured on CTV News.

 

 

Dr. Eugene Kenneth Wai

Eugene Kenneth Wai Profile

Dr. Eugene Kenneth is another experienced orthopedic surgeon that operates at the University of Ottawa. He possesses tremendous knowledge in this field and is regarded as a smart individual by his peers. Dr. Wai also feels deeply for his patients and provides the best treatment for them. While he is a highly skilled professional, Dr. Wai is usually reserved and doesn’t socialize much with his patients.

Specialization

Dr. Wai specializes in the treatment of the neck and spine. Not only is he familiar with the injuries of these body parts but he also understands the neurological effects that can surface due to their disorders. He has published several articles regarding the treatment of the neck and spine, in addition to giving lectures to other physicians. His assessment skills of spinal injuries are unparalleled.

Education and Certification

  • Medical Degree, University of Toronto
  • Master’s Thesis in Community Health-Clinical Epidemiology, University of Toronto
  • Fellowship in Spinal Surgery, and Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Toronto
  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spinal Surgery, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

Experience

  • Over 25 years of experience in the medical field
  • Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, the University of Toronto (April 1994-March 2001)
  • Fellow, Spine and Ortho Trauma Surgery, the University of Toronto (April 2001-April 2002)
  • Fellow, Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery, University of Adelaide (April 2002-May 2003)
  • Director of Research, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery-University of Ottawa (June 2004-July 2010)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa (June 2003-July 2011)
  • Head, Ottawa Hospital Combined Adult Spinal Surgery Program, University of Ottawa (June 2006-Present)
  • Associate Professor, University of Ottawa (July 2011-Present)

Achievements

  • Jacques Robichon Award (2008)
  • Clinician Investigator, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Member, Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Medical Director, Inter-professional Spine Assessment and Education Clinic

Philanthropy

Dr. Eugene has also been a part of the Team Broken Earth that raised funds to buy medical aids in Haiti.

Eugene Kenneth Wai Philanthropy

Dr. Wai (Third from left) and his staff in Haiti (2018)

Dr. Joel Werier

Dr. Joel Werier is an exceptional orthopedic surgeon in Ottawa. He completed his medical school in Manitoba, then, went to British Columbia for his residency, followed by his fellowship in the United States. Dr. Joel has also written numerous publications on the treatment of various cancers and their surgery. Dr. Joel is also known for his amazing bedside manners and attention to detail. Educating patients is another aspect, which earned Dr. Joel his reputation.

Specialization

Dr. Joel specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, particularly regarding hand and neck, but he also deals with spine disorders. He is an expert in carrying out complex surgeries that involve the replacement of bones, reconnection of nerves, and other sophisticated approaches. His patient base comprises people from all age groups, and he also treats orthopedic trauma, tumor removal, and reconstruction following the removal of tumors.

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor’s Degree, University of Manitoba
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, FRCSC, University of British Columbia
  • Fellowship in Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph’s Hospital-University of Western Ontario
  • Fellowship in Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand-University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Oncology Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital-University of Toronto
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

Experience

  • Over 25 years of experience in the medical field
  • Emergency Physician, Grace General Hospital (July 1992-June 1993)
  • President, National Capital Orthopaedic Association (January 2006-June 2009)
  • Co-Primary Investigator, The Ottawa Hospital Tumour Banking Program, The Ottawa Hospital (January 2004-January 2011)
  • Vice-Chair, Orthopedic Surgery Specialty Committee, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (March 2011-March 2014)
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Oncologist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (January 2003-Present)
  • Lead, Sarcoma Site Group, Ottawa Hospital Cancer Program, The Ottawa Hospital (January 2003-Present)
  • Clinical Investigator, The Ottawa Hospital-Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (January 2003-Present)
  • Program Director, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Ottawa (June 2006-Present)
  • Secretary, Orthopedic Oncology, Canadian Orthopedic Oncology Society (July 2008-Present)
  • Lead, Sarcoma Disease Site Group, Cancer Care Ontario (November 2009-Present)

Achievements

  • Dr. Jacques Robichon Award (2009)
  • Winner of the Department of Surgery Wolve’s Den Proposal (2017)
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Member, Capital Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, Canadian Orthopedic Oncology Society
Joel Werier Virtual Cancer Conference Wolve's Den

Dr. Joel (Third from right) and his staff being honored for winning the Wolf’s Den (2017)

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