McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty Spotlight: Benjamin Deheshi

Published: January 25, 2013
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Dr. Benjamin Deheshi is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in musculoskeletal surgical oncology and adult hip and knee reconstruction at Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University. Dr. Deheshi obtained his Medical Doctorate (M.D.) degree with Distinction at the University of Saskatchewan School of Medicine, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewanin 2000. Subsequently, he trained in orthopaedic surgery as a resident at the University of Ottawa from 2000 to 2005. Next, he completed a fellowship in orthopaedic surgical oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Toronto from 2005-2006. He joined the oncology group at Mount Sinai Hospital as a staff orthopaedic surgeon, and held the position of lecturer at the University of Toronto from 2006-2010. During this period, he also completed his Master of Science degree in 2010 at the Institute of Medical Science. His thesis focused on alterations of TGF-b signaling in Osteosarcoma cell lines. During his term at the University of Toronto, he was involved in a number of clinical and basic science peer-reviewed publications, and presentations at clinical and scientific national and international conferences. Recently, as of July 2010, Dr. Deheshi has started a new position as a staff orthopaedic surgeon at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Center, Hamilton Health Sciences, and assistant professor at the Department of Surgery,McMaster University. He specializes in the field of musculoskeletal surgical oncology and adult hip and knee reconstruction. He is very involved in medical student and residency education and was recently selected as the Mentorship Program Director for the Orthopaedic residency program. His clinical research focus is on functional and oncologic outcomes following surgery for bone and soft tissue sarcomas and metastatic bone disease.

 

 

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