McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty Spotlight: Femi Ayeni

Published: August 17, 2012

Dr. Ayeni is a second generation surgeon who grew up in Kapuskasing (Northern Ontario). He completed his undergraduate degree at Western University and his medical training at the University of Ottawa. Following this he completed his Orthopaedic Residency training at McMaster University. He moved on to pursue his interest in Sports Medicine through various national and international experiences. His first fellowship (Sports Medicine and Knee Surgery) was completed at the University of Ottawa where he was mentored by Dr Donald Johnson amongst others. He then completed his second fellowship (Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service) at the Hospital for Special Surgery (Weill Cornell Medical Center) in New York. While in New York, he met and was trained by renowned Hip Arthroscopist Dr. Bryan Kelly who triggered his interest in hip arthroscopy and hip sports injuries.

This interest led to a travelling fellowship in Hip Preservation Surgery in Munich, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland (supported by a Professional Training Grant from the Canadian Academy for Sports and Exercise Medicine). Upon his return to McMaster, he completed a Master’s Degree in Health Research Methodology under the supervision of Dr M. Bhandari. His goal is to apply Evidence-Based principles to the emerging field of Sports Medicine. Dr. Ayeni recently received the Sandy Kirkley Research Grant from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and is planning to execute one of the first clinical trials in hip arthroscopy (fall of 2012).

His clinical practice focuses on non-arthritic conditions and injuries affecting the hip, knee and shoulder (adolescents and adults) and he currently directs the MacSports Fellowship Program. He is enjoying recent fatherhood and hopes to be a fully certified referee (soccer, basketball) in the future.

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