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MacOrtho Welcomes Dr. George Athwal for Grand Rounds

Published: March 30, 2017


MacOrtho would like to thank Visiting Professor, Dr. George Athwal, for joining us for Grand Rounds on Wednesday March 29, 2017. Dr. Athwal discussed Contemporary Approaches to Shoulder Instability with MacOrtho’s faculty, residents, fellows, and clerks.

Dr. George Athwal completed his M.D. at the University of British Columbia. Following completion of his orthopedic surgery residency at Queen’s University, he spent 2 years sub-specializing in upper extremity reconstruction and trauma. Dr. Athwal completed a 1-year fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University, New York, NY. Following this, he completed 1-year at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery.


In 2005, he joined the Hand and Upper Limb Centre at the University of Western Ontario. He is actively involved in biomechanical and clinical research pertaining to the shoulder and elbow. Dr Athwal has been awarded the Dean’s Award of Excellence for his research contributions to the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Clinician Scientist Award from the Department of Surgery, a Career Development Award from AMOSO and the H.S. Cameron Teaching Award. Additionally, he has represented the Canadian Orthopaedic Association as a North American Travelling Fellow and has also represented the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons as a European Travelling Fellow. He has published over 125 scientific articles and 30 book chapters and is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Furthermore, he has been recognized by his peers as a leader in shoulder surgery.

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