Clary (C.J.) Foote is a senior resident at McMaster University and the current resident chair of the McMaster Surgeon Scientist Program. He is completing his second year of the RCPSC Clinical Investigator Program (CIP). He will graduate later this year from McMaster’s Health Research Methodology (HRM) MSc Program with a specialization in epidemiology and biostatistics.
CJ’s area of expertise is in the development and execution of large observational studies. He is currently working under Drs. Mohit Bhandari and PJ Devereaux and has completed the International Orthopaedic Multicenter Study in Fracture Care (INORMUS) that enrolled 4822 orthopaedic trauma patients in India. This study demonstrates the large growing burden of fractures in low and middle-income countries and has identified preventable factors associated with mortality. CJ’s research interests also involve the prevention of complications in open fractures. He is developing regression models to predict infection rates associated with delays in care. This data will be essential to shape policy and inform treatment guidelines for these devastating injuries.
CJ hails from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and enjoys spending time with friends. He is an avid sailor, and is known for blending hard work with witty humor.