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Faculty Spotlight: Justin de Beer

Published: December 7, 2012
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Dr. Justin de Beer completed his orthopaedic training at the University of Cape Town. He then went on to do a 2 year fellowship in arthroplasty through the University of Toronto. His primary focus is on hip and knee arthroplasty including both primary and revision surgery. Dr. de Beer is currently the director of the Hamilton Arthroplasty Group research centre and past site Chief of Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at the Henderson (now Juravinski) Hospital in Hamilton. He is an active member of the McMaster University Orthopaedic faculty with an interest in teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates.

Dr. de Beer's research interest is on the outcomes of adult total joint replacement surgery. He has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and multiple presentations at national and international scientific meetings to his credit. He has been awarded the Queen's golden jubilee medal as well as a Cornerstone award from Hamilton Health Sciences and a Merit award from the McMaster Orthopaedic program for his contributions in his field.

In addition to his orthopaedic focus, Dr. de Beer's other passion is his family. His interests include travelling and hiking with his wife and three daughters, as well as playing golf, tennis and multiple outdoor pursuits.

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