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2013 Division Day Speakers

Published: October 17, 2013
MacOrtho would like to introduce you to our esteemed line-up of speakers for this year’s Annual Academic Division Day being held on November 6th, 2013. Please RSVP directly to to attend this spectacular event, if you haven’t done so already!


Dr. Paul Moroz, MD, FRCSC


Paul Moroz is pediatric spine surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Ottawa. Paul has been on the board of directors of the Canadian Network for International Surgery for over a decade working to improve surgical training in East Africa. He is an expert consultant with the World Health Organization where he is the vice-chair of the education and training committee of the WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care. Paul has helped to advance pediatric spine surgery by being one of the first Canadian surgeons to use VEPTR technology in early onset scoliosis. He is the current President of the Canadian Pediatric Spine Society which helps to raise the standard of spine surgery across Canada.

Dr. Paul Moroz






Dr. Brian Drew, MD, FRCSC


Dr. Brian Drew is an Orthopedic surgeon at the Hamilton General Hospital who has a subspecialty interest in spine surgery.  He graduated from McMaster University Orthopedic Residency Programand became a fellow with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Following this, he then went on to complete a combined Orthopedic and neurosurgery spine fellowship program at the University of Calgary. He joined the team at the Hamilton General Hospital in October of 2003 and currently holds the position as an assistant clinical professor at McMaster University and as the first medical director of the Hamilton General Hospitals Spine Unit. He is a member of the Canadian Orthopedic Association and the Canadian Spine Society.

Dr. Brian Drew

Dr. P.J Devereaux, MD, PhD, FRCPC


Dr. Devereaux obtained his MD from McMaster University. After medical school he completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Calgary and a residency in cardiology at Dalhousie University. He then completed a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University.  Dr. Devereaux holds a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Career Investigator Award. He is the Head of Cardiology and the Perioperative Cardiovascular Clinical Program at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. He is also the Scientific Leader of the Perioperative Medicine and Surgical Research Group at the Population Health Research Institute. The focus of his clinic research is vascular complications around the time of surgery. He is undertaking several large international RCTs and observational studies addressing this issue. Dr. Devereaux has published over 160 peer reviewed papers and 40 editorials, book chapters, and commentaries.


Dr. PJ Devereaux

Dr. Derek Moore, MD


Dr. Moore is a practicing orthopedic spine surgeon and the founder of He realized after returning to his residency following a period as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, that there were opportunities for improvement in the orthopaedic surgery training process. Opportunities to create value include: 1. Improved Utilization of Resident Value 2. More Efficient Learning through a Structured Curriculum 3. Decrease the "Opportunity Cost" of Residency.

Dr. Derek Moore

Dr. Cecilia Rogmark, MD, PhD


Dr. Cecilia Rogmark has been working in Malmö, Sweden since 1995, and has worked as a consultant since 2004. She defended her thesis/dissertation in 2003 called “Femoral Neck Factures: Aspects on treatment and outcome.” Her study was an RCT comparing internal fixation and arthroplasty in 450 patients with displaced femoral neck fractures, and subsequent long-term results which are now published. She is currently a national project leader of the Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register. In 2012, she became an associate professor and is now supervising a group of PhD students. In addition, she tries to squeeze in clinical practice as well as being a mother of three sons.

Dr. Cecilia Rogmark

Dr. Tim Lee, PhD


Timothy D. Lee is a Professor of Kinesiology at McMaster University. He has published more than 90 papers on the topics of motor control and learning in peer-reviewed journals and edited books. He has served as an editor for the Journal of Motor Behavior and the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and as an editorial board member for the Psychological Review and the Journal of Motor Learning and Development. His research has been supported by numerous grants, including continuous operational funding by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada since 1984. Tim is a past-president and fellow of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology and is an honorary director of the Professional Golfers Association of Canada.

Dr. Tim Lee

Dr. Bradley Petrisor, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Petrisor is an associate professor in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at McMaster University. He is also a Program Director for the Orthopaedic Residency Program for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Petrisor's clinical interests include complex periarticular fractures, pelvic and acetabular fractures, and post-traumatic foot and ankle reconstruction. Dr. Petrisor interests include functional outcome scoring in foot and ankle trauma, trauma outcomes and fluid irrigation techniques in the management of open fractures. Dr. Brad Petrisor

Dr. Jonathan D. Adachi, MD, FRCPC


Dr. Jonathan Adachi is a professor in the department of medicine at McMaster University and Rheumatologist at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. Dr. Adachi currently is involved in the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (random sample of 10,000 subjects followed for 10 years to assess risk for osteoporosis and fractures). He also has been looking into the structural analysis of bone and cartilage in bone and cartilage as measured by pQCT and pMRI. He has ongoing interests in clinical trials in osteoporosis.

Dr. Jonathan Adachi

Dr. Bruce Browner, MD, M.S


Dr. Bruce Browner is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He is an internationally renowned orthopaedic trauma surgeon with extensive experience in the treatment of complex fractures, nonunions, malunions and bone infections. Dr. Browner manages patients with very difficult and challenging problems who are referred by other orthopaedic surgeons from all parts of Connecticut and the northeast. Care is enhanced by a longstanding collaboration with Edward Pesanti, M.D., an infectious diseases specialist, who sees patients with him in the office every week.

Dr. Bruce Browner

Dr. Jason Busse, MSc, DC, PhD


Dr. Jason Busse is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at McMaster University. Dr. Busse’s clinical interests include insurance medicine, orthopedic trauma, chronic pain and other medically unexplained syndromes, and management of complex disability. He is the Co-Principal Investigator of the TRUST trial, a multi-centre, randomized controlled trial of low-intensity, pulsed ultrasound bone-stimulation in patients undergoing intramedullary nailing for tibial fracture. Dr. Busse is also interested in methodological research including, for example, expertise-based randomization and the use of composite endpoints in clinical trials.

Dr. Jason Busse

Dr. Ranil Sonnadara, MSc, PhD


Dr. Sonnadara holds academic appointments in the Departments of Surgery, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, and Health Research Methodology at McMaster. He also holds an appointment as an Educator Researcher at the Wilson Centre for Health Professionals Education at the University of Toronto. A behavioural neuroscientist by training, Dr. Sonnadara uses a variety of different methodologies to study changes in the body which arise as a result of learning and practice, from the initial stages of skill acquisition through to elite and expert level performance across a wide variety of domains. He joined the Department of Surgery in 2012 from the University of Toronto where he held a position as Scientist at the Surgical Skills Centre, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Graduate Department of Exercise Sciences.

Dr. Ranil Sonnadara

Dr. Michelle Ghert, MD, FRCSC


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 the Associate Program Director for the Orthopaedic Training Program, and Deputy Director for Research at the Centre for Evidence-Based Orthopaedics. She has broad research interests ranging from Molecular Biology, to Medical Education, to Clinical Epidemiology and Clinical Trials. Dr. Ghert believes that the collegial and supportive environment at MacOrtho allows faculty and residents alike to excel as surgeons, educators and academicians.

Dr. Michelle Ghert

Dr. Nathan Evaniew, MD


Nathan Evaniew is a third-year resident in the MacOrtho training program. This summer, he will enter the McMaster Surgeon-Scientist and Clinical Investigator programs, where he will complete a two-year Master’s degree in Health Research Methodology with a specialization in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. His research and subspecialty interests are in Orthopaedic Oncology and Evidence-Based Orthopaedics. He aims to combine innovative clinical research with exemplary patient care to enhance the lives of patients with bone tumors internationally. Under the supervision of Dr. Michelle Ghert, he is the Scientific Officer for PARITY (Prophylactic Antibiotics in Tumor Surgery), the first-ever collaborative multi-center randomized trial in Orthopaedic Oncology.

Dr. Nathan Evaniew

Dr. Raman Mundi, MD

Raman Mundi is a second year orthopaedic surgery resident at McMaster University, where he also graduated from medical school in 2011. Under the mentorship of Dr. Mohit Bhandari, he has developed a keen interest in clinical research methodology and orthopaedic trauma research. With the gobal burden of road traffic fatalities exceeding 1.2 million annually, the World Health Organization has deemed this the "Decade of Action for Road Safety". Raman is excited to commence his Master of Science training this summer as a resident in the Surgeon Scientist Program, such that he can focus his research efforts to help address this important issue. He will serve as project manager for the International Orthopaedic Multicenter Fracture Study in Africa (INORMUS Africa). Dr. Raman Mundi

Dr. Harman Chaudhry, MD

Harman Chaudhry is a second year orthopaedic resident at McMaster University. His clinical and research interests are in joint reconstruction and hip pathology in both young and elderly patients. In addition, he has a passion for evidence-based orthopaedics, the application of evidence-based research to clinical practice, and medical education. He has accumulated several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters at this early stage in his career. In July 2013, Harman will begin formalized research training through the RCPSC-approved Surgeon Scientist Program. Under the mentorship of Dr. Mohit Bhandari (Orthopaedics) and Dr. PJ Devereaux (Cardiology), his research will focus on the design and execution of a large prospective observational study aiming to identify factors which lead to high mortality following hip fracture. Dr. Harman Chaudhry



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